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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Pours a nice deep red with a sloppy head - body is full of bubbles. Aromas are mellow; plentiful of caramel and vanilla with a hint of hops. The taste is initially bitter of hops, but then comes down to a light toffee flavor. Finishes dry with a subtle, yet lingering vanilla aftertaste. The way it is described though, I expected way much more explosive flavors for a demanding palette.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dylandownsouth (12) - - OCT 26, 2011
Man, was I disappointed with this one. I really expected a bigger, more flavorful turbodog style beer. For a 7% ABV beer is was kind of watery and had non-existent aroma. Color was murky dark brown with a hint of red. Not much head retention which was another confirmation of the lack of body and overal watery mouhfeel for a "big" beer. Seemed undercarbonated too. I wouldnít have noticed any vanilla flavor at all except that it was labelled as having vanilla on the bottle. The aroma was weak. The overall flavor was out of balance and was very heavy on the roasty/ashy component but didinít have much else going on besides some grassy hop in the finish. I drank it, but didnít order another one. It was not worth the money and I was disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with an initially tall, beige head that drops down fairly soon.

Smell: Toasty, nutty with slighter backings from roast, caramel, and unsweetened chocolate and the thinnest notion of one lonely raisin. Subtle hint of vanilla, which Iím hard to honestly fault, as I canít really recall a vanilla-flavored beer that knocked my socks off when it came to the vanilla additive.

Taste: Sweetish tastes of roasty malts, toasted nuts, a small pinch chocolate powder, a whisper of caramel, and a bit of vanilla bean. Very lightly earthy hops with a low bitterness. Low fruitiness. Though "natural vanilla beans" are specifically mentioned on the bottle, itís got a bit of harshness akin to a small sip of vanilla extract. Malty, vanilla extract-hinted finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (just barely). Medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

Overall: Though the name is íDoubleí Dog, they kept it closer to the easy-going, drinkable roots of the standard Turbodog. Not that great, no, but as far as bomber prices go, Iím not about to get riled up over five bucks. Iím really not!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate malts, vanilla and a tart note. The taste is vanilla, chocolate, nuts a bit of roast and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Sampled from bomber at cah downtown. Pours a clear brown with chestnut highlights and decent khaki head. Smells and tastes like a tootsie roll. Donít really get the vanilla, but lots of fake chocolate and bitter earthiness. Blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks beerandbeyond. Brown color with a beige head. Aroma of malt, somewhat roasted, nuts, some fruitiness and faint vanilla hints. Sweetish malty flavor with chocolate, vanilla, some nuts and bread. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a decent head. Nice vanilla aroma with a hint of hops. Nice combo. Solid vanilla taste. Kind of tastes like a vanilla lager. Not much hops, but good balance between malt and the vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Dark brown pour. Aroma of vanilla, wheat bread, light molasses. Flavor is light buckwheat, vanilla, roast. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2011
22oz bottle. Vintage 2011.
Dark brown, black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of vanilla beans, and chocolate malt. Smells like a dessert or a cheesecake shoppe. Flavor has a mouthful of chocolate malts, essence of vanilla. Thin texture. Finishes full of flavor.
My 3125th Rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
starts off pretty well with a light tasty flavor and a subtle vanilla flavor. however it falls kinda flat with weak malts and low on the mouthfeel. the end is slightly metallic good but not great.

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