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Terrapin The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 17
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerSox on 12-14-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 182 | Reviews: 139
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two finger dark tan head with good retention and nice lacing on a near jet black body. Very nice dark fruit and molasses aroma with a burnt toast. Very flavorful with about as strong of a fig and apricot flavor as I have had with an additional mild chocolate and coffee note in tr middle. Otherwise it is dark fruit from start to finish. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Overall very flavorful and more drinkable than I thought.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. I think Chris brought this for me. Its 2 or so years old I think.

Appearance: Black, but not thick and dark. Slightly red around the edges. Light brown head with poor retention. Spotty lacing.

Smell: This beer has a great combination of chocolatey malt and dark fruit. Belgian yeast notes are very understated. If I didn't know it was a Belgian stout, I'd probably just think it was a nicely dark fruity stout. Anyway, more stout than BSDA, but good.

Taste: I really like this. The two styles combine so well that its hard to separate the parts. Again, like a rich, malty, chocolatey, and slightly roasty stout with underlying dark fruit. The finish does have some spicy and yeasty flavors that clearly make this "Belgian" tasting. Just really, really delicious.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation for a BSDA, but very well done for a Belgian style stout-- soft and creamy. Feels pretty big for 8.5%.

Overall: An excellent Belgian stout. It avoids the "too roasty" problem these beers often have. A hybrid that quietly combines two styles without being too obvious about it. Well done.

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Terrapin The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.