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Review by tavernjef on 10/30/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2009
Perfect chestnut brown with a glimmer of orange highlighting the edges and bottom. Keeps a compact medium stacked foam of dark sandy brown. Fades out to a slim collaring and broken skim. Lacing is stringy and sporatically placed as so.

Aroma is soft and delicate with cocoa powder and some hazelnut notes.

Taste is profoundly steeped in a cocoa powder presense thats fairly well rounded in a milky chocolateyness with small notes of vanilla, brown sugar, and hazelnut. There's a light berry-like backing underneath mixing with some caramel and the finish is fluffy, lasting, and rich and whisped with a unbittered leafy hopping. A very nice tasting brown. Lots of character and length.

Feel is a bit over medium in body with a smooth, full carbonation holding chocolate malt on the palate for a good while and keeping delicate soft characteristics the whole ride through.

A very solid and sessionable/drinkable brown ale. Another Avery keeper. On a style choice note: this seemed much more like an American Brown then an English Brown. But what the hell do I care, its damn good either way you put it.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 12/04/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2008
Ellie was the dog of Adam Avery when he started the brewery. The pour is a rich darker brown with great clarity and a soft off white head. Good retention and lacing to boot.

The nose is mellow with some rich malty aromas. Some chocolate and English malt aromas. Some grainy and more US hop notes. Some brown sugar and toffee aromas as well. A touch of lactic that is more of an off flavor then a milky.

The taste is similar with a malty base. Starts with more of a chocolate and sweet caramel/toffee flavors. There is some nutty flavors as well that gives it more of an English style but the body and hops confer more of an American feel. There is a touch of bittering hops and a finish of a more earthy hop taste.

The body is between mid and full. A nice but light carbonation enhances the earth and body of the beer. Smooth and easy to drink. Overall a good brown.

Served In: Pint Glass

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