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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012

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BA SCORE
88
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%


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 zachary80:
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zachary80

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Dark Imperial Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Natural Flavors"
8% Abv, brown and yellow label.

Medium-dark brown on the pour, very dark grown in the glass with a huge fluffy head. Tons of lacing as this one goes down the glass.

Aroma is very sweet and noticeably spiced. Cinnamon and caramel.

Flavor is big and complex. Very malty, low to no hop presence. Sweeter than average and just short of overdoing it. Don't pick out the chocolate, mostly the vanilla and cinnamon, but it all blends together very nicely. The flavor lingers around for quite a while which is appreciated.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, body is just right. Docking its score just a little because the alcohol heat comes through too much for an 8% beer.

Reunion 2012 would be perfect in the middle of winter. A little less heat and sweetness would notch this up a bit. I'd also prefer more chocolate and less cinnamon but I think they accomplished what they are going for with the balance as is.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 03:44:25 | More by zachary80
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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A 22oz bomber released 1 time.

A - Brown, with a small amount of head, and no sticky lace. It looks like molasses. However, I give it bonus points for a ton of white sediment floating around in the glass

S - Cinnamon, vanilla, other spices. Smells outstanding.

T - Like the aroma, cinnamon and spices, but nicely well balanced. Vanilla in the aftertaste, but just the right amount. Nothing overwhelms. They all blend in together perfectly.

M - Medium body and lots of carbonation. Sizzles, with cinnamon and vanilla, oh my

O - An excellent beer! The best Terrapin Reunion yet by a long shot. Well done! Looking forward to the '13 release in a few weeks

Serving type: bottle

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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.