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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Im sampling a 2011 bottle at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer is a simple clear chestnut hue with garnet highlights.
A tightly packed beige head of 2cm fades to an edge layer and wispy island.

Aroma is big malty notes with some deep booze too. I get dark fruit, caramel, red grapes, bourbon and brown sugar. Rich and complex nose is very appealing.
First sip reveals a mild spacious carbonation and smooth yet sticky texture.
Flavor is rich and fruity with plums and dry wood and some spiciness. Maybe cinnamon?
Otherwise malty as the nose advertises with almost no hop presence to speak of anywhere. Caramel, brown sugar and a little warmth on the finish.
Quite a nice complex barleywine. I wish I had a second bottle.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. The 2011 vintage ... already retired!

Appearance: rich, deep brown amber with plenty of haze and a one-finger head of creamy tan foam. Pretty good!

Smell: richly malty with dank cereals, raisins and a general murkiness. Complexity is low for the style, but I like the murk.

Taste: amazingly mild for the strength and style of this beer. A wet-cereal graininess, almost reminiscent of rye, is right up front, followed by fruits and mustiness. Not outstanding, perhaps, but a decent example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a moderate carbonation and a good silkiness. Creaminess is not high, but it's serviceable.

Overall: totally decent and quite drinkable for its strength. I never had this beer younger than its current 2 years; perhaps mellowing helped its drinkability? In any case, I like it.

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