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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Philadelphia’s most award winning beer....This brown ale is medium bodied, flavorful, and balanced....Great dark session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
On tap at The Nodding Head. Pours a deep garnot tinged chocolate and cola brown with a thin to medium sized dark beige head. Minerally roast, nutty, a bit of coffee with a nice sesame note. Roasty and lightly sweet, a bit of cocoa. Very slow finish with hints of smoke over long subtle roast. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2010
On tap at brewery. The beer pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan head. The aroma has a nice malty caramel scent with little hops. The taste has roasty malt complexity and caramel sweet flavor. The mouthfeel was a little thin and the carbonation was on the light side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (2126) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
This is a beer I consistently order when visiting Nodding Head, it hits the spot. Pours deep brown with a thin coffe colored head. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate and coffee. You can taste chocolate and coffee in this medium bodied brew. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Deep, nearly opaque brown with a creamy off white head. Sweet aroma, milk chocolate with some fruitiness that’s unexpected. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, toast, chocolate, some fruity esters from the yeast. Dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3857) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Served on cask, this brew did not live up to it’s cool name. Deep chestnut body with a cream head followed shortly by a roasty aroma of brown malt and manes of chocolate. Nice brown malt body, dry, but creamy finish. Not bad, but somehow a disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
On tap at Nodding Head in Philly, PA. Pours a deep brown body with a tint of red. Finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is like a musty and dirty brown. It has a real dusty fruitiness to it with some chocolate and roast hints. Very interesting aroma. I like the flavor a bit more. Starts with a sweeter and somewhat dusty fruity malt before some brown ale chocolate and a touch of roast come in. Finishes with that same dirty fruit, musty sweet malts, and chocolate brown roasts for a somewhat dry ending. Lingers for a moderate duration after a medium, smooth body. Overall, this is what I would expect from a beer named "Grog." A nice blend of somewhat smokey, dirty, and musty flavors with some fruit and chocolate to balance. A unique beer all-around. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Not huge but pleasant beer. Dark brown, small tan head, vanishes with moderate lace. Sweet nose, chocolate and coffee. Sweet taste to match. A bit thin compared to most American stouts, but correspondingly low alcohol makes it an appropriate session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Very dark brown color with a small tan head. Very sweet aromas of caramel and chocolate. Smooth, malty flavor is very sweet, packed full of caramel up front, followed by some chocolate. Thins out as it goes along.

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