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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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2005
A decent brown ale. Pours dark brown with a short lived head. Flavor seems a liitle thin and watery. Flavor is quite sweet and sugary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Good toasted nut aroma. Flavors of nut and a hint of malt thorughout. Very nicely balanced. One of the better brown ales out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Definite milk chocolate, toast, cream, and esters in the aroma. Head is tan, like that when dark crystal malts are used, with a light brown body with lots of red throughout. Nose of Captain Crunch Crunchberry cereal (some pluminess). A creamy, full palate. Crystallized, dark fruit, some cream, and a grainy/husky character make up the bulk of the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Cola-brown pour, fizzy tan head. Dry and slightly sugary aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is pretty sweet with caramelly malt, slight hoppy raisin. A nice drink... maybe a bit too sweet. Although... the sweetness is growing on me. Not to sound trending, but I may call this an Imperial Brown... its like a brown ale, but with extra flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 I tried this one on a friends suggestion not knowing what to expect. Once I tasted it I was sure why he recommends it. One of the better brown ales available. Very nice sweet chocolate, coffee, and floral hops aroma. Flavor of toasted malt and chocolate. Caramel malt aftertaste. All the flavor of a stout but not as strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle poured a medium/dark brown beer with some suspended particulate and nigh but a filmy head. Aromas held a roasted quality with chocolate maltiness similar to Ovaltine with a little bit of raisin. I had two straight from the bottle before pouring one into a glass. There seemed to be more sourness in the poured beer while the bottled tasting was more like a semi-sweet chocolate milkshake. Moderate roasty bitterness both ways and the texture was thin and milky.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Nice and easy drinking, but like almost every other brown ale I have ever had nothing really jumps out at ya. Sweet malt profile is enjoyable and it is better than many brown’s but it is still missing enough roastiness to be outstanding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Pours a dark brown with a robust cola head. Nice roasted nuts blended with some toffee, and a leather after taste. Definately not italian leather though.overall a smooth bitter texture. must be bitter Sunday with the selection I chose today. Nice dog too. RIP matey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Pours brown and fairly clear. Aroma of toffee, fruits, and brown sugar. Roasted and nutty flavors. Slightly more sweet than some nut brown ales, presumably due to loads of crystal malt, less emphasis on roasted malts. Still very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown hue with small off-white head. Small coffee and malty aroma. Flavor same as aroma with sweet tone. Small bitter finish.

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