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Terrapin Side Project Phlux Capacitor

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Time traveling in at number 16 in our “Side Project” series of beers is “Phlux Capacitor.” This wood aged bully is brewed to an unknown style from another dimension. Rumor has it that this beer was the first invented on planet Vulcan on Saturday, November 5, 1955 at 10:04 pm. Scribbled on the back of a sports almanac inside an abandoned Delorean. It is said that the speedometer in the car was frozen at 88 miles per hour and it took 1.21 gigawatts of power to jumpstart the car back to the future. We hope you enjoy our interpretation of this totally fictitious ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
bottle, deeper amber pour, a lot going on here. oak, caramel/toffee richness, vanilla, wood. somewhat boozy at 9.8%. decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled: earlier It’s dark tea colored with a fine coat of light caramel foam. Smells of oak, toffee, nougat, cola, vanilla and some dark turbinado sugars. Flavor is smooth and sweet with a cloying sugary-ness; toss in some vanilla, nougat, roasted malts, some raisin. Medium bodied with low carb and a dry finish. A treat to try, but not something I’d seek again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Aroma is sweet malts and maybe some (lightly acidic?) wood notes. really sweet taste too. I think i over-cellared this (i store in brown bags... this was labelled a 2011 Dragon’s Milk - a bit let down when i went yo open it). Anywho: palate was slick and finished roasty. Pretty delicious if over sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear - hazy medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oak, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, wood, alcohol - buzzy, oak, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130315]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! Deep red-brown pour with off-white to yellow head. Nose is sweet toasted malt and nuts, citrus/pine hopping, murky tropical pineapple/mango, and faint oak. Flavor is more scaled back and drier from the oak. Toasted malt, caramel, citrus/pine hopping, light fruity syrup and moderate oak. Gives it almost an herbal-like character mixed with the hops. Moderately dry and oaky. A very nice imperial red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3223) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a dark copper/brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla, oak, and light tropical fruits. Taste is heavy on the oak, malty, hints of vanilla, and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bomber. Beautiful doughy nose on crown removal with dank and immersive pine and spikes of citrus and floral compounds. Like the spicy hops. Deep caramel pour ends up in the dark brown range and supports a creamy tan head. Sweet taste to start, surprisingly strong anise before the wood aging becomes apparent, oak and vanilla but with the spicy hops gently poking through. Still a bit of lemony citrus flashing but this bottle isn’t exactly new; probably a good sign it’s holding up well, though. Light caramel and much lighter dough, fruit is muddled and minimized, berry yes but mostly dropped in favor of the barrel. Body is on the lightish side of medium, smooth and rounded. Less time in secondary, boys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Lots of sediment... medium brown in color, so murky, with an off-white head. The aroma is wickedly unique if you inhale hard enough. It’s like a dirty IPA crossed with a malty amber and an English ale. It has a wicked nice hop nose and is godly in the mouth with a touch of smoke, hops, alcohol, and heavy, meaty malts that have a murky meatiness that almost negates most of the beer’s sharpness. It finishes sweet and malty with a touch of earthy hops. The rest is so unique that it’s almost indescribable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4239) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Has a bit of an inert hoppiness residue thing on the nose. Has a bit of oak on the tongue. Has a warming quality without a ton of alcohol burn. Eh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Appearance: Murky woods with mahogany highlights under a thin tan head which lingers thin and bubbly.
Nose: Boozy and spicy with candied apples and cinnamon sticks. Skor bars. Candied apples and orchards. Burnt caramel and mulled cider. Fruitcake in the back that finishes vegetal. Slight nip of heat in the back.
Palate: Spicy and dry – a whole heck of a lot drier than expected. Acrid and bitter in the back with ash and brittle burnt black sugars. Apple seeds and twigs. Band-Aids.
Final Thoughts: Okay. Band-Aids in beer is not a good thing, and I’m not talking real band aids. This is known as a brewing flaw which can be attributed to many things. Maybe I had a bad bottle or it was old or something, but I unfortunately could drink no more than needed to take tasting notes. Back to the drawing board on this one or someone get me a new bottle.
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