Pours dark, almost opaque, a very very dark amber when held up to the light. Smells malty with a bit of a coffee note, maybe a tiny bit of cinnamon. Starts out a bit sweeter than expected, but still nice and light. Finishes with a bit of toffee, and a good strong coffee flavor.
Impression: A one-off beer that Abita decided to turn into a year round beer after people went crazy for it. Turbodog is a nice flavorful dark beer, that is still very light. It is a good brown ale, nothing that will blow you completely out of the water, but a very good beer to pick up if it is around. This is a perfect example of a middle of the road beer. It will hold its own in most discussions, though it may not win out over more interesting beers. It is a good session beer, you could easily put back a few of these in a night, and not feel as stuffed as you may with other brown ales.