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

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Terrapin The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial StoutTerrapin The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

182 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 16
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Side project #9

(Beer added by: BeerSox on 12-14-2009)
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

03-25-2012 02:44:02 | More by kylehay2004
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-16-2012 18:39:10 | More by Zachb4au
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-09-2012 03:19:34 | More by hippityhophead24
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

02-09-2012 02:43:01 | More by rapidsequence
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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-20-2012 13:32:47 | More by ricksrealm
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-16-2012 03:58:57 | More by tclapper
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-04-2012 08:58:12 | More by IdrinkGas
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -48.6%

12-27-2011 01:26:49 | More by whitekiboko
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planbee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-26-2011 23:51:20 | More by planbee
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-26-2011 03:59:24 | More by 2dogbrew
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-25-2011 03:08:32 | More by bonkers
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-22-2011 01:27:07 | More by jtmcgraw
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opwog

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-21-2011 07:46:14 | More by opwog
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-21-2011 04:02:11 | More by dowen44
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-16-2011 02:08:42 | More by jak
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-05-2011 22:02:07 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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kk73

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-24-2011 05:49:34 | More by kk73
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.5%

11-23-2011 03:10:33 | More by twowheelssoar
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-22-2011 16:01:45 | More by pavpav12
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-19-2011 13:58:44 | More by bacher468
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 03:31:33 | More by brandoman63
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-18-2011 05:00:25 | More by cadaugherty
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2011 03:42:47 | More by EasyReader
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2011 20:35:47 | More by richbrew
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-14-2011 22:09:07 | More by freduardo
Terrapin The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.