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RATINGS: 1144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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!


ghawener's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle: Rich chocolate malt with a smooth light body makes it very sessional. A true solid brown ale, one of the bests in its class. Food Pairing: Chocolate crepe.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (824) - 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 (315) - 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 (4) - 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 (13) - 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 (331) - 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 (682) - 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 (1323) - 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 (4919) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From Notes. Pours nice brown with tan Head. Slight bitter taste with a hint of chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (78) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2015
A: Pours a two finger head over a murky black/brown body. No seeing thru this.Good retention of head of very good lacing. S: Immediate scent of cocoa and caramel. No hop in the nose T: Bittersweet chocolate upfront with a hint of sweet caramel up next. A slightest earthy hop note. Lingering toast on the finish. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a nice amount of carbonation to make it interesting. Finish lingers a bit. O: Very nice brown ale. Drinkable and not too strong. Worth buying again. One of the best browns I’ve found lately.


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