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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Devil's Den (South Philadelphia) - Beer and Pub Grub

Located at the corner of 11th Street and Ellsworth in South Philadelphia sits Devil's Den. It's an American gastropub serving up delicious food and craft ales. A very cozy atmosphere with a nice food menu, including brunch on the weekends. What about the beer? 16 rotating taps of quality craft offerings and also a beer engine.

On this visit, I ordered their cheeseburger. (Pictured above) A hand-formed patty of quality beef with melted cheddar on a brioche style bun. The burger was very well seasoned, juicy and had great flavor. Cooked to order, a prefect medium. Served with fries, that were excellent, and a delicious spicy remoulade sauce. This is up there with one of the best burger I had in Philadelphia.

This is one of the best craft beer bars in Philadelphia. Great food and beer with a really nice atmosphere and friendly service. Devil's Den has some awesome events as well, from Philly Beer Week to Craft Beer Express or one that features a rare beer. (Think Russian River Pliny the Younger and Bell's Black Note) Highly recommended.

On tap, Maine Beer Company Mean Old Tom:

look: 4
smell: 3.5
taste: 3.5
feel: 3.5
overall: 3.7
Appears an opaque, almost black color body with a creamy mocha colored head.  Decent retention and lacing.

Smell of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a slight hint of vanilla. Not the most aromatic stout, but what's there is nice.

Taste is a tad thin. Chocolate and roasted malts with some coffee notes. I'm picking up a touch of vanilla also.

Mouthfeel is a medium with light carbonation. This is a lighter stout that is slight watery and thin.

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