TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 10, 2007
On tap.stoutchap (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Pours an opaque red-brown with quickly receding off-white head. Aroma is toasty grain, a bit of toffee, and a good dose of chocolate. The toasted grain and chocolate hit together in the flavor, with a splash of roast grain bitterness and light hops following. Medium body, almost sticky palate. One of the best of the Piece lineup.
Like most schwarzbiers I’ve had I like it better than most lighter beers, but not nearly as much as a porter or stout. A little roasted malt in the nose. Some malts, chocolate, and molasses. Waxy mouthfeel. Very light palate. Ok, but not exciting. PK1 (1) - USA - SEP 2, 2006 does not count
I drove all the way from Oakville, Ontario Canada for a pint...or two. Well worth the drive. NachlamSie (3570) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Draught during my Great Lakes region brew tour. Silky black pour with some red hues and a white head. Caramel and peat are in the nose. This has a very low hop profile. It’s light in the mouth and sweet, though slightly tart like sourdough. Pretty straightforward Schwarz. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Roasted maltiness with caramel, toffee, chocolate and burnt coffee. The texture seemed a bit thin, but OK. Decent and drinkable, if not outstanding.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a light brown head. Coffee and roasts up front with traces of smoke and molasses. The only negative was a slightly stale finish. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Draft... DLD06... Deep, dark lager with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma is roasted, smoky and chocolatey. The flavor is an almost perfectly balanced blend of dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. Toasty and malty. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Medium to full-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Balanced, chocolatey, then bitter finish. Zeswaft (1780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Wow, not quite sure what the difference is between this and a stout or porter. Big chocolate aroma and flavor. Very heavy in body which makes it difficult to handle after eating pizza. I got the 12oz of it which was a blessing in disguise. Not overly sugary like other Piece beers. Good after dinner beer but a session beer by no means. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2006 pretty good. chocolate comes on strong well into the finish providing a nice surprise. perhaps a commentary on the style more than the beer, but this just made me want nitrogen carbonation. i guess a week after st. pat’s day that’s an easy association to make... nevertheless a good tasting, solid beer. rerate... seemed like either a dopplebock dunkel or maybe a dubbel last night. super malty Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
From a growler at Goose Island Stoutfest. Poured a very deep brown with a medium creamy yellowy-beige head. Light burnt coffee, baker’s chocolate, and faint fruit in the nose. Flavor picked up the exact same stuff. Almost grainy on the palate with a nice burnt malt feel to it. Carbonation was low. This was just OK on all fronts.