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RATINGS: 1158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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!

rivertranced's rating

   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: didnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (1457) - SPAIN - OCT 9, 2015
Can 35,5cl / Lata 35,5cl. @ Beer Culture, New York, NY, USA A: Brown / Marron. T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1235) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2015
Can at tderoeck's place. Banana, very wattery, light sour, wheat, hmm, nope. I liked the Granola Brown Ale we had at the same tastinr a bit better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3762) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the 22 years of Avery event. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of roast, light floral notes. Tastes of roasty notes, caramel, light chocolate, toffee. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Tap at pi DC. Pours brown limited head lots of lacing. Nose is fruity and sweet. Flavours are plum, caramel, earthy bitterness. Taste med/light bitter med/light sweet. Full body lively carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorkenstein (178) - - JUL 10, 2015
Malt aroma, light dark fruits. Taste is malted chocolate, faint toffee. A cola and vanilla finish comes through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2394) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear medium brown with small light brown ale. Aroma is nutty, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nutty and some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1446) - - JUL 7, 2015
Draught at Faucets. Roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, floral notes, dry finish. Decent stuff without being any outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (442) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma is molasses and a hint of wood smoke. Taste is mainly molasses, a little hint of nuts, and something else I canít quite place. This would be great in the fall, but itís pretty damn good right now too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1031) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Brown pour, quick tan head. Nutty malt in the nose. Bittersweet. Middle is coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, some cherries hiding in there. Finish dries with a hint of hops at the tail. Solid American brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3034) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Pours a translucent copper brown from the can with thin ring of tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nutty earth and hints of dark chocolate. Taste follows, clean and easy, lingering soy quality. Nice for the style, just not exciting.

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