Chickow! | Triple Digit Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
24
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45
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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

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Photo of mothman
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of orangesol
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Duff27
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Eziel
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.03/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.31/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.72/5  rDev +16%
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!

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Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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