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RATINGS: 1189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 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.

   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. I’d have it again. It’d make a nice 6-pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rane (1010) - 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.

   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)

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Clear mohogany color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of molassas and sweet malt. Chocolate flavor with some hints of molassas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDubya71 (1) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006 does not count
aorma is sweet, smooth with a lingering bitter bite. Slight alcoholic aroma with smooth finish. Tasty!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Poured from a 12oz bottle a deep mahogany color with a tan head. Aroma was chocolate malt, brown sugar and a touch of hops. Initial flavor was great, sweet chocolate malt and a touch of hop bitter. All of that faded as it went down the throat. It was as if it got watered down as it was going down the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Dark Red-brown. Molasses, crackers, and no hops in aroma. Toasted grain and caramel and although it had a sticky-sweet finish, there was also a noticeable dryness from some toasted grains, like after you’ve munched on some dry crystal malt. I really enjoyed this and wish there were more brown ales available like this one (at least where I live)

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