Chickow!
Triple Digit Brewing Company

Chickow!Chickow!
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From:
Triple Digit Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #35
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,970
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 11.44%
Ratings:
259
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 08, 2022
Added:
Feb 08, 2013
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  46
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Chickow!Chickow!
Notes: None
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Photo of Rug
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Another BIF beer from the legendary @Eziel! This one intrigues me since a Brown Ale is a strange choice of a base style for the adjuncts used. I’ve seen it done both well and not so well, so we’ll have to see how this one turns out

Pours an opaque medium brown with 2 fingers of light tan head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing. A few floaties in there too

The nose on this one is sugary sweet but it works nicely. I’m picking up on aromas of sticky maple, milk chocolate, creamy vanilla, toasted hazelnut, caramel, and a touch of light roast coffee

There’s less obvious sweetness in taste, but it’s somehow more cloying, not to a super high level though. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting sweet maple, dark chocolate, acidic coffee, toffee, and light vanilla. The swallow brings notes of sticky maple, fudge, sweet caramel, marshmallow, light hazelnut, and brown sugar

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in sweet yet rather dry beer. Finishes with a touch of roast for balance but absurdly drinkable for the abv

This one is definitely a bit weird but I enjoyed it overall. Nice to sip for a while

Apr 08, 2022
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jan 05, 2022
 
3.73 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Nov 15, 2021
Photo of DoctorZombies
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DoctorZombies from Florida

Poured at 57°. A recent IPtrade with a friend back from his visit with family in Ohio and Indiana. One finger of mostly creamy beige head with rocky bubbles; good cap retention that ultimately renders small islands of micro dots, a heavy ring and medium heavy lacing; dark brown liquid with ruby highlights; thin legs at best. Nose is chocolate, hazelnut, and light roast. Taste follows nose with a semi sweet malt base, and with distinct hazelnut. Medium light body; moderate minus carbonation; no warmth from 10% abv. Overall, there is something artificial/metallic in the finish/linger, which drops my score; otherwise, the ale looks great, has hazelnut galore as advertised, and is a very tasty nutty brown ale…but that linger…

Nov 14, 2021
 
4.28 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Sep 28, 2021
Photo of WoodBrew
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I am trying this beer off the tapper at the Daily Growler in Powell, Ohio. It poured an opaque dark amber with off white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hazelnut and maple syrup. The taste was sweeter leaning making it more a sipping beer than drinking. It had strong molasses and dark chocolate malt base with maple and hazelnut sweetness highlights.....Nutella in a glass really. The mouthfeel was fuller in body and had smooth carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Sep 17, 2021
 
2.8 by mig100 from Texas on Aug 11, 2021
 
3 by aasher from Indiana on Jun 20, 2021
 
3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Jun 06, 2021
 
4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 04, 2021
Photo of DanBrenda
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DanBrenda from Washington

Ordered from Tavour. Chilled and poured into an imperial pint glass.

Look: dark brown (almost like a porter). Light tan head about a finger size that hung around while we drank. Nice light tan lacing that hung around.
Smell: sweet roast, hazelnuts, vanilla, some booze
Taste: taste follows the smell... sweet roast up front, some raw hazelnut then sweet roasted nuttiness, caramel and malt notes. We get some hop and bitter in the nose, followed by vanilla, booze and sweetness that is almost like a Baltic porter
Feel: medium to heavy feel with a tickle of carbonation on the tongue. A bit of drying from the booze.

For a drown, this is more like a porter. Sweet, malty, a little nutty (not much, boozy but well hidden in the sweetness. Confusing beer, but keeps you coming back because of the sweetness. Not sure of the hop note match with the rest going on in this one.

Cheers?

Mar 28, 2021
 
4 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Mar 07, 2021
 
4.27 by smithj4 from New York on Dec 25, 2020
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: Nearly black, with brown fringes. A thin finger of khaki head with minimal retention or lace.

S: Weak notes of toffee, coffee, hazelnut creamer and vanilla.

T: Follows the nose with more toffee and vanilla. Quite muted as if it were on nitro, a touch tinny, and less of a bitter backbone than the nose might imply.

F: Mouthfeel is smooth and silky and makes sense with the beer.

O: A bit lame/weak for me, but it’s an easy drinking dessert beer.

