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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This deep mahogany Euro-style lager has a nice balance of malts and hops, which lend to the full-flavored body and mild aroma. It has a pleasantly malt-fruity palate, with touches of chocolate, and some hoppy bitterness coming through at the end. The dark beer was rated as "One of the Top 100 Beers in the World" by Wine Enthusiast magazine, won the Silver Medal in the 1993 Great American Beer Festival and the Silver Medal in the 2002 World Beer Championships.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Not a bad dark lager. Rich with caramel and bread, a touch of molasses and chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled (backlog, as Sundown Dark Beer), had@Monks Café, Stockholm. Brown colour with a mediumsized beige famy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is chocolaty, nutty, toasted and also has some slight perfumed notes to it. Flavour is toasted malts, some metallic notes along with some slight chocolate and toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illiniphil (122) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12 oz. bottle. German-style lager. Pours toasty brown. Flavors are chocolate, coffee, molasses and malt. I really enjoyed this but I have to admit that I really want the Berghoff label to succeed from a historical perspective. However this beer is solid no matter what's on the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Chicago O’Hare bottle not tap, this one was much better than the Lager or the Amber. Rich roasted toasted malt, good Aroma. Solid and enjoyable. Worth drinking again.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with creamy light brown head. Taste is heavier but drinks more like a dark ale than a stout. Went great with the bratwurst at Berghoff cafe in Chicago O’hare airport.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Mahogany with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, slightly chocolatey. Taste is malty, nutty-chocolate, caramel. A little flat-feeling, but not a bad flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hair6a11 (1268) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle; Pour is brown with mahogany highlighting in this glass. A modest khaki head is present here, with poor retention and light lacing as well. The nose is fairly nice, actually; chestnuts, caramel, dark fruit here. The flavor profile reveals the same, with a hint of ash, light chocolate, mild bitterness ; this lacks depth, but is much better than expected, though expectations were quite low.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Tap at Chicago O’Hare. Remarkable how little difference there really is between the lager, the amber, and this one. This one is a dark brown, with a slight head that doesn’t last very long. Aroma is caramel, hint of milk chocolate. Flavor matches. No hop character, just enough bitterness to even things out. The best brew of the three they had, but still not that great. I caught myself looking with envy at the people on each side of me at the bar - one had a bottle of Two Hearted, and the other a bottle of Sierra Nevada Porter. But, still nice to try some new brews.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle. Light chocolate barley malt aroma. Dark chestnut with large tan head. Sweet stale barley malt flavor. Medium body. Not bad - this was an older bottle though.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Brown with a head that goes poof in under 30 seconds. Caramel aroma and taste. Some toasty flavor. Mild bitterness. It's ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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