kramer (5503) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark drown with a ruby tint when held to the light, nice one finger frothy beige head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is quite nice for a spiced beer, they seem to have really dialed in the right amount of vanilla and cinnamon to complement the cocoa aroma. It really does do quite a nice job at suggesting a Mexican hot chocolate. The cinnamon and vanilla almost combine to suggest a peppery note. The flavor is surprisingly well balanced as well, I was really expecting a spice overload, but they let the sweet caramel malt take over the front and reserved the back end for the adjuncts. I’m really surprised at how well balanced the vanilla and cinnamon are, and how they don’t overpower the cocoa nibs either. Medium bodied, nice light fizzy carbonation, it’s on the sweeter side overall, but there’s no sticky or clingy qualities. This was really very good, a total surprise for me, I kinda just grabbed this without looking around the store too much because I was in a hurry. Nice beer.
BroSpud (1908) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice lasting head. The cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon flavors all come through and blend well together. Palate is a bit on the thin side but overall it is an interesting an enjoyable brew.
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Tosa Wine & Spirits. Pours a very dark brown with orange highlights and an off-brown head that hung around thoughout the glass. Nice lacing. Aroma has brown sugar, caramel, cocoa and some spice. Taste is of sweet brown sugar, choco/caramel, some nuttiness with some vanilla in the end. Finishes sweetly and somewhat quickly. A very easy drinker, with some nice flavors - a scotch ale/brown mix??
Art (2526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Some cinnamon. Pours an amber color. Tastes a bit metallic and is a bit thin. Can be improved.
beertimenow (22) - - JAN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Brown with khaki head. Tastes like a typical brown ale, with the addition of spices and a light hop presence. Aroma is caramel and spice with some chocolate. Soft carbonation, medium body.
pablothirteen (38) - - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cocoa & vanilla hints make this dark ale good for a cold Sunday.
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jcos (1747) - 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 (1127) - 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 (62) - - 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 (1752) - 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