Dec 11, 2020
Photo of trevormajor
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by trevormajor from Ohio

12 oz bottle, no date whatsoever, I will assume 2020, poured into a large tulip glass at 54 degrees F:
L - Black with a hazelnut head that dissipated quickly
S - caramel, hazelnut
T - wonderful, hazelnut, caramel, a bit of malt, sweetness
F - nice medium mouthfeel with minimal carbonation, very nice
O - great beer, I really enjoy hazelnut flavor and this brown ale has a lot

Nov 07, 2020
 
5 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Nov 01, 2020
 
4.06 by Furlinator from California on Oct 27, 2020
 
4.29 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Sep 07, 2020
Photo of Captain69
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

they have this listed as triple digit brew co , but my bottle says it is brewed by listermann in Cincinnati?

great beer the hazelnuts are not to much. it is one of those beers you want another. I originally had this be on a trip to ohio in oct 2019 and gave it a 4.5 overall.

now that covid 19 is here I am going thru my back stock. this beer could almost make it to a 5 .
if you have a chance go to cinci a great beer town and visit the incline great food great bartenders and great food - also great view of cinci

Apr 16, 2020
 
4 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Dec 26, 2019
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz bottle on November 24, 2019. Double brown ale brewed with hazelnuts. Look is amber brown with a creamy beige head and sticky lacing. Notes of roasted malts and hazelnuts. Feel is medium in body.

Dec 04, 2019
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. No dating information found.
Brown colored body, with amber highlights. Thin finger of beige colored head, which sticks around as a thin cap and bubbly ring. Leaves behind an oily, small spot array of lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, hazelnut, and cocoa. Smells sweet similar to vanilla.
Taste that is dominated by the sweeter hazelnut, with roasted malts hanging with. Underlying flavor of darker chocolate, with a bite of bitterness.
Medium plus mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Strong aroma and taste from the hazelnut. Excellent beer to pair with sharp cheese or spiced desserts.

Nov 26, 2019
 
4.5 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Oct 22, 2019
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, with little light transmission in the glass and a thin brown head that dissipates to patches with moderate lacing. Aroma of mild toasted dark malt, hazelnuts, cocoa and a little vanilla. Flavor is dark, lightly toasted malt, bitter chocolate, hazelnuts and vanilla, with a surprising amount of char developing into the finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess, nice mouth feel. Possibly one of the best brown ales I've ever had and high on the list for hazelnut browns too. The initial taste is full and rich and I found the increasing malt char developing into the finish to be a pleasant counterpoint to the hazelnut notes. Although the pour resulted in a modest head, the lacing was nice. I'm impressed with this and would get it often if it was in our NW market. Good job.

Jul 12, 2019
 
4.02 by Diet-z from Washington on Jul 02, 2019
 
3.77 by Grinky from Illinois on May 12, 2019
Photo of REVZEB
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Very dark amber brown with a quickly fading tan head. Smells like german sugared and roasted nuts with malt, very pleasant. Taste is similar at first, getting the nuttiness, sweetness, and roasted nature of the hazelnut, but then a change from smell with a very sweet wave of vanilla, hazelnut extract, sweetbread malt, and caramel. Very sweet! Perfect for dessert, but if not in the mood for that I could see how it is too much. Feel is thick, chewy, and sugary.

May 04, 2019
 
4.17 by Dankacheese from Illinois on May 01, 2019
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 4/27/19 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice khaki head; frothy lace.

Raspberry, hazelnut & light roast coffee bean notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Hazelnut & raspberry flavors up front; mild booze heat notes on the finish.

Simple & a bit blunt; still, enjoyable if you like the flavors.

Apr 28, 2019
 
4.26 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Dec 30, 2018
 
4.02 by Cincy_Joe from Ohio on Dec 01, 2018
Photo of grover37
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by grover37 from District of Columbia

12 oz bottle w Lisa at home during OSU/UM game. Good looking beer with nice lacing. Nice nose, caramel, toffee, nutty. Flavor is an artificial sweeteners though, not good. Body is medium, sweet but not thick. Pretty gross overall.

Nov 24, 2018
 
3.89 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 24, 2018
 
3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Aug 10, 2018
Photo of gcamparone
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a bulb glass.

Pours a muddy brown body with a frothy light khaki head that leaves a layer of retention and spotty lacing.

Aromas are heavy butterscotch, hazelnut, molasses, vanilla. Taste is chocolate an hazelnut, coffee and molasses. Mouthfeel medium and low carbonation.

All the flavors are there, very tasty, maybe a tad one dimensional and artificial

Jul 25, 2018
 
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on May 30, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

This beer is so good the sweetness of the vanilla hazelnut flavors mixing with the coffee almost had my mind thinking imperial stout but the brown malt from the brown ale really rounded it out and made for a very different and exceptional beer experience. I would say give it a try!

Apr 27, 2018
 
4.32 by roarkty from Ohio on Feb 15, 2018
 
4.4 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Jan 08, 2018
 
3.99 by fthegiants from California on Dec 24, 2017
Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 259 ratings