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Terrapin Dos Cocoas Chocolate Porter - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 47
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Side Project #4

(Beer added by: BeerSox on 12-27-2008)
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -7.6%

From a few years ago, another one that should have been cracked fresher,but oh well. Thanks to vicanncam for this one, shared with many people at my cellar cleaning.

Very little head, very dark brown color.

Nose chocolate water, little thin, cocoa, little dark syrupy but very aged malt, caramel, brown sugar molasses

Taste semi sweet but lots of choc, creamy milk choc mostly, little caramel and chewy creamy, little lactose, mild bitterness, choc milk. Finish is more light milk choc, dusty cocoa, little caramel.

Mouth med bod mild syrupy, decent carb.

Overall bit of a letdown.

12-23-2013 03:33:29 | More by jlindros
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-23-2013 02:10:49 | More by stereosforgeeks
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2013 13:46:01 | More by closisinthehouse
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-21-2013 21:20:13 | More by ctwybeerguy
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%

2008 vintage.

A - Poured into a glass a nice chat dark brown with as thin light mocha head.

S - Aromas of faint chocolate, light porter notes.

T - Taste is old porter, faint chocolate, tired and faint.

M - Mouthfeel is still rather drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was past it's prime. Chocolate was there but old.

12-21-2013 01:25:27 | More by rudzud
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JMohl3

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-20-2013 17:10:50 | More by JMohl3
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-20-2013 01:43:37 | More by ninaturner
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2013 14:31:59 | More by Stinger80OH
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-17-2013 20:06:42 | More by Drknight
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

Review from notes taken a couple months back. While on vacation in the south, I learned about this brew but missed out on bottles as someone had cleaned out every store in the area. Surprised to find it weeks later on tap at Als. The brew pours brown in color with a light tan cap that holds well leaving patchy lace.

The aroma includes plenty of raw cocoa nibs and vanilla. It is somewhat earthen, roasty and herbal with a trace mineral aspect that I dont totally dig. Other than that, it smells pretty much as expected.

The flavor includes plenty of raw cocoa nib somewhat earthy and nearly vegetative that blends to grassy and herbal. Some hints of vanilla and a long lingering cocoa aftertaste with mild alcohol warmth. As it warms, it gets a touch of dark fruity alcohol.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Terrapin has done better with chocolate porters/stouts. This one is surprisingly unimpressive. It reads well on the label but im glad I didnt have 22oz to force through.

12-16-2013 16:11:05 | More by stakem
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Rast

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-13-2013 12:35:50 | More by Rast
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-13-2013 07:38:43 | More by XmnwildX12
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egrace84

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-10-2013 03:25:08 | More by egrace84
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TATURBO

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-10-2013 03:09:23 | More by TATURBO
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-10-2013 03:05:39 | More by Duff27
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-07-2013 20:22:00 | More by ummswimmin
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%

poured a deep brown with very, very foamy head. aroma was dominated by chocolate powder. chocolate also dominated the palate with a surprising weak malt backbone. the body was on the thin side with very little linger or aftertaste.

sounds like i hated it but i didn't. i enjoyed it very much. it is somewhat thin for a porter but this is an almost sessionable chocolate beer. it was light but full of chocolate flavor. wished the choc flavor had been a bit darker though. would drink again. good beer for people that don't like beer kinda beer.

12-07-2013 03:19:52 | More by cwguy5
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Thirsty_Moe

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-05-2013 03:57:54 | More by Thirsty_Moe
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topdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-29-2013 08:29:30 | More by topdown
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-29-2013 01:56:10 | More by dgherm
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-27-2013 21:36:53 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-23-2013 00:38:09 | More by TheBishopco
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-18-2013 14:43:49 | More by beernads
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-17-2013 19:10:41 | More by salthemonster
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clemson14

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-04-2013 16:28:49 | More by clemson14
Terrapin Dos Cocoas Chocolate Porter from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.