DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Draft, Berghoff Cafe at O’Hare Airport. I may be overly generous in rating this, but after schlepping heavy carry-ons though Terminal 1, this is tasting pretty good. Thin head does not stay around long. Beer is a nice deep browm, red in the light. Has a good, deep malty taste with a light German hop balance. A bit gassy going down, but then again, I’m a little stressed, waiting to board three different planes to fly to freakin’ Russia. But the cafe is an excellent stopover in the distant Concourse C.
Sampled at the Billy Goat on Michigan Ave., Chicago, Dec. 20, 04. The Billy Goat has replaced Schlitz as the "Billy Goat Draft: on tap. Here it tastes pretty nice and goes well with the decor. Slightlly peaty here and darker than I remember. Nice hop finish compounded by the usual odd Berghoff yeast bite. Still a fine session beer.
Dogbrick (11635) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle labeled Sundown Dark Beer. Pours dark brown with some amber around the edges, and a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, nuts and hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, caramel and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Just average overall.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear iced tea color with a thn white head. Aroma is barley and malt. Not much there. The taste is bland, but in a good way. This beer goes down way too easy. Very mild carbonation in the mouth. Taste is a tad malt and barley. It’s not great, but when you’re thirsty it hits the spot.
ben4321 (5784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the Berghoff, 6/2/14
Aroma: The nose is malty and kind of dull (kind of a theme here), chocolate and caramel notes
Appearance: This one pours a dark brownish color with a reddish hue
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, malty, a little thin, with a decent amount of sweetness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has an okay mouthfeel, and a thin finish
Just a very okay beer. Really no issues with it per se, just not all that interesting at all. Fine. Drinkable. Forgettable.
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (25472) - 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 (148) - 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 (71) - 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 (971) - 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 (6101) - 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 (1481) - 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.