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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Turbodog is the inspiration for this robust dark ale. It is brewed with generous amounts of pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. Whole natural vanilla beans are added during the aging process.This combination provides a rich body and color with chocolate, vanilla and toffee-like flavor.

25 years ago Abita Brewing was founded on a pristine artesian aquifer north of New Orleans. For a quarter of a century, Abita has proudly brewed full-flavored ales and lagers. We thank our loyal customers for their support and pledge to continue the tradition of brewing excellence.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbeer (662) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Tap. Dark pour with tan head that dissipated quickly. Strong sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet vanilla flavor that is easy to drink and stays on the palate just right. This beer did not disappoint! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, vanilla beans, milk chocolate, caramel, subtle toffee and had a sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
svandyke (68) - USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle- Bomber Little to no head. Thin smell of vanilla and bourbony notes. Taste begins with a sweetness but ends with a more acrid bitterness. Rather flat with a thin feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
"Dark, muddy looking brown with a small dark head. Vanilla aroma was nice along with an earthy malt. A bit thin - far thinner that I imagined - to the pallette and a weak caramel-malt-toffee flavor. Lacking a robust quality."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Ashur Liquor: Poured a deep shade of brown liquid while a huge thick topping of foam formed the head. As for the aroma, a faint nose of lightly roasted malt while only a minor scent of vanilla bean comes through. Thankfully, the flavor is a little bit more rewarding with a sweet touch of dark malts that bring out a chocolate milk taste. There is also a more noticeable taste of the vanilla bean added then the aroma was able to convince me, but overall this is a tame and smooth recipe that is easily drinkable and certainly demonstrates that Abita Brewing can work out a decent and worthy recipe if they try hard enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
airrick2003 (411) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Appearance: it’s a very dark maroon color, practically opaque but if you hold it up to the light you can see thru it, clear, very thick tan head that is dense Aroma: coffee, chocolate, kind of faint, vanilla, creamy, sweet, dark and roasty Taste: vanilla on top of a coffee foundation, can get the hops if you focus, plum, toasty Palate: high carbonation, leaves a slight coffee aftertaste, medium mouthfeel, leaves mouth dry Overall: this is a better stout than most to me, less coffee in this stout, wish it had more vanilla but not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (795) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of lightly roasted malts with some notes of vanilla. Taste is similar with some toffee notes. A bit lighter than what I was expecting really. Not quite as robust and flavorful as I would have liked. Still, a decent brew and pretty drinkable. Goes well with food.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Beer had a very nice color with nice tan foamy head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is vanilla and root beer with a slightly acrid roastiness. Starts out reminiscent of a cafe latte or chocolate milk (says A). Light roastiness throughout. Some vanilla woodiness, but not quite as prominent as expected. Chocolate malts. Medium body, moderate ethanol. Lingering sweetness. Overall, not bad but fairly mild.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (727) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
A very nice vanilla beer. Pours a deep maroon with a thick tan head. Smells of vanilla, lemon and cinnamon. Taste is very smooth, slightly carbonated, with vanilla upfront, with a slight malt beverage taste in the end. Good stuff! Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjgmd (1225) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a small head. Nose is more chocolate and malt, but mild. Taste more like a sweet brown ale, as it warms, becomes sweeter with the vanilla punching through. Drinkable but not packed with flavor by any means. Quaff Score 6 / 10

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1182) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pours brown with a beige head and sweet vanilla, roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet as well, with vanilla that comes through more as beer sits, with chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel and a sweet, roasty finish. Drinkable solid ale


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