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RATINGS: 1245   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2852) - - JAN 20, 2013
Canned. Aroma: Not really inviting. Appearance: Beautiful creamy, nicely lacing beige head. Taste and palate: Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness. Licorice on the swallow. Remarkably nutty finish. Overall impression: Very true to the style. Decent.


3.1
mice (960) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2017
0,355l can from Beergium. Dark brown beer with medium head. Aroma has some chocolate and roasted coffee, but is quite light overall. Taste is more strong with dark malts, roasted coffee and chocolate. Medium body.

3.5
Nicke80 (747) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2017
33 cl can from systembolaget. Pours brown with little head. Sweet roasted aroma with coffee and burnt sugar. Nutty after taste with sweet chocolate bitterness.

3.8
hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2017
It pours dark brown with a brown head that has moderate head retention. It is fairly clear. It has a chocolate and caramel aroma. The are background aromas of nuts, vanilla, and very light hops. The caramel is the most prominent flavor with the chocolate very noticeable. There are low levels of vanilla and nuts with a light spiciness. It has a moderate body with a moderately bitter finish. Overall, the balance is towards the malts with the hops being noticeable and providing good balance.

3.3
Cool_Bond (2671) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2017
Dark malt and coffee in flavor and taste. Good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth to a weak moment. Okay beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
Bacchus66 (337) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2017
From tap. Clear dark reddish brown, a finger of beige head. Generous aromatics of chocolate, almonds, roasted malt. Medium bodied, flavors of dark chocolate, nuts, sweet caramel notes. Pleasant nutty finish. Overall this smells great and and is nicely balanced. Almost a light porter in style.

3.5
RickFifty (1254) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2017
Mahogany brown color, beige head. Sweet and roasted malt nose, brown sugar, nuts, bread, hint of yeast. Malty taste, sweet, brown sugar, milk chocolate, metallic notes, hint of vanilla. Medium to light body, soft carbonation.

3.7
kydj (1) - - MAY 29, 2017 does not count
Not bad but has a little after taste that I wasn't fond of. Over all, it's a good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
Taste is kind of sweet with brown sugar and roasted almonds. Pretty ok brownie without impressing too much.

3.8
Defreni (3214) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2017
Flaske. Som en Brown ale skal være. Nøddebrun med et fint skumhoved. Duft af malt, let chokolade. Det er smagen der er i højsædet. Sødlig nødder med en lækker humleantast der gør øllen frisk og lækker. God mundfylde.

3.1
MaltOne (368) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Pours dark, almost opaque, cola brown. Slightly sweet, brown bread aroma. Similar taste, with a very faint coffee finish, Palate is medium-light with a slightly creamy texture. Overall, its OK but doesn’t really get your attention... in fairness, I a suspect this can was a little off. Sorry Ellie.


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