Chickow!
Triple Digit Brewing Company

Chickow!Chickow!
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #19
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,151
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 11.08%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
243
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Triple Digit Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
92
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Captain69 from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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grover37 from District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with a thin wisp of a white foamy head that dissipated lightly. Adequate messy lacing slides into the beer. The smell takes in the hazelnut really nicely. Delicate chocolate leads in underneath. Subtle coffee. The taste was mainly hazelnut sweet with a delicate bitter from the nuts. Slides into the aftertaste. Dry nutty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good. Overall, as an imperial brown ale, this works. I’d have again.

Jul 10, 2017
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VeganUndead from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got to try while visiting the Triple Digit/Listermann's tasting room. And then again later in the night when apparently they do a random round of "shots" of four ounce Chickows. One of the best brown ales I've ever had

Jul 10, 2017
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Dirtyhands from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glad I had some spicy food around because this one is sweet. Huge nose of molasses, toffee and raisin. SRM 30, when you hold it up to the light you can see through the darkest ruby. Taste follows up with an immense amount of molasses, caramel and toffee with hazelnuts coming out more as it warms. Powerful dessert beer here.

Mar 08, 2017
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jeffreed61 from Indiana

3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated '16 bottle. Huge caramel / toasted marshmallow nose. Very sweet - it was too much for me. Nutty flavors follow, and the 10% is unmistakable. In this case, that wasn't a positive.

Jan 28, 2017
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 16 oz Troegs Snulip not sure when it was bottled. Pours a beautiful mahogany with a two finger off white head that leaves behind patches of sticky lace and takes its time settling into a thick ring off bubbles.

Smell is ameretto, toffee, vanilla bean, dates, brown sugar, and a hint of oak.

Taste follows ameretto, worthers candy, roasty brown sugar, dark fruit, and oaky vanilla.

Mouthfeel is almost large, moderate carbonation and it works wonderfully, maybe a little dry, and the fact that this is 10% ABV is surprising and sneaky.

Overall this is really, really good. Just want to crawl inside the glass and never come out. World class and very unique beer, that stands out. Thx @jzeilinger for sharing this American Old Ale with me.

Dec 15, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark cola brown with a half finger fizzy head quickly dying to a thin ring.

Smell is nuts, becoming more clearly hazelnut after settling and slightly warming, with oak, raw pizza dough, and Tootsie Roll developing into peanut butter brownie as it warms.

Taste is fudgey hazelnut, with raisin, hot oak, bourbon and vanilla cola. A real sleeper, I can see why this just won FOBAB.

Medium body with full fizziness, finishing waxy.

Dec 05, 2016
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Deep burgundy chestnut colored pour, clear in color, thick toffee colored lacing ring. Very low carbonation.

S - Toasted malt, hazelnut, vanilla, and creme.

T - Beer is on the sweeter side and nicely blended between hazelnut and vanilla creme with a very delicate and light bitter finish and some alcohol presence. There is also some slight nuttiness, breadiness, and a hint of cherries midway through.

M - Thick and full bodied, silky smooth, lip smacking sticky, dry on the back end.

O - Not a fan of Brown Ales but this one really works well. Kudos to Triple Digit.

Nov 28, 2016
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate. This nice brown ale pours a deep dark mahogany with a firm head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and nice sudsy lacing. Nose of hazelnuts, vanilla, and dark sweet malts. Flavors surpass the nose with roasted hazelnut flavors on the front and sides mingling nicely with vanilla and roasted malts with a touch of breaded malts showing their way into the foray on the middle and back of the taste with light char notes on the aftertaste. Nice mouth feel, warming, coating, and full. Overall the flavors remind me more of a hazelnut infused dopplebock. That said it is a nice change of pace from the standard brown ale. Very sweet----this from a malt lover and not a hop head, that said this idea would work great with a nice dopplebock style with a less cloying sweetness level.

Jun 12, 2016
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For what this beer, an imperial hazelnut brown ale, it's fantastic and the particular style is nailed. Amazing hazelnut aroma and a bit nutty. Same flavors in the taste with a nice amount of peanut butter roast and coffee creamer. Very drinkable but one you want to savor and enjoy over some time. Bravo!

May 31, 2016
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours very dark brown in color with ruby highlights. It is topped with an inch of light tan head that leaves little lacing.

The smell is sweet form a metric shit ton of hazelnuts. I like it.

The taste is sweet and nutty. It is probably too sweet for some, but this beer really scratches my itch on a frigid spring night.

Full with low carbonation

I forgot how much I liked this beer. It has been entirely too long since I have last had it. I do not find it overly sweet. I enjoy it, but find it a little pricey for a ham and egger like me. It still a nice treat every once in a while.

Apr 09, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

3.57/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The problem with this beer, for me, is its sticky artificiality. It's candy beer. And I don't mean that it's just sweet - many a barleywine or stout are quite sweet. I mean that it tastes about as real and complex as candy. The first few sips deliver the message - a werthers toffee like center, not a lot of malt character, hazelnut extract, a touch of vanilla perhaps - but it doesn't develop or gain intrigue beyond that. Finishing even half a bottle is tough.

Mar 31, 2016
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brian44556 from Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip at 55 degrees.

Dark brown pour, bright white head, sporadic lacing on the sides of the glass.

Very sweet caramel, butterscotch, syrup, along with chocolate & toasted malts.

Slight resemblance of an English Barleywine. Very sweet, caramel, toffee, hazelnut, and a touch of vanilla. Great dessert beer.

Very sweet and creamy. Well carbonated.

Great brown ale. Nice hidden 10% and a great sipper for dessert.

Mar 08, 2016
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LloydDobler from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very sweet. Almost drinks like an English barleywine. I have never experienced hazelnut, or hazelnut flavor for that matter, but there was definitely a gritty, nut-like flavor here that I didn't quite recognize. Surprisingly enjoyable. Great brew!

Jan 26, 2016
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zimm421 from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear brown with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet; caramel, vanilla and hazelnuts. The taste follows suit for the most part, with the caramel and hazelnut playing a role, and almost no bitterness. There is a touch of an alcohol presence here as well. Overall, it's a good beer, but doesn't blow me away in any one aspect.

Jan 18, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a dark cola brown body, two finger offwhite head, good retention, not much lacing. Smells of hazelnut, a bit of char, toffee. It's strangely hazelnut forward, but in some ways, the rest of it takes away from it. Flavour is a bit difficult to get past; mild hazelnut mixes in with a bit of caramel and toffee; not a whole lot else. Very sweet and fairly cloying. Mouthfeel is medium-thinner, a bit sticky, lower carbonation. Overall, it didn't work for me, but I can see how some people would like it. It's a bit too sticky, too sweet to be able to drink more than a glass.

Nov 06, 2015
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AgentMunky from New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery (which is Listermann).
4/4.25/4.25/3.25/4
Dark, opaque mahogany.
It smells sweet and fruity, like berries and bananas.
Damn! It tastes fruity too. Candyish. It's reminiscent of...something...Grapico? Lollipops? Chewy vanilla-butterscotch fudge?
Smooth, sticky, and sugary.
Entirely too sweet, but entirely delicious.

Aug 31, 2015
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