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Chickow! - Triple Digit Brewing Co.

Chickow!Chickow!

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.48%


Brewed by:
Triple Digit Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-08-2013)
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured Chickow! into a snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown with half of finger of tan head.

S - The aroma is of sweet hazelnut, candy, dark fruits. Some roasted malts.

T - Delicious! The sweet beer is of tame roasted malts, smooth hazelnut. Mid palate getting some sweetness again with a touch of coffee. On the finish getting toffee, carmel, with more sweetness and roasted malts.

M - A smooth medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O - A very nice dessert beer. Highly Recommended ! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 22:57:12 | More by fitrock2112
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle
Pours red-brown with good clarity and a modest but partly durable head.
Strong nutty aroma suggest a beer that is sweeter than this turns out to be. Only mildly sweet upfront, it turns mildly bitter by the aftertaste.

Medium+ body; medium carbonation. Smooth.

O: an imperial nut brown in both aroma and flavor. High ABV is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 22:58:53 | More by chinchill
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Bruery snifter. The pour is dark mahogany with ruby highlights when held to the light. It produces only about a finger of sandy-white head that quickly dissipates down to a fine lace. The nose is a little faint, but does have some malty notes and a hint of hazelnut sweetness.

The beer is medium-full bodied with a nice firm feel and a surprisingly balanced flavor (not sure why, but I expected this beer to be super-sweet). You get that toasty, nutty flavor of a GOOD American Brown Ale, with hints of sarsaparilla. The hazelnut comes in towards the back of the palate and it doesn't taste sweet and artificial. Instead, it's more harsh, husky, and earthy, balancing out some of the malt as hops ordinarily would. A very well-made beer. No booziness either, despite the high ABV.

A very welcome offering for those who appreciate ``malt bombs'' (like myself). Like Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown and DFH Palo Santo Marron, this beer illustrates the desperate need for an ``Imperial Brown Ale'' category. It almost seems unfair to consider this an American Brown Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 18:59:06 | More by deadonhisfeet
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metter98

New York

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at King's Table, Beavercreek, OH

A: The beer is ver dark reddish amber in color and appears black when viewed from afar. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: moderate aromas of sweet hazelnut syrup are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of hazelnuts along with a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a lot like a hazelnut flavored coffee without the coffee. It's definitely a dessert beer with the sweetness. The beer is very drinkable considering the strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2013 02:07:53 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives fudge brown with a nice tan cap; a few strands of lacing trail behind

Smell: Brown bread, mocha, caramel, hazelnuts and vanilla

Taste: Mocha and caramel, up front, with vanilla and hazelnut flavors building into the middle; some nutskin bitterness, after the swallow, but the hazelnuts, mocha and caramel flavors dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: While the beer is a bit on the sweet side so I wouldn't want to drink it in quantity, it brings a different flavor profile that is certainly worth sampling

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 21:05:54 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As one of Cincinnati's newcomers on the craft beer scene, Triple Digit isn't treading lightly- jumping right out of the gate with a Hazelnut Double Brown Ale. Not the safe Northern English "Newcastle Brown Ale-type" beer, but a bodacious, creative, and lush beer that's sure to win over the hard-core malty ale lovers.

The obvious brown-stained beer shows garnet highlights through a medium-weight haze. As the dark ale settles into the snifter, it releases a dainty, light tan head that tops the beer like latte. Lacing lightly on the glass, the beer denotes each sip with well-defined rings of foam.

Opening with a punch of nuttiness, there's no mild insinuations of hazelnut through malt, but an obvious overtone that commands the ale from nose to finish. But the rise of pure hazelnut extract is backed by sheer malty underpinnings: molasses, toffee, caramel walnut, and toast prop up the nutty flavors with strong sweetness and a creamy milkshake-type smoothness. Background dates and figs butt right up against rummy alcohols and minerally iron for a balance against the dessert-like sweetness to close the beer's taste.

Medium-full in body, the beer doesn't scream "imperial". Instead, its quiet and calm demeanor is lush, succulent and seductive as the toffee wraps around the tongue and extends its malt-forward demeanor deep into finish and aftertaste. Only the warm dryness of alcohol and the brisk iron-clad finish rivals its sweet focus.

Hazelnut seems to be a polarizing taste- love it or hate it, this is not an "everyone" kind of beer. Its meant to appease the sweet tooths and those who prefer to drink their dessert.

Serving type: growler

06-20-2013 17:41:25 | More by BEERchitect
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: dark brown to mahogany. Nice finger width tan head but minimal lacing.
S: big time notes of caramel, toffee, bread and vanilla. I do get a little of the nutiness, but not as much as expected.
T: very sweet as the caramel and biscuit maltiness rule the day. A hint of bitterness at the end but does little to balance the sweetness. The high ABV is barely noticeable.
M: Creamy and medium bodied with a carbonation level to match. Finished with a very sweet hang.
O: pretty enjoyable brew though perhaps a bit too sweet. Wanted a bit more nuttiness to cut the sweetness but its still inviting. Good effort and a nice sipper that can sneak up on you as the ABV is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 02:48:51 | More by Infamous7100
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mikeyv35

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: 04/08/2013
Type: 22oz. Bomber
Vintage: 2012
Glass: Southampton Tulip

Pours a brow mahogany in color w/ a 1 finger tan head that left nice lacing. Aromas of huge hazelnuts, caramel malts, vanilla, and breadiness. The taste was of big hazelnuts up front, leading into caramel/toffee, and finishing w/ biscuit and slight hop bite to balance. Only distraction in the taste is that slight metallic component. Medium bodied and very lush. Very easy to drink as the ABV is not at all noticeable and the hazelnuts offset the sweetness.

Overall, I would gladly drink this again. This brew is about as good as it gets for an American Brown Ale. The slight metallic flavor in the taste is the only knock.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 01:43:07 | More by mikeyv35
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - a translucent brown pour fills out to a dark brown glass with a small tan head. Looks good.

S - Some nutty aromas (hazelnut, I suppose) and dark fruits are most prominent. It's very sweet

T - Nutty, earthy, sweet, dark malty notes. It's very nice, a good complexity not found in the nose.

M - a big and thick beer, very smooth, high viscosity.

O - definitely a solid beer. It's a bit on the sweet side, but it works well with the nutty flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 02:24:16 | More by ColdPoncho
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Here's to Lightning McQueen... the pour shows a dark caramel brown color, a thin head of light mocha with impressive resilience.

Aroma - grains with a light toast, a touch of metal.

Taste - rich malts, far richer than the sniff lets on. Sweet they are, the toastiness remains light, and again a faint metallic note. Hazelnut shows up more on the aftetaste along with some alcohol warming. They come off a little green, a little stone fruit type of nuttiness. The finish keeps some sweetness along with the hazelnut and toasty grain. Although the high abv is evident, it is pretty well hidden by the big flavors.

Mouthfeel - rich and smooth. The carbonation is frisky but the body is so big that the bubbles are helpful for balance .

Overall - a nice change of pace with the hazelnuts. I would seek out the barrel-aged variety at Cincy Beer Fest.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 05:11:33 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.