Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +9.6%
12 oz into a tulip/ label has a spot for a date but no actual date.
pours an opaque, mahogany brown with faint red highlights and a tan 2 finger head. head hangs around for a while and eventually calms down to a thin film leaving a few rings in the glass.
smells delicious with lots of chocolate and toffee malts and dark fruity goodness. taste follows nose with big malt sweetness, some fruity overtones and a little smokiness. finishes up nicely with mild hop bitterness.
mouthfeel is on the thick side with a little more co2 than i like usually.
this is a very drinkable beer that i wish i had more of. the cult status seems to be quite well deserved.
04-08-2010 05:27:28 | More by divineaudio
2.25/5 rDev -38.4%
Appearance- a dark brown with slight bubbles to be seen inside of it, nice white/tan head which quickly fades a way, if held to light still slightly transparent
Smell- lots of chocolate, slight pecan, nuts, roasted malts, and caramel with molasses tones though something not there i smelt before, uh oh
Taste- Hmm, im thinking maybe I got a bad batch here, not gettin the flavor ive tasted before on this one, may be slightly oxidized here, not good, will continue...slightly nut and chocolate flavor, but the alcohols coming out more then it should right now, think i got a bad batch could be old or something, bummer
Mouthfeel- decently full bodied with smoothness
Drinkability- I have to say I truely believe I had bad batch here, i had this on tap recently and I really liked it, this one was not very drinkable at all but i will with out a doubt give it one more shot, bummer not fun to waste 8 bucks, to be re reviewed...
03-24-2009 03:29:03 | More by Stunner97
3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
Pours dark amber-brown, with a wispy tan foam.
Very doughy, grainy aroma. Little hop presence. Some "swampiness" right at the end.
Raisin-chocolate flavor up front. This spreads across the tongue into an unpleasant tinny, metallic taste. Ends with a roast bitter aftertaste. This beer would be exceptional if it weren't for the metallic middle.
Full bodied, but not chewy, pretty good mouthfeel, and a fairly drinkable brown ale.
10-24-2005 02:06:20 | More by nortmand
2.73/5 rDev -25.2%
Pours a dark coca-cola colored brown with a modest 1-½ finger tan head. The smell consists of roasted chocolate malt and a very faint hop aroma. The taste mimics the smell in a watery kind of way. The aroma is deceiving in this manner as it almost smells as bold as a porter, but this is way more watery in taste than a light bock. It also has a weird twang mid-swallow of each and every swallow. The hops are barely noticeable and theres not much carbonation either. This beer is very light bodied and finishes very thin. This beer has way too much roastiness to be so lean. Strange brew this is! Cheers!
04-04-2003 18:41:55 | More by BeerAngel
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
Pours a dark mahogany with a two-finger tan head. Scent is toasted malts with faint chocolate. The taste is strong of coffee, chocolate & toasted malt. Mouthfeel is more carbonated than I expected, not real thick. This is a drinkable beer that's not too filling, however, the high carbonation is a little much.
12-03-2008 03:44:55 | More by theghost3
3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours a brownish-black color with a nice tan head that stays throughout the beer.
The smell is nice of caramel malt. A little bit of hops are detected.
Flavor is very full and rich malt tastes. The toasted grains are good, but fairly subdued.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Full and smooth.
Good drinkability. The smoothness of the beer and the subtelty of the taste go well for dinner with ribs or something of the sort.
03-08-2008 19:37:54 | More by BDIMike
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
A - 2" beige head that retains well at 1". Some lace. Dark brown beer.
S - Chocolate malt. Mild roasted quality in the aroma. Hint of hops.
T - Mellow chocolate and toffee. Roasted and nutty. Sweet malt flavor that is not overly sweet in the finish. Touch of hops mid-palate and beyond. Some coffee in finish.
M - Medium body and low carbonation.
D - Very drinkable as a session and relatively inexpensive with a good depth of flavor.
09-13-2006 02:18:15 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
pours a very dark almost black color with a big white head that barely laces at all. not a lot going on in the nose department, some malty scents are the most easily distinguished, as well as some fruit. taste is interesting, toffee, chocolate, sweet malt are the most notable, as well as a tiny coffee after taste, its like a pale ale and a stout got drunk together, rented a room at the motel 6 and then 9 months later a new beer was made. not a bad beer. would drink again
12-09-2007 23:06:41 | More by 1fastz28
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,322 ratings.