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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
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:
Beer added by: pixieskid on 07-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Dark Imperial Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Natural Flavors.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 24
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a hazy amber brown body with nice lacing. Aroma of molasses, slight smokey note, cinnamon, brown sugar and very sweet caramel. Caramel malt base with a bitter nd sweet flavor to it which is well balanced. Musty and earthy hops and mild dark fruit notes and spices. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a semi dry finish. Very complex brew. Defenitly not your typical brown.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown in color with some clear reddish brown near the edges of the glass when held up to the light. The beer has a quarter finger tall dark beige head that reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of vanilla sweetness with lighter notes of chocolate and cocoa. There is a moderate aroma of roasted malts, overall a very inviting aroma to this beer.

T: Moderate flavors of dark and roasted malts with chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla - there is a moderate amount of sweetness with hints of caramel and molasses. Light notes of cinnamon in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and a great beer to sip - easy to drink but a little strong to be sessionable. The alcohol is very well hidden and the cocoa nibs and vanilla really enhance the taste and smell of this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.