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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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.

4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - AUG 5, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Morgans. Drank on 7/19/06. Very clear, nice deep brown w/red hues when held to the light. Thick, creamy 2" tan head. Drops very slowly. Big, thick layer of foam lasts. Big lacing. Aroma - not very strong. Malty, a little smokey maybe. Flavor - Nice and balanced, slightly towards malty all the way from the start to the swallow. Underlying sweet, chocolatey maltiness on the tongue. This really comes out in the finish. Palate - medium, nice and smooth. Mellow carb. Easily drinkable. Overall - Great brown ale. Im not a huge fan of this style, but this is definitely one of the best Ive had. Smooth, tasty, and not overly nutty. Nice sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (7252) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
This is a nice looking beer that is only a little lighter in color than a porter. It has a nice tan head that grew to just under an inch. Aroma is malty but not overlly sweet. Chocolate flavors are present and there is a roastiness. Brown sugar is advertised but I dont taste it. Perhaps some coffee, but no brown sugar. There is also just a hint of tartness that forms in the middle of the tongue.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2006
[email protected]benhavnske ldage. Quite sweet and flat. Some sweet nuttyness and perhaps a touch of berry fruit aswell, actually no not really. This is fairly straight forward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown body with a good sized beige head. Chocolate malt, and nutty not quite roast in the aroma. Similar flavour, with more nutty chocolate up front, a sweet malty middle with light roast and a hint of coffee bitterness in the finish. Average palate. An extremely good example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Clear chestnut pour supporting a medium light brown head with fair retention. Aroma of roasted malt, hazelnuts, molasses and vanilla. PLeasantly smooth chocolate, toffee, nutty and roasted malt flavor with a nifty hoppy kick. The mouthfeel is just a bit watery but the finish is sweet, short and crisp. This beer reminds me of their New World Porter - especially when the hoppy kick comes in. A very nice brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6198) - 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.


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