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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

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88
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Dark Imperial Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Natural Flavors.

(Beer added by: pixieskid on 07-28-2012)
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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Sammy, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

djrn2, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

zestar, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

metter98, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.6%

kjkinsey, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

kylehay2004, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +2.6%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

beernads, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +2.6%

oriolesfan4, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +2.6%

imperialking, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

duceswild, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

dbrauneis, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Gonzoillini, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.6%

DrBier, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of tdm168
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.

tdm168, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +9%

dmorgan310, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

sendbeer, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a large cap of beige head. Decent retention and great lacing.

Definitely get the cinnamon and cocoa in the aroma...maybe some vanilla yogurt upon further inspection. Honey, chocolate and biscotti also come to mind.

The cocoa really helps bring everything together into a cohesive experience. Seems to bridge the gap between the zesty cinnamon and soft, buttery vanilla flavor. I really like it, just the right amount of sweetness. I cant remember having too many good beers that were spiced and hoppy, so it seems like a good idea to keep the hops low. I wouldn’t mind a bit more richness to the body, but other than that, this one is a winner, I could even see myself buying it again.

twiggamortis420, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +2.6%

eawolff99, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of BGsWo22
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BGsWo22, May 01, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

AngusOg, May 29, 2013
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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.