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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a slightly misty brown/burnt orange, with fingers of off-white head. Smell is of grainy dough, well defined caramel malts, with slight notes of vanilla and even some red fruits. Taste starts with grainy wheat, and unsweetened vanilla, with light notes of bitter toffee on the finish - very subtle English hops (although the hops therein are technically American). Mouthfeel is medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hikeoflife (3) - - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eausten (5) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
Another great beer from Abita. Bit to much vanilla; well balanced. A favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
22 oz Bottle. Pours amber in color with a white head. Notes of chocolate, oak, caramel, spicey hops. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
22oz bomber pours mahogany colored body that supports a mocha head of foam. The mild aroma has light notes of dark roasted malts, vanilla and then a touch of earthiness. The taste has some roasted malts mixing with vanilla and then earthy to slight pine hop like notes. Underneath those I get a light sweet dark fruity ester like quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark,almost black ruby red color with a dark khaki head with little retention. Aromas of toffee,chocolate & vanilla. Mouthfeel and taste is like it smells....with a very nice smooth vanilla finish. Reminds me of a vanilla porter. Very nice,quite enjoyed this one alot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Vanilla, chocolate, malted milk aroma. Dark brown with a small beige head. Chocolate, malted milk, and coffee flavor. Medium body, slightly chalky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Woody vanilla and chocolate malted milk ball aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Chocolate malted milk ball flavor. Sweet but not a bad beers, especially for Abita.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
22 oz bottle from Rouses Market in New Orleans, Louisiana, served in a wine glass. Pours hazy chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trivial amount of lace. The nose has notes of molasses, nuts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla, along with lager yeast and a touch of earth. The flavour is quite sweet, with caramel malts, molasses and chocolate. There are also notes of coffee and a slight hop bitterness provides some balance. The finish is long and malty with molasses and chocolate. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this ale has a nice aroma but the body and back side disappoints. I would have liked a bigger flavour and more complexity. 2012-04-29

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Dark brown with a tan head that drops quickly. Aromas of chocolate shavings, hints of roasted coffee, slight compliment of vanilla. Flavors of creamy chocolate ice cream mixed with vanilla, slight hop bitterness. Slick, coating mouthfeel.

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