Chickow! - Triple Digit Brewing Co.

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Chickow!Chickow!

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89
very good

18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 154
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.81%
Wants: 25
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Triple Digit Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-08-2013

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 154
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (1,099 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of warriorsoul
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Supalonnie
4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am new to beer drinking and still working on my taste buds. The heavy mouthfeel of this beer comes in second only to Southern Tier's Creme Brûlée. The sweetness is a good thing for me as I continue to pursue others in this vein. The hazelnut is well to the fore in this beer/ale, as is light coco, some coffee, and what tastes like honey richness for me. Thank goodness I live in Cincinnati, because it's almost always available here! Don't be put off by the price point, 14.58, because it will be well worth it if sweet is your thang! (539 characters)

Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottles (Feb. 2014 an Feb. 2015).

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. Rich, moderately sweet flavor with a medium load of hazelnut flavoring. Only mildly sweet upfront, it turns mildly bitter in the nutty aftertaste.

Medium+ body; medium carbonation. Smooth.

O: an imperial nut brown in both aroma and flavor. High ABV is well hidden. (459 characters)

Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of JMA-DAD
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Iparedman
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of king75
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of norinco
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Infamous7100
3.7/5  rDev -10%
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. (676 characters)

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MajorBuckeye
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kbuzz
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnjohnbeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Rod_J
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ddedhed
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
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. (735 characters)

Photo of minterro
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer from pkthebuckeye in a trade. Poured into a snifter.

A&S: Aroma consists of huge hazelnut tones, slightly balanced by coco backgrounds. Very dark opaque brown colored beer. Light tan head disappears quickly to a ring and leaving a thin ring around the outside of the glass.

T&M: Very rich taste. Similar to the aroma with the hazelnut, but there is a little more coco along with a carmel presence. Other elements include toffee and vanilla. Missing a coffee presence, which causes this beer to lack a bitter finish. A little too sweet, but it fits well right now, serving as a desert beer. Texture is mostly smooth, but the carbonation adds enough of a punch that makes the beer not completely mellow.

Overall: Very interesting brew. It did a great job sticking with some brown ale characteristics, but at the same time adding uniqueness along with another trait most brown's lack... favor. I rarely complain about this but the hazelnut is a little overwhelming, outside of that I would recommend this brown. (1,018 characters)

Photo of elkinbrown
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of kal4478
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.