degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cola-like body with a puffy, fine-grained head. Vanilla, caramel, and savory fight it out on the nose. Definite vanilla on the tongue, but not at all sweet; itís still recognizably Turbodogish, but with a bourbon/vanilla/cafe au lait layer on top of it. Good, and not terribly heavy -- which I think would have been a mistake.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a deep brown color with an off white head. Aroma is malty, vanilla, chocolate. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, Maltu, vanilla, toffee, with a nice malty vanilla aftertaste that seems to linger. At $4 a bomber, worth the price of admission.
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with about an inch light tan head that sticks around for a long time. Thereís a decent amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like chocolate, caramel malt, toffee and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like bittersweet chocolate, toffee, and some vanilla. Thereís also a slight roasty coffee-like bitter finish. The vanilla isnít all that strong in either the taste or aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit thin and watery, and itís also well carbonated. With that being said, itís easy enough to drink. I think itís a decent overall beer, but there isnít anything about this that stands out or would make me want to buy it again. But for $4.99 a bomber, I think itís worth trying.
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma of toast, nuts, rice, and a minute bit of vanilla. Taste is toasty and sweet and a touch chocolatey and nutty. The vanilla is much more detectable in the taste than in the smell. Itís a touch creamy, with average carbonation and a medium body. Really, not a bad beer, nothing great, but quite good for Abita.
tigerbru (1) - - OCT 5, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great head, caramel in flavor, the vanilla is present and gives a smooth bite in comparison to the original turbodog. Not traditional for the style, but a great take on the dark beer...Iím really glad they bottled this one after participating in some of the cask events they held for this beer.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours a dark brown with a large beige head. toasty with a sweet vanilla overtone. very nice complex flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee and roasted malt in a delicate medium bodied brew.
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gift from Dan @ Steins, thank you sir! you and your store rocks!! .. . Pours a deep brown, medium foam, good solid lacing .. . getting some light vanilla, cooking chocolate, bark, nuts, and some light molasses roast .. . extremely smooth and sits well on the palate, not overdone- extremely well balanced .. . probably not what you would expect from a beer boasting an anniversary tag or the double vanilla tag but for a beer coming out of LA from Abita- very enjoyable! .. . . why can dad stand at the breakfast table and i never get to wear my cape??
abitadude (15) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Too thin and very weak tasting. It poors nearly black and has a caramel head that fades quickly. It hardly smells at all slight caramel smell that is nice. Itís taste is quite weak but pleasant but far too weak for this style. The feel in the mouth continues the trend of it being far too weak. For such a dark beer and style it is way too thing. The fact that this is the beer Abita chose to represent their 25th anniversary says a lot about the current state of Abita brewery.