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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2002
I see this is the highest rated non-seasonal Abita beer on ratebeer.com. I don’t think it’s as good as the Purple Haze, and is very average in its Brown Ale category. The taste is of roasted malt, with some hints of coffee. Just a little sour in the after-taste; in that way, reminds me of Mendocino Brewing’s Black Hawk Stout. But, a Brown should be sweeter, where Turbo Dog is a bit too dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1810) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Well retained head, slightly hopped, dark brown color. Excellent example of a Brown Ale. One thing I could not taste was the coffee flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Had to order this one... Who wouldn’t sample a beer named Turbo Dog? This beer reminded me a lot of Negra Modelo in the respect that it pours like a much thicker, substancy beer but is actually very light for its color. I didn’t get the chocolate/toffee vibe from this one, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Very dark. Slight chocolate aroma and taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (590) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Unbelievably suprised. Very good beer. A must for all to try. Wonderful pour with a thick brown head. AS little smell of burnt caramel but fantastic taste. Smooth not sweet. Perfect with a nice porterhouse steak with a side of crab meat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
The best I’ve tried from Abita. Could use more body on the mouth feel. Nice dark color with a chocolat taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1257) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Black beer appearance, bitter flavor and thin texture. Mostly notable for the cool name. Goes well with salty snacks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
This is billed as a brown ale at the restaraunt where I had it on tap, but it is far more porter-like. Big dark chewy malts with cherry, chocolate, and maple syrup on close. It’s rich and sweet - reminds me of Mackeson’s XXX stout - but with just enough bitter accent and almost enough body to hold up the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Not great, but drinkable. The head was not half the size of the one in the picture, and it wasn’t quite that dark. I had it on draft. Probably won’t do again, but not bad.

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