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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2666) - 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 (1676) - 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 (1925) - 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 (3357) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (999) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

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