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RATINGS: 1158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkmd1 (44) - - JUN 2, 2015
Pour from 12oz bottle. Dark brown with thin cream colored head. Smell of chocolate coffee and alcohol. Palate smooth and light with nice flavor and finish. No real bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
One of six beers on a flight at Bru Grill and Market, Lake Forest, Orange County on 21st May 2015. Chestnut red, no head. Malty, sweet and nutty in nature: my sweet tooth liked it a lot. A lot sweeter than any UK brewed Brown Ales I have had, but that’s OK and I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (139) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
One of the beers that turned me on to brown ales. Perhaps my favorite brown ale at this point, and I like brown ales.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eggraid101 (55) - Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. A dark brown ale. Thin tan head. Slight malt aroma. The taste is the highlight. Light on the chocolate, vanilla, almond, a little bit of an earthy flavor. Slightly sweet, nice full mouthfeel. One of my favorite brown ales ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (943) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
12oz can. Brown with off white head. Caramel, coffee aroma. Taste is more chocolate, nutty. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (342) - South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2015
On draft, I was impressed with the appearance of this brown ale, featured a solid ruby brown color with a thick creamy white head that retained itself for most of the pint. Unclear aroma of sugary malts, earthy hops. Taste was earthy hop forward, caramel and roasted nutty malts in the backbone of the flavor profile, then some chocolate malt in the finish and aftertaste. Earthy bitterness is slightly more salient than usual for a brown ale. Very smooth, light-medium bodied, moderate flavor intensity. Enjoyable and relatively complex for the style, but not extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DBreskin (11) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Beautiful brown color, minimal head. Clean light taste, good for warm weather. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fujimo2000 (25) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Caramel, coffee and raisins from the aroma. Taste is smooth and very nice. I will have this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (377) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Very easy drink on brown with chocolate and brown sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (875) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is similar, on the sweet side. Tasty.

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