kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Pours from the tap to an old motor oil black (expected of a Schwarzbier), with a thick foamy tan head that lingers well thru the entire drink and leaves decent lacing. The nose, while somewhat muted, is licorice and a hint of roasted nuts. Mouth is very tingly, albeit a tad weak, with the taste again leaning toward licorice. Finish is of medium duration and a little watery, but overall a pretty decent beer. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
At the brewpub in D.C. Deep red, almsot brown body with a white head. Light smoke aroma with some hint of honey and roasted malts. Sweet and dry taste with a hint of light grass. Ending is somewhat bland and dry. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 4, 2002
I had a few of these on draft at the brewpub in ’Cowlumbus’ before heading over to the Rob Zombie show last night. This was my introduction to Schwarzbier. This brew pours a nearly black brown with red highlights. The average rocky tan head is fully lasting with good lacing. The bold nose though not overpowering, is clean and complex with hints of toasty roasted grain and cereal, caramel, herbs, grass, resin, leather, earth, and date. I found the moderate flavor to be slightly unbalanced leaning towards heavy roasted malt sweetness, with an earthy yeasty finish of average duration. The body is medium to full, with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. A very good brew. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
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
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
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 (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
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. wilnatp (703) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2011
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. brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
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 beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft. Mild aroma of roasted malts. Pours black thin head. Light body, medium sweet taste. Good representation of the style.