bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
On tap. Dark amber coloured with a small head. Roasted maltyness with a slight dryness and hoppyness. Nice and round aftertaste. T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Had on tap at the New Orleans location. Like its name states in German, it is a black beer. Pours dark with a nice head. My favorite of the beers at this brewpub. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2006
On tap at DC location. Color is a cola-like dark brown. Supports a thin off-white head with fairly good durability. No lacing. A restrained aroma of roasted malt, toffee and some chocolate. Mouthfeel was light and spritzy with a slightly watery texture in the finish. Clean, uncomplicated and mildly sweet flavors of dark roasted malt, burnt toast, chocolate, mocha and caramel. Shows a nice balance between the sweeter malts and more bitter, acidic roasted malt contributions. A simple and refreshing beer which is a nice rendidtion of the style. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
My last Gordon Biersch of the day and finally a winner for me. Dark, dark copper appearance, almost black. Light chocolatey aroma, very inviting. Light bodied slightly dry taste of roasted chocolate. Very smooth. Very large lacing from top to bottom of the empty pint. Beautiful brew. luckygirl (1222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Sampled at the Broomfield, CO location. Beer was a clear, very dark ash-brown color with a small, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with moderate notes of roasted grain, chocolate, light note of molasses; Hoppy with a moderate note of herb; Miscellaneous notes of trace smoke, aspen bark, light notes of licorice and coriander. The flavor was moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic with a short, lightly sweet finish. The body is light, the texture was watery and the carbonation was lively.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2006
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. kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
On tap, DC location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a dark brown, similar to cola, under a small fizzy off-white head. Aroma is roasty with a little chocolate malt and light coffee. Flavor is nicely chocolaty and dry with a little coffee on the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with a watery fizzy texture. A pretty good Schwarzbier, dry and crisp flavor and refreshingly light. A very good choice for a steaming hot summer day. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
This is actually one of the better beers I have tried from GB. Soft nose, creamy and roasty, with some smooth chocolate and caramel, a bit of coffee and licorice. Just the right bit of bitterness, sour and roast. Well done. Braudog (6854) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Draft at the Washington DC brewpub, 5/5/06: Pitch black (duh). Almost a stouty roastiness with a bit of a tart side. Good. DYCSoccer17 (3712) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
On tap at the Tempe, AZ location. Roasted nose with some anise that is pretty apparent. Some chocolate is also faintly present with a soft lager yeastiness in the nose. Mildly hazy mohaogany body with nice off-whitish head and fair lacing. Creamy, sweet chocolate/caramel flavors to start, which turns more roasted with a little bitterness and some anise/licorice in the finish. A good schwarzbier.