Thursday, February 2, 2012
Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Double Dog
Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Double Dog from Al’s of Hampden. The beer pours a dark brown color with a lofty and frothy beige-colored head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dry roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. The taste is smooth and dry with plenty of roasted malts up front. There are coffee, chocolate, and vanilla accents with a caramel finish. The after taste leaves some dry grassy hops and brings back a toast flavor. The alcohol content is 7.0% ABV. If I had one criticism of this beer, it would be that it is too heavily carbed. The mouth feel is a little too bubbly and gets in the way of fully enjoying the great flavors in the beer, although they still are very well detectable. Overall, I liked the beer and would get a bottle of it again.