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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla and Cinnamon Collaboration with Shmaltz Brewing Company This year’s beer is a similar dark ale to the one we brewed for Reunion ’11. It’s  brewed with cocoa nibs from our friends at Olive and Sinclair in Nashville, vanilla, and this year cinnamon. The flavor begins with complex malt overtones and quickly gives way to the chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla. Inspired by rich mugs of Mexican hot chocolate this is going to be especially good with BBQ, Mole and Churro…maybe from your favorite local food truck?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beertimenow (22) - - JAN 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablothirteen (38) - - DEC 30, 2012
Cocoa & vanilla hints make this dark ale good for a cold Sunday. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: Interesting beer, almost like alcohol chilled "hot chocolate".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
86Moose (43) - - DEC 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3065) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
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.

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