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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
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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bubseymour

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2012 00:57:19 | More by bubseymour
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ninaturner

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2012 00:26:11 | More by ninaturner
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moose757

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-16-2012 00:05:52 | More by moose757
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2012 15:22:19 | More by CWhite
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-12-2012 02:24:58 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-12-2012 00:43:08 | More by Gatordaddy
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-11-2012 06:13:54 | More by CEDAMA
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zachary80

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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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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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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-09-2012 03:31:34 | More by jeffthepony
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therope

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-08-2012 23:21:24 | More by therope
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Clayton1220


5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-07-2012 01:25:27 | More by Clayton1220
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2012 19:12:02 | More by sammo
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Lob

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-06-2012 13:28:08 | More by Lob
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GTB

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-05-2012 01:13:01 | More by GTB
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-04-2012 23:44:53 | More by PthPndr
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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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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2012 00:32:49 | More by TonyTalon
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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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Heff19

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2012 01:18:10 | More by Heff19
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VaTechPhilly

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2012 00:00:17 | More by VaTechPhilly
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pixieskid

Germany

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap from the brewery during my visit yesterday. Although the weather (hot and humid) wasn't really the time to be drinking a beer like this I did enjoy it and think it's another beer that is quite interesting. Don't know if they were going for this, but to me it tasted like a beer version of chocolate chip ice-cream.

Pours a redish brown, clear but dark, small white head on top.
Nose: caramel, vanilla, chocolate, toffee all blended together to make me think of a decadent dessert.
Taste: honestly, tasted like chocolate chip ice cream and that's really all I could think about. In-fact, this would make an excellent beer float (never had one, but this beer would work great for it).
Mouthfeel: semi-cloying but somewhat crisp.

Overall: Dessert in a glass, interesting and well done, just a bit too sweet for my savory taste...

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 17:16:55 | More by pixieskid
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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.