25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 2xHops:
3.2/5 rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It's not the best beer that I've tasted from Abita....
A: It had a super dark brown color with a healthy amount of head foaming then dissipating. It seems to be a bit darker than the usual brown ales we all drink.
S: It smelled a bit sweet, and I presume it's probably from the vanilla, but other than that, I can't really discern anything unique.
T: Where's the vanilla? It's not quite obvious that vanilla is being incorporated into this beer. I think I can very faintly taste the vanilla, but it's a far cry from the name of the beer, "Vanilla Doubledog."
M: Very easy on your palate, and it's very mellow. The carbonation isn't that strong, so the beer really does feel very soft/malty/whatever adjective that I should be putting here, and it's very easy to drink.
Overall, it's a decent beer, but great? Nope. It was priced at $4.99 for me, so it's not too extravagant of a purchase.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2011 01:26:16 | More by 2xHops
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on tap. Review from notes. Poured quite dark amber, with an off white foamy head. Big, sweet, vanilla, caramel, hint of toffee, pretty dark and tasty. The oak comes through more in the finish. Again, pretty sweet beer but not too cloying. I get a good earthy hop finish.
Serving type: on-tap
05-04-2014 05:09:09 | More by DmanGTR
4.13/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is possibly the best Abita beer I've had so far. Dark chestnut, almost black, it has a creamy tan head slowly shrinking.
Aroma is rich darkyl toasty, caramelly barley, hints of vanilla, prunes, hint of coffee.
Taste is nice, rich dark toasted caramelised grain (strong), prunes, hint of coffee candy, vanilla, wood, balanced gently but firm bitterness and sweetness. It is highly enjoyable and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 05:55:34 | More by Offa
25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.