Terrapin Dos Cocoas Chocolate Porter | Terrapin Beer Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
353 Ratings
Terrapin Dos Cocoas Chocolate PorterTerrapin Dos Cocoas Chocolate Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Side Project #4

Added by BeerSox on 12-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
353
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
24
For Trade:
3
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but closer inspection reveals that it is actually clear garnet in color when held up to a bright light. No carbonation is visible. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cocoa nibs are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has lots of chocolately flavors and bits of sweetness from the cocoa nibs. It almost tastes like a watered down version of Hershey's chocolate syrup. Little if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really enjoyable porter that has the magnitude of chocolate aromas and flavors that you would expect from a stout but has the drinkability afforded by that of a porter.

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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter, pours a dark brown almost black with a nice tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: malty and chocolate, heavy on cocoa, dark chocolate, light coffee, melted chocolate

T: cocoa nib flavor heavy up front, not super sweet, bittersweet chocolate mixes with very dark chocolate flavors, mild malt

M: thinner with lower carbonation

O: nice cocoa flavor in an easily drinkable form

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3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours pitch black with a small foamy light-tan colored head that reduces to a small layer floating on top, leaving a bit of lace behind

S- roasted cocao nibs, ash tray, faint chocolate malt, metallic aroma, milk chocolate

T- sweet cocoa flavor up front with a hint of dark fruit mid-palate, sweet toffee on the finsih

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a smooth-yet-dry-finish

O- good chocolate porter, would like to see a little more prominent flavors for chocolate/cocoa though, once was enough for me

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Terrapin Dos Cocoas Chocolate Porter from Terrapin Beer Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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