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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Philadelphia’s most award winning beer....This brown ale is medium bodied, flavorful, and balanced....Great dark session beer.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (973) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Philly on 7/23. I liked this a lot, very good example of the style. Some chocolate and coffee sweetness, some background nuttiness. Easily the best beer I was able to taste at the brewpub. Brown ales don’t get enough love.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Beautiful Guinness-looking black pour with foamy, creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee grounds, caramel, and nuts. Flavor has a big chocolate malt character with lots of caramel in the background. Nutty with moderate caramel stickiness. Sort of a robust session beer. Quite enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, slight liqourice and dark breadish. Bitter, herbal and slight spiced to a toffee dry dark malty flavoured. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2011
This place seems to have a habit of making beers that look like they’re going to be delicious and then fail to delivers. Has a faint maltiness on the nose. Getting a very slightly roasted coffee note on the tongue. The problem with this beer lies in the palate. It’s incredibly watery and has no linger to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
Old rate. Sampled at the brewpub in Philly. Pours a deep brown with a long lasting cream head. Aroma is roasty/nutty malts little bitterness. Taste is much the same. Not too watery as many brown ales seem to be. Extremely drinkable and smooth but not anything more than you would expect for the style..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Deep brown pour light ruby hue off white head .... aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate/cocoa ..... taste is malty and roasted with light cocoa/chocolate ..... dry malty and roasted coffee finish very sessionable brown ale balanced well ... not bad at all

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Very solid brown ale. The pour is dark brown like that’s a surprise with a thin head. The aroma has some malt and bread along with caramel and a touch of chocolate. The flavor has the same elements with a nice roastiness to balance everything. Nice long lasting after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
On tap, at brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a small wispy light brown head. More spicy on the nose than your average Brown Ale with some hints of husky chocolate malt. Nice nutty notes, almost hazelnut like. The flavor is fairly dry, a little husky, with some light bitterness on the back end. Reminds me a little of Rogue Hazelnut Nectar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Flavorful, flirting with some light Porter qualities. One of the better offerings the day I was there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
On Cask at Nodding Head. Pours a dark dark brown body with creamy, off-white head that dissipates into nice lasting lacing. Aroma is basic roasty notes with some bread, malt and nuts. Mouthfeel is very smooth - the flavor is restricted but could be a decent session beer with some flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at the brewpub with jredmond, streets, and Brendan. This was my favorite of the night.. Bordering on the stout style.


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