UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear yet dark deep mahogany wood color, or an aged, darkened cherry wood. The head forms as two fingers of pale khaki foam, with fair retention. No real lacing to speak of.
Smell: The aroma blasts out of the glass during the pour, and can be detected at armís length for a tiny bit of time following. Sweet caramel and toffee, over a layered mass of toast, cracker, and grain. A hint of something vaguely like cotton candy wafts through the rest of the scents here and there.
Taste: Where the nose is sweet, the flavors open towards the bitter side, with a sharp, bitingly acrid burst of metallic shoe polish, which recedes as the tasting process moves along, yet remains present, tinging the rest of the flavors with its presence. Beneath and behind that comes a wash of the aforementioned caramel and toffee, over a bready note not unlike boule, and a spot of graham cracker. Some leathery tones also drift by towards the end, and at the finish, this beer leaves a lingering mix of the polish, toffee, and leather.
Mouthfeel: Fairly light, this beer goes down smoothly and quickly. The carbonation level is somewhat high, perhaps adding to the sharpness I perceive in the initial taste.
Overall: For a brown ale, not bad - I can actually drink it, and detect some flavors beyond the initial hop burst. Itís not going to become a regular beer in my rotation, however.
bbbeer (706) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, small tan head. Aroma malt and chocolate. Medium light body, lightly carbonated. Moderately sweet malty flavor with some cocoa and coffee. A little thin but drinkable and nice flavors.
Pyobon (1268) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Very dark brown with nice dense tan head. Pleasant aroma - black treacle, prunes, toast. Medium body with plentiful very fine carbonation giving soft creamy texture. Pleasant taste - dark toffee and raisins at the start, thins out a lot in the mid palate and some black coffee / burnt toast bitter notes emerge for the finish. Pleasant enough, not exceptional, but then again itís a brown ale.
Brandon1989 (496) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a mostly clear reddish Amber color with a thick fluffy off white head. The aroma is brown sugar, brown bread, and some chocolate. The taste is dark roasted malts, some faint black coffee, and bitter dark chocolate.
fuzzcro (209) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first Abita brew. Kind of weak for my taste preference. Though drinkable itís certainly far from what I would enjoy regularly.
Sevenlee (1735) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, bread, caramel, bread and some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet leading to a bready finish. Not too bad.
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown with beige head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is again roasted malt, with very slight bitterness. Seems a bit watered down for a brown ale.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single bottle purchased at Mollyís Spirits and poured into a pint glass. Deep brown appearance with a moderate light brown head and average dissipation. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, nutty malts, toffee and light roast. Similar flavor, adding a moderate earthy/roasty bitterness, a light malt sweetness and a hint of smoke. Medium body with ample carbonation and a light dry, bitter finish. Not bad, but kind of hard to drink and it just seems a little off. Pairing: Widespread Panic - Dog Song > Fishwater, from 03/31/92, The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO
varanid99 (958) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, slightly cloudy pour with a nice beige head. Toffee/burnt sugar aroma, a little chocolate. Sweet toffee, a little chocolate, a little thin but nice flavour
GarrettB (1412) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
November 4th, 2013 - New Orleans is Abita territory - something I never knew - but itís a great opportunity to see how and why the city has taken a shine to this line of beers, and whether and how it competes with all the other libations folks are sloshing around in the streets, from cups and mouths alike. First is the Turbodog, readily available, and sweet and sticky, to match the hot southern air. The color is a deep burnt brown, made darker by the sultry atmosphere of our bar. On the nose I get a nice, fresh hop smell, almost sweet, and light, reserved and conservative. Everything about the flavor is light too: light flavor, light hops touch, light body, but the hops does cut deeper and more intensely in the aftertaste, mingling with some sugar sweetness. The different flavors donít jump out at me as unique or special, but itís a solid brew for listening to live music, where the focus is on your ears, not your tongue.