Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer from the tap a deep brown to black with nice ruby highlights, the head a perfect two fingers, creamy tan in color, evaporates slowly, leaving a thick sheet of lace to obfuscate the glass. Nose has a toasted grain aroma, sweet with hints of smoke, caramel, maybe a licorice like tone, mouthwatering. Front has a splendid toasted malt presence, sweet with a delectable hop spicy bite at the back. Finish pleasantly acidic, hops spicy and delightful, dry lingering aftertaste, a great representative to the style.
BeerandBlues2 (10249) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Colorado Springs Airport. Pours black with brown highlights and an average, foamy, light brown head, somewhat lasting, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough) with notes of dust and paper. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; roasted light chocolate malt flavor with a tingling carbonation at the end.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was probably the best of the sampler. A black apperance with a reddish hue. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, and licorice. The flavor is quite roasty with some chocolate and coffee. The finish is rather dry. Overall this wasnít bad at all.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught as part of a sampler flight at the brewpub in Bollingbrook, Illinois. Clear, dark brown pour with a thick, eggshell white pour, very malty nose and a bit smokey, slightly sweet and very malty, good.
rayg1 (574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has this on tap at the Virginia Beach location. Black with hints of red when held up to the light with a tan head to it. Aroma is a light roasted flavor with some nutty notes as well as a touch of charcoal. Upon first sip all is much the same but in addition to the roasted flavor there is a slight sweetness that the nose cannot pick up. Pretty good... like a porter on training wheels.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue, with Sandy Head. Sweet Dark Malt Aroma. Smoke Notes...Subtle Clean Tasting Malt, with Drying Finish..Overall, a Light Bodied , Light Smoked Malt Ale.
lb4lb (2556) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty coffee smells from a dark brown/black pour, with some malty drying tastes. Light bodied, like all schwarzbiers despite the roasty character and isnít very full bodied I thought. This is more a knock against the style than the particular beer though, and It is decent for a schwarzbier. not my favorite but drinkable.
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste includes some toffee, brown sugar, and caramel. Mouthfeel was just a bit thin, but not too bad. Lacing was average. Seemed to be well balanced, and easy to drink. I agree that this is a pretty good session beer.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the San Jose location. This beer is a handsome black with a pillowy light tan head that has great retention and lacing. The aroma is dark, dusty, roasty and perhaps sweaty. It is medium light in the mouth; very smooth with a crisp finish. The roastiness is on the subtle side, but provides the main flavor here. This is the best beer Iíve had from Gordon Biersch and the best beer Iíve had in San Jose. What a great session beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: This has a deep dark brown body with a creamy ecru head. The aroma carries some lightly roasted malts, dark caramel, and lightly smoked nuts. A bit watery, but still delivering a moderately sweet, lightly roasted & toasted malt flavor with a mildly bitter finish. Quaffable.
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