Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
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