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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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   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (368) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours cola-black with a persistent tan head. Not much on the nose, the palate has chocolate and some roasted malt but not depth of flavor. The high CO2 level overwhelms the flavors. Overall, a good session brown but not a terrific single drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (873) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Malty, nutty aroma. Flavor starts slightly sweet and nutty, with coffee and chocolate. Finish was bitter, smoky, and frankly pretty harsh for what otherwise would have been a very enjoyable brown ale. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loubar (43) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
A good way to describe this is that itís like a not so heavy or diluted porter, in a good way. It has all of the flavor characteristics of a classic porter; chocolate, coffee, nuts, etc. Itís simply lighter and more refreshing with good carbonation and balance. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (27) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan quickly dissapating head. Light body but complex flavor for a brown ale. Little brown sugar flavor but not overwelming. Slight chocolate flavor also. Nice ale over all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1082) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap. Pours a dark brown transparent with some visibility at the bottom. Spotty tan head. Taste of malts, hints of hops, done chocolate. Aroma of chocolate and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (94) - Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Solid brown beer, subtle hops, smooth, chocolate notes, lightly carbonated, good buy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
not quite a miss, but their weakest offering iíve had to date. understated nose of chocolate malt and a touch of bittering hops. flavor was the strongpoint at first but became a little less pleasant as the beer warmed. dry finish. Overall, an average or slightly better than average brown ale. So far I like the big ones better (Czar, Hog Heaven, Beast)...but the IPA, Red, Stout & Porter are all better than this."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (424) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie was hopping for a yummier taste and she. Gives a. 2. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frozer (130) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Glass poured into a pint glass. No head. Smells chocolate and nutty. Taste is chocolatey but not much nutty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2278) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Outstanding brown, one the best I've ever had! Poured with a tan head, some lace and a very dark almost opaque Black brown color. Aroma is malti nutty slight hint of hops. Flavor is like aroma little on the Sweetside very drinkable. Perfect body. Super tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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