Terrapin Reunion Beer 2010 - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
4.1/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep copper to brown color with a small off white head. In the aroma, small fruit hints and somewhat woody. In the taste, dry, dark cherry and a small alcohol hint. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry cherry aftertaste. Nice dark cherry hint and nice wood without being oaky.
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2010 16:03:22 | More by OWSLEY069
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3.8/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
not sure where i got this...pretty sure i picked it up in NC a while back...but when my personal glass whale showed up today...i needed a terrapin beer stat and "a beer for hope" sounded perfect. enjoyed from a 22 oz terrapin oversized snifter.
a - brew filled the massive glass and poured a ruby purple with a finger of bubbly cream colored head that bubbled away leaving a thin patchy skin of bubbles on the surface. spotty and streaky lacing clung to the glass.
s - fairly malty with some nuttiness and grape. subtle but to style.
t - as the nose suggested, classic scotch ale flavorings of nuts and grapes. malt dominated with no sign of any hops. there is definitely a glazing of oxidation and the flavor carries a bit of a tin vibe, but i quickly became adjusted to it. big caramel.
m - medium bodied, but chewy. almost winter warmer feeling.
o - overall, nice scotch ale. nothing mind blowing, but very true to style and enjoyable. the bottle i have is beginning to show some age (though i never had this fresh), it feels like it is still holding well and should be fine for a while.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2013 02:28:02 | More by cosmicevan
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel dark fruit, bourbon and vanilla. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character and Belgian yeast. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent variation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink if you want something slightly different.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 22:21:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.22/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got this in a trade quite a while ago. Can't remember who from, but thanks whomever. Review is from notes taken on 12/3/2011 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.
Appearance: Pour is the standard dark coppery color and has a really solid ruby hue to it; starts with a very scant and short light tan head that fades to nothing other than a faint wisp in the center and a thin ring around the surface; body is dark, but has solid clarity; can't see much carbonation in this one;
Smell: Smell is solid -- a bit sweeter than a lot of other Scotch Ales, despite their tendency to be sweeter anyway, and there is definitely a banana-like scent to it as well; bit of a chewy and yeasty breadiness underneath it all; for being close to 9%, the alcohol is invisible in the nose.
Taste: I think this beer is quite solid, and I'm a little disappointed to see that it's only averaged a B at the time of this review; a lot of caramel and a slight touch of bittersweet chocolate to it as well; maltiness to it, and there's that underlying peaty/smokey aspect that comes with the style; the Belgian style yeast adds a nice new dimension though and brings a nice smooth, mellow banana aspect to it and I feel that there is also just a touch of Candi to it as well.
Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight, and it's a bit chewy and sticky; carbonation is still present, and I'm pleasantly surprised by that as I really can't see any, but it makes its appearance and keeps it lively - I was a little worried it may come across flat and watery because of it, but nope, came through just fine; a thick coating is left all over the roof of the mouth; belly is left a little warm -- the only place where the alcohol has made an appearance.
Overall: I wish this was something that was available as at least a seasonal offering, it would make a great late fall/early winter beer as it has a nice sweetness, depth and warmth.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 03:07:08 | More by bamadog
Terrapin Reunion Beer 2010 from Terrapin Beer Company
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