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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

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87
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 04:30:50 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-04-2012 19:14:45 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 12:45:56 | More by metter98
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-26-2013 22:42:40 | More by kjkinsey
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kylehay2004

Florida

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 15:29:37 | More by kylehay2004
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-08-2013 10:39:27 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-13-2013 04:05:05 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-18-2012 03:55:30 | More by imperialking
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-05-2012 22:47:55 | More by oriolesfan4
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 19:15:43 | More by dbrauneis
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-22-2014 06:16:39 | More by zestar
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-31-2012 02:49:33 | More by duceswild
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-23-2012 02:10:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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tdm168

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 18:59:29 | More by tdm168
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-25-2012 15:16:43 | More by sendbeer
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chinchill

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 23:40:01 | More by chinchill
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-04-2013 00:55:35 | More by dmorgan310
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-28-2013 22:21:03 | More by GraduatedCashew
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 20:37:28 | More by twiggamortis420
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-22-2013 12:59:24 | More by Lare453
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-22-2013 18:51:55 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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BGsWo22

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-01-2013 19:37:08 | More by BGsWo22
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-29-2013 03:56:21 | More by AngusOg
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2012 04:08:11 | More by eawolff99
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-12-2012 02:33:07 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.