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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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattBD (11) - - JUN 16, 2012
Beautiful pour for the can, thin bubbled head that lingers. Nice weak coffee color. Head clings and textures on the way down. Sweet mild nut taste, a bit of burnt caramel. Slightly bitter finish rounds out the mild sweetness nicely but lingers perhaps a second too long. Overall a superior brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (414) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (927) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2920) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkmd1 (41) - - JUN 2, 2015
Pour from 12oz bottle. Dark brown with thin cream colored head. Smell of chocolate coffee and alcohol. Palate smooth and light with nice flavor and finish. No real bitter end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4870) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
One of six beers on a flight at Bru Grill and Market, Lake Forest, Orange County on 21st May 2015. Chestnut red, no head. Malty, sweet and nutty in nature: my sweet tooth liked it a lot. A lot sweeter than any UK brewed Brown Ales I have had, but thatís OK and I enjoyed this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (75) - 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 (51) - 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 (875) - 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 (325) - 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


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