Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 | Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012
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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark Imperial Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Natural Flavors.

Added by pixieskid on 07-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Wolves81283
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- unlike other reviews on this site while there was quite a bit of head and lacing throughout the entire experience

S- Smells - Very strong dark chocolate and vanilla nose

T- At first almost harsh and hard to distinguish the flavors but as it lingers the chocolate and cinamon really come through

M- Frothy with a smooth lingering finish

O- Overall I would say a 3.5 its definately a beer I could drink more than once. It was enjoyable as long as your not expecting a beer that is extremely smooth throughout

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Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  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.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  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.

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Photo of medicinalpurpose
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of dsauter
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good looking brown body that glows red in direct light. Level two fingers of highly whipped light beige froth.

Nose is dominated by cinnamon. Hints of cocoa.

Light malt beginning. Then huge amounts of cinnamon. Very faint hints of cocoa and vanilla.

Mouthfeel is nicely smooth. With this much spice, sometimes a beer is dusty.

This beer needs more of he vanilla and cocoa, and either less cinnamon or a stout base instead of a brown ale.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of jjauga
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bellce0
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Stinger80OH
2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Gehrig13
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 8 oz snifter.

A- Pours brown with a 2 finger tan head. Nice blotches and trails of lacing on the glass.

S- Big cinnamon and vanilla aromas, some toasted malts.

T- Light roasted malts flavors and big cinnamon and vanilla.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a thicker mouth feel than it appears.

O- Very overpowering at first but the flavors grow on you.

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Photo of brystmar
2.58/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The gf loves Terrapin, particularly the collabs with Shmaltz, so here goes.

Dark brown pour, minimal head or lace. Smells like an overly spiced pumpkin beer, minus the pumpkin. Not particularly inviting.

A multitude of conflicting flavors greet my palate. Bitter chocolate, overwhelming cinnamon, yet the base beer seems boring and unremarkable. Flavors work against each other instead of integrating. Not impressed.

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Photo of DrFunkenstein
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of carolinabeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Taco Mac Decatur 7/18/12. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Color is a deep brown with light brown lacing and surface cover. Carbonation is lively and plentiful. Appearance is good. 4

(Smell) Aroma consists of a vanilla syrup overtop of a bold cinnamon base. Smells very much like a dessert beer, but very strong on the syrup flavor. Enjoyable. 3.5

(Taste) Smoky charred maple syrup with a mild spicy cinnamon finish. Vanilla is consistent and mild. Nice flavor- slow sipper. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) slick, mild airy texture, could benefit with a touch more cream. Body is medium/heavy. Alcohol presence is medium. Decent pairing. 3.5

(Overall) Nice flavor and really comes forth with a ton of cinnamon flavor for a nice dessert beer. Enjoyable. 4

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Reunion Beer 2012

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Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark chestnut brown. Looks a little syrupy. Foam island on the surface in the shape of South America. 4.0

Brown sugar, milk chocolate, coffee bean, molasses, and buckwheat. Mega aroma off of this one. Excellent. 4.0

Very brown sugar and molasses. Not as sweet as expected. Thinner, too. Chalky sugar and spice flavors. Light cinnamon melding with chocolate and backend coffee. A bit attenuated. Still quite delicious. 4.0

Very lightly carbonated. The body is medium-well. A simple sipper. 3.5

Delightful collab beer from two great East Coast'ers. 4.0

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BillyTWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of clickyourfingers
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of beerFool28607
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 76.5% out of 100 with 132 ratings
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