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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!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Grippen (4) - - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
Malty sweet aroma. Dark brown appearance. Medium longevity head. Sweet malty taste with a smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (900) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2014
The aroma blends caramel, roasted, and nutty malts with a hint of vanilla, and the beer pours a clear dark brown color with a small off-white head. The taste is about equal levels of sour and sweet--both mild--with the sourness being slightly stronger, and there is a slight level of umami shining through as well; furthermore, the palate fuses a slick texture, medium body, long finish, and a soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pick this up from Total Wine in Durham NC. Got this doggy in a 12oz can, cause why the hell not. Pours out a dark brown with a slight cream head. Nice smells of coffee and chocolate. Malty chocolate hits nice and smooth with the first sip. A little hops on the backend. The chocolate malt really comes through IMO. The aftertaste is sweet but fades fast. But you really don’t want a brown to linger long. Very smooth, very drinkable. A great brown ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dtdtdtdtdt (18) - - JAN 17, 2014
Hella fine brown ale. Best ive had, in fact. Chocolate, coffee. Hops do not stand out, conforming to the style. Really really good. Too expensive though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjaco (27) - - JAN 17, 2014
Love Avery, love the name and the marketing - just not a bug brown style fan. If I choose brown, I choose Avery!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Clear brown pour with small eggy head. Rich malty. Creamy body.. Light and roasty mild Mild malty finish not too sweet. Inoffensive easy session good with food.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Poured very dark brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is bready and slightly sweet. Taste is full-bodied for a brown ale. Bread and caramel predominate, but there is a nice dryness to balance it. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brugmanneke (277) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
(can) dark brown color, with a beige, quickly disappearing head. Roasted aroma of milk chocolate and nuts, along with nice but not overpowering hops. Taste is just like I like it in American brown ales - a little sweet, but not too much, and with a moderate bitterness as well - quite balanced. In line with the moderate abv, the body is light to medium. Not sticky, with am average carbonation. Short finish. Quite drinkable. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2014
At shell shack with Taylor. My mouth is on fire so idk how accurate this is. But I like it a lot. Pours dark brown maroon thin gray head. Aroma is nutty malty. Taste is malty, amber, nutty, roasty. Full bodied wih a nice creamy mouthfeel and savory finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Nice rich brown ale. Darker than most brown ales. Just turning the corner from brown to black ale. Slight sweetness to start followed by roast malt and a bit of smoke. Ends with very slight bitter. Mixed half a glass with a sour red. Quite nice actually!


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