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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Oh my what a good beer. Deep brown body with reddish highlights. Its topped with a foamy beige head that clings nicely to the glass. Absolutely wonderful aroma of chocolate, nuts, and malt. A chewy palate leads to a deliciously sweet chocolate entry. The beer is smooth and sweet all the way through. It finishes fairly crisp. A top notch brown ale!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2814) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2016
Pours brown with low off white head Aromas nutty, caramel, burned caramel, spices, hints of chocolate , dark bread Taste has notes of caramel, dark bread, dark fruits, hints of chocolate, hints of leather

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (915) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 26, 2016
Can. Pours an opaque murky brown with a slowly fading light beige bubbly head. Aroma is of vanilla, milk chocolate, nuts, biscuits, hint of coffee, slight bitterness. Taste is of nuts, chocolate, vanilla, biscuits, grassy. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2016
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and some earthy notes. Taste is nutty and malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (546) - - OCT 14, 2016
12oz can. Malt aroma. Malt coffee slight bitter flavor. Medium body. Nice brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (764) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Brown color, small tan head. Aroma malt, nutty. Medium body. Flavor is off-dry. Malt, slight roasted flavors, faint hop background. Straightforward and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1540) - Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Brown with red mahogany, creamy lacey head. Aroma is sweet chocolate brownie with a light roast. Taste is creamy with a chocolate vanilla ,nut, mild toffee, caramel. Some mild roast with a hint of coffee. Mild citrus. Bit of tang. Tastey. I like this overall character for a brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1604) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2016
beige head. brown colour. aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, marzipan, sweet. taste like aroma, bit of caramel, some esters, hint of coffee aftertaste is bitter sweet. quite creamy mouthfeel and dense body, medium carbonqtion. tasty for the abv. can 33 cl / bd jun-2016

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2866) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 14, 2016
33cl can from beergium. Color is dark copper to brown. Head is thin and beige. Body is dry, finish is long. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Aroma is cacao, light chocolate, light coffee, light biscuit, light hop.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1502) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Aroma is amazing. Nutty, roasty, boozy, and a cognac scent. Nice brown and reddish color. Taste is a bit watery but still nice and roasted malts. Can

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (946) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
5.5%ABV. Brown Ale. Poured out brown. 36SRM. Nose has nutty fullness. Milled chestnut flour. Some residual malt funk. Mouthfeel is light soupy. Palate has roasted chestnuts, black bread, browned wheat toast. There is always an element of old leather in the palate and in the aroma for me whenever I taste a brown. Light hops in the finish. Finish is beery. Good brown ale.


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