25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
3.48/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with an initially tall, beige head that drops down fairly soon.
Smell: Toasty, nutty with slighter backings from roast, caramel, and unsweetened chocolate and the thinnest notion of one lonely raisin. Subtle hint of vanilla, which I'm hard to honestly fault, as I can't really recall a vanilla-flavored beer that knocked my socks off when it came to the vanilla additive.
Taste: Sweetish tastes of roasty malts, toasted nuts, a small pinch chocolate powder, a whisper of caramel, and a bit of vanilla bean. Very lightly earthy hops with a low bitterness. Low fruitiness. Though "natural vanilla beans" are specifically mentioned on the bottle, it's got a bit of harshness akin to a small sip of vanilla extract. Malty, vanilla extract-hinted finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (just barely). Medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.
Overall: Though the name is 'Double' Dog, they kept it closer to the easy-going, drinkable roots of the standard Turbodog. Not that great, no, but as far as bomber prices go, I'm not about to get riled up over five bucks. I'm really not!
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2011 03:43:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
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 524 ratings.