ExpendableHero (854) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coke pour with an of-white head with lacing effects. Roasted aromas with some coffee and burnt wheat. Tastes of watery coffee, faint dark chocolate, and some smokiness. Thick mouth feel, fills you up quite fast. Almost syrup-like in regards to the palate. A tasty beer.
LetsGoState (823) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Appearance is a dark brown. Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is a roasted malt, but very light. Overall pretty good.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Whoa, heavy as heck on this one here (need to watch my language in family-oriented Colorado). Slight smoky and wafty flavor.
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.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Annapolis: Poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was smoked malts and nuts. The flavor was smooth, well balanced, smoke, sweet malts, nuts, and a hint of jerky. Overall, my favorite at this place and starting to be a favorite style of mine as well.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GB Old Town Pasadena. Pours a clear black obsidian with a very thin tan head. Nutty aroma with chocolate, toffee, vanilla and citrus notes. Strong coffee flavor with a slightly roasted malt backbone and floral, herbal hops. Thin mouthfeel. Crisp finish with some caramel and vanilla sweetness. This just missed the boat along the way because it could be a very good beer.
brianprentiss (699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
one of the better gordon biersch offerings, which isn’t saying much. it’s pretty smoky and burnt and very dry, but it was the best of what was on tap at the palo alto GB
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap at brewery a very dark brown with large tan head. Aroma is mild with roasted tart/sour grain. Flavor has a burnt caramel and nuttiness along with roasted grain. The palate has a dry light malty feel with just a touch of sweetness. Overall, I like this one even ordering another. It has a good balance between flavor and fullness without being too heavy.
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (Honolulu), Pour is clear brown. Palate is light but nice roastiness on the flavor. Great if wanting fuller flavor without much weight in the body.
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Well balances. Roasted malts in both aroma and flavor. Enjoyed with some trial friends. nice beer to sip on with dinner.