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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This yearís beer is a dark ale brewed with cinnamon with vanilla, coffee, and cocoa nibs added. It was inspired by a fantastic dessert we used to share with Virginia at our favorite restaurant. The Brown ale leads with a bold coffee and subtle cinnamon aroma. Complex malt overtones quickly give way to a chocolate, coffee and vanilla mix of satisfying bliss.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1091) - USA - OCT 29, 2013
Black with a thin white head. Aroma is strong vanilla and cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is big roasted cocoa with a good dose of vanilla. Cinnamon isnít quite as noticeable in the taste. A bit bitter in the finish, this would benefit a bit from a rounder body. I think it would work well as a porter or stout, but it still packs a good bit of flavor. Makes for a good dessert beer, not overly sweet but a lot of complementary flavors. Wife: 3.9


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (1073) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a medium brown color with a big light tan head and some great soapy lace. The aroma is dominated by cinnamon. There is a little vanilla and some coffee in the background. Maybe a couple hints of cocoa, but it's pretty dominated by the spice. The flavor is much more balanced. The coffee comes through nicely and balances the cinnamon. The vanilla isn't really found in the flavor. The mouth feel is thin and light with a decent carbonation but it doesn't hang around. The aftertaste is somewhat lingering and chocolate shake-ish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is light, cinnamon and coffee. Appearance is dark brown, khaki head. Taste is light, coffee, a hint of cinnamon and not much else. Mouthfeel is light, carbonation is decent but itís not great. Overall, meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6292) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Bull Run - 22 oz bomber. Very dark brown leading to black pour with a long lasting sticky khaki colored head, decent lacing. Aroma has some light cinnamon notes, a touch of chocolate. Full bodied flavor, some vanilla notes, a touch of chocolate, some anise seed, cinnamon in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Passed this by many a time - these bottles all look alike.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1284) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Mmm, this is one tasty "strong ale." Iíd describe this more as an interesting porter or even sweet stout though. The pour is a deep maroon w/ a thin tan head thatís leaves lacing. The aroma is a delightful blend of vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, & coffee. The taste pulls all of these flavors together quite nicely as this is a highly drinkable beer & certainly not your typical strong ale. Quite robust! Nicely done!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Great strong ale that didnít kick you in the face but was pleasant. The blend of dessert flavors mixed with the booze gave it an elegant and milky texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Very impressed with Terripans 2013. Very smooth and the combination of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and cinnamon is amazing. I would recommend this beer to all of my friends.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2014
500ml shared at Travlrs. Filtered brown-amber. Thin oily head. Nice balance between all the sweetness. Smooth on the palate. The cinnamon and coffee, vanilla are really nice. Pleasant, well-attenuated beer. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque brown with a medium, bubbly beige head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, nutty and toast malt with cinnamon, vanilla and dates and no hop aroma. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt, light toast and nutty notes, faint chocolate, light earthy hops and light bitterness, dark fruits with cinnamon, vanilla and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle, pours dark reddish brown with a small head and lots of lacing. Very malty, sweet nose. Attack is bread yeast, sugars, a bit of bitter bite on the side of the tongue. A long lingering finish. Good middle of the pack beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (517) - - AUG 15, 2014
Deepp copper/brown. Full body, avg texture. slightly flat mouthfeel, low carbonation and alcohol heat, Moderately bitter, little acidity, not too dry, Hop, vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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