Terrapin Substance Abuse Ale
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   ABV: -
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2007
rated at the Atlanta Cask Ale tasting in Jan. 2007. Pours dark and thick, just like the Wake and Bake. This was one of the better whiskey barrel-aged beers out there. There’s enough malt and coffee to handle the bourbon without getting overwhelmed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2007
On cask at the 1/27/07 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting: Pours a viscous opaque with a thin, wispy coating of dark tan head. Has a complex sweet caramel malt, oaky bourbon, roasty coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Body starts fairly full with a nice balance of sweet malt and oaky bourbon toward a lingering coffee bean and dark chocolate finish. My favorite beer of the Cask Ale Tasting, which was also the favorite of the judges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Decanthas (18) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Tie for my favorite of all ACAT’07 beers. Seperate flavors mesh after aging, and open up nicely. "Spike" Buchowski brewed a novel but still well-rounded beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Atlanta Cask Ale tasting ’07 Pours black with a small brown head. Coffee and whiskey dominate the aroma. Smooth with a sweet whiskey finish. One of the better ones at the tasting, Well balanced as all of the aroma and flavor components have a chance to play here with none overpowering another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with with a brown head. Aroma is malty with coffe notes in it. Beer is surprisingly complex for all the stuff in it. Nice coffee up front with some warming whiskey notes toward the end and finishes with some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2007
A highlight of the Cask Ale Fest for me. With all the crap they do to this beer you would expect it to knock you on the floor. It is surprisingly subtle in all its characteristics but you slowly taste the beer, then the coffee, then the whiskey, finishing with a slight alcohol taste. Leaves a slight sugary film on your lips. Very nice from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintocb (652) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
This won the Cask Ale Tasting in Atlanta this year. (2007) Very dark and oily. I smell the coffee and clearly smell the Jack. Not unbalanced, but the whiskey is prevalent. Very tasty beer.

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