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Chickow! - Triple Digit Brewing Co.

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-08-2013)
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New York

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
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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3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
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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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

02-20-2014 20:25:09 | More by ygtbsm94
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-31-2013 19:53:56 | More by kylehay2004
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beige head. Color is a dark brown.

Flavor profile: Marshmallow, chocolate, cocoa, hazelnut. Roasted malts with some syrup.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. A little hot.

This beer is very flavorful, but it shows a little alcohol. It has a lot of flavors, but it is a little syrupy or artificially sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2014 00:55:07 | More by mothman
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-10-2013 04:03:08 | More by sendbeer
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South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-04-2014 18:10:02 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-09-2013 12:19:40 | More by seeswo
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-26-2013 00:58:10 | More by Lukass
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-18-2013 16:01:20 | More by nlmartin
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-01-2014 12:31:17 | More by baybum
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-30-2013 15:03:24 | More by jacewg
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-10-2013 18:39:09 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-15-2014 03:08:56 | More by DerekMorgan
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-13-2014 00:26:34 | More by pmarlowe
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-02-2013 03:29:38 | More by funkel81
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-20-2014 03:50:37 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-15-2014 19:05:38 | More by BarryMFBurton
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-30-2014 23:52:11 | More by jaymo18
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-18-2014 22:08:06 | More by vrbulldog22
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

07-19-2014 14:05:10 | More by elkinbrown
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.