25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by matjack85:
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I found this 22oz brown 25th anniversary edition bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. for the sale price of $5.99 a bottle. No freshness or expiration date anywhere on the bottle. No label either as all of the art design and words on the bottle are painted on like Corona bottles and many of the Rogue Ales.
The beer poured a clear brown color that turned crimson red when held to light. Nice 3-finger beige head with great retention and good lacing.
Lots of vanilla in the smell with some chocolate notes underneath.
The taste is vanilla, chocolate, toffee, nuts, and alcohol - in that order. Low bitterness from the Willamette hops.
This beer has a creamy smooth mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation.
One of the better Abita offerings and well worth trying at this low price.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2012 08:16:08 | More by matjack85
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 524 ratings.