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RATINGS: 1226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a blurb along the right side of label, no freshness date. Poured a dark chocolate with a fluffy, rocky off-white head that slowly settled into a thin sudsy lacing, fair amount of laced sticking. Aromas of toasted and roasted malts, grainy with a swirl of caramel and chocolate, a big nuttiness, lightly floral with a subtle vanilla. Smooth, even carbonation and malty crisp and chewy, creamy medium bodied mouthfeel. A nice malty taste, roasted caramel and toasted grain and nuts, sugary sweet from the crystal malts, touches of vanilla, a soft hop bitterness, a light fruitiness and a dry grainy and malty finish, good drinkability. Another tasty brew from Avery, a good brown ale, worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
The beer is very dark brown with a tan head. Its aroma isnt very strong (or perhaps it was the glass that it was served in) - toasted bread, nuts, sweet malts. The flavor is very drinkable - not particularly strong, a little sweetness, mild hop bitterness, some chocolate. The beer is light to medium in thickness of mouthfeel/body. It finishes a little sweet with hints of roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2006
Nose: toasty, nutty, fruity, american hop, licorice Appearance: Thick tan head, deep nut brown colour with red/orange tint Mouthfeel: Medium body, creamy, chewy malt character Flavour: Sweet, nutty, roasty, some american hop flavour but definitely leans towards a mostly caramel flavour balanced with roast flavours. Has a mineral character to it but not out of place - it counters the malt sweetness and leaves it with a drier finish than I would have expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Wish I could give points for the artwork..looks just like my lab Phoebe. Pours a medium brown with a tiny head with small bubbles. Slight nutty aroma, with the flavor being a bit of caramel malt, mexican chocolate, and roasted nuts. Very drinkable, not tremendously exciting, but one I wish I could easily get on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown with low creamy white head. Burnt sugar, nut-shells, almond and roasted malts in aroma. Nutty flavour with notes of toffee and burnt sugar. Mild nutty aftertaste with notes of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (2204) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Pours a rich mahogany into the glass, with a hugely deep head, well retained and sudsy lace. Nice chocolate malt to the nose... really nice. Smells spot on to a chocolate malt Yoo-Hoo. Tastes very similar... a nice chocolate upfront, with an espresso mid-palate into the coffee bean finish. There are some hints of nuts to the overall impression. It is well-crafted, well-integrated, and as the mouthfeel is very smooth, the brew goes down well. This is quite drinkable, and a VERY good brown ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2913) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2006
A dark brown appearance with a diminishing tan head. A chocolate, caramel, and milky aroma. The flavor is rather sweet with a big nutty presence. A rich milk chocolate and caramel taste. The aftertaste leaves a slight bitterness on the tounge. This is a damn fine brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Avery Ellies Brown Ale 12 oz bottle Unknown bottling, absorbed 08/06 Medium pour in a pint glass. Poured mahogony with a mostly diminishing frothy 1/4 inch light mocha head. Smelt of mixed nuts and some chocolate malts. Taste begins with a tinge of chocolate malts and sweetness, then gets nutty in the body to finish with a mostly lingering crisper hop bite and astringent dry nutty malt taste. Mouthfeel was dry and carbonated. Overall, an average dry nutty brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pours a dark, dark, amber with a medium tan head. Nutty, nutty smell with a little chocolate. Not the strongest aroma. Nice lively but not too lively palate feel. Nice finish. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
bottle. dark amber color. big head. malty aroma. sweet malts. caramelly and a bit dry hops. a very good brown ale.

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