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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
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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Reviews by GeezLynn:
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

A: Murky brown body with a scant white head. Little retention.
S: Rich cinnamon and cocoa aromas stand out along with vanilla, and sweet brown malt to a lesser extent. It all works together nicely.
T: Wow. Cinnamon flavor is extremely intense. Most of the other flavors seem to get lost in a sweetish brown malt base and thunderous cinnamon flavor which carries all the way through the finish. Somewhat of a one-dimensional flavor. As the tastebuds become dulled to the cinnamon, the sweetish brown malt and vanilla become apparent, capped by a woody, slightly bitter finish. Still, too one-dimensional.
M: medium to light body with somewhat low carbonation.

Enjoyable beer, but could be improved on. The cinnamon flavor really drowns out some of the additions that are more noticeable in the aroma. I would put it in the “good, but one pint is plenty” category.

11-08-2012 04:07:48 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
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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
Photo of chinchill

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
Photo of tdm168

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%

07-01-2014 03:13:30 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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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
Photo of Lorianneb

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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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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2013 19:10:10 | More by GratefulEdd
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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
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