NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Draft at piece. Pour is a deep black with a thin offwhite head. Kinda surprised this wasn’t nitro. Very nice nose, quite sweet with distinct lacticity to it. On the taste, subdued roastiness, nice lactic bite and coffee coming out. A bit off on the carbonation aspect, but still quite smooth. Nice. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2008
O please... this is better than 59%! Pours a clear glowing mahogany with little head. Nice roasty malty creamy chocolate aroma. Flavor follows, roasted malts, maybe some oatmeal, chocolate and coffee. The only downside is the light body and soda carbonation, however I guess that makes it easier to drink with their pizza. rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
Dark black color, with no head, with a faint roasty, floral hop nose, with a hint of black chocolate, a mild dark coffee in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a roasty, mochaish vanilla-like character, with a faint black coffee, chocolatey accent, hint of burnt toast, light floral hop leafiness, leading towards a roasty, lingering bitterness finish. ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2008
On tap. Pours nearly black with a medium tan colored head. Aroma is chocolate, carmel, roast. Flavor is coffee, choclate, roasted malt. Palate is fairly full bodied, medium carbonation, finished bitter. lacking in the flavor category, but decent. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
Mottled, thin head. Coldwater, roast aroma. Roast, light creosote, a little fruitiness in the mix. Slightly tangy, medium light body. Servicable, a little bland.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pour is black with a thin brown head...rich roasty chocolate nose...roasty chocolate flavor with subtle coffee bitterness cleaning up the sweetness... WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2008
This is sort of a dud, not much taste at all. Very weak at first and a little smokiness, thats about it. I have all the respect in the world for the brewpub but this beer should go the way of the dodo. User29624 (1683) - - FEB 2, 2008
A decent stout, but nothing special from Piece (I usually enjoy most of the stuff they brew). The picture pretty much describes it...pours blacks with a thin brown head. Hints of chocolate and coffee. It seemed a little dry. A pretty decent stout though, but not outstanding. Stick with the hoppy beers at Piece. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Draught at the brewpubllyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Black color. Nice milky aroma of roasted malt. Dry mouthfeel, with a milky roasted malt flavor, some dark chocolate too. Luckily the roasted malt is not too strong. Good.
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Overall a good beer, smells nice, tastes smooth and has a chocolaty after taste. I’m so used to stouts that leave a bad aftertaste and this does not.
Brought a growler of it home.