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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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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rtepiak on 12-02-2011

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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.

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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.

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Roland The Headless Assistant Brewer from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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