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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2647) - 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. It’s a rather basic porter really. I’d 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. It’s a decent drinking porter, but doesn’t flaunt the kind of chocolate flavor the label talks up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1904) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerlud (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Hardly any head. Color Dark brown in the center to a Iced tea brown on the outside. Chocolate on the nose but not too overbearing, with hints of raspberry truffle and tea leaf. The Flavor is also Chocolate with hints of espresso, and a subtle roastiness. The best part of the beer is the silky smooth chocolate finish. It feels like a Dove chocolate commercial! There is even a chewy, stickiness of an actual piece of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
[Bottle] shared at Skyview’s Lex/Larp Cellars Farewell. Pours a clear caramel with a smallish tan head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is clean chocolate, only a little roasted malts, and ends nice and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a light tan head. Great nose with lots of chocolate and a slight bit of coffee roast. Flavor is where this falls down. Its very one dimensional tons of chocolate. Good artisan chocolate but there isn’t much else there a slight bit of caramel maltiness and a touch of roast in the finish. The body is incredibly thin. There needs to be a thicker mouthfeel here. A bit of a letdown but not bad. Just not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a jet black with a nice mocha colored head that leaves nice thick lacing. Fresh aroma with hints of cocoa and a hint of candied fruit. Flavor has some good black dirt earthiness, a touch of day old coffee and some baker’s unsweetened chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice and chalky - like a porter should be. Rather enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3180) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a spongy tan head. Nose is cocoa, coffee and molasses. Gets richer as it warms. Sharp and fizzy medium body. Taste is sour coffee, apple and bittersweet chocolate. Coffee beans to finish. A nice drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Bitter sweet cocoa and malt nose. Jet black appearance with a brown creamy head. Light body with coffee and bitter coca on the pallet. A good beer but not their best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle shared by Daknole. Opaque dark brown, almost black with no head. Very dry cocoa aroma like a simple dry chocolate cake with some mild metallic notes. Nice palate with medium carbonation. Fairly light bodied, lighter than expected and simpler too. Good chocolate flavor and is not sweet but lacks oomph.

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