gripweed57 (2805) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3130) - 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.
From old tasting notes. Mahogany brown color. Tan head. Mild roasted malt aroma. Tasty roasted malt flavor with a fragrant hop follow up. Ther is a bittersweet underlying note that prevails in the finish. Long satisfying bittersweet aftertaste. Flavorful and full bodied. Dogbrick (13554) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2015
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
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 (6678) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Location: Draft at the Berghoff, 6/2/14
ads135 (4933) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2014
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.
Not a bad dark lager. Rich with caramel and bread, a touch of molasses and chocolate.
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottled (backlog, as Sundown Dark Beer), [email protected]
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.
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 VatMasterson (71) - 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. Lemke10 (993) - 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. Patrickctenchi (6693) - 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.