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

Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Collaboration AleTerrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Collaboration Ale
BA SCORE
59.6%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 94 ratings
Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Collaboration AleTerrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Collaboration Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.03%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011 Barley Ryne
2/3 ale,1/3 ale aged in bourbon barrels

Added by metter98 on 12-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
94
Liked:
56
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
18.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
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!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.31/5  rDev +19.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Collaboration Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 59.6% out of 100 with 94 ratings
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