BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hold the Piece brewpub in very high regard, so when the server recommended this beer because another on the menu was out, I went along. But I thought this beer was a bit of a miss. A touch flat and extremely mild in flavor, it seemed to me to be pretty boring, which isn’t what I’ve come to expect from this brewery due to both experience and reputation.
Body was black and thin in appearance with a medium amount of head. Aroma was a touch roasty, but mostly imaginary. Flavor was oat-like, but again so mild as to not be anything other than disappointing.
This beer hasn’t shaken my faith in this brewpub’s ability to make excellent beers, but this is one I’d counsel you to avoid.
I had this on tap at the brewery and pizzeria.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Piece Post DLD ... deep red brown ... sweet toasted malt nose ... big soft chocolate ... lots of malts ... little caramel ... nice but not deep and rich and dark enough.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night with a creamy beige head. Very good. Aroma has good chocoolate, coffee and tons of roast. Flavor is smooth and creamy. Lots of good dark chocolate and strong roasted coffee on the tongue. This is a bit dry, but very flavorful.
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a nice brown head. flavors of chocolate and coffee. a touch of vanilla.
CanIHave4Beers (2877) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes from a tasting a couple of months back.
Pours dark almost black.
Aroma of oatmeal and roasted barley. some faint hops very wholesome aroma. Falvor of coffee & oats with some slight fruity notes. there is a little cardboard too. This is generally too light bodied and a little too smooth.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Mild, malty nose with a touch of coffee. Bitter flavor, served far too cold. Hops have no distinct flavor. Way too much carbonation. Very dull.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at piece. Pour is a deep black with a thin offwhite head. Kinda surprised this wasn’t nitro. Very nice nose, quite sweet with distinct lacticity to it. On the taste, subdued roastiness, nice lactic bite and coffee coming out. A bit off on the carbonation aspect, but still quite smooth. Nice.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
O please... this is better than 59%! Pours a clear glowing mahogany with little head. Nice roasty malty creamy chocolate aroma. Flavor follows, roasted malts, maybe some oatmeal, chocolate and coffee. The only downside is the light body and soda carbonation, however I guess that makes it easier to drink with their pizza.
rederic (2846) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color, with no head, with a faint roasty, floral hop nose, with a hint of black chocolate, a mild dark coffee in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a roasty, mochaish vanilla-like character, with a faint black coffee, chocolatey accent, hint of burnt toast, light floral hop leafiness, leading towards a roasty, lingering bitterness finish.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours nearly black with a medium tan colored head. Aroma is chocolate, carmel, roast. Flavor is coffee, choclate, roasted malt. Palate is fairly full bodied, medium carbonation, finished bitter. lacking in the flavor category, but decent.