The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial Stout - Terrapin Brewing Company

The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial Stout

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Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

ABV: 8.50%

Season: One-time

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  • Color: Black
  • Poured opaque with a beautiful brown, frothy, inch foam. Good retention with some very sticky lacing beginning right away. Sheeting lacing throughout once you start to drink.

    Aroma is slight. There is a definite Belgian presence from the yeast but with big American roasted stout scents. Quite the mix. After a while it seems as if the roasted malt takes over completely. Alcohol aroma is there but ever so slightly.

    Taste finishes with a banana presence from the yeast. Roasted malt with coffee and that is about it. Just like the nose, slight.

    Big body with that almost feels watery with a fair amount of carbonation.

    Not a bad beer, just not a great beer. The aroma and flavors don't come on strong enough for me. I want more out of "special" beer than faint sense titillation. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 23:12:42
  • Tasted: Thursday, March 04, 2010
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
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