pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at piece.... pours a deep dark and murky caramel brown with a moderate light tan head.... aroma of sweet fruit. caramlem malt, with a slight tart cherry aftertone...flavors along the lines of a brown ale, generally sweet, with a modicum of tartness in the finish. not too assertive nor does it have overly distinguishing characteristics. pretty drinkable but not all that special despite the name.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another from Piece’s new line up of Barrel Aged beers. On tap @ Piece. Served a little too cold so I had to let it warm up a bit. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Mild aroma, a little tart/sour, some malt and not much else I could notice. Overall, I didn’t really know what to think of this beer or what they were going for. It had a tart, dry finish, and was also a little sour. At the same time I thought it finished a little smokey. All sorts of flavors, just didn’t know how they were supposed to combine.