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RATINGS: 1507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
I poured this beer from the bottle, noticing a deep, almost opaque reddish-brown color and a modest beige head that settles to a thin film of foam. The aroma is initially has rich, caramel sweetness, but the wonderful sweetness somehow seemed to evaporate with the head and faded to little more than a dull combination of mild lactose-like sweetness, some musty hops, and an afternote of dry cocoa. The flavor is marginally better but still sadly bland, with a light, sweet blend of milk chocolate and a mildest noticeable toffee character, although each characteristic seems to develop nicely as the beer warms. The texture is good enough, with a nice medium body that is lightened by a fine carbonation. Overall, although certainly drinkable, the superficial flavor profile leaves much to be desired.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlexCorleone (8) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
A: Dark brown with ruby highlights, almost cola in colour. Light brown head is dense and has cling. Gobs of lacing down the sides. S: Sweet malts in the aroma. Fruit cake, chocolate, coffee. T: Flavor is the same as the aroma. Rich and smooth, full bodied with moderate carbonation. Gives you the impression of a dense loaf of bread with touches of chocolate and coffee. AT: Dark Chocolate and Coffee at the end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBQJohn (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 Caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, vanilla, alcohol, raisin, smoke, woody, vanilla

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lumber_jack32 (9) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Dirty little brew. Nice smooth head and a deep rich color. Perfect brew. Will drink again

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeandduke (87) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3/10/15 Draft (The Laughing Man DC) - Very dark pour, nice tan head. Nice malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Strong harsh taste, chocolate toffee flavor taste. Liked this a lot. Texture decent carbonation, nice finish and decent kick. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2551) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour was a dark hazy, reddish-brown with an average size light brown head that produced a fine coat of lacing on the glass with each sip. Aroma: dark roasted malt with a lightly spicy hop presence. A bit earthy with notes of chocolate and hints of dark fruits and toffee. Taste: nicely malty with clear spicy hop note. Medium and dark malt flavor without any burnt notes. A hint of coffee in the finish. Excellent bitter/sweet balance in this lightly sweet brown. Mouthfeel: medium in body; semi-creamy; excellent, medium carbonation. Overall a somewhat bold and flavorful brew, that has a slightly spicier and more aggressive [Northwest American] hop profile than the typical UK version.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (442) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Malts and caramel in aroma and especially in taste. Undertones of dark chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (811) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Dark brown pour tan head with some lacing. Nose is caramel malt, whiff of coco. Bittersweet. Middle is toffee and dark malt. Finish is dry, with some hoppy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
A: Dark ruby with a half finger of pretty dark tan bubbly head. Orange highlights. Low retention but nice streaks of lacing. S: Caramel malt smell and little else but the beer is very cold. Not much development noticed as drunk though. Maybe a little Dark fruit? T: Toasted dark bread and those subdued willamette hops that I love. A leathery touch of sweet toffee. Good balance of flavors. I like it. M: Medium bodied with noticeable weight and low but noticeable carbonation. Finishes clean, not syrupy. O: Surprisingly good. One of the best brown ales I’ve tried lately and well priced so I would recommend this and will buy it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (112) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Questa brown ale, come da nome, si presenta di un marrone piuttosto scuro e una sottile schiuma che sparisce in breve tempo. Aroma principalmente di malto con un leggero sentore di caffè. Birra leggera e gradevole, poco carbonata, con malti e luppoli piuttosto equilibrati all’assaggio, e un sapore tostato non molto forte. Per lo stile direi che è ben riuscita.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4897) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. A cola coloured pour with a thin cream head that laces the glass pleasantly; aroma of toffee with some earthy hops; a rich, toasty, toffee flavoured body that sits nicely in the mouth and is not too sweet and has a touch of smoke; and then a dry finish with a trace of chocolate. Rather good.


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