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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Turbodog is the inspiration for this robust dark ale. It is brewed with generous amounts of pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. Whole natural vanilla beans are added during the aging process.This combination provides a rich body and color with chocolate, vanilla and toffee-like flavor.

25 years ago Abita Brewing was founded on a pristine artesian aquifer north of New Orleans. For a quarter of a century, Abita has proudly brewed full-flavored ales and lagers. We thank our loyal customers for their support and pledge to continue the tradition of brewing excellence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Shared bomber at a recent group tasting. Poured to a sampler with a clear, mahogany/brown color, modest, tan head foam, and light, spotty lacing. The aroma was light roasted malt with caramel and vanilla sweetness. The flavor added some low hop bitterness, a little cocoa, and a thin texture. Okay, but missed the 7% in this not so Strong Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2011
This was not what I expected from the deScription. Light bodied and weak malt character. Competing vanilla and popcorn flavors. Not too much to this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body wit a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, berries, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor of caramel, cola, light roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and toasted grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Dark brown almost black pour without much of a head. Aroma was fresh vanilla bean, light coffee and just a hint of roasted malt. Flavors were lightly sweet, nice vanilla presence with a light coffee esque bitter finish. Incredibly drinkable and somewhat satisfying. Mouthfeel was medium with a light tingly carbonation. Almost like a light vanilla stout or brown. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2011
bottle. pours black, lighter body with small head. aroma of sweet chocolate, lactose, vanilla extract, and some massive caramel. flavor of a brown ale, with added vanilla and chocolate. has some of the grassy hops and slight bitterness that comes with a brown, while maintaining its subtle roastiness...nice overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Raisins, chocolate on a sort’ve generic porter nose.. creamy mouthfeel yielding vanilla, some chocolate, a little coffee, roasty tasting.. quite quaffable but never approaches eminence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Mild roast aroma, with just a hint of vanilla. Pours a dark brown, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. There’s a nice full off-white head on the beer as well. Very mild flavor, starts with roasted notes, and a touch of sharpness. Finishes with that same touch of vanilla with roasty chocolate notes. Overall, this is a pretty well done beer, with the alcohol very well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with light chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is pretty much the same. Medium body. Worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Very dark with thick head. Very quiet aroma with only a hint of anything; in this case a hint of cold embers. Flavour is screaming bitter vanilla. Bitter chocolate, muddy malt and vanilla. Not my cup of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy light beige head that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt with chocolate and light roast. Easy to drink a good American strong ale from Abita.

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