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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

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very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark Imperial Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Natural Flavors.

(Beer added by: pixieskid on 07-28-2012)
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-18-2014 10:20:04 | More by Dreizhen
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-27-2012 00:43:59 | More by bellce0
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2013 23:37:03 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

22oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Specific classification: Spiced Imperial Brown Ale.

A - Pours very dark brown with a rather fragile and frothy tan head.

Aroma: A spicy mix of roasted dark malts, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla with a hint of raisins.

T - A cascade of flavors, but cinnamon and vanilla are prominent throughout. Dark chocolate appears mid-taste and, joined by milkly coffee, lingers in the aftertaste. Mildly sweet although, ultimately, balanced by some bitterness.

M - Medium/full bodied with moderate+ carbonation.

O - A fine sipping ale. Sweet enough to work better after than during a meal. While I liked the substantial vanilla and cinnamon, these are prominent enough to partially mask the underlying malts and may be too prominent for some.

02-05-2014 23:40:01 | More by chinchill
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-04-2012 22:44:44 | More by dsauter
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-10-2012 04:36:11 | More by ltdantheman
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-13-2014 19:51:18 | More by seavercm
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%

interesting aroma, spicy. Brown, Bubbly head, lacey. Big Cinnamon beer. Nuts, chocolate and roast. Maybe some tweaking and a different night. Decent drinkability, decent brown. Average mouthfeel. Expecting more abv from Shmaltz.
Another fun Radek bottle.

09-30-2012 04:30:50 | More by Sammy
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-04-2013 15:41:35 | More by whatname
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle at our last brewing session.

A - dark amber with a thin brown head that has decent retention

S - the cocoa is up front with some underlying cinnamon

T - chocolate, big cinnamon, faint sweet vanilla, a bit earthy, maybe some woodiness

M - medium bodied, good carbonation

I enjoyed this beer. It was a bit hot out for a spiced beer like this but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The flavor was balanced and on point. The cocoa and cinnamon really shine through and the vanilla adds a nice, sweet finish. Well done.

08-10-2012 18:59:29 | More by tdm168
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-23-2012 02:10:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Pours light brown with an ok white head. The smell is cinnamon, cinnamon and more cinnamon. Luckily I really like cinnamon, but if you don't, forget this beer. I personally like the burn than the cinnamon provides but the taste might get a bit old quick. Definitely enjoy this beer, maybe more of a winter brown. The thing I hate about these reunion ales every year is that they are all different, good, but can never get again.

01-01-2013 20:27:57 | More by sjones5045
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-05-2012 00:36:25 | More by beerFool28607
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-14-2013 02:45:15 | More by timjim1327
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-14-2012 18:01:18 | More by Keith_R
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2012 19:12:02 | More by sammo
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-11-2012 06:13:54 | More by CEDAMA
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-30-2013 03:13:58 | More by jsanford
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New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured into standard pint glass. Dark brown with hints of red. Slight beige head. No real lacing. Huge cinnamon nose. Sweet & spicy.

Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation level. Slightly sweet on the tongue, then gives way to dry finish from chocolate and cinnamon. Vanilla is hidden, but comes out as the beer warms.

A very solid, drinkable brown ale

08-27-2012 00:12:09 | More by Lorianneb
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2012 01:18:10 | More by Heff19
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-22-2014 07:57:18 | More by Big_Dave
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New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%

On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and has some reddish highlights. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are strong aromas of cocoa nibs in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of cocoa nibs and also has some sweetness and hints of vanilla.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very nice and enjoyable beer, especially for people who enjoy cocoa nibs.

10-06-2012 12:45:56 | More by metter98
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4.33/5  rDev +11%

Appearance: Dark/reddish brown color with not much lacing on the glass

Aroma: Vanilla creamy smell, cinnamon, spices

Taste: I picked up on a mixture of caramel, nutmeg, vanilla... it was a culmination of creamy and spicy flavors. Taste is very similar to the aroma here

Mouthfeel: Lighter mouthfeel than I expected; I would categorize it as light to medium

Drinkability: Decent drinkability, but wouldn't drink more than one or two because of its creamy character

Overall: Different than most other beers I've tried of this style and I really enjoyed the interesting blend of flavors

08-18-2012 00:26:11 | More by ninaturner
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2012 15:22:19 | More by CWhite
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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
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