Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2012 (Terrapin Beer Company)

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla and Cinnamon Collaboration with Shmaltz Brewing Company This years beer is a similar dark ale to the one we brewed for Reunion 11. Its brewed with cocoa nibs from our friends at Olive and Sinclair in Nashville, vanilla, and this year cinnamon. The flavor begins with complex malt overtones and quickly gives way to the chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla. Inspired by rich mugs of Mexican hot chocolate this is going to be especially good with BBQ, Mole and Churromaybe from your favorite local food truck?

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured a cola brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet toffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, and brown sugar. The flavor found milk chocolate and roasted malts. Medium body and a roasted malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jesse8966 (8) - morristown, USA - JUL 27, 2013 does not count
Nice pour with some great chocolate aroma. Never had this collaboration before. Overall not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
In short: A fun burgundy beer with fresh cocoa beans, fresh vanilla beans and fresh many things. Highly drinkable for the style.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed 9 months after the beer release.
The look: Mostly clear burgundy body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is full of cocoa beans, some vanilla, spicy notes. Taste is a little more fruity than the aroma hinted on. Figs dancing with cocoa beans, chocolate covered dates, molasses cookies, peanut butter, a mild hot spiciness along with cinnamon, finish turns into caramel. Funny thing is the beer never feels sweet despite most of the flavors being of the sweet-related genre. Body is oily and with a relaxed carbonation. I liked this beer more than I thought I would. I liked the label so I bought a bottle and took it home, and judging by the number of beer bottles I buy and bring home just because I find the labels cute I really need to stay away from pet stores. A nice calorific beer that is too easy to drink, and now Ive finally adapted the no pain, no gain motto but for beer drinkers like me, it is no liver pain, no gain of weight and trust me, it works!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5635) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at the bocktown. Dark pour with a tan head. Barely any aroma but there is a tad of this mild beery thing hitting my olfactory. First taste is stronger but has lots of chocolate or malt in there. Chocolately feel fer sure. This stuff was way too expensive for what it is. Finish is lots like choco flavored medicine. wew. Not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3975) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Rich deep brown, cocoa head. Immense melanoidin nose speckled with vanilla nuances. Chocolate malt smells intensify and red pepper spice gently showers the olfactory senses. True to the aromatic signals, the body is a malted up beast with vanilla undertones. Malt ball melanoidins dominate throughout. Although malty sweet, this was quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Complex aromas of chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, and malt. Dark brown with a disappearing head. Sweet with subtle bitter hints. Full bodied and complex with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1502) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
Smells very good and strong... a malty beer with good light spicy flavor that dissipates slowly...not great though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (2096) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Dark brown, with a thin, bubbly, tan head. The aroma is malted cocoa, pine, toffee, and molasses. Very sweet throughout, with very faint bitterness in the finish. Heavy body, sticky, and a little dry in the finish. Overall, this is a smooth, chocolaty, malty beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5453) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
22 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, light cinnamon, some vanilla, and some cocoa. Flavors are the same with cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, and roast. Decent beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12752) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Tap at Maxs Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is alcohol, brown sugar, dates, cookie and caramel malt with vanilla and coconut notes, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with spicy alcohol, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 14
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5