I'll blog about this tomorrow. Time for ice cream.
Edit: I apparently overdosed on Ice Cream, and forgot to blog about the Abita, as Sean pointed out. Thankfully, it was so darn good, I still remember it. As you can see from the pic, it poured out quite dark, with a nice head and good cling. Fairly mellow nose leads to a strong malty body, although somewhat lacking in the typically brown nutty flavors. It is very smooth and hearty, without feeling overpowering. But like I said, not super nutty. So I would call this a very nice dark ale.