zebra (1724) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
on tap @ restaurant. 3rd/5 in $8 flight. ok. dark, malty. the heffe, the red, and the dark had more flavor.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a stein. The aroma is sugary sweet initially and overwhelmingly, containing notes of toffee with a mellow undertone of blackberries. From there, the aroma turns towards citrus and bread crust with a primarily roast and toffee aroma near the end of the drink, as well as a light spice note. It pours oily and clear with a dark brown-amber hue and a frothy, soft, off-white head that retains a fuzzy surface, a medium thick ring, and lots of web lace. The taste is nedium sweet and medium bitter, but it’s more bitter forward. It’s creamy and slightly chewy in texture which turns sticky late. The medium full body has a soft carbonation and flavors of nuts, wood, toffee, and a light chocolate note. It’s crisp with fruit and light, dry spice finish with a nice warm undertone. A roast and toffee notes linger briefly. The aftertaste mellows and dries with astringent blackberry notes late.
Lemke10 (964) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a dark brown color with a slight beige head. There is the scent of toasted malts, caramel, and toffee in the mix. The taste is pretty big and bold with lots of good toasted flavors. This is the first Berghoff beer I’ve had since the move from Minhas Brewery to the Steven’s Point Brewery and the change is amazing. This makes for a delicious drink on a cold winter day.