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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Pours brown and fairly clear. Aroma of toffee, fruits, and brown sugar. Roasted and nutty flavors. Slightly more sweet than some nut brown ales, presumably due to loads of crystal malt, less emphasis on roasted malts. Still very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11813) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown hue with small off-white head. Small coffee and malty aroma. Flavor same as aroma with sweet tone. Small bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
Robe marron aux reflets châtains surmontée d’une mousse blanche légère, mais persistente. Arômes de chocolat, de levure et de noix de grenobles. Saveurs de chocolat, de noisettes, de houblon et de cassonade. Bon corps. Bien bonne bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Brown/ruby color with a tan head. Aroma of nuts and roast. Flavor of malt, nuts and roasted coffee. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Pours brown with ruby accents. Slight fizzy head. Caramel and nutty aroma but not much. Flavor is caramel and hazelnut. A touch of chocolate. On the palate it is slightly watery as most nutbrowns are. The finish is clean and there is not much strong aftertaste. A smooth drinking brown ale that I could easily drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Pours a ruby brown with a small fizzy head that dissapates quickly. Caramel and hazelnut aromas mix with a a slight hop grassines. Watery nose, hints of caramel, cocoa and roast malt make up the majority of the flavor. Finish is clean, with a slight residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle. Light brown/ruby pour with HUGE frothy light-tan head that leaves chunks of lace. Chocolate, nuts and malts dominate the aroma with subtle hints of vanilla beans. Solid and rich. A little roasty with nutty and chocolate flavors and average bitter hoppy finish. Smooth drinking despite the above-average carbonation level. This manages to avoid the sour/stale malt taste that most brown ales tend to have. I’m not normally a fan of brown ales but this is very tasty. Good dog.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Malty sweet aroma. Brown body but if held to light it has a ruby red color to it. Off white head and plenty of lacing left on glass. Flavor was sweet enough otherwise this would of been watery. Cool and crisp on the palte and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
Pretty good - nice dog on the label. Good color, coould be a little sweeter and not quite as bitter, but overall, slightly above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2005
Good brown ale. Sufficiently roasty but also very sweet. Impressive brown ale. Avery has never let me down. I just wish I hadn’t cut my big beer teeth on their Beast when it was brand new.

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