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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Terrapin ""Dos Cocoas"" gets its name from the deep history of chocolate and the two forms of Ecuadorian cocoa we use in this exceptional beer. Brewed with 100% cocoa powder, and aged on a bed of pure cocoa nibs, the chocolate flavor in this beer is so mouth watering it will even make Wonka jealous.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2009 Bottle. Aroma of chocolate milk, perhaps? Looks deep dark brown with little head. Tastes of coffee with a light aftertaste of dark chocolate. Very balanced palate with a slightly watery aftertaste. An enjoyable beer, but there are betters out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pouring a dark mahogany brown, the body is crowned with a small, fleeting, frothy head of mocha colored foam. A soapy wash leaves scattered, wet spotting behind. The aroma is chocolaty as can be, exotic dark cocoa notes proving quite rich, with complementary scents of scorched caramel and lactose. Flavors too are quire chocolaty, dark cocoa again showing strong, with a bit of coffee roastiness, mocha, and mild earthen hops. The body is a little disappointing, feeling rather thin compared to what I was expecting, but it is well balanced and highly drinkable. A little pepper shows on the finish. Good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks SpringsLicker! - Pours almost black with a small creme coloured head...aroma is chocotastic, with some roasty malt and a touch of coffee...flavour is similar, and while it is initially shows big chocolate and cofffee, it goes thin fairly quickly with very little residual presence...great to try but nothing crazy...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a dark coffee brown with a 2 finger beige head. Nice nose of chocolate, toffee, and toasted malts. Flavor was mostly cocoa and toasted malts. It was nice to have a Porter without soooo much coffee involved.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4352) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2009
From Skyview. Lactose. Smooth, creamy palate. Some malt. Usually I donít care for lactose, but it works in this beer. Some chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bomber pours a deep brown body with a small khaki head. Aroma has roasty notes, cocoa and coffee. Body is on the light side for a porter. Taste has roasted coffee, chocolate, and earthy hops. A solid American porter, but I just canít get very excited about it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle : The aroma is all cocoa powder with the slightest hint of roast. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with moderate cocoa powder. There is a hint of fruit in the background. It finishes with some light roastiness. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
[march 16, 2009]
bomber. Pours a very dark red, looks near black, with a whispy head. The nose is sharp with hints at dark chocolate, wood, and peppers. Palate is just medium, maybe on the thinner side of porters. The first thing I notice is this is not overly chocolatey. Itís a rather basic porter really. Iíd like more roast and a more robust maltiness. The finish has the most noticeable cocoa qualities and is tastefully bittersweet. This is a decent beer, but as with most of the side project releases from Terrapin, this is really nothing special. Itís a decent drinking porter, but doesnít flaunt the kind of chocolate flavor the label talks up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1964) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle received from Beerlando (Thanks!) Pour is dark black with nice medium carbonation. Aroma of lactose and bitter cocoa. Flavor starts chocolate, vanilla, then mellows into a little malt and smoke. A decent beer, really glad I got try this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours Black with a smallish off white head. Smells of roasted malt, some hops, and a hint of chocolate cocoa. The flavor is fairly simple. The hops and cocoa powder seemed to take a front seat as far as flavor goes. Some roasted malt and chocolate as well. Not an exciting porter, but drinkable. These side project brews just all seem icredibly average to me.


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