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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!


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Pretty good example of the Northern English Brown style. a: light toasty, sweet aroma. Nuttiness at the front. Slightly alcoholic. Subtle hop aroma of English variety. a: Light brown color, relatively low head but with good retention. Creamy off white to tan color. t: Moderate to high malt sweetness. Hints of caramel. Feels a little one dimensional: didn’t get the same complexity I found in the nose. Moderately sweet finish. Little toffee, chocolaty. Light diacetyl. p: medium body, lingers a little on the tongue. Moderate carb, no astringency. o: A little too sweet for the style. Would like to see a bit more hop bitterness and more complex flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (233) - - APR 15, 2014
Pours a reddish brown. Aroma is caramel and a little nutty. Taste has chocolate and coffee. Great brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (514) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2014
Dark brown appearance with a light tan head. Aroma is nutty, lightly roasty with a hint of vanilla. Taste follows nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1348) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a gorgeous Friday afternoon after eating at Hot Dougs, which was awesome. Appearance is a relatively clear copper amber with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly nutty and sweet, faint chocolate notes. Taste is decent, definite cocoa and chocolate notes, light nutty. I’m worried that I have an old can and it’s not really that fresh. Will have to re-rate at a later date.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (262) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
355 ml can from Tanakaya @ Mejiro. Pours dark brown, almost black - with a thin beige head that dissipates fast. Beer leaves nice lacing to the glass. Aroma is actually quite simple and not too exciting - it has a bit of toffee, some warm alcohol, and soft roast malt. Taste is smooth and full of roast flavours, chocolate, cocoa. Body feels velvety and this certainly is a very drinkable, yet interesting beer. Could session this without any difficulties.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Draft at Pizzeria Stella. Pours a clean brown with small, diminishing than head and a bit of seafoam lacing. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, nut, vanilla, light fruit. Medium body. Tastes follows aroma. Sweet and malty, easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Canned. Dark ruby brown with thick tan head. Aroma has lots of mellow malt notes, nuts, toffee and light rostiness. Taste soft and malty, nuts, roasted notes, light smoke and just enough bitterness to balance it out. Really nice, one of the best brown ales I’ve had

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Deep mahogany brown color just barely transparent. Soft scents of nut. Big nutty coffee flavor dark with light cream. Smooth with a little grainy mouth feel.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Has hints of carmel, coffee, toffee, chocolate, a complex beer. One of the best brown ales that i’ve tried.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
weronica (23) - - MAR 8, 2014
Mörk coca cola färgad mustig. Karamell toner träder försiktigt fram. Ingen öl att starta dagen på

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ConnyPetersson (64) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Mjuk rostad sirapslimpa med en skön humlebeska. Krämigt mjukvarujätten i färg.


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