superspak (3755) - 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.
Brandon1989 (446) - 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 (45) - 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 it’s certainly far from what I would enjoy regularly.
Sevenlee (1618) - 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 (46) - 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 (4082) - 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 Molly’s 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 (764) - 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 (1281) - 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 (1197) - 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 (219) - 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 (228) - 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!