25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kbuzz:
2.95/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my trusty tulip glass. "Best by 10/2/12". I really dig turbodog (which is supposed to be the base beer here), so we'll see how this turned out.
A: Pours a dark mahogany brown...reddish hues as it enters the glass. A nice fluffy two finger light tan head forms and hangs around a bit...nice amount of lacing.
S: Not much going on...some slight vinegar notes and some slight yeast ester. Not a very "bright" smelling beer. A touch of muted caramel malt sweetness, no hops whatsoever.
T/M: Caramel malts steal the show here...but might be overused. Some yeast breadiness. Slight vanilla, subtle malt character and even just a bit of cherry pit toward the end. Mouthfeel is solid. Very creamy - medium to full bodied. Carbonation is appropriately on the high end.
O: The taste is a little better than the nose, but not by much. This is an average beer, no better, no worse. Just a slightly more complex brown ale, really.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2012 19:03:22 | More by kbuzz
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.