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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. It has a subtle sweet malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Body is medium with low to moderate carbonation. Taste has chocolate, vanilla and slight coffee tones that ends with a dry, nutty, roasty finish with a mild bitterness. Haven't had too many brown ales but enjoyed this. Flavour wise this seems fairly mild of what brown ales may be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby brown with tan head. Aroma notable for roast malt character with caramel and a little touch of funk. Mild flavor profile opens with tart fruit, then develops into some roast malt bitterness on the finish, notes of coffee. Thin mouthfeel. Clean tasting, easy-drinking, straightforward brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
on tap poured into a tulip glass..amber/brown with a fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,roasted nuts,vanilla..malty,sweet,dry taste..not a big brown ale fan but this was decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 10, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Light brown sugar head. Very clear. Thin lacing. Smell: sweet malts. Caramel. Malt heavy. Grassy. Taste: sweet malt. Caramel. Molasses. Grassy. Feel: nicely balanced beer. Smooth easy start to the sip then a hint of bitterness on the finish at the end. Sweetness is slightly more than the bitterness. Overall: like this beer. Not normally a brown ale fan, but this is good. First drank: home 1/10/15 Vintage: 2014

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (259) - Duvall, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft pour at NYP Seattle, Dark pour smooth to start with a bit of a bite to finish, soled brown.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1289) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Not a bad brown, lots of nuts. Smells like macadamia nuts. Taste is very creamy, with more nuts and a bit of vanilla. Had in the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a clear dark garnet/brown with a robust light tan head. Aroma is mocha and spice. Taste is sweet roasted malt, caramel, coffee and crackers. A true brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass. The beer was a dark red color with a strong malt aroma. Had a mild hop bitterness with a thick palate

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1682) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Tap: brown with red tints and a small off white head. British malt aroma with a malty flavor and a small bite at the end. Not bad, average solid brown ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JMCtime (75) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Overall decent. A lack of stand out flavors keeps it from being really good though.


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