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Piece Moose Knuckle Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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An American Styled Barley Wine. 60-70 IBU's.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
Dark tan leather color. Very sweet without the earthiness. Tangy and noticeable alcohol. Some hop bitterness in the end. Long finish. Sugar sweet flavors. Some old banana flavor in there too when it gets really dark skin and mushy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pours a deep cloudy brown with a light tan creamy head. Aroma is powerfully hoppy with raisin and overripe dark fruit characters. A nice spiciness as well with a well balanced caramel sweetness. Flavor starts with the strong sweet fruits, raisin and plum. Picks up a biting hop bitterness that clenches the back of the tongue and bites through the finish with sharp citric fruits and very sweet malt. Medium to full body and a rich character. Well crafted and warming american barley wine. Very tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
brown color, medium off white head, nice lace. light malty nose with hints of pine and grapefruit. flavor follows nose flavor of malt, dry fruit, a hint of alcohol. medium body, dry finish. quite an enjoyable entry. sampled at day of the living ales, 2009.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2007
A nice hoppy barleywine a la Old Ruffian. Caramel sweetness and just the right amount of citrus hops. Piece is an awesome brewery. Alcohol was pretty well masked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Darker amber malt with large beige head. Aroma is big citrus hops and dark caramel with toffee and just a hint of alc. Flavor is very hot hop spice that overpowers the nice sweet caramel and toffee malt, plum and other dark fruits get thrown in there as well. Syrupy thick body with some creaminess. A nice over the top, American style barleywine. I’ll take another please.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Poured at the brewery in a tulip glass. Hazy amber, fairly dark, with a light head. Lightly sweet aroma with notes of sweet malt, chocolate and raison. The aroma was really more delicate than I anticipated. The flavor did not disappoint. An interesting combination of malt and vinous sweetness marked noticeably by alcohol. The finish is marked by chocolate, coco, and a bitterness that I would describe as pine like. The finish lingers around for a while too. There is also a light cherry flavor and perhaps some sherry hints. The mouth feel is full and semi-dry at the finish. A drinkable barley wine that I was glad to have tried. Amusing name too…

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2007
#1034, On tap at the brewery. Hazy copper orange with just a bit of a tan frothy head. The nose is sweet, malts and hops. Dark fruits. The taste is more malty and alcoholy initially. Later hops come out more and show how hopped this thing is. Now when this thing is near room temp watch out. Sweet suggary with tons of dark fruit. Almost an entirely different beer. Alcohol seems less as it warms. Very drinkable and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Draft from the BP. Very malty w/ a hint of hoppy spice. A nice barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
NotLA3. real hoppy. more like an IIPA. some caramel and toffee but even the flavor is still mostly hoppy. definitely didn’t notice any alcohol. i could probably go for trying the non-cask version of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2008
On tap at Piece. Pours a darker brownish for a barleywine with a fine bubbled cream colored head. Maybe a bit of haze, but it’s dark in piece, so who the hell knows? The nose is rather sweet, but not cloying. Round full darker malt is present, alcohol well hidden, significant hopping, of the floral variety, though not even close to over the top, balanced. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with decent enough viscosity. The flavors are right up there with the nose. Deeper richer dark malt sweetness. No roast, not much chocolate, but loads of caramel. Still, not cloying. The alcohol restrains it. The hops help too, with a very floral note to them. Nice bit of dark fruit in here too. Really good fresh young barleywine. I can see this developing decently, acquiring some leathery characteristics..


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