jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on December 23rd, 2012 split with Dave and Travis.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown
Aroma: Aroma of cocoa, cinnamon.
Taste: Similar to the nose, cocoa, cinnamon, balanced.
Summary: Interesting beer, almost like alcohol chilled "hot chocolate".
dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than I expected....Pours dark brown with no head or lacing. Rich, roasted, cocoa flavor with noticeable cinnamon. It’s really well balanced and sort of sweet. Finish is dry and lingering.
86Moose (33) - - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent aroma. Deep roasted chicolate with rich vanilla. Bitter finish. Lighter maple brown coloring is deceiving as this is a strong, robust beer. 2012 was a very good year for Terrapin’s Renunion ale.
zgaier (693) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red brown with an off white head and sweet aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla with a long finish.’delicious brew with alotvof flavor
jjgmd (733) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a nice head. Nose is well balanced and sweet.Taste is sweet and fruity with hints of currants, Taste is sweet as well, carbonation soft and medium texture, Pleasant and drinkable, Quaff Score 7 /. 10
nuplastikk (3275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Deep brown black body, thinnish beige head. Pleasant vanilla-cinnamon-chocolate aroma. Rich, but quite drinkable, with a pronounced vanilla and cocoa nib edge. Smooth on the palate, quite a well executed offering. Big flavors, lots of depth, but not a mess at all, well balanced and concise. Good stuff!
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours a clear amber color with a small head on it. I found it to be a little bit spicy, like something you would get in gingerbread. Was fairly smooth, I though.
RABinVA (681) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown without much of a head and very light lacing. Overall more subdued, in a good way, than the Schmaltz version. Very mild, stark, but well-blended blend of cinnamon, vanilla, and cocoa. Very sweet and malty that makes it very stout like.
Gachupines (628) - USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is nutty, cocoa with a strong whiff of cinnamon. Flavor is roast chocolate with a small bite of cinnamon. It’s kind of like a light hot chocolate with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. In beer form of course. Pretty enjoyable, though I think it could use a little more body to round out the flavors, finish it just a little thin. Still, nice take on last year’s spicier version.
MadIndian (2110) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this one best from Terrapin. Their description is spot on. Cocoa and vanilla with notes of roast and connamon. The finish was dry and sweet and well blended. I enjoyed it.