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RATINGS: 1125   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Edmoe (240) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a hint of red. Thin tan head. Aroma has notes of caramel and chocolate. Nice malty flavor with hints of chocolate. Good mouthfeel. Good beer with no surprises (neither good nor bad).


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JMCtime (18) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Overall decent. A lack of stand out flavors keeps it from being really good though.

3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loubar (47) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (30) - 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 (1083) - 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 (99) - 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 (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."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (428) - - 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 (131) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Glass poured into a pint glass. No head. Smells chocolate and nutty. Taste is chocolatey but not much nutty.


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