jrmac (329) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours a very dark brown with a nice head that quickly dissipates. On the nose caramel, yeast, malt and dough. Palate is more caramel malt, and a touch of sweetness that is pleasant. A good beer, Terrapin is getting better and better.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 4/17/2010 Source:Other) Malty caramel with some peaty notes. Clear dark copper brown with moderate white head. Caramel with a peaty woody flavor and moderate astringent bitterness. Finish is moderately sweet with perceptable alchohol warming.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, decent head fades quick. Sweet malt aroma, hint of alcohol. Rich bready malt flavor. Lingering sweetness on the finish. Some hints of apricot fruit. Nice.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong dark malty aroma, dark ruby with a thin tan ring. velvety smooth, rich cinnamon cherry and leather, malt everywhere. killer
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with almost no head and an alcohol and chocolate aroma The flavor is smoked malt and cola. Starts slightly sweet and finishes more bitter.
bhensonb (9833) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from craftbeerdesign. Thanks again guy. Great trader are you. Pours very dark brown with a slight off-white head. Aroma is malt and a bit of heat. Full bodied with mild creamy carbonation. Flavor is a bit cola, mayhap more than a bit, with hints of roast malt and smoke. Nice ale indeed.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark, clear garnet with a small head that fades quickly.
Caramel malt, almost molasses aroma.
Rich and malty, well balanced; with plenty of body.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours brown with white head. nose is bready, malty. flavors are stiff malty, caramel goodness. thin body.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed at the Flossmoor Station RB tasting, 1/16/2010: This poured a clear medium brown body with a white head. The aroma was malty, caramel with a hit of butterscotch, and had a touch of light stone fruit. It seemed a bit thin for the style. And it was too sweet for the style, caramel/toffee/butterscotch with a soft grassy bitterness that enters near the end. Okay and has a clever name, but I was hoping for more.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle generously shared by ajm -- thank you, sir. Pours a filtered amber color with a trim off-white head. Smells of barley and alphabet soup. Not my bag. Tastes much the same with a cloying medicinal cherry taste that comes out of nowhere along with some chewy malt. Unfortunately, not a fan.