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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ PBF2012.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, chocolate vanilla beans, vanilla, light roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120727]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21545) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled@PBF2012. Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is raisins, wood, mild vanilla with some slight alcohol as well. Flavour is vanilla, wood, some slight alcohol, raisins and mild caramelly sweet notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20444) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled at PBF. Dark mahogany colour, small head. Medicinal vanilla aroma. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Honeyed veggies under vanilla oak. Mid bitter finish. Not all that complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled 750ml (PBF)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Vanilla, cardboard, some caramel in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Cocoa powder, Vanilla. Caramel. Very watery and plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12072) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11904) - 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex vanilla and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Shared with freinds and got a good not great response from all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Vanilla Doubledog
Date: October 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bit of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, touch of roasted, just a hint of caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, vanilla comes in to add more sweetness, vanilla continues to emerge as it warms but an earthyness continues to hold it back
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, carmel and nuttiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, vanilla and carmel with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie, chocolate and toast malt with dates, vanilla, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with chocolate and vanilla with faint hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

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