Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Collaboration Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
82
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.03% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2011 Barley Ryne
2/3 ale,1/3 ale aged in bourbon barrels

(Beer added by: metter98 on 12-02-2012)
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerDawgs:
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber I have been aging for 2 years now. Collaboration with BFM and Terrapin

A - Dark amber, brown, with a bit of clarity. Looks like liquid brown sugar! 1 finger of head.

S - Sweet caramel, raisons, and booze. Outstanding!

T - Wow! Rye up front, and then brown sugar, burnt malts and booze settle in. Very smooth, and well hidden abc

M - Only disappointing aspect..no or low carbonation.

O - Very drinkable. A sipper, and it will warm you up, but smooth and tasty. Well done!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of deuce9259
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very boozy, this characteristic dominates the taste.The bourbon is not as flavourful a choice as could have been made. Some rye edge, more just big malting. generous retained head on an Amber coloured body.
Apparently the better of their collaborations. Doug's bottle.So-so drinkability.

Photo of tdm168
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - dark opaque amber with little head

S - bourbon barrels, baked apples, sugar, vanilla, wood

T - brown sugar, wood, caramel, baked apples, faintly bitter, vanilla, alcohol

M - full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a full flavored, complex barleywine. Each flavor appears as an individual at first. As the beer warms there is a little cohesion and balance that comes about. In the end, it's a nice barleywine, and definitely well worth trying.

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mugsbat
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of dapatte2
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of LJWalker
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that died down and left wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of sweet malts and caramel in the nose. A bit of bourbon also becomes noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some hints of bourbon from the barrel aging in the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied and a little sticky on the palate and has moderate amount of carbonation.
O:This beer is relatively easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked from the taste. It is a pleasant beer to sip.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Bottled 2012. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours ruddy chestnut with a half finger dirty cream head. Almost zero lace.

Smells of sweet sugars, vanilla/oak, caramel and some orange-ish fruit. Nice.

Taste is a sweet mix of caramel, woodsy vanilla, toffee, sugars, tamarind, a dose of unidentifiable funk and a kick of booze. A really nice blend and the slight alcohol burn never gets overbearing.

Creamy but semi oily medium thick feel with modetate carbonation. Long, sweet, full toffee/ caramel finish.

So glad that I gave this newer batch a try. While the 2010 batch bottled at BFM had soured, this 2011 batch bottled here in Georgia was a really unique and tasty barleywine. I'm kinda wishing I had purchased another bottle to try aging. If you were burned by the last batch, you should let this redeem it's self by giving this edition a whirl.

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, moderate to low retention. Clear lacing. Dark, coppery hazy body. Aroma includes vanilla, caramel, port, brandy, and random deliciousness. Wow. Taste includes most of the same flavors with some slight alcohol heat. This is really quite amazing and I really can't wait to try this one into the future...

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Man do I feel like a sucker for some reason I though this was a 100% bourbon aged barleywine and found it a steal at $8.99 a bottle. Regardless I never had a Barleywine over two years old before so this should be an experience.

A - Surprisingly vibrant with carbonation giving me a 1/4 inch of mocha head that settles to a mild lace ring. Color is a very dirty amber brown.
S - Smells of sweet sherry, some caramel malt, a touch of bourbon and maybe figs. No noticeable ABV in the smell.
T - Not very hot but you can detect the heat, and surprisingly some bourbon (it's faint for aged 1/3 but it's there) Notes of sherry, toffee, and mentioned raisin and fig combination. Quite balanced more so than the 2011 version of Mad River's "John Barleywine" which is nice. All flavors seem to be balanced and accounted for.
M - Has a bit of a harsh boozy bite but ABV is aged out pretty well. Not bad.

Overall seeing the latest scores made me kind of mad I got this but glad I tried it for myself. I found it much more balanced and drinkable than this years Boulder "Killer Penguin" or as stated the John Barleywine. Try it you may be as surprised as I was.

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of aasher
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of masterofsparks
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Collaboration Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.