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RATINGS: 1183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Appearance12 oz bottle pours medium brown, almost cola like, clear with a inch off white fluffy head, quickly fades downs to nothing, lacing that is produced is very sparse Aroma very faint caramel and nuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips come out as well, overall fragrance is very mild Flavor: nutty more than anything, mocha, toffee, bready/yeasty, the taste is not very strong for the style Palate a little watery and thin, light bodied, good carbonation Overall: a decent brown ale, but not one that I would seek out, its a bit mild so it might be a good crossover beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2006
Very sweet tasting, aromas of malt. Poured brownish red with below average head and average lacing. Felt smooth in the mouth and went down nicely. Will drink again.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 12 oz. Bottle: Aroma is awful. Maybe a bad bottle? Smells acrid and a little sweet and skunky. Dark rust color. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Medium, rocky, light brown head. Decent lacing. Flavor is malty with notes of brown sugar, nuts, and pizza box. Slightly sweet but slightly bitter finish. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Astringent finish. Overall, this beer was a bit off in aroma and flavor, despite how it looked. Not likely to drink this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts and roast although very faint, almost no smell at all. Flavor is vert smooth, nuts, roast, a littl ethin but good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2006
poured a clear brown/red with minimal head and no lacing. aroma was of malt, brown sugar, and coffee with a soft mouthfeel. nice if not looking for complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2006
Nice head, dissipated though. Good lacing. Light hop nose with mostly malt characteristics. Very nice, just not too memorable. Id have it again. Itd make a nice 6-pack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rane (1005) - Nibe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2006
Dark red brown clear ale with a good head. Aroma sweet with notes of caramel.Taste of caramel and a little hoppy and a little bitterness at the end. A nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Dark brown, yellow tinge and red. Pours with a slight head (1-2cm), which fades quickly. Quite indiscernable scent, somewhat "alcohol", some roast. Taste of light roast and malt, but was expecting buttery, ended up being hoppier as the glass went on. A little bitter on the tongue but overall, pretty smooth, but nothing spectacular (except the hops in a brown ale). (Bottle pour 3/31/2006)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Shiny walnut brown with a big cap of fine tan head. Smooth buttered toffee aroma with just a little hop crispness. Soft carmel toastiness, warming and sweet. Oatmeal cookies in a glass. Palate is soft and full, with just a tiny metalic hint in the finish. A nicer than average brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Nice brown colored body with a minimum tan head. Light nuts and some mollasses in the aroma. Chocolate malts and some yeast in the taste. Subtle hop ending.


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