25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass
Appearance- Pours a nice deep brown, nearly black color, with a large off-white head. The head has some nice retention and persists for some time to give some very nice lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – Chocolate aromas are the most pertinent. These are mixed with a nice vanilla aroma, sweetening up the smell and overall creating a delicious smelling brew.
Taste – Chocolate tastes meet the tongue. The chocolate is a mainly cocoa in nature, but there is a bit of vanilla sweetnsss that is also present brining on a slightly milk chocolate flavor. There are notes of roastiness that come into play in the middle, giving a little bit more bitterness. Toward the end however, a light sweet vanilla comes into fruition rounding out the taste experience. While the vanilla is in the taste throughout much of the experience it is a little bit disappointing as it is very light, and not what the nose would lead on to expect. Even with a “lighter vanilla” it does have a good taste overall.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. For the style, the body is a little too thin and the carbonation is a bit too high. It never really lets the beer linger on the tongue and sooth, like a great chocolaty darker beer will.
Overall- It has a nice nose, look and a good taste, but the mouthfeel is a little off. It’s a nice brew, but one I would likely not drink with any real regularity.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2012 02:26:39 | More by Darkmagus82
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.