WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not too keen on the sweet Belgian styles, but I am always up to try something new. Although it wasnt my style, I think I can admit that this was a well made beer. The darkness might have saved it, giving it some roasted smoothness that balanced the sweetness. Not much of a smell, but it did come in a cool snifter tulip glass.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Snagged some from Crizay’s glass. Pours black with a very light tan head. Smell is roasty, full of licorice and belgian yeast. Taste is lightly tart and raosty chocolate and licorice with a strong belgian character. Flavorful, just not my style.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was very dark, black, tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor was nice blend of chocolate and fruit. Almost reminiscent of chocolate covered bananas. This was a great dark belgian and my favorite of the Piece brews I tried.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost pitch black, small head. Aroma is Raisenettes. Flavor is mostly Belgian yeast (Chimay?) with some banana esters. Lots of chocolate malts and pretty dn hoppy for a Belgian Ale.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is black with a thin brown head...smell is toasty and sweet...flavor is roasty and sweet with a nice licorice and coffee flavor!!! great!
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is nice to see Piece producing more beers like this (seems like the expansion is helping a bit). Pours black with a thin tan head. Still smells a little like a belgian. Nice dark fruit flavor with a little chocolate in there as well. Well done.
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 on tap, pours black with a tan head that had trouble fully forming due to overcarbonation. you can see it fizz like soda! although a nice head forms around the rim. a big licorice and dark fruity aroma with subtle cold coffee notes. a big dark fruit estery profile with some chooclate and bready notes. this is extremely tasty. only knock is that its over carbonated and a tad thin.