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Terrapin Substance Abuse Ale

Terrapin Substance Abuse Ale
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
All your favorite vices in just one pint...beer, coffee, and genuine Tennessee whiskey. A strong coffee oatmeal Imperial Stout was aged for six months in a Jack Daniel's barrel for a complex concoction that will leave your taste buds wide-eyed and bushy-tailed.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kchampagne (111) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
I had this one a very long time ago, but I just found my notes for it. I had this one on tap at Proof Brewing Company with the owner of Terrapin. Pours a dark brown to almost black with a brown head. Aroma is strong whiskey and taste is similar. Strong whiskey taste and warmth from the alcohol. Incredibly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4572) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
This poured a mury darker brown color with a small tan head. Aroma wasof coffee, whiskey and tart cherries. Flavor was a bit astringent, and tart from the cherries, some green coffee flavors, light roast and chocolate. Reminded me a bit of duck rabbit the end of reason, but with less tartness and more roast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tastes more like a wine than a beer. You can taste the alcohol that the beer is aged in. No carbonation at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ExpendableHero (764) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
On tap at Cervezas in Miami, FL. Listed at 8.1% ABV on the menu. Black beer, with a frothy, brown head. Strong aromas of whiskey/bourbon mixed with chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark coffee, hints of vanilla, and a very noticeable, boozy touch of whiskey that warms. Semi-sweet chocolate aftertaste. Very boozy finish/ Strong, heavy beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
I was lucky enough to score about a pint of this overall. Good ol’ WnB with some serious whiskey aging in this glass. Dark, roasty huge whiskey nose and outstanding flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Nearly black pour. Brown head. Boozy aroma with chocolate and roast. Tons of JD in the flavor! Lots of roast and dark chocolate too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thanimal (29) - Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Tastes like a bottle of Jack was straight up pored into the barrel. Black pour with an aroma of chocolate and booze.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
This glorious beer pours a dark thick black with a huge dark tan head. Smell is very sweet lots of vanilla with some roast. Taste is nothing like wake and bake. Only a little bit of coffee mostly sweet. Very rich like butter toasted vanilla beans sprinkled with dry coffee grounds.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6123) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2011
8/24/11. On tap. Opaque black pour with a nice thick, creamy tan head that sticks around and laces quite a bit. Huge bourbon barrel aroma on this puppy - oak, vanilla, buttery coconut, coffee, roast, and more whoa buddy. Huge bourbon barrel flavor as well - delicious vanilla, wood, and coconut on top of the awesome roasty and coffee filled deliciousness that is Wake n Bake. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpetrone84 (1463) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
A-jet black in color with a thin tan head of what actually is created. S-the nose has roasted coffee with notes of whiskey and lots of sugary malt sweetness adding plums and cherries. rather sweet. T-light notes of coffee with hints of whiskey and a ton of malt sweetness. the coffee and strong dark fruit sweetness don’t make a great combination and there really isn’t much else happening. M-this is thinner than I would have liked and falls off in the back lacking carbonation but does have a smooth and creamy feel to it. D-not bad but rather simple in flavor profile and the barrel aging has thinned this out too much while not imparting much flavor.


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