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RATINGS: 1123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (335) - Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More. Aroma: lightly-malty with hint of vanilla. Appearance: large, rocky, tan, initial head with mostly lasting longevity and fair lacing. Clear, dark brown body. Taste: moderately sweet initial flavor and finish and average duration. Palate: light to medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: perfectly subtle aroma and taste. Easy to drink. Look forward to drinking it again.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (11) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1009) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (51) - Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Solid brown beer, subtle hops, smooth, chocolate notes, lightly carbonated, good buy

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - 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."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie was hopping for a yummier taste and she. Gives a. 2. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frozer (128) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Glass poured into a pint glass. No head. Smells chocolate and nutty. Taste is chocolatey but not much nutty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
tís deep and dark alright, tho mine quickly got less deep. itís about pantone 1817 in the shadows and glinted with reddish edges like embers in a dying fire. good head, light in color like pancake batter. good lace. iím tasting it with an arcadia nut brown, and by comparison, ellieís is a little shy (like maybe this lab has been kicked--oh, just kidding), but itís understated in my impression for such a robust flavor. some hazelnut and vanilla. so, like a good labrador, good personality, not too smelly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
itís deep and dark alright, tho mine quickly got less deep. itís about pantone 1817 in the shadows and glinted with reddish edges like embers in a dying fire. good head, light in color like pancake batter. good lace. iím tasting it with an arcadia nut brown, and by comparison, ellieís is a little shy (like maybe this lab has been kicked--oh, just kidding), but itís understated in my impression for such a robust flavor. some hazelnut and vanilla. so, like a good labrador, good personality, not too smelly.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2267) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
With Z, pours a dark brown color with a small head. Nose is deep malt, and sweet chocolate. Taste is sweet and malty with chocolate notes. Finish is sweet as well with a malty ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10


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