25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by barczar:
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear deep brown color with garnet highlights and a solid inch and a half tan head that lingers. When it does slowly dissipate, it leaves sticky lacing.
Nutty, bready, toasted caramel malt and hints of chocolate open the aroma, with vanilla surfacing in the background. There's a slight note of alcohol.
Flavor is very sweet and rich, with lightly roasted malt complemented by brown sugar, chocolate, malted milk balls, artificial vanilla, and a bit of citrus at the slightly bitter hop finish.
Body is slightly thick and creamy, with moderate carbonation and an alcohol warmth. Roast malt is a little acrid.
Overall, a good dessert beer. Under-attenuated malt provides significant sweetness. It's reminiscent of chocolate milk...with a twang. A guilty pleasure of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2012 20:33:22 | More by barczar
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.