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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (51) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
One of the beers that turned me on to brown ales. Perhaps my favorite brown ale at this point, and I like brown ales.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eggraid101 (50) - Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. A dark brown ale. Thin tan head. Slight malt aroma. The taste is the highlight. Light on the chocolate, vanilla, almond, a little bit of an earthy flavor. Slightly sweet, nice full mouthfeel. One of my favorite brown ales ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (843) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
12oz can. Brown with off white head. Caramel, coffee aroma. Taste is more chocolate, nutty. Pretty good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (319) - South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2015
On draft, I was impressed with the appearance of this brown ale, featured a solid ruby brown color with a thick creamy white head that retained itself for most of the pint. Unclear aroma of sugary malts, earthy hops. Taste was earthy hop forward, caramel and roasted nutty malts in the backbone of the flavor profile, then some chocolate malt in the finish and aftertaste. Earthy bitterness is slightly more salient than usual for a brown ale. Very smooth, light-medium bodied, moderate flavor intensity. Enjoyable and relatively complex for the style, but not extraordinary.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DBreskin (5) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Beautiful brown color, minimal head. Clean light taste, good for warm weather. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fujimo2000 (14) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Caramel, coffee and raisins from the aroma. Taste is smooth and very nice. I will have this again

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Very easy drink on brown with chocolate and brown sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (691) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is similar, on the sweet side. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Can. Deep brown with some reddish hints in the light. Small beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel mats, leaves. Taste is mild chocolate, nuts... maybe a hint of vanilla. Toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
12oz bottle. What looks to be filtered caramel-amber-brown body. Creamy beige head, steady. Kind of nails it for the style. Cool refreshing brown malt tones, a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied. Maybe a pinch heavier on the specialty malts than a traditional(?) version, but pretty par for the US course. Great body, excellent example of the style.


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