GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Decatur Craft Beer Festival. The pour is reddish-brown and cloudy. The aroma is resin, molasses, pine, vanilla, and a mild, musty note. The flavor is very bitter. The palate is heavy, grainy, and very astringent. Overall, this a strong, heavily oaked beer. Not as good a regular big hoppy monster.
GandGKevin (911) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops and wood aromas. Hops, wood and a slight vanilla tone flavor. Overall a very good IPA.
Itzjerm (901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is boozy. Appearance thin head. Taste is sweet, not balanced... and not hoppy. Palate is okay. Dont get me wrong, this isnít bad, just not impressive. I wont be looking for it again... there is a slight oaked flavor, nothing special.
arone12 (892) - Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish orange color. Nice hoppy flavor with an oaky finish. Smells like wood.
Rrauth (890) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy brown. Minimal dark tan head. Pine aroma. Pure oak taste. Very powerful oak and some mild sweetness. Pretty cool
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SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on-tap at Bocktown tonight and was really looking forward to it. It has been on their "Coming very soon" list for a few weeks now.
A- Very dark, transparent reddish brown hue that pours with a 1 finger or so rust colored head. Head fades quickly to a thin colar but traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass. It seems to be a shade or two darker than the regular big hoppy monster for some reason.
S- Wonderful, bright hoppy aromas of fresh citrus and hints of pine come through upfront with a hint of woodiness in the background.
T- Rich hoppy flavors of citrus and pine upfront with a rich oaky, toasted malt background. The hop bitterness and a little bit of toasted flavors really come through for the finish and a medium hop bitterness lingers.
P-Medium carbonation and somewhat oily, and smooth malty body.
O- It was a great experience to try the oak aged version of this beer and its a very good beer, but I think I prefer the fresh hoppy flavors of this one in comparison to old hops with a nice oak aged flavor component. Still great to try this rare beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-19-2008 00:42:46
SPDickerman (815) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark reddish brown mahogany with a small beige head. Smells resinous and of vanilla. Taste is subtle bitterness, hints of vanilla and sweetness, and surprisingly boozy. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Terrapin Oak Aged Big Hoppy Monster finishes with a pleasant oaky dryness.
Beerathon (780) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely interesting brew. The malt backbone almost seems like it is at the forefront. The hops are tantilizing. The mix of vanilla with an Imperial Red is truly unique and leaves a lingering taste that is unmatched and for that this beer gets kudos.
rangerred (779) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy very dark brown with a one finger tan head. Poor head retention and a just a small bit of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Lots of spicy, earthy hop aroma with a decent amount of oak thrown in. It is all kind of muddled, however, with a little bit of toffee and caramel spread around the edges. Nothing offensive but it is just a little messy.
Oak figures very prominent in the flavor with the hops taking somewhat of a back seat. Earthy hops prop up the oak but much like the aroma, there is really no strong definition or separation of flavors. Toffee and caramel are mild in the background along with just moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet with drinkability being somewhat limited.
Overall, a nice attempt by Terrapin but Iím not so sure that it works. It is just a little bit of a mess. Glad I got to try it as I normally love oak aged beers but this one just doesnít really work for me.
ICEatALAMO (779) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma is nice and hoppy with subtle oak. The taste is very good. The hops are strong, but not overwhelming and not bitter at all. The oak does some nice flavoring to it.
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