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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown with an off white head. Sweet vanilla aroma, with light roasted malts, caramel, and milk chocolate. The flavor has vanilla and milk chocolate, with some toffee-like notes and very light roasted malts. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black color with a large khaki head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, veggies, a bit of cocoa; Flavor was in line with there others; quite bland despite some hints at mellow notes right below the surface. A bit of caramel, vanilla and veggies. Good for them, but really not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2011
750ml bottle poured into glass. Dark color with a thin beige head. Flavor and aroma has a good vanilla presence. It may be a little too sweet to finish the whole bottle but it makes for a good sipping beer on a chilly night.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Purchased a Bomber from World Market..Pours a Very dark Amber With quite a bit of lacing,Aroma was light with hints of chocolate, Taste was a little flat, But it got better as it warmed up in the glass, Hints of Chocolate and Caramel and Vanilla.. So overall it was better toward the end of my glass, I might try it again later down the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a murky brown/dark-red color, strange off-white head, a bit chunky? I dunno. Anyway, aroma was a bit vanilla. Well, flavor was weak vanilla, roasted brown ale-style malts. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4313) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Bottle. Pours a murky brown red color with a tan head. Aroma is woody, chocolate and light vanilla. Flavor is light vanilla, chocolate and wood. Kinda bland to be honest. 2.9
RE-RATE 12/28/11 Bottle. Pours a dark cherry red with brown tints. Beige head. Aroma is vanilla sweetness with fruit sweet notes as well. Brown sugar flavor with a big wood and vanilla mix. Better than the first time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7424) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Very dark chestnut brown pour with a sticky off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma is not very prevalent - brief hints of toffee and licorice. Flavor is subtle and mellow. Some nuttiness, some dark chocolate, very brief mentions of vanilla. Back end has some licorice notes, and just a bit of toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel has a velvety smoothness to it. About average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (612) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle, dark brown with tan foam, light chocolate aroma with flavor of vanilla, roast malt, finish is plain

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown/black with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma of dark not quite burnt malt with som chocolate and vanilla. Near med body. The vanilla and chocolate are pretty much dominant. Some roast malt follows, and there must be some hop in here, but other than some bitterness it’s hard to pin down. This is a very unusual beer. Like BA without the bourbon. Like stout without body. Damn drinkable tho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2011
The aroma is chocolate, nuts, earth. The appearance is brown, white head. The flavor is chocolate, some vanilla, nuts, slight molasses. The finish is pine and grapefruit hops, lingering vanilla sweetness. Medium in boy. Not bad. Mostly like a brown ale. Reasonable price, $4.99/bomber.

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