BucannonXC5 (1019) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a draft into my Gordon Biersch mug. Color was black with a hint of brownish red mug. Reddish tint at the bottom. About 1 ½ inches of head. Good lacing on the top. Sporadic bubbly film on the sides.
Chocolate malts on the nose. Also some caramel and toffee.
Tasted more coffee than chocolate. Dark chocolate actually. Pretty smooth.
Medium body. Thin creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.
Enjoyed this beer after two straight bad ones. It may be my non-seasonal-go-to-beer from GB now.
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 I’ve had from Gordon Biersch and the best beer I’ve had in San Jose. What a great session beer.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 3/12/12. On-tap at the Burbank, CA location.
Came out a deep unassuming black. A small beige sheet of head capped it off. The nose carried notes of coffee, mild cocoa powder and faint aromas of leafy veggies. Moderate carbonation here. Decent feel. Good roasted flavors noted, as well as a bit of a hop smack on the finish. Semi-sweet dark chocolate, mild graininess. This was a good beer, and really hit the spot on this mid-afternoon stop. I’d like to see this one in bottle form.
BiddleBrau (1001) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Atlanta - Dark mohogany, no head. Roasted malt nose. Roasted malt bitterness. Thin palate. Good flavor not overly done.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Watery ebony body, whitish head. Smell is roasted malts, caramel and slight chocolate. Taste is sweet with caramel and chocolate, aftertaste is roasted coffee hops. Not a bad schwarzbier, a little thin for my liking though and lacking complexity. Simple Macrobrew. Sampled at Godon Biersch, Tysons Corner, VA.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap the the Columbus Microbrew Festival. Nice dark nut brown pour with good head. Not much flavor.
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
ramboraffe (974) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Atlanta. Clear dark brown with tanned head. Smell is sweet and roasted malty. Taste is sweet malty with roasted tones. High carbonation.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is pretty boring, which I guess is a fit with the style (I find Schwarzbiers to be pretty unexciting), but this one registers with me overall as just sort of OK. Dark, not too roasty, inoffensive. Dry? Yes. I just can’t say much about this beer - there is not much here to describe, but there is certainly nothing off or offensive either. I don’t know whether to recommend or not...I am stumped.
magsinva (941) - Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the DC location - pours a dark brown with 2 fingers of white foam. Not getting much aroma, coffee and caramel, I’m getting hints of charcoal, which means its on the fine line of burnt. Taste is a little sweet a little bitter, and then it disappears. Its ok.