hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Meh. Cola-like in appearance. There is a slight white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet and light. Some caramel for sure. Highly carbonated...maybe a bit too much. Flavor is okay up front. A little hoppy bitterness. That gives way to some artificial sweetness. The finish is a little sticky, like burnt sugar. Not a great beer.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad dark lager. Rich with caramel and bread, a touch of molasses and chocolate.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
illiniphil (127) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Lemke10 (752) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Hair6a11 (1313) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Brown with a head that goes poof in under 30 seconds. Caramel aroma and taste. Some toasty flavor. Mild bitterness. It's ok
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