Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
2.98/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I have had this beer before, and all I can remember is the label (the name rather) and the coffee at the finish. I really dig dark beers that have a chocolate and a coffee flavor… and this one has both! It's cheap, too. I have had a few beers from Abita, but this one stand out among them all. Let's start drinking, shall we?
In the Glass: It's dark in the glass. Looks more like a porter than an American brown ale. It has a nice head, too, and produces a thin lace when I swirl it around in the glass. Based on the tasting notes, I can't wait to smell this thing!
Nose: The nose is just loaded with malty notes. It doesn't have an impressive nose, and for as dark as this beer is, you expect more. You do get some toffee-like notes in the aroma, and the dark chocolate is definitely there. Not smelling the coffee… but you just wait!
Flavor: You start with some dark chocolate notes, then the bubbles take over and turn your palate upside down. Then you get hit with the coffee flavors that leak into the aftertaste. After a few swallows all you can taste is coffee. Imagine taking a pile of coffee beans, grinding them up, and tossing that on your tongue. That is this aftertaste. I like it… not bitter, but just a nice balanced coffee flavor.
Mouthfeel: It starts almost flat, but as you swallow the bubbles overtake the middle of the tongue. Then it ends with a smooth and balanced malt character. I would like this beer, based on the aftertaste, to be a bit thicker… but it will do.
Aftertaste: Can you say, "coffee"? Holy cow is that a crazy coffee aftertaste. It doesn't hit you at first… you have to swallow a few times before the coffee notes start to stick out. But once you do, man… what a flavor. The aftertaste is really the best part of the beer.
Not a huge fan of this beer, but I really dig that aftertaste. That, and I like the name. I don't like dogs though… go figure. This is the only Abita Brewing beer in the book, but this is their most well known. If you like an easy drinking malty beer that packs a punch (pretty decent ABV, too) then grab a six pack of Turbodog. Bottoms up, people!
Turbodog - The bottle says: "Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavor.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 05:49:58 | More by rickyleepotts
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This is the best beer I have ever had. I heard great things about Turbodog, and went to my local market, which has a "Build your own 6-pack" thing for 9.99. I got a Turbodog, Purple Haze, couple Shock Tops, and a Cherry Chocolate beer. I refridgerated my Turbodog and angle/straight poured it into a 20 oz. mug. The head is incredible! Super retention, very foamy, bit of lacing. The smell was great, hints of chocolate malt, no cloying, bit of sweetness. It pours a very dark brown. I drank the first gulp...heaven. No over the top alcohol taste, despite it having a higher ABV than most beers. I felt no biting carbonation and the sweetness was not overpowering. I recommend Turbodog to everyone. A+!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 19:14:00 | More by mreed91
3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - brown ale, creamy head, patchy lacing, fairly dark brown
S - malts, red wine, there's a unique smell here that's almost like grape
T - sweet malt, mild hops, some roasted flavors, sweet toffee, very mild hops
M - very balanced on the palette, medium bodied
O - solid English Ale, really balanced balanced malt and hops and an interesting aroma like red wine which i find really nice.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 02:05:33 | More by mthomp081
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,287 ratings.