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RATINGS: 1234   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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4.9
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Warm and smooth goes well with food, not overpowering but also very flavorful. Has become my everyday beer b/c the porters has caused, DDD.

4.9
Grippen (5) - - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
Malty sweet aroma. Dark brown appearance. Medium longevity head. Sweet malty taste with a smooth finish.

4.8
ghawener (1608) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle: Rich chocolate malt with a smooth light body makes it very sessional. A true solid brown ale, one of the bests in its class. Food Pairing: Chocolate crepe.

4.8
drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Outstanding brown, one the best I've ever had! Poured with a tan head, some lace and a very dark almost opaque Black brown color. Aroma is malti nutty slight hint of hops. Flavor is like aroma little on the Sweetside very drinkable. Perfect body. Super tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
brewzNfriends (1) - topeka, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2012 does not count
very smooth. great beer with a great malty tast with a excellent finish. Im a big fan of avery brewery but this beer is in my top 5 hands down.

4.6
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.

4.6
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Faintly sweet, malty brown ale aroma in this brew. The appearance is clear brown with a small head. This is one of the most delicious brown ales ever, so clean and crisp on the palate, but rich with flavor at the same time. The subtle flavor of the chocolate malts come through, but not sweet, just pure.

4.6
nickel (1221) - UKRAINE - OCT 14, 2013
Favourite brown ale. Strong nutty aroma. Dark foam. Malty and hoppy flavors combined together make perfect

4.6
dtdtdtdtdt (28) - - JAN 17, 2014
Hella fine brown ale. Best ive had, in fact. Chocolate, coffee. Hops do not stand out, conforming to the style. Really really good. Too expensive though.

4.6
bley7211 (22) - - FEB 21, 2014
Great aroma, unbelievably smooth taste. Leaves the pallet refreshed. It's a clean crisp taste that warms you up. Pour is clear. Only downfall is that there is little head during the pour. The crystal and chocolate malts give a dark roasted brew that is light and tasteful... I could drink this all night!


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