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This beautiful, deep russet brew has the sweet and somewhat nutty character of Adam Avery's late (1992-2002) Chocolate Lab, for which it is named. Crystal and chocolate malts give this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that's second to none, just like Ellie!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2004
This looks good. Fairly dark, brown with lots of red to it. Thick head of light tan that peaks and falls ovet the top of the beer. sheets of sticky foam on the glass as it recedes. Sweet and nutty aroma, suggestions of a nice Porter. This has a flavor of dark toast after it has been in the mouth and the enzymes have converted the starches to sugar. More roast flavor than most Brown Ales. Nice fading finish has a bit of hop bitterness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Clear and dark brown with a solid tan head. Rich, malty aroma with some roasted, toffee and vanilla notes. A bit tart in flavor with a decent hop presence. Good body with chocolate and caramel flavors. The finishing bitterness is a little rough with some metallic flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is light chocolate and a real nice hop aroma. Pours a transparent orangish-brown with a white head. More IPA flavors than brown ale flavors. Lightly malty up front with a lightly sweet and decent grapefruit hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
I lived in Boulder for 4 and a half years, and I didn’t try this until I moved to MI. Kind of disgraceful. At any rate, this was a tastey brown ale. Well suited to drinking with a nice burger with Worcestershire souce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2005 Tastes a lot like Old Jubilation to me with less hops on the front end. A tasty brown for sure. Lots of nutiness. A tad dry on the palate is the only real negative. Having said that, I’d drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2004
On tap at Andy’s. Deep brown in color with a nice tan head. Chocolately and nutty aroma. Full bodied. Roasty. Finish is clean. Vanilla like flavor. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Transparent brown/mahogany. Creamy head disolves quickly. Nutty sweet malt aroma. With a very strong nut taste almost too much so. Finishes very clean and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Auburn ruby color, small lacing & head. Nose of toffee, butter & light hops. Malty body with a light bitter balance. Tastes more watery but easy drinking & full bodied. Finishes smoky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Brown color with medium size head. Slight chocolate aroma with nutty rasted flavor in the mouth. Weak kind of plain finish that leaves your mouth dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2005
A wonderful brown ale, probaly my favorite Domestic Brown ale!!. Its got the right amount of toasted malty flavor with being too over roasted, slight choclate and rich caramel flavors complement this beer. A must have!!!

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