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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (790) - 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 (5124) - 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 (1897) - - 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 (2595) - 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 (678) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (951) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark brown in color , nice beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel , bread , malt , hint of chocolate. Taste is the same. Medium body , medium carbonation. Roasted caramel and chocolate in aftertaste. Decent ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2279) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Burk drucken på Nya Tröls. Mörkt brun, lågt skum. Söt rostad doft med mycket vanilj, men också kakao, kaffe, soja, rostade nötter och aningen tång. relativt söt, men med väldigt fina maltnyanser av kaffe, choklad, mörkt socker och vanilj, lättdrucken och mycket trevlig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
sjacklyn (13) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
This is a pretty good beer, not something I can drink everyday. My friend does not like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2900) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Can@5p. Brown. Dark bready, chocolate malty nose with a hint of foresty herbs. Medium light bodied, soft, smooth texture. Some roastedness, chocolate, touch of vanilla. Nice brown ale. Soft smooth, easy.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap. Dark brown with no head. Aroma is malt with some chocolate. Taste is the same. I really enjoyed this, though not as good as some.

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