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RATINGS: 1139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2005
08.17.05 12oz bottle. Brown; little head fades to ring of tan foam. Aroma is tanning oil, roasted nuts, instant hot chocolate powder. Flavor is similar. An odd oily lingering mouthfeel with a sort of chemical something or other makes it seem artificial. Lots of roasted nut flavors and milk chocolate make it drinkable. This is my second try at this, and I’m not loving it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MpPierce (3) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2005 does not count
Bottle. A very nice brown ale. Color was a good, deep brown. Very malty flavor with some bitterness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Pours brown, with deep ruby hints. Carmelly and nutty aromas and flavors. Sweet malts more present in the flavor, and maybe a touch of chocolate. Medium light bitterness, and decent mouthfeel. Decent brown ale if you ask me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, sweet, malty. Chocolate, caramel, nutty, little milky. Kinda like a tootsie roll. Clean orangy brown color, small head that faded quickly. Roasty sweet flavors, Like aromas, with a woody, salty addition. Medium body, lite creamy/oily mouthfeel, dry powdery finish, has a little bitterness that lingers. Nice brew, surprised I hadn’t got to this one yet as I’ve had on tap out a few times.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Poured clear brown with a cream colored head. Malty aroma with roasted notes as well as some cocoa. Malty flavors of caramel and a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours dark brown with a red gleam, thick lasting tan head. Sweet toffeish and malty aroma with hoppy hints and brown sugar. Weak. Malt and chocolate flavor with a good hoppy bitterness. Rather mild and a bit watery. Easy drinkable. Thanks kxkeller for sharing!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Pours a medium brown, vanilla colored whtie head with decent lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt, caramel, and oats. Flavor is woody and sweet, like molasses candy, mixed with salt water taffey. (Yes I know how weird that sounds) Overall different and tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2005
smells freaking awesome. like walnuts and almond, with some maple and some heavy cream. somewhat of a smores aroma as well. deep brown in color with some ruby undertones. tastes really malty and creamy, like dark chocolate with that bit of a bite on the end, some brown sugar hints. thin on the palate but pretty excellent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3174) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Deep cocoa brown with nice foamy head. The aroma is husky with chocolate and gingerbread graham crakcers. The flavor is malty, but fairly light bodied. Slightly astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Bottled. #7 of 31 US Beers for <a href=http://www.americanbeermonth.com>American Beer Month. Rated live, and this was picked up at the bargain rack of a store with no AC, so let’s see. There’s a rich, malty smell upon opening that can come with sitting around. Head thins out quickly and it looks a little like a barley wine. Yes indeed, nutty, with a brown sugar and honey sweetness to the taste. There’s a bit of hop bitterness on the tongue after the first few sips. Light raisin and plum fruitiness. Not easy drinking; this demands your attention all the way down. But nice to contemplate at each sip.


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