Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the few Biersch beers with a tan head. There's a bit of molasses in the aroma. This is an easier-drinking version of the traditionally higher alcohol variety. Slight coffee/mediciney flavors, rich in character but a bit thin in mouthfeel.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub. This beer is a dark ruby-brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head. Thin lacing. Malt aroma is very pronounced, and there is some caramel as well. Creamy (if slightly thin) body with a fair amount of malt flavor, along with some chcolate and caramel. There was also a bit of a smokey character to it which was a bit of a surprise. The finish is mostly sweet malt, with a pinch of hops. This is one of Gordon Biersch's better offerings in my opinion.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is a nice deep mahogony colour, but has no head to speak of. Malty aroma but overly sweet to drink. Better than the other extremely average beers I've had at Gordon Biersch, but still just an adequate brew. (Draught in Canada - perhaps SF is better.)
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 (2004) Cola body, beige head. Aroma is very sweet, candi sugar, raisin, caramel. Taste is very sweet, raisin, caramel, lightly astringent. Watery medium body. Brewer indicates that his version of this beer was 7.6% ABV. (7/3/4/2/9) ... (2003) Cola body with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel and raisin. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some raisin. Slightly astringent herbal/earthy finish. Watery medium-full body. As a trivial sidenote, this beer was my beer calendar’s "beer of the day" yesterday when I drank it at the Brickskeller Holiday Beer Tasting. (7/3/5/3/11)
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark murky red. Nose is quite malty, a bit scotchy, some vanilla as well. Quite sweet, some toffee and breadiness, but not too much going on. Bit unpleasant and astringent in the finish.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark murky brown body. Small (draft) tan head. The aroma is all sweet malt. Not much else going on here. The flavor is bready malt with a slight sourness in the end. The finish is quite astringent and not to pleasing.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with a bit of a head. Malty aroma, sweet malty flavour with a touch of caramel and hops mixed in. Unexceptional.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty spicy aroma.murky chestnut orange appearance.Sweetish malty fruity ripe banana flavors with a spicy mild hop finish.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dark red. Fresh fruity and malty aroma. Sweet malt dominates the body, hints of licorice, dark fruit and a good hoppiness at the end. Not a bad bock, a bit sweet at times.
Ernest (5881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread),
with notes of corn syrup, diacetyl, and vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pleasant but simple aroma, but a little too sweet as with all of GB's beers.