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

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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?

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (6306) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark drown with a ruby tint when held to the light, nice one finger frothy beige head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is quite nice for a spiced beer, they seem to have really dialed in the right amount of vanilla and cinnamon to complement the cocoa aroma. It really does do quite a nice job at suggesting a Mexican hot chocolate. The cinnamon and vanilla almost combine to suggest a peppery note. The flavor is surprisingly well balanced as well, I was really expecting a spice overload, but they let the sweet caramel malt take over the front and reserved the back end for the adjuncts. Im really surprised at how well balanced the vanilla and cinnamon are, and how they dont overpower the cocoa nibs either. Medium bodied, nice light fizzy carbonation, its on the sweeter side overall, but theres no sticky or clingy qualities. This was really very good, a total surprise for me, I kinda just grabbed this without looking around the store too much because I was in a hurry. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (2116) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice lasting head. The cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon flavors all come through and blend well together. Palate is a bit on the thin side but overall it is an interesting an enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2713) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bomber from Tosa Wine & Spirits. Pours a very dark brown with orange highlights and an off-brown head that hung around thoughout the glass. Nice lacing. Aroma has brown sugar, caramel, cocoa and some spice. Taste is of sweet brown sugar, choco/caramel, some nuttiness with some vanilla in the end. Finishes sweetly and somewhat quickly. A very easy drinker, with some nice flavors - a scotch ale/brown mix??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Wonderful aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Some cinnamon. Pours an amber color. Tastes a bit metallic and is a bit thin. Can be improved.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beertimenow (22) - - JAN 5, 2013
On tap. Brown with khaki head. Tastes like a typical brown ale, with the addition of spices and a light hop presence. Aroma is caramel and spice with some chocolate. Soft carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablothirteen (38) - - DEC 30, 2012
Cocoa & vanilla hints make this dark ale good for a cold Sunday. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1796) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on December 23rd, 2012 split with Dave and Travis.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown
Aroma: Aroma of cocoa, cinnamon.
Taste: Similar to the nose, cocoa, cinnamon, balanced.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: Interesting beer, almost like alcohol chilled "hot chocolate".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Better than I expected....Pours dark brown with no head or lacing. Rich, roasted, cocoa flavor with noticeable cinnamon. Its really well balanced and sort of sweet. Finish is dry and lingering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
86Moose (62) - - DEC 23, 2012
Excellent aroma. Deep roasted chicolate with rich vanilla. Bitter finish. Lighter maple brown coloring is deceiving as this is a strong, robust beer. 2012 was a very good year for Terrapins Renunion ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1922) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours a dark red brown with an off white head and sweet aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla with a long finish.delicious brew with alotvof flavor

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