Chickow! | Triple Digit Brewing Co.

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Triple Digit Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
tripledigitbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,932
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
237
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
46
Trade:
4
 
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 237
Reviews by LiquidAmber:
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of damndirtyape
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date, poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Very dark on the table, ruby red to mahogany with a bit of a glow when held up to the light - not a lot of light getting through. Thin tan head upon pouring slowly died back to a ring at the edge. Some strands an islands of lacing that slowly slid back down the glass.

Smell: Very rich and quite sweet. Caramel, toffee, vanilla ice cream, waffles with maple syrup, fresh baked danish, and a hint of hazelnut.

Taste: Very sweet - not cloying but definitely dessert in a glass. Malt sweetness, creme brulee, toffee, rich caramel, rum soaked raisins, with some bitter at the finish including burnt sugar and roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with light carbonation. Definitely sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: This may be one of the sweetest beers I've ever had, if not the sweetest, but it's still tempered by some bitterness so it's not cloying, but it's close. The beer is a dessert all by itself and is so strong I wonder if it would pair with food or if it might be too much. The intensity is such that I could not have a 2nd one in an evening. It's a special occasion beer, but it is definitely not an every day beer. Alcohol is well hidden but notable about halfway through the glass. Best pace yourself with this one. Definitely an extreme beer pushing the limits. Pick up a bottle if you have a sweet tooth.

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Photo of LehighAce06
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of speedvagen
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Diet-z
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewsed
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of doldham
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of schwemjw
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dheldman
2.48/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted off, almost sour, but not in a good way. Not the nutty, smooth, delicious experience I was expecting for sure.

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Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Caterwaul
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

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Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 237 ratings