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.
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, not quite sure what the difference is between this and a stout or porter. Big chocolate aroma and flavor. Very heavy in body which makes it difficult to handle after eating pizza. I got the 12oz of it which was a blessing in disguise. Not overly sugary like other Piece beers. Good after dinner beer but a session beer by no means.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Flavor of chocolate powder, nuts, caramel, and perhaps a tad amount of tobacco. Just enough bitterness to keep it in balance. Smooth finish. Not bad. Solid
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewery: Deep brown and nearly opaque boby with a small but lasting tan head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of toffee, roasted and burnt malts, coffee, hint of raisin, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts malt but is never sweet as a hefty dose of bitters , coffee and smoke rush upon the palate. The feel is crisp and displays a slight bite upon the finish. A nice brew and worthy of a try.
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.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight from the tanks to our glass. Brewmaster Johnathan Cutler could not have been nicer. Black, thin light tan creamy head. Nose was soft tones of chocolate, grains, and coffee, with lighter hints of raisin. Taste was just about the same with everything coming together very nicely. Light bodied, cask-like carbonation, light coffee and chocolate finish. Would be a perfect session brew...
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The menu simply calls it a "dark beer." I was expecting a dunkel. But wow -stout black with only a whisper of a tan head, nice lace. Smoky malt aroma. Flavor is smoky, dark fruits, coffee. If they sold it as a porter I would have believed it. Very good.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2006 pretty good. chocolate comes on strong well into the finish providing a nice surprise. perhaps a commentary on the style more than the beer, but this just made me want nitrogen carbonation. i guess a week after st. pat’s day that’s an easy association to make... nevertheless a good tasting, solid beer. rerate... seemed like either a dopplebock dunkel or maybe a dubbel last night. super malty
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.