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Roland The Headless Assistant Brewer - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Roland The Headless Assistant Brewer
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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rtepiak on 12-02-2011)
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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.

The final beer during my first visit to this brewpub. Good times, for the most part. This stuff pours a deep black-brown, highlighted in very dark sienna, topped by a half-finger of off-tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, a touch of coffee and cocoa, and a decent amount of toasted pretzel. The taste, unwilling to blow against the wind, brings in more of the same. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a very smooth feel. Overall, a nice oatmeal stout, but, like most of the beers I've had here today, nothing all that outstanding...just very solid. Not bad at all.

TMoney2591, Aug 28, 2012
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JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the source, served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark black with a thin tan head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to thin ring and leaves some splotchy lace on the way down.

S: Dark roastiness, velvety caramel and espresso sweetness all fill those nose. Is this seriously the same beer I had at GI Stout Fest? There is a nice milk chocolate flavor as well as some toasted oatmeal malts to round it out.

T: Caramel sweetness and fudge brownie are present up front with a rich espresso flavor and a roasted malt body to smooth it out. There is a mild green hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation. The body is creamy in nature also. There is a mild roasted bitterness on the finish.

O: I had this at GI Stout Fest and was slightly underwhelmed. Granted Piece just sent some growlers to GI that day, but it is day and night between fresh from the tap and 4+ hours of an open growler. Rich and creamy, this is a must try.

Treebs, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice mineral and yeast bready balance. Quite standard. Chocolate and hint of smoke, molasses. Looks like a stout. Has a nice nose of grain and roast. A malty coffee. Loses its effect when its warms in feel. Nice and toasty. Hints of chalk. Rather textbook. Nothing that really makes this beyond standard. But doesn't show much fault or accent.

rtepiak, Dec 02, 2011
Roland The Headless Assistant Brewer from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.