RATINGS: 1569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (1191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle from Saturday Shirt and poured into a pint glass. Brown in color with tannish head. Aroma has some nuttiness and malty notes. Taste is very mild with some minor raisin sweetness, slight roasted malt, and a little bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin with a quick finish. Nothing too interesting going on but drinkable. Turbodog sounds like a ballpark food which is appropriate for the Twins home opener today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
polo_marco (328) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2016
Smells of raisins malts and brown sugar. Brown in color. Starts off bitter from the hops followed by sweet malts with smooth finish. Med body with Flat like carbonation. With it was a bit more boozy and stronger ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (1073) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured black with a lasting foamy tan head. Aroma was caramel, toffee and chocolate. Taste was slightly sweet, malty and nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (19933) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours very dark reddish brown color with a mid-sized creamy good lasting beige head. aroma of red fruits, dark malt, mild hops and molasses. Taste of dark malt, nuts, some coffee, red fruits and molasses, good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (2171) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Rating number 1234. Pours a dark mahogany brown color. Large rocky beige head. Toasted malt nose has earthy nutty overtones. Sweet toasted malt flavor has toffee, chocolate and nutty notes. Bittersweet hoppy finish. 1, 2, 3, 4, can I have a little more... 5, 6, 7, 8,9 10 I love you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2016
At just on cool and into a snifter. Settles a muddied brown and almost opaque with a thick, whipped up off-white foam that holds for the length. The nose is heavily earthy like top-soil and peat with a generous amount of velvety, milk chocolate, rich timber and Dutch cocoa powder. Rather rough on the palate but in a good way. Burnt coffee bean and bitter burnt sugars mingle with smooth chocolate ganache and a very spicy and sharply hoppy tail end. Quite chewy with a bigger body than expected. Finish is spicy, earthy and nutty with lingering roasted peanuts. A touch of smoke and ash comes through also. Carbonation is light and spritzy offering a lightness to the malty palate. This is bang sessionable stuff. I liked it! (35,5cL, BB 29/06/16, BIDBeer)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (2145) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. A- Malty, subtle toffee, caramel, subtle brown sugar, weak. A- Brown color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Watery, malty, subtle caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- For a brown ale it was fair enough. A bit watery but alright. Not much to say about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (417) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 2"+ fluffy cream colored head which falls very slowly with moderate lacing. Color is mostly clear reddish-brown with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: very malt with caramel and chocolate, bread dough, and earthy hop spice. Mouthfeel: between light and medium bodied, sudsy, a bit chewy, with a long finish. Flavor: chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, nuts with noticeable hop bite for balance. Overall: a well done brew from Abita. If a malt forward beer fits your palate, then you would likely enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MNAle (173) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Stamped "Best by 11/22/15"; consumed on 1/12 and 1/13/16. I checked the date before I bought this, but I decided to go for it anyway, but just be aware if you read this review that the beer was nearly 2 months past the "best by" date from the brewer, so it was likely at least 8 months from bottling. But, it is a brown ale, not an IPA, so as I said, I decided to try it anyway. Very nice aroma; sweet, caramel, musty malt in the English style, some cocoa, perhaps a little dark fruit. Very dark ruby color, with a tan 1 inch creamy head that fades slowly, lumpily, creamily. Thick lacing. Light carbonation. This is a very good looking beer. Thin mouth feel, perhaps appropriate for the style, but the creamy head had me expecting more. Caramel, roasty taste that holds through the middle and into the finish. Only a slight hint of hops bittering in the finish. Very much malt-flavor dominated. I would have expected a bit more of a bitter finish, but perhaps that is due to age of the beer. Overall, a drinkable beer, enjoyable, but it needs more from the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (1211) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle from World Market in Mountain View, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste is roasty, herbal. Burnt, slightly sweet and watery. Not a fan.

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