Terrapin Phlux Capacitor - Terrapin Beer Company
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2.3/5 rDev -37.2%
I was drawn in to this bomber by the artwork on the label and the desire to try something creative from Terrapin. There was almost no hop aroma coming out of the head after or during the pour. It's dark, brown, and ever so slightly hazy. Surprise, surprise, there's barely any hop flavor to go along with the absence of hop aroma. It's got a really strong oak flavor but not much in the way of malt complexity. Seems a bit simplistic overall, sort of like my sister. Without any flavors coming in from the hops or malt bill, it screams a single note of flavor, and not one that I particularly enjoy. Not a fan of this one.
03-07-2013 20:15:43 | More by bigkingken
4.08/5 rDev +11.5%
I'm not normally a terrapin fan, but I'm not sure why this beer is so poorly rated...
This beer has a lot going on it. The aroma is very complex with an almost sherry (palo cortado) like oxidized aroma: chocolate, hazlenuts and toffee. It's quite boozy on the nose, but not much in the way of higher alcohols.
The palate is quite dense, creamy with some angular wood notes adding interest. The booze attacks and recedes in waves, with lots of flavor and aromas intermixed. It tastes pretty similar to the nose, but the push and pull is really what sets it apart.
I would probably only drink one of these in a sitting, but I really liked it - and I consider myself quite picky in the strong ale/barleywine categories.
02-14-2013 12:55:45 | More by Corkpuller
3.14/5 rDev -14.2%
A: Pours a dark copper-brown with a bubbly head of light tan foam on top. Clean look.
S: Caramel malts. Vanilla. Oak. Toffee. Butter. Tropical fruits. Taste like a average imperial amber ale.
T: Heavy on oak. Malty. Vanilla. Boozy. Very average.
M: Decent carbonation. Little bit of a bite. Whatever chewiness is there brings out oak. But, this is largely forgetful.
O: This is a mostly forgettable brew. Very disappointed with Terrapin overall. Probably done with them.
01-20-2013 23:02:59 | More by C20Percent
Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.