droomyster (14) - USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at the brewery restaurant in Palo Alto with their double chocolate fudge cake. It was terrific combination that I highly recommend to anyone lucky enough to visit one of the restaurants. Poured an impenetable black with a fluffy off-white head that lasted forever and left a rich set of lace rings on the glass to mark my every sip and gulp. Smells of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes the same, light carbonation and smooth creamy texture, washed my heavy cake down better than milk. More sweet than bitter. I consider this schwarzbier superior to my last bottle of Köstritzer.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque with ample head and lacing. A very smooth beer with a nice roasty backbone.A very thin mouthfeel and clean finish. A very good, highly drinkable session beer on tap IMO.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours dark clear brown with a large tan head that lingers somewhat. Malty aroma and flavor, hints of coffee and bitter chocolate as well. Medium body and pleasant carbonation. Went well with the steak I had for dinner, but I wouldn’t to out of my way for this one.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. A bit malty and a little bitter. The best of the regular beers at Gordon Biersch.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in DC. Great looking and sweet smelling. Luckily, taste wasn’t as sweet as the aroma. Some maltiness and a decent finish with just a hint of bitterness.
Not worth the trip to Washington, but made an afternoon of sightseeing a bit more tolerable.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(DC) Beige head, dark cola body, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, some roasty, light coffee, faint chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, light coffee, nutty. Light-medium body.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - This was my favorite of their beers. A nice malty flavor A sweet smooth taste. Wel made.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice dark beer , intresting flavor of malt with a touch of hops. A lot different then the last few schwarzbiers then i’ve had. My favorite of the night
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Beautiful dark brown color. Very sweet aroma. Tasted malty and almost fruity.
Ernest (6183) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Head is light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee), with a note of mineral/stone. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Easily the best Gordon Biersch creation I’ve had.