25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by crewfan16:
3.18/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
poured from a bomber into a chimay goblet.
a- pours deep brown with only hints of light shining through on the edges. about a half inch of thick light tan head rises and lasts for quite a while before leaving some nice lacing.
s- candy chocolate with strong vanilla. seems lighter than what i anticipated.
t- immediately i think of tootsie rolls. first impressions yield slight chocolate and vanilla, then with the swallow that chocolately, vanilla candy flavor just seems to sit in my throat after you swallow
m- feel of the beer seems light. for a "strong ale" i expect a bit bigger thicker feel. seems slightly over carbonated, which might be why it seems lighter.
overall, i was looking forward to this brew, as i like some vanilla in my brew, but this one is so candy like that it comes off as artificial. I have had beers that remind me of tootsie rolls (new glarus chocolate abbey) but none quite as artifical. Sort of a forgettable anniversary brew in my opinon.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2012 23:23:19 | More by crewfan16
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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.