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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Abita Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of British pale, crystal and chocolate malts. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate-toffee like flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
This deep red beer is topped by a thin light tan head. The nose is very chocolatey and somewhat earthy/yeasty (reminiscent of an English porter). In fact, the body is along the lines of an English porter, too- this has a nice chocolatey matrix, with yeast and tobacco notes as well. Has a somewhat acidic, tangy aftertaste. I agree with previous reviewers that this beer is very thin-bodied and needs a bit more "weight." However, I enjoy the flavor. This may be the bastard stepson of Fullerís London Porter. I hear jeers and outrage- Iím not claiming this beer rivals Fullerís, but it does have the same flavor characteristics.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Brown/black in color. Very small tannish head. Very thin, almost watery palate. Would not drink if better alternatives were available.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (2013) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Deep brown with an awesome head. Smells of slight coffee and caramels... nice, but kinda ordinary. Taste is thin and... well.. milklike. Aftertaste/feeling is more like having just had a White Russian than a beer. Where I enjoy a White Russian from time to time, I donít care for my beers leaving that aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
Draught. Thin off white semi-dense head. Dark garnet in color, almost opaque. Notes of straw and a very light coffee/roasted taste. Strong after taste of coins/blood. This beer is not good on its own, but it may go well with food.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
Very smooth and thick. Almost liike drinking whole milk. Head doesn't last long. Simple flavor of toffee with slight aftertaste. Much like a "nut brown" in many ways, but without the nuts. Poop brown is the best I can describe the color. My mom drove a Ford Pinto this same color. I like my beer with a little more red coloration. For being one of the cheapest beers at my local liquor store it's suprisingly good. That doesn't mean I'l buy it again though. Not bitter enough for my pallet (I like balance).

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 How is this a Brown Ale? Looks like a Schwarzbier with it's black color and thin body. There is nothing to this stuff. Foams in your mouth like a rabid dog. Total Draino.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2794) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2004
Small light brown head, minimal retention. Great looking clear chestnut color. Slightly sour, malty nose. Medium/light body, sorta watery. Malty, chocolatey notes. No hop flavors to speak of. Finish is fairly dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2004
This is bizarre. It's purplish, and smells and tastes like grape juice beer. Surprisingly alcoholic, and surprisingly good. But the novelty wore off after a pitcher or two.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
On tap - Waterfront Manhatten. Excellent blackish colour with good head. Aroma of coffee. A bit thin in the mouth but the aftertaste is a good stouty coffee taste. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
My favorite Abita beer so far. Dark amber colored, with a good head. Smells of toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Finishes strong, malty, sweet, with slight soy sauce, almonds, and chocolate at the finish. Nice complexity.


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