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Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2012 (Terrapin Beer Company)

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (521) - - NOV 24, 2012
Malty sweet aroma with just a hint of cinnamon. Pours a very dark brown with a medium light tan head. Lots of lacing. Bitter cocoa, cinnamon. Very dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6260) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Shared from a 22 oz bottle at home. Pours a dark murky brown with almost no head. Cinnamon dominates the nose. The cinnamon takes more of a back seat in the flavor, with cocoa coming through front and center.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2012
22 ounce thanks to James. Cocoa powder. Cinnamon. And slightly odd vanilla taste. I get the Mexican hot chocolate description. A bit of that here. Different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5839) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Aroma is chocolate and very spicy/slightly vegetative. The flavor is chocolate, malts, medium spiciness, a hard to describe element, almost like juniper berries/mint and a mildly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
This 2012 Reunion beer is a delicious savory brown ale with the rich flavor of chocolate and cinnamon. Aroma is light but sweet. It really is like drinking a fine liquid chocolate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Aromas of roast, cinnamon, and some chocolate. Tastes of vanilla beans, chocolate, lighter cinnamon, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3168) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
It has a very fall flavors with taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of maple. It slightly thin but still full of flavoe ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
The aroma is malty and spicy with vanilla, chocolate, nuts, and caramel. The appearance is hazy brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
bottle-pours dark copper with a tight tan head. Aroma is cocoa, cinnamon, dark malt. Taste is cocoa/ashy dark malt, earthy hops, some cinnamon. Better @cellar temp. Occasional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark black with a tan color head that dissipated fast. Aroma is mixed spices of cinnamon and ginger. Taste is roasted malts with hints of cocoa and vanilla.

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