Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev 0%
Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with a finger of foamy beige head.
Smell - coffee bean, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, roasted malts.
Taste - Starts off with a lot of bitterness from the coffee bean and cocoa then warms to the roasted malts. Although present in the aroma, the vanilla and cinnamon are quite subdued.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall - A brew that showcases good quality roasted and bitter flavours. I would have liked the vanilla and cinnamon to be more present in the taste.
05-17-2014 04:24:19 | More by leaddog
4.11/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Bottle from the holiday pack (a really good one this year). Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a fine one finger tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark moderately toasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon and hints of coffee, nice. Flavor is dominated by Mexican chocolate (cocoa and mild chili, brown sugar), vanilla, coffee, finishes with a moderate hop and chili finish with residual cocoa flavors. Somewhat light body for the depth of flavor, but active carbonation. This beer blew my mind when I first tried the 2011 version, and I still find it enjoyable and different. I've always had a soft spot for Mexican style chocolate and this is the closest I've come to it in a beer. Nicely made and flavorful. Different in a good way. It's nice when a beer with a purpose is also a good beer.
04-25-2014 03:59:12 | More by LiquidAmber
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: Deep brown glass looks almost black but lets some light through to show some clarity. Thin cover of brown foam doesn't last.
Smell: Coffee, cocoa powder, light whiff of alcohol and chocolate. The vanilla and cinnamon fuse into a fairly generic "spiced" background.
Taste: Pretty much like the nose, the spiced notes are on top, and overwhelm the beer base pretty firmly. What does come through in beer is a sweet brown ale, mild.
Mouthfeel: A bit oily in the finish, bubbly, almost fizzy but a slightly heavier than medium body holds it together.
Overall: A good sipping beer. A bit over spiced to be among the greats, but an enjoyable way to pass an afternoon.
Thanks to Illudium for the sample!
04-05-2014 20:12:39 | More by HardTarget
Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope from Shmaltz Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.