superspak (3509) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, light roast, light nuttiness, herbal, and slight raisin. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malts. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, light nuttiness, roast, herbal, and slight raisin. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, light nuttiness, and brown sugar on the finish for a short bit. Very nice malt flavor balance that is fairly robust, with good complexity; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good brown ale. Nice balance and robustness of malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
GarrettB (1239) - 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 it’s 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 don’t jump out at me as unique or special, but it’s a solid brew for listening to live music, where the focus is on your ears, not your tongue.
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouts dark brown ;medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of toffee , caramel and hint of chocolate . Sweet and smooth taste with slight bitterness in the end. Rather light body. Not bad , though too watery for the brown ale.
jsporrer (92) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium dark brown with a nice light tan head. Not much of an aroma. Very smooth almost as if it is watered down too much. There is a hint of toffee flavor but I didn’t taste any of the chocolate. Its not bad but nothing much to talk about.
beer_rookie (152) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown. Thick two finger khaki head. Nice retention. Nice lacing.
Aroma is chocolate malt. Toffee too. There’s some coffee in there. Smells like a typical brown ale.
Tastes a little sweet. Little chocolate, little toffee. It’s a little creamy. Its also a little watery. It is malty sweet and hopped enough to be slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel is medium. Not as heavy as you might think. Its light enough to be drinkable anytime and also refreshing. Finishes bitter and dry.
Overall, its really tasty. Its not heavy. Its refreshing. It has good flavor. You can’t go wrong. Totally worth it if you can find it!
WVHouseofBeer (939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small khaki head. Leaves some lacing. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, molasses, nuts, and perhaps a little bit of caramel. Body is pretty light and watery. Overall it is nothing amazing but certainly not bad and very easy to drink.
MarauderSky (28) - - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was okay. Not exceptional, but certainly drinkable. I wouldn’t mind trying it again.
hank37 (189) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with thin beige head. Roasty malty aroma. Slight astringency. Mild choc and malt. Middling at best. Narp.
Samma (137) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle: Very dark brown in appearance. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Curious combination of malts and hops. Is almost like a black IPA. I’d like more chocolate notes.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml at O’hara, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours dark brown with beige head. Malty, milk chocolate, very drinkable. Light sweetish, bit watery. Nothing spectacular, but really liked the drinkability, would be nice as everyday beer.
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.