jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured for us straight from the fermentor by thier kickass brewer. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is roast coffee, slight chocolate, grain. Flavor is roast, chocolate, grain, coffee. light to medium body.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque red-brown with quickly receding off-white head. Aroma is toasty grain, a bit of toffee, and a good dose of chocolate. The toasted grain and chocolate hit together in the flavor, with a splash of roast grain bitterness and light hops following. Medium body, almost sticky palate. One of the best of the Piece lineup.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a light brown head. Coffee and roasts up front with traces of smoke and molasses. The only negative was a slightly stale finish.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like most schwarzbiers I’ve had I like it better than most lighter beers, but not nearly as much as a porter or stout. A little roasted malt in the nose. Some malts, chocolate, and molasses. Waxy mouthfeel. Very light palate. Ok, but not exciting.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing too exciting here, im not even sure if its better than your basic lager. Its smooth and stuff, but its just boring. Not as big and burth as some others like it, this is way more drinkable. Nice to try, but not something I will come back for. Also I am not a fan of that mug it gets served in, I dont care if its correct glassware or not.
Roonai (305) - - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at piece. P is a pretty clear amber brown w a grey head that dissipated and laces only slightly. Nose is rich Malta but light. Taste is a light nutty roasted malt. A nice change of a nutty rosary beer that is clean tasting , low wlv and drinkable.
llyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather light for a dark beer, not quite as dark as a stout. Mild coffee taste and very small, foam head that dissipates quicky.
AndyAle (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a Munich Dunkel. Aroma of GR Noble hops, Euro malt, munich malt, and a clean lager profile mixed together well on the nose. Deep hazelnut brown with brilliant clarity, appropriate carbonation and nice lacing. Almost chocolate flavor but mysteriously not quite. Smooth and dry with no particular over the top out of balance ingredient. Seems properly attenuated and aged for a dunkel, and very sessionable. A very non-obtrusive dark bier. I will have it again. Served in a 16 oz. mug
PK1 (1) - USA - SEP 2, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drove all the way from Oakville, Ontario Canada for a pint...or two. Well worth the drive.