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RATINGS: 1229   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2006
12oz, no date. Pours a clear ruby brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and nuts, and a little resiny piney hops. Hops make a bigger appearance in the taste, though not by much. Seem to be just pine, not really any bitterness until the finish, and quite mild. A little chalkiness as well. Nuts, toasty and caramel malts, and a subtle sweetness (more brown sugar than white sugar) are also there. Moderate carbonation, light-medium bodied. Better than the 14er I just had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16882) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
Bottled. Clear, dark reddish brown. Mocha, roasted malt and some chocolate in the aroma and flavor. More emphasis on the roastiness in the aroma. Medium body and some bitterness in the finish. A very nice brown ale. (060929)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Filtered and deep deep dark reddish hue. Spiral of off-white head. Nutty, caramel and toffee in the nose. Rich and very smooth. All malts. Caramel and bitter chocolate. This is good! Slight coffee note. Very solid smooth brown! The more beers that I have from Avery, the more I like how they represent a style. Spot On!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle at lbaren. Clear brown - white head. Nut, chokolate, malty, smooth, nice. Light hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2803) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Not the best brown ale Ive tried, not the worst either, somewhere around average I think. Aroma and flavor are both restrained, featuring typical brown ale notes of chocolate, but not a whole lot of molasses/caramel, as I found this one to be surprisingly dry. Instead there was a light ashy character in the finish. Deep purplish color with a big 3 finger pitted head.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle, at Copenhagen Beer Festival, May 2006. I find it hard to get too excited about Brown ales but I guess this is a pretty decent rendition of the style. Dark brown with a ruby tint. Nutty malt, as expected, on the nose and palate. Touches of chocolate, which was less expected. Some very subtle spicy hops in the flavour, but very restrained. Which is probably why Im not a great fan of the style. Soft and easy drinking but a touch too laid back and well behaved for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Very rich dark brown with dark ruby highlights. Good light brown head. Chocolate nutty lightly sweet aroma. Light spicey hops. Dark sugar, vanilla, nuts, and sturdy bitter flavors. Nice fullfilling body. Well rounded. Clean finish. Pleasing, for a brown.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color with a smokey aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a cigar note. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a light brown body with a large, mocha colored head that lasts and leaves decent lacing. Average carbonation levels. The aroma is of pine, earth and sweet malt. The taste is very nutty and earthy with a slight hop taste towards the very end finish. The mouthfeel is slightly more bubbly than most brown ales Ive tried, but there is no astringent setbacks. A good brown ale and seems clean enough to be a good session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
Deep Brown/amber with thin offwhite head.Coffee, chocolate and some kind of burnt rye.Nice balanced ale.


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