shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013 AndyAle (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a Munich Dunkel. Aroma of GR Noble hops, Euro malt, munich malt, and a clean lager profile mixed together well on the nose. Deep hazelnut brown with brilliant clarity, appropriate carbonation and nice lacing. Almost chocolate flavor but mysteriously not quite. Smooth and dry with no particular over the top out of balance ingredient. Seems properly attenuated and aged for a dunkel, and very sessionable. A very non-obtrusive dark bier. I will have it again. Served in a 16 oz. mug
Roonai (305) - - OCT 15, 2011
7/27/2010: Piece Dark Bier... Aroma: Milk chocolate with a splash of coffee. Appearance: Chesnut color; semi-opaque; no head. Flavor: Dark fruits (plum); gives way to chocolate and roasted and steeped grains; small herbal bitterness in the finish. Palate: Average. Overall: Finally, something a little interesting...
Draught (5% ABV) at Piece in Chicago. Rating #49 for this beer.
On tap at piece. P is a pretty clear amber brown w a grey head that dissipated and laces only slightly. Nose is rich Malta but light. Taste is a light nutty roasted malt. A nice change of a nutty rosary beer that is clean tasting , low wlv and drinkable. deyholla (11505) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear milk chocolate brown with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet dark bread with some sweet chocolate and a bit of toffee. Flavor starts with light notes of bread and grain with some toffee sweetness in the finish. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours near black with a very thin head and not too much lacing. Nose is roasted malt and not much else. Taste has a light roast character with a hint of sweetness but is mostly pretty dry. Feel is light with good carbonation. Easy sipper but nothing is really there.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-02-2010 chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap at the brewery into a mug...Pours a watery looking dark brown with TONS of amber highlights that is slightly darker than a coca cola. A very light tan head that is gone quickly...The aroma and taste are all a sweet German bock. Aroma is super matly with sweet brown sugar and caramel and the taste is the same, almost too sweet though and not enough bite to make you want to drink more. Easy to drink at 4% but not worth getting.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep amber colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is alright. Some caramel, earth, biscuit, and cocoa with a light roast. Flavor is better. Light roast and nice caramel with a moderate earth. More biscuit and cocoas before finishing mostly dry with a light bitterness and malty roast. Medium length aftertaste following a medium body and light carbonation. Overall, a decent schwarzbier. Not the most impressive, but enjoyable. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown, beige head. Toasty malt and some chocolate in the aroma. Toffee, dark bread crust, light chocolate, and faint hops in the flavor. Seems a bit muted overall. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sweetish overall with a round malt profile, but could be brighter. anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2010
Draft @ the brew pub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Sampler on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice darker brown with dark amber! Lighter edges, opaque middle, decent light offwhite head with a ring on the edges. Aromas are mellow, light caramel and toffee mix in with light earthy hops, small with biscuits. Initial is biscuits, toffee, lighter bodied with nice sweetness, light hops. A pretty nice darker lager, quite drinkable with nice sweetness, light hops. Nice tmoreau (4301) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Mug served at the brewpub bar with a dark brown appearance and light ruby tones showing through. The head was a modest, off white to light tan with fair cling to the lacing. Everything about this beer was light. In the aroma, there was very subtle German malt scent, roasted notes as mocha and hints of sweetness and caramel. The flavor was similar, adding some low bitterness to the somewhat thin body. Subtly dry was the finish. A no frills, sessionable, black lager.