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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1623) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
With Z, pours a dark brown color with a small head. Nose is deep malt, and sweet chocolate. Taste is sweet and malty with chocolate notes. Finish is sweet as well with a malty ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and nice sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet as well, nice chocolate notes throughout with roasted malt and burnt, nutty, caramel flavors leading to a sweet, chocolate finish. Very drinkable, tasty brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1758) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Pours a very dark Brown with a medium frothy light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, hazelnuts and some brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, hazelnuts, some vanilla and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRiddoch (11) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Pours like a cola with a small head. Smells earthy. Taste is slightly sweet like brown sugar and almonds. light body with a nice smooth finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2014
can, thanks to mowbeer for grabbing this in switzerland. medium brown with a reddish tinge, slim head; aroma of tobacco, brown sugar; some vanilla sweetness, light dark malt character, modest bitterness; luscious mouthfeel making it quite drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (939) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Can. Cola colored. Nutty aroma. The taste adds big chocolate notes and a charred smokiness on the finish. Light and smooth mouthfeel. An excellent brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle - a little surprised I’ve never rated this before - fizzy brown pour - moderate lace - nose of hazelnut, toffee, chocolate, vanilla bean, tobacco - nose is moderately sweet, with flavors of vanilla, toffee, followed by some leafy bitterness and some roast - finish has light acidity and lingering bitterness - decent brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - AUG 6, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-23-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a dark brown beer with some red highlights when held to the light. Upon serving there was an off-white head that faded relatively fast to leave light lacing. Smell – The smell of the brew is of roasted malt mixed with a decent dose of chocolate. Along with these aromas is some light coffee and nuttiness as well. Taste – The taste begins with a caramel and roasted malt flavor initially. Soon some lighter chocolate notes come to the tongue. The beer at this point is on the sweeter side, but begins to bitter as the coffee and nut flavors that were detected in the nose come to the tongue. At the very end some herbal hop flavors and a light woodiness comes to the tongue to round down some of the sweet even more. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is smooth and a little on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. It has a rather nice feel for the taste and is rather drinkable. Overall – A decent brown, but nothing too-too extraordinary. Worth a try if you have never had it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Can from Toft Vin, CPH - nice dark brown coloured pour with decent beige head. Aroma and taste comprises dark malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, nice nutty taste to it as well, slight vanilla notes, and some light hop nuances throughout. Impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (698) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Appearance was clear ruby brown with creamy diminishing tan 1/2 finger head , rings of lacing. Aromas are simple brown sugar, nuts, toast, chocolate and hints of vanilla. Taste was soft sweet toffee, caramel, chocolate, nutty bready, soft roasty backend. Palate was soft creamy smooth CO2 with light-medium body, then an average length smooth off dry balanced malt finish. A wonderful example of an American Brown style.

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