Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 350
Gots: 64 | FT: 6
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dbrelsfo on 11-26-2013

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Photo of jlindros
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this beast, wanted to get my hands on one, but he had a better trade angle and got one first.

Pours a big creamy dark mocha colored thick rich almost 1 finger head that sticks around for a while, with nice lacing and big legs that slowly crawl down the sides.

Nose is ridiculous, very strong, tons of fresh coffee grinds, espresso coffee roast like an intense espresso shot, with some nice cinnamon as well, then sweet doughy cinnamon roll pastry with nice sweet sugar icing, touch of vanilla.

Taste is just straight up cinnamon roll, lots of nice cinnamon and pasty dough fluffy roll, and then a nice candy sugary icing. then it gets into fresh espresso and coffee grinds, light caramel, roast, and dark malts. Mild cocoa and vanilla, creamy feel but not oats, doughy malt taste too. Mild earthy bitter hop with fair bitterness. Finish is sticky but not too sweet, long lingering espresso, cinnamon, cinnamon roll with icing, and little earthy hop bitterness.

Mouth is chewy and fairly heavy bodied, semi creamy, nice fluffy carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall very good, huge cinnamon roll note with tons of espresso, very nice. Totally worth the hype IMO.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Turning the sublime taste of Wake n' Bake into a Winter Warmer type of beer is easy- or at least that's how Terrapin makes it seem as its lavish chocolate and cocoa taste takes a let turn into Cinnabon territory.

But with little descrepency from the original, this Cinnamon Rolled version pour with a robust dark coffee color, at least after basically chewing through the bottom of the bottle because its nearly impossible to open the right way (obnoxious-ass wax!). Its subtle haze attributes to its translucent character as glimmers of tawny redish-brown low lights cast about its margins. A foamy, fluff and creamy sandy-stained head jets to the rim of the snifter and retains diligently while trailing with a spider webbing of lace.

Decadent aromas of pastry-laced cinnamon jumps out to the nose immediately! Wrapped in a sweeter scent that's usually reserved for candy stores, the malty side of the beer promises to be complexly sweet. But its backbone of medium-roast coffee, dark chocolate, heavy toast and roasted nuts provide the perfect support for the candied spice.

As the malt wraps around the tongue with a sense of burnt toffee, thin caramel and honey. After the cinnamon folds in on the middle palate, the overwhelming taste of Cinnabon takes me back to every airport I've ever traveled through. Equipped with the sweetness of powdered sugar glaze, the darker and toastier flavors of porter slide right underneath. Its dark-roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, walnut and toasted flavors are robust but dry in taste- careful not to overwhelm the "cinnamon rolled" character that's celebrated to perfection.

Full bodied to start, the dark ale is creamy and expansive. But as the carbonation pulls from its residual sweetness, the ale trends drier and toastier. With a mild astringency from both spice and from roasted grains, the finish is a warm honeycomb of charred toast and campfire.

Just when you thought you've tasted it all, a surprise comes your way and shows all the flavors that you've ever tasted but does so with unique proportions and scale for a culmination that's both a shock and a tease to the taste buds.

Photo of mverity
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle share at Proof courtesy of jbruner. Poured a pitch black opaque with good tan head that went fairly quickly. Aroma is perfectly dark. Coffee, dark roasty malt, and a touch of cinnamon in there as well. Taste is the exact same as the aroma, wonderful. Nice viscous body and creamy mouthfeel. Superb beer.

Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent looking: dark red-brown with a durable ring on top.
The aroma is not as great as the name suggests but this is due in part to judicious use of spicing that eventually produces a more balanced flavor. The light cinnamon blends more harmoniously with the coffee.
O: worth seeking out.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a decent khaki head. Pretty thick looking.

Smell - Tons of cinnamon. Coffee. Then more cinnamon.

Taste - Cinnamon. Too much cinnamon. Coffee comes through with some oatmeal. Lots of cinnamon in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Maybe medium heavy. Spice makes it tough to discern.

Overall - I expected more from the hype. It's just got too much cinnamon. Doesn't live up to Wake n Bake's standards.

Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at one of the local brew pubs.

A: Pitch black with nice two finger frothy tan head. Very nice 360 degree lacing.

S: Coffee, cinnamon, maybe a bit of vanilla.

T: Cinnamon and spices dominate, even to the point of suppressing the coffee notes quite a bit. A little bit of the coffee and chocolate comes through in the back but not in a big way.

M: Full bodied but not overly thick. Nicely carbonated. Enjoyable mouth feel.

O: Good stout but the cinnamon competed with my favorite part of WnB which is the coffee.

Photo of Mattyc88
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yep, giving this beer a 5.0. The regular Wake n' Bake is my favorite Terrapin release and after having this I don't know if I can even go back. The alcohol % is exactly the same as the Wake n' Bake as the recipe is lightly tweaked, not changed.

Aroma: Amazing roasted coffee aroma with a hint of sweet cinnamon.

Appearance: Pours jet black like motor oil, with an appropriately thin non-persistent brown head.

Flavor: Oh man, the flavor on this thing. Very complex, lots of roasted malts, strong coffee flavor, backed with the sweet delicious silky taste from the oatmeal, packed with a sweet cinnamon roll like flavor. Yes, the cinnamon actually makes it taste like a cinnamon roll. This thing is a breakfast all in one, you get the cinnamon roll with a side of coffee and oatmeal. WHAT IS BETTER THAN THAT? Seriously.

Mouthfeel: Medium-Full body with good carbonation, and a silky smooth mouthfeel from the flaked oats.

Overall: Definitely worth the hype and hunting for this beer. I came out with numerous bottles and i'm going to be left wanting more.

Photo of mlhyatt
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance- jet black with a khaki almost brown head. The head is about and inch and disappears after a few minutes.

Smell- strong coffee smell with hints of cinnamon that mix extremely well with the malt. The coffee is way more prominent than the cinnamon but its noticeable.

Taste- a lot of coffee on the front end that turns into a nice subtle cinnamon roll taste that lingers during the journey through your mouth. The aftertaste is mainly coffee but allows cinnamon to smooth out through the lingering taste.

Mouthfeel- surprisingly light. I wish it was a little more heavy but the carbonation is very light as well. It goes down smooth and leaves a lingering coffee cinnamon aftertaste.

Overall- a very delicious beer that tastes like coffee cinnamon rolls with a little more coffee than cinnamon. I wish it had more of a cinnamon taste to it and a little bit thicker. It was a little thin.

Photo of philbe311
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An enjoyable enough offering, but a slightly disappointing given the hype... It looks like and smells like traditional WnB... There may be some very subtle cinnamon spice additions on the nose... The "cinnamon roll" addition adds a nuanced and enjoyable presence to the flavor profile, but it's nothing more than a minor tweak... There is also a very subtle and sweet pastry dough presence... I often complain when one-off offerings dramatically change the base beer, but in this case, this one doesn't go quite far enough... The mouth feel is improved over the traditional... It is no more than medium bodied and surprisingly smooth... There is nothing especially sweet or deserty about this offering... The 9.4% ABV is especially well hidden... The end result is an enjoyable brew, but not one worth tracking down unless you happen to be lucky enough to stumble upon it in your normal beer travels...

Photo of n2185
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: cinnamon and dark, robust coffee dominate. There are some notes of roasted malts and char underneath, but coffee is king here.

T: Robust French roast coffee and cinnamon dominate here as well. There are notes of bitter chocolate and char underneath with a hint of vanilla. The finish is lightly bitter.

M: thick body with moderate carbonation, this beer is a bit more carbonated than most stouts, but it would benefit from being a little creamier.

O: a really enjoyable beer overall. Not terribly complex, but what's there is so good that it works. It's like a glass of cold-brewed, cinnamon-infused coffee.

Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 8 oz. at Pizza Paradiso Dupont into a snifter.

A nice mocha brown one finger tall, and even pinhead bubbles cap displayed. A supper dark walnut black and red edged hued body towards the end for color. Always maintains a nice pencik sized collar while drinking.

Nice light coffee aroma and matching toasty cinnamon. Some faint mild white sugar some sense of tight fizz c02 carbonation gas. Cinnamon heat makes the coffee angle quite popping hot almost chicory and clove like.

Palate follows from the nose nicely. A nice warm coffee roast feeling. Lots of toasty cinnamon with some mild sugar toast quality. Very tight carbonation making coffee angle hot and pipping, but the mouthfeel a little weak.

Quite a fun enjoyable beer and a great cinnamon example if not the best use of one in a beer. It does lack though a classic creamy oaty body that I prefer to have, but still a well put together brew.

Photo of wedge
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

@ Tasty Beverage

Holy shit, the crowd that came out to this was intense. Just a little hype surrounding this one...

Pitch black with a gorgeous milky tan head on the surface. The aroma is spicy...a blend of cinnamon and coffee-with-cream, as expected. More cinnamon and coffee in the flavor, though the coffee here tastes more like straight-up beans. Vanilla, a bit of chocolate, and some almost cherry-like notes. Nicely integrated cinnamon, which is something that can easily be overdone if not careful. Not quite full-boded and drying in the finish. Just enough sweetness to offset the spice. Not mind-blowingly amazing or anything, but not every beer needs to be. Well done.

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Nice mocha head and messy lacing.
smell: Fairly subtle coffee and mild roasty stout. Hint of cinnamon.
taste: Wow, there's the cinnamon roll. Damned if they didn't nail it. Like a breakfast of cinnamon roll and coffee plus beer. That is to say, the best breakfast there be. This is truth in advertising.
overall: They nailed this. Very unique, interesting beer.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous double waxed (copper with a white "icing" tip) 22oz bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 9.99. No bottle date but released in December. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours jet black with a finger and a half of cappuccino head. Quickly fades to a thin halo leaving small veins of lace.

Inviting aromas of coffee, cinnamon, sticky buns and chocolate.

Bold, delicious cinnamon and coffee flavors up front. Bitter dark chocolate, burnt caramel, fudge, glaze, mild earthen char and soft oats with some alcohol fading in and out. Such a nice blend with it's signature rich coffee ever at the forefront.

Creamy, approaching heavy, body with soft carbonation. Mochaccino and cinnamon finsh.

A wonderful take on one of my personal favorites. Great interpretation. This is a worthy pursuit for fans of imperial coffee stouts.

Photo of cwguy5
3.54/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours pitch black with bubbly, brown head that settled very quickly to a thick ring and thin covering wisp. nose is pretty much what you would expect - mostly coffee with some cinnamon background. taste is somewhat confusing. the cinnamon and coffee seem to each add a bitterness that doesn't seem to add up very well. any coffee complexity is hidden by the spice and any clear cinnamon is muted by the bitterness from the coffee. it is dry overall and has a substantial bitter linger.

i think i was expecting something sweeter. i did not like the taste of this beer cold. as it warmed up the cinnamon seemed to brighten up and the richness of the coffee was more evident. im glad i was able to try this one but i would not go out of my way to try it again.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Reviewed from notes. Twenty-two ounce bottle shared by someone (thanks) during the FW Bretta Rose release in Buellton.

A: Pours from a doubly waxed bottle black with a solid 1" thick mocha head which fades to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.

N: Well integrated cinnamon, roasted coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruits, nutty.

T: Follows nose with cinnamon and coffee dominant.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy, cinnamon and roasty coffee finish.

O: Enjoyed this version very much. Great breakfast beer.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! While the waxed bottle looks cool, it's a pain in the ass to open! Pitch black pour with a two finger caramel-colored head with good retention and great lacing. Fresh roasted coffee dominates the nose along with plenty of cinnamon and vanilla. Basically smells like a Cinnabon. The taste follows suit with the cinnamon taking command, along with hints of roasty coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and subtle oats. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and really creamy with a warm, slightly dry finish. Overall, the balance and drinkability really surprised me. I was expecting a syrupy, gimmicky, sugar bomb, but instead got a complex, incredibly balanced, and delicious beer. Highly recommended!

Photo of SadMachine
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 1/?/14

A- Pours black with brownish hues at the edges. A creamy tan head leaves good lacing.

S- Dark roast coffee up front, followed by a healthy dose of cinnamon, and finishes with sweet sugar glaze. There are also some dark chocolate notes, but this mostly hits the coffee and cinnamon roll notes as expected.

T- The flavor is mostly roasted malt and some dark roast coffee. There are definitely some cinnamon notes, though not as much as perceived in the nose. Surprisingly there is almost no sweetness, which would have really helped balance this out. There's also a slight metallic flavor.

M- The mouth feel is medium in thickness, low in carbonation, and very dry.

O- Overall I think this is a very solid beer, but it was a bit of a let down flavor-wise as the nose indicated great things. The base beer is better, but this is still well worth trying.

Photo of alk3kenny
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured my bomber in small tasting sizes to really get this as it warmed and developed. Starting out when cold I felt the smell really, really lacked a little coffee smelled a lot like a regular wnb. As it warmed it improved greatly in all aspects... the cinnamon came through on the nose, on the taste got sweet, cinnamon, raisin, and coffee all rolled into one. Smooth, creamy with that coffee bitterness bite on the tongue really, really like this beer though not a surprise since I love the base beer and cinnamon rolls :)

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin cinnamon roll wake n bake

Awesome beer.  On draft at Whole foods

Smell.  Cinnamon, cinnamon cinnamon.  Dark rotated malt.

Look.  Very dark, almost black.  Dark ran head that held its own.  Lots of lacing, stayed with me to the bitter end.

Taste.  Love it.  Very well combination of the base wake n bake and the cinnamon.  Cinnamon shines through.  Leaves am outstanding after taste. Just a little bitter, not too much

Mouth.  Very smooth.  Mild carbonation

Overall, very good.  Good stout mage even better. Would definitely do again.

Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +16%

A: Black

T: Cinnamon rolls, booze, sugars, coffee

M: Super creamy and delicious, one of the best Ive had.

O: The best beer Terrapin has ever produced that I've had and I've had a lot.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 12.21.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a fine dark tan head with good retention.

S - Oatmeal and cinnamon - a lot like a breakfast cereal.

T - Chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, oatmail, very good.

D - Decent carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Lots of great flavors pop out. Very tasty and warming with out being overly sweet.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a light off white head and no sediment. Smells a bit of alcohol but also sure vanilla.
In the taste, spices, cinnamon, vanilla and a coffee like roasted malt. The oatmeal adds a breakfast like aspect and a smoothness. Dark chocolate, mocha, alcohol and sweet cinnamon in the finish. Chocolate malt and cinnamon. Medium bodied with a smooth finish. Overall a very delicious beer. Heavy cinnamon but still nice.

Photo of cvm4
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First of all, love the presentation. The label looks classy and the double wax exudes awesome. That being said, the double wax made the cap the hardest to ever get off of any beer I've had!

A - Pours like a regular WnB (if you've had one) and is about how I expected it to look.

S - Roasted malts and coffee up front with cinnamon and a sugar glaze in the back. Really an interesting combo.

T - Cinnamon roll right from the start! The roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee take a back seat. The cinnamon roll is subtle, but noticeable and doesn't overwhelm the beer.

M - Thick bodied and low carbonation.

O - It's an improvement and nice change up from the base beer. I'd probably reach for regular WnB more, but would definitely keep these on hand.

Photo of MS22
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great take on a classic beer. I'm hoping this is going to be a frequent Winter release from the guys down at Terrapin. In a world of cloying, over-done beers this is refreshing.

Smells like normal WnB with a touch of cinnamon. Tastes exactly like you'd expect coffee, chocolate, and the faintest bit on cinnamon on the back end, more as the beer warms up. Mouthