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RATINGS: 1110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz can into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark reddish brown color. There isn’t much head here, just a thin off-white film, and even that has mediocre retention. It does leave a bit of lacing on the glass, so it’s not all meh looking. S: There are some nice tones of both chocolate and espresso on the nose, but both seem too mild. Actually, the entire aroma seems too mild. Some notes of mineral water, caramel, and toffee also appear - again, very mild. What’s there smells good, though. T: No surprises here. it starts with a light caramel and chocolate sweetness, before finishing with touches of coffee and even roasted nuts. Some fruity twinges can also be found. It’s not really interesting, just pleasant and easily drinkable. As it warms up, the roastiness is amplified, and becomes more enjoyable as a result. M: The feel is quite conducive to said easily drinkable-ness with slightly sharp carbonation and a dry finish. Still, I wish it was smoother before the drying sensation kicked in. O: Eh, just another brown ale. In fairness, this really isn’t my style. Basically it does everything decently without doing anything impressively. I’d drink it again, but I wouldn’t seek it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet chocolate and dark grains with a bit of nuttiness. Flavor has the same sweet chocolate note with sweet dark grains and a bit of nuttiness to cut it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bley7211 (22) - - FEB 21, 2014
Great aroma, unbelievably smooth taste. Leaves the pallet refreshed. It's a clean crisp taste that warms you up. Pour is clear. Only downfall is that there is little head during the pour. The crystal and chocolate malts give a dark roasted brew that is light and tasteful... I could drink this all night!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2014
Can from CBB Seed. A dark cola brown pour with a thick head of light beige foam. It has quite a soft chocolatey nose overlain with a resinous, pine & fruity hop bouquet. The body is full & smooth while the taste gives you lots of chocolate but also some chalkiness. That's followed by a solid fruity hop bitter bite. My favorite of the Avery cans I've had so far, very well balanced. Tasty & it went well with a Japanese curry! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1206) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Nice. Surprisingly smooth. Sometimes with brown ales the hoppiness is too much. Not here. Drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle - Pours cola-colored with a thin foamy tan head. Nose is nutty and malty, with peanut butter and dark bread. Taste is real nutty peanut butter, dark bread malt, and light toast. Smooth, with medium-carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1788) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2014
bottle into glass, pours super dark brown, with thin white headaroma is malty creamy goodness, taste is insane smooth, probably the smoothest and best brown ive ever had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
From a can. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes Like grains, nutty, light booze, subtle coffee and bitterness. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells malty, sweet, light booze, light roastedness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, fig, dates, cocoa, and light floral notes. Flavor is dry malt base, light roast, light woody notes, dark fruit esters, and faint toast; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   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.

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