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RATINGS: 1221   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6022) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2006
A dark brown pour with a decent off white head and a nice lacing from start ot finish. A nice sweet aroma of roasted malt. A nice flavor of sweet caramelly malt that says choconutty. A surprising finishing bitter that lasts a good while. A reasonalbly smooth palate that is just a tad watery but strong for this style beer. As this beer warms the carbonation changes and is a bit foamy. A good beer I enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Dark brown with small tan head. Very appealing aroma of chocolate, nuts and malts. Warm, roasty finish. A very enjoyable brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Slightly disappointing, with a smooth, but kind of sour, bittersweet chocolate flavor, with a fairly watery aftertaste. Nice nuttiness, with a dry roasted peanut thing going on as it warms. Finishes lingering, but overall kind of one sided.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Poured from bottle into a shaker glass, it had a hazy mahogany body and a short-lasting tan head. This humble-looking beer made up ground in aroma by having a rich, toasty malt scent balanced by some mellow hops that I could not put my finger on. The flavor definitely delivers on the toasty chocolate malts that the aroma promised. I thought that this brew was fairly smooth and easy to drink. It was full enough to coat the tongue without being sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2006
dark brown with some ruby highlights. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, some fruitiness. Taste is about the same, thin palate, with a slightly roasted bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark copper body with a medium-sized, soapy, tanned head. The aroma is reasonably toasty, creamy hazelnuts, and some bread. The body seemed a bit thin and watery at times but others moments contained flavours of chocolate and vast nuttiness. Good. Purchased at Bello Vino, Ann Arbor in March 2006.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2006
One of the better brown ales that Ive enjoyed. Chocolate in flavor, with a sweet taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6381) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Very lively, swirly pour, deep clear chestnut brown with a large lasting fizzy-foamy tan head. Very mild aroma, but whats there is nice - roast coffee/chocolate malt, tart grape, soft bitter hops, lightly grainy and earthy. Taste is very similar, light hops, quite roasty, almost a tobacco flavour, grapeseed and decided dirt-like (in a mostly good way). Slightly weak bodied, almost flat, quick off the palate - very tasty but ephemeral.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (9215) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
Bottle. Off-white longlasting creamy head. Hazy dark ruby body. Aroma of berries, slightly acidic flavor without being sour. Guess Ill have to try it again later for actually this one did not taste of much. Had expected more.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours dark coffee brown with a shallow creamy froth. Smells of fresh hops like an IPA. Medium nectar weight with ample residual effers. Flavors are dry with a big fresh hoppy bitterness on the finish. Well ballanced. Hoppy for a brown. The leather and cocoa are almost nonexist. Excellent indeed. not malty at all. A well balanced session brew. Highly recommended.


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