25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours a near jet black with a ruby brown tinge where light can penetrate. Head is a light tan color, a tad over a finger thick, decent retention, and the resulting head is thick and semi-sticky.
Smell - Hints of chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Subtle, but enticing.
Taste - Big malted chocolate flavor upfront, with distant notes of coffee. A faint coconut character? An underlying vanilla note kicks in around midtaste, then hits harder on the finish and intermingles with the chocolate as it fades into the aftertaste. As awesome as that all sounds, the vanilla tastes somewhat artificial, and the rest hits on only two or three notes. Simple, and somewhat boring.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth and silky. The best part of the beer.
Overall - There are several beers who do vanilla and do vanilla well... this isn't one of them. It's not a bad beer, but it's fairly bland and does little to sate my craving for a big, bold ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2012 05:03:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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 523 ratings.