Terrapin Beer Company’s (Athens, GA) Dos Cocoas was release #4 in their Side Project Series. (We are up to #20 now.) Last year, fans of the brewery were given the opportunity to vote to bring a beer out of retirement and I think you can guess who won. Dos Cocoas is first and foremost a porter, that gets it’s name because of two chocolate additions- cocoa nibs and cocoa powder. Chocolate and beer is a match made in heaven.
“Dos Cocoas” Chocolate Porter is a little experiment with a traditional porter and two types of cocoa. I used cocoa powder in the whirlpool and then aged the beer for one month on a bed of cocoa nibs. What you will get from this beer is fine chocolate aroma, a unique chocolate bitterness and a tantalizing balanced chocolate flavor from both the cocoa powder and nibs.