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RATINGS: 1168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 16/20
chucklemation (1038) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is similar, on the sweet side. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1691) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Can. Deep brown with some reddish hints in the light. Small beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel mats, leaves. Taste is mild chocolate, nuts... maybe a hint of vanilla. Toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5371) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
12oz bottle. What looks to be filtered caramel-amber-brown body. Creamy beige head, steady. Kind of nails it for the style. Cool refreshing brown malt tones, a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied. Maybe a pinch heavier on the specialty malts than a traditional(?) version, but pretty par for the US course. Great body, excellent example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From Notes. Pours nice brown with tan Head. Slight bitter taste with a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (159) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2015
A: Pours a two finger head over a murky black/brown body. No seeing thru this.Good retention of head of very good lacing. S: Immediate scent of cocoa and caramel. No hop in the nose T: Bittersweet chocolate upfront with a hint of sweet caramel up next. A slightest earthy hop note. Lingering toast on the finish. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a nice amount of carbonation to make it interesting. Finish lingers a bit. O: Very nice brown ale. Drinkable and not too strong. Worth buying again. One of the best browns I’ve found lately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. It has a subtle sweet malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Body is medium with low to moderate carbonation. Taste has chocolate, vanilla and slight coffee tones that ends with a dry, nutty, roasty finish with a mild bitterness. Haven't had too many brown ales but enjoyed this. Flavour wise this seems fairly mild of what brown ales may be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murrow (93) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby brown with tan head. Aroma notable for roast malt character with caramel and a little touch of funk. Mild flavor profile opens with tart fruit, then develops into some roast malt bitterness on the finish, notes of coffee. Thin mouthfeel. Clean tasting, easy-drinking, straightforward brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
on tap poured into a tulip glass..amber/brown with a fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,roasted nuts,vanilla..malty,sweet,dry taste..not a big brown ale fan but this was decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 10, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Light brown sugar head. Very clear. Thin lacing. Smell: sweet malts. Caramel. Malt heavy. Grassy. Taste: sweet malt. Caramel. Molasses. Grassy. Feel: nicely balanced beer. Smooth easy start to the sip then a hint of bitterness on the finish at the end. Sweetness is slightly more than the bitterness. Overall: like this beer. Not normally a brown ale fan, but this is good. First drank: home 1/10/15 Vintage: 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (383) - Duvall, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft pour at NYP Seattle, Dark pour smooth to start with a bit of a bite to finish, soled brown.

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