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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
jrob21 (3774) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a deep amber almost brown with a thick white head. No lacing. Flavor has some smoke some toffee some caramel and a gritty finish. There is a lot going on here and not sure if it is all working too well together. Bits and pieces are nice but combined comes out a little messy. Maybe it needs a little time to chill. The oak ageing is coming through in some woody peaty flavors. Finish is pretty quick, pretty sweet and a little resiny. This might be better in a year or so after the flavors meld together in a more cohesive palate.

3.9
edgallow (4377) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2012
22 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of Malt and wood. Taste of nice roasted malt, oak, alcohol and nice bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
DialSquare (5123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Deep brown pour with a thin but sturdy tan head. Aroma is earthy, brown sugar, chocolate, pine and lots of oak. Tastes are a smooth malty mix of dark fruit, wood, caramel and vanilla. A little warmth in the finish, but covers alcohol well. Leaves a woody gin-like aftertaste. It’s good -- though terrapin is starting to lose me a bit with all of these side projects and one-offs...

3.8
dmac (6438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
22oz bomber from Spirits Rt 166. Poured a thick deep red/brown body with a big sticky beige head that leaves lace all down my Cape May Brewing pint glass. Aroma is loaded with sweet malt notes, vanilla, toffee, light wood, hint of alcohol, molasses, touch of dry French toast with syrup. Full body that is almost chewy, average to slightly strong carbonation, a dry finish with some decent warming on your throat. Flavor starts off dry and woody, sweetness kicks in midway with big vanilla toffe and molasses, dry bread crusts wood on the end with a lingering aftertaste. Really nice.

3.6
Cybercat (6046) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Comes out of the tap an opaque, slightly reddish sable with a thick, light golden tan head. Strong aroma is malty and yeasty and has a curious resin-like, almost varnish-like, overtone. Malty flavor has that same resin overtone plus hints of hops, wood and horehound. Smooth texture has good, firm body and a subtle fizz. Maybe this ale’s origin in another dimension (with voyeuristic intentions) is what gives it that odd taste.

3.8
radagast83 (8339) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Split 22oz bottle with friend. Poured a mostly opaque brown color, lasting small off-white head. Aroma of mild wood oak, vanilla, aged sweet malts. Flavor is woody, with sweet malts. Enjoyable.

3.7
GTAEgeek (2343) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with reddish-orange hues and a medium, tan head. The aroma is oak, apples, toffee, floral and citrus hops, and hay. The flavor is sweet and a little sour. The palate is medium, sticky and syrupy. Overall, this is a well-hopped, flavorful and interesting.

3.7
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
From the bomber. Dark brown pour with a thick off white head. Big oaky vanilla, slightly smoky and citrus hop aroma. Big body with light oak taste, big hop bite and touches of dark malts. Well balanced and tasty.

3.1
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bomber, pretty fresh. The pour gives a dark and hazy, deep cherrywood amber body. A tall, dense head of pale khaki foam slowly deflates, pushing out to the edges. A thick wash of suds largely returns to the body, save for a few round, hard-drying spots. The nose is massively hopped and intensely boozy, showing sharp, resinous pine, with underlying notes of bronzed caramel and sugary toffee. Alcoholic heat burns the nose. Dark fruity notes of fig and raisin are also prominent. Flavors follow suit – sugary, boozy, warm, and intensely hoppy. Biting pine hops rip through sweet, sticky malts that border on imperial red ale and dark, boozy, brown strong ale concoction. The palate is weighty, laden with excessive sugars up front and showing astringent, alcoholic heat on the back end. Overall, it’s a kitchen sink type brew, seemingly loaded with whatever extra ingredients they had laying around. Could be much better.

3.9
sharkweek (120) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
This is not a bad Ale. It has a smokey oaky smell. The taste is also has a lot of oak in it. It has a nice feel as well. This beer is by no means bad, but it is missing something to make it exceptional. This is another fine job by Terrapin Brewing.


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