Ellie’s Brown Ale (Avery Brewing Company) 3/5

Sweet, slightly roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Color’s a pleasing dark red brown. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated. Taste is roasty. Aftertaste is surprisingly bitter and crisp for the style, but not unwelcome, and has a faint wood smoke to it. A little too smokey and roasty for me, veering into porter/stout territory, but overall not a bad beer. 5.8% ABV.

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