Big Black Mariah | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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87
very good
40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Illinois, United States
piecechicago.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GbVDave on 01-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
Wants:
0
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1
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3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Black and opaque in color. Smell is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is smokey roasted malt, coffee notes. Feel is a bit heavy and chewy. Overall an ok beer, but the smoked malt addition just isn't a profile I prefer

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: fully opaque black in color. Served with a minimal tan colored head. Little retention. No lacing.

S: Very nice aroma. Dark malts, dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla. A hint of smoke compliments nicely.

T: dark malts, baker's chocolate, plum. Neither sweet nor dry. A touch of cocoa. Char and again just a bit of smoke.

M: full bodied. Mild bitterness. Slightly chalky. Lower carbonation.

O: an unexpectedly good porter. Just enough smoke to make this interesting, but not enough to be overpowering or dominant.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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Photo of homebrew311
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with cocoa head, nice lace and some retention. Smell features mellow smoke intertwined with roast and cacao. Taste is deep, dry and roasty with emphasis on smoke and chocolate. No hop character to speak of. Smoke is well integrated and works well with the base. Mouthfeel is sturdy and is well carbonated. Overall a well balanced smoked brew with no evidence of the listed abv.

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Big Black Mariah from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
4.01 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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