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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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3.7
cervmagpt (810) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 13B). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch unknown (BBF unknown - bottled on 11.30.2016). AROMA: medium-low toffee like notes with slight toasty and caramelly notes. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color with ruby color against light. translucent. medium light tanned head with medium-low retention. TASTE: medium-low toasty notes with presence of slight toffee/caramel and some nutiness. light malty sweetness on the background. medium-low to low bitterness with a semi-dry and slight toasty finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a nice brown ale, well within the style.

3.1
BeerRenter76 (1007) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/31/09. A decent brown ale, but not great. Everything was average because nothing stood out, not much aroma, or flavor to speak of. Appearance was o.k. because there were a few floaters to go with the deep brown body. Overall it was drinkable, an o.k. beer.

3.1
djoeye (4605) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2017
Aroma; roasted malts, chocolate, malted candies, plum note. Look; dark plummy brown body with a beige blanket. Taste; roasted malts, dark fruit, plummy chocolate, chocolate note - fruity finish. Feel; normal body n co2. Overall; tasty one. [35cl.can 5.5% BB30aug2017 [email protected]]

3.4
TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2017
Medium dark brown color. Some coffee and light toffee notes. Sweet, somewhat nutty, malty, slightly sour mouth feel. Mildly nutty finish with some toffe notes. It’s ok

2.9
mzaar (3389) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2017
Burk. Klar mörkbrun med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av choklad och nöt. Smakinslag av choklad, nöt, malt och röda bär. Tunn, på gränsen till vattnig.

3.1
GarageBrewer80 (512) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2017
Burk från SB. Klar, mörkbrun kulör med smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av karamell, bröd, nötter och knäck. Vattnig, lätt söt och torr kropp. Blaskig och lite metallisk munkänsla. Lätt smak av karamell, knäck, rostade nötter och kaffe.

3.2
Idiosynkrasie (7436) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 21, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear, dark mahogany colour with ruby glimmer and small, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Toasty, nuttily malty aroma, hints of Brazil nut, nougat, milk chocolate, a cautious fruity hoppy touch of red berries. Taste is slightly sweet, toasty, nuttily malty, hints of hazelnut, Brazil nut, a touch of vanilla and red berries. I can see the quality but still not really chum up with the style.

3.3
EerieDrinks (174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2017 Almost no head at all. Dark brown coloured beer. Aroma is dark chocolate, liqourice, raisins and nutty. Hints of brown sugar and vanilla. Pleasant but a bit weak! Taste is slightly bitter coffee, dark chocolate and nuts. A lot more simple than the aroma, and even weaker. A bit watery but very drinkable! Overall: First brown ale I’ve ever had and only tried it because I heard good things about this one, so not really sure how to rate it. Actually not dissappointed because I can totally see myself pairing this with a suitable meal. Like the idea of a drinkable dark ale. A bit too weak like I said above but I think that adds to the food-pairing potential.

2.8
arsol (1156) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2017
Mørk brun rød farge med lyst beige skum. Lukter mildt av kaffe og vanilje. Smaker søtlig, vanilje. Mild søtlig avslutning.

3.6
gyllenbock (9100) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2017
Can from Systembolaget. Dark brown with a medium slightly tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, nuts, caramel and some chocolate. Similar taste, also with coffee. Fairly soft and easy to drink. A decent one.


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