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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium brown in color with a small (1 finger or less) foamy light brown head that was mostly diminishing and left behind very light lacing. The aroma was of roasted malts, a piney hop and a nice doughy yeast scent. It also had notes of coffee, vanilla and a bit of nuttiness. It tasted bitter-sweet at first with a hint of roasted coffee and finished slightly malty with notes of vanilla and a nice nuttiness at the end. The flavor stayed with you for a enjoyable duration. Mouthfeel was creamy yet oily in texture and medium in body and had a moderate carbonation. Overall a nice bold tasting brown ale, typical of the style. Smooth, creamy and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (535) - - OCT 14, 2016
12oz can. Malt aroma. Malt coffee slight bitter flavor. Medium body. Nice brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Brown color, small tan head. Aroma malt, nutty. Medium body. Flavor is off-dry. Malt, slight roasted flavors, faint hop background. Straightforward and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1533) - Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Brown with red mahogany, creamy lacey head. Aroma is sweet chocolate brownie with a light roast. Taste is creamy with a chocolate vanilla ,nut, mild toffee, caramel. Some mild roast with a hint of coffee. Mild citrus. Bit of tang. Tastey. I like this overall character for a brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1581) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2016
beige head. brown colour. aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, marzipan, sweet. taste like aroma, bit of caramel, some esters, hint of coffee aftertaste is bitter sweet. quite creamy mouthfeel and dense body, medium carbonqtion. tasty for the abv. can 33 cl / bd jun-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2758) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 14, 2016
33cl can from beergium. Color is dark copper to brown. Head is thin and beige. Body is dry, finish is long. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Aroma is cacao, light chocolate, light coffee, light biscuit, light hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1424) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Aroma is amazing. Nutty, roasty, boozy, and a cognac scent. Nice brown and reddish color. Taste is a bit watery but still nice and roasted malts. Can

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
5.5%ABV. Brown Ale. Poured out brown. 36ºSRM. Nose has nutty fullness. Milled chestnut flour. Some residual malt funk. Mouthfeel is light soupy. Palate has roasted chestnuts, black bread, browned wheat toast. There is always an element of old leather in the palate and in the aroma for me whenever I taste a brown. Light hops in the finish. Finish is beery. Good brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (861) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2016
DATE: July 31, 2016... OCCASION: Just enjoyed a nice evening with Judi and Jeff Grow... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... pours a dark brown, almost cola black body with a fleeting two-finger off-white head that rings to a string of filmy bubbles... sugary maltiness mingles with chocolate and vanilla to suggest a flavorful first sip... black licorice, light bread and molasses also leave hints... an incredibly drinkable beer, with a medium-bodied mouth feel that kicks the experience to life... soft, smooth, and apologetic as it leaves--the aftertaste is slightly lactic and brief... vanilla, cocoa, sweet sugars, light hazelnut and cola make for a confident, appetizing experience... Avery delivers on its goods, and this is no exception...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (621) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Pours up a murky dark brown, with a dense tan head. Nice sweet aroma, with molasses, caramel, and mild leafy herbal hops. Creamy medium body with soft carbonation. Molasses, caramel, and mild hops on the palate, soft finish. It’s a winning choice in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2956) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pretty bland and tasteless. No off taste and true to style in its boring ness. At the islands can beer.

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