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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?


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Reunion
Date: August 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, fint tan head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, caramel, vanilla, lots of rich chicolate, plenty of cinnamon balancing and enhancing the sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet vanilla, cinnamon present without being dominant
Overall: like a cinnamon dusted chocolate candy

Name: Reunion
Date: November 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2012
Aroma: side by side with the smaltz version shows a lot more aroma of the spicy cinnamon, drier chocolate
Overall: sweeter than the shmaltz, nice spicyness, plenty of cinnamon, sweet vanilla brings out the chocolate

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle shared by Dr. Silverworm. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted sweet malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted spice sweet flavor with a solid sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy brown color, large tan head. Aroma of vanilla, white chocolate. Taste is powdered milk chocolate mix. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is alcohol, brown sugar, dates, cookie and caramel malt with vanilla and coconut notes, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with spicy alcohol, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8540) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle... Clear, dark, dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, taupe head. Cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa, along with a suggestion of sarsaparilla, are easily picked up in the nose. Light to medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and buzzing carbonation. The perfectly-balanced flavor provides notes of vanilla and sassafras, but also hints at beef broth, and is thin and uninspiring overall. Finishes minerally and mildly tongue-numbing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
interesting aroma, spicy. Brown, Bubbly head, lacey. Big Cinnamon beer. Decent drinkability, decent brown. Average mouthfeel. Another good Radek bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear medium brown color with a thin fizzy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, tart berries, spice, citrus. The taste is tootsie rolls... big chocolate notes... vanilla, soft fruits, spicy finish and mild hops. Medium bodied, smooth, faint lingering spice, drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
651mL thanks to nmann08. Clear, deeper brown. Larger beige head. Nice sheety lacing. Nose is sharp Christmas spice, chocolate milk powder, nutmeg. Creamy retention. Taste is bitter, cocoa powder, malted milk chocolate powder, bitter cocoa. Pretty dry, powdery. Not going to complain about this one- exactly as described. No super sweet character.


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