25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MrHassellYaHurd:
3.48/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Deep garnet color with a thick, but quickly-falling tan head. A fairly attractive brew.
The smells of the 25th anniversary Doubledog are of syrupy sweet malt, toasty biscuits, and a hint of hard candy. The malt-centric nature of this beer definitely reminds me of a simple british porter.
The initial tastes I get from this are of bitter (and slightly astringent) dark-roasted malt, and a VERY slight hint of vanilla. The sweet aromas from the nose don't carry over that much into the flavor--the sweetness is quite subdued, here. The overall texture of the beer is a bit of a combination of a creaminess and an assertive carbon dioxide prickliness.
Overall, I think this is a very safe and solid beer. It isn't one that will wow you, but it's certainly well-brewed, and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 03:53:58 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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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.