whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze body with a small, silky off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee plus some cooked squash notes. Very chocolatey, under-attenuated flavor with medium-high sweetness and low hop character. Apparent roast produces some moderate bitterness. Somewhat cloying flavor and mouthfeel. Seems poorly refined, but maybe thatís the idea.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better beers I had at the brewery. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts. Poured brown. Sweet flavor, caramel, roasted malts, mocha. Good beer.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brewery: Smelled of alcohol, caramel malt, and Marsalla wine. No hop aroma. Poured dark brown. Medium light brown head diminished. Clear. Slight lacing. Flavors of coffee, alcohol, toffee, and nuts. No hop flavor. Heavily sweet, not bitter. Short sweet finish. Light body. Average carbonation. Overall, a slightly above average Brown Ale.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampler. Very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is of smoky malt, some grain, roasty. Taste is smoky, malty, slightly roasty- some balancing bitterness. Different, I wouldnít think this was a traditional brown ale but I enjoyed it.
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wouldnít give this any award. This was hugely smoked. Some girl insisted it tasted like bacon. She wasnít too far off. Itís an interesting brown ale to say the least.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Citrusy, thin and light in body with a touch of roast to round out the flavor. Uneventful, like Nodding Head Brewery itself.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt char, woody acidity, chocolate notes, dark and toasty, but too acidic, too burnt, too ragged, and not smooth.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ NHís brewpub. deep black with look and its gone small head. the malts have a briney, sea salty flavor, subtle dark-bitter chocolate, full viscous body. quite smooth and has a light finish. earthy and very little carbonation. agreed this could be a good session beer, especially if you donít want any sweetness in your dark session ale...
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at the Nodding Head Brew pub, Philadelphia, PA. Dark brown hued English style brown ale having small white diminishing head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with slightly sweet malt and toffee flavor. Finishes with slight sweet malt aftertaste. No discernable hops and bitterness. A good drinkable malty session beer.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my early favorites that Iíve lost contact with through the past couple of years. An extremely drinkable brown with a good malt flavor through out.