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RATINGS: 1178   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with red highlights on the side of the glass. Small tan head that did produce some lacing. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and some hops. The flavor had coffee, roast, wheat, and a light hoppy bitter background. Medium to full body with a coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2006
6 pack. Pours a nice chocolate brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is light. Rather standard brown ale, nothing to distinguish itself among the other brown ales available. Clean finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1830) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2006
An earthy nose with a chocolate powder overtone greets the nose with a nutty hello. Dark coppery brown with a slight, quickly receding head, this brown is somewhat sweet for the style. I would have preferred a bit more hops and a little less sweetness. Nice even finish leaves a smattering of malt and lite hoppiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2006
(on bottle) A really average US brown, where I missed the hops, both in nose and taste. bready, mashy taste, small roast, but mostly waterish. I suspect the whole Avery shipment to Denmark has been damaged in some way, haven´t had a single really good brew out of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3730) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
Poursa clear brown with almost no head. Sweet with caramel aromas. Lots of fruity hops aromas too. Bitter/dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
this was a little dissappointing. It dosen’t even compare to DogfishHeads ’indian’ brown ale. But I guess it’s above average. Not the best avery has to offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11248) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2006
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Light unclear. Fluffy light brown head. Sød, maltet duft med lette chocolade noter. Smag er nogenlunde som duften. Distinkte choco noter. God fylde. ER frugtig og sød i enden med lette humlebitre noter. God mainstream Brown Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown colour with a tan head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and chocolate. Roasted and malty flavor with some hints of caramel and chocolate. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
35,5 cl bottle. Dark reddish brown colour with a little head. Aroma of carmel with hints of roasted malt and some light citrus. Light smooth flavour of roastedness, sweetness and ends up with a little bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2006
"Poured a dark brown, thin tan head. Smelled of roasted chocolate and coffee. Didn’t taste much like a brown ale little hoppy flavor to it. Mouthfeel was was to carbonated. "

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