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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
GTMW 2008. The beer was a copper body with a light tan head. The aroma is grapefruit and toffee. The flavor has a floral, toffee, and grapefruit thing going on. A nice creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Had I not been told differently, I might’ve pegged this as a DIPA. It’s amber colored with a small frothy head. The aroma begins with pine and grapefruit, gradually allowing caramel and alcohol to work their way out. A bit light bodied, but it presented a nice warm caramel, some pulpy fruits, and plenty of hop bitterness in the taste. Nice, especially after the folk at NotLA had us lined up outside on a cold winter night in Chicago waiting for the festival to begin.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a hazy deep amber color with a tan head. Aroma is malty caramel with grassy, citrus hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, with a bitter citrus hop finish.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pour is deep ruby amber with a thin super sticky tan head...smell is strongly hoppy with citrus flavors (mainly grapefruity)...taste is sweet with toffe and caramel and a thick chewy mouthfeel...hops come out in the finish with a nice citrusy filavor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Purs very dark brown/amber with a beige head. Smells sweet and hoppy. It’s sweet and full bodied. Mildly carbonated. It is hoppy. Starts more sweet than bitter, but it becomes bitter as the sugar washes away. Killer ale!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich brownish pour, touches of glow in the body show fiery light, but darker overall. No glow on the edges with a frothy tannish head, sits and laces small, a decent ring overall. Aromas are mellow oak and spirit, gentle sweet caramel, toffee, and oak. Touches of vanilla, spirit, and sweet toffee, touches of cherries. Initial is sweeter, full bodied with a healthy dose of cherries, sweet caramel, moving into gentle oak, spirit. Offering sweetness, a medium bodied that preaches caramel, toffee, toast, and touches of dark fruit. Gentle orange, mellow sweetness, spice is minimal. Fairly sweet, but balanced for the style. Solid, but not what I was necessarily looking for at dinner. Big brooding and firm, good flavors, rich darker malts, but not into the roasty realm. A true winter sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Highly hopped barley wine...I’m in, pour me another one! On tap at Piece...shared with El_Borracho and some friends from Iowa. Big malt bomb upfront...all roasty caramel and toffee with dried fruits and brown sugar. But then the hop attack begins and what a nice surprise visit that turned out to be. The visitor was mainly of the PNW variety...grapefruit and pine...and very potent. The high abv was well hidden but showed up in the very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3302) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 11, 2007
tap at repeal prohibition festival at Schalfly. cloudy dark orange/copper with a rocky beige head. nose is very dark fruit layered with sweet alcohol. WOW, talk about a big barley here-huge caramel flavors with touches of dark fruit, resin and some green hops. Carbonation is sharp, which hinders the experience. There is quite a bit of complex things going on here, but doesnt really have much direction. THe flavors are very indifinitive. Long caramel and fruity finish. pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
From the cask at Night of the Living Ales. Pours dark amber. Nose is of malts, a little citrus, and some dark fruits and raisin. The flavor has a some caramel, spices, fruit, and just a little hops to balance. I didn’t think it hide the alcohol as well as some other barleywines I have had. Still, another solid brew from Piece.

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