Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewpub , Virginia Beach
Appearance: dark brown , slightly hazed. Large creamy top. Good looking with rich lacing.
Nose: Lighter nose , creamy malty feel with darker roasted accents.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Soft textured , mild brew with gentle dark roasted character.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, fruity. Tastes sweet and malty with a nutty finish.
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Gordon Biersch-Columbus. Pours a dark brown-amber, clear, with big carbonation bubbles and a beige head. Aroma of toasted brown sugar, chocolate and roasted malts, and earth. Flavor of toasted and caramel malts, darker chocolate than in the nose, earth, and pumpernickel. Light-medium bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Not a bad schwarzbier.
DrSilverworm (6278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from Red Brick. Clear darker amber / red color. Minimal slightly off-white head. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Some chocolatey flavor. Light roast, light bready malts. Lightly spicy. Hint of tropical fruity hop. More bitter taste, light sweet. Decent schwarzbier, nothing really special, for me
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.
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the San Jose brewery. This one has a little color--medium amber and even a hint of tan in the head. There’s roast/toast in the nose (though not much), and some in the finish, too. Not overly gifted with body or carb, and not super-flavorful, but at least you could tell it from their pilsner in a blind tasting.
BVery (6074) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 TAP (Kansas City location): clear dark amber pour, thin body, with a mild roasted coffee taste. Pretty decent.
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap, thin black cola in color with slight foam, aroma has some roast malt, flavor of chocolate, roast, cola, dried alfalfa, thin tinny finish
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in D.C. Pours brown with an off white head. Roasted malty aroma with a hint of coffee and light nutty notes. The flavor has dry roasted malts, some nutty sweetness, and a hint of coffee. Pretty good.
douglas88 (5898) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the San Francisco location of GB. Pours a deep mahogany/copper color with medium white head. A sweet nutty aroma. A lightly roasted flavor, nutty, earthy grainy feel. Nice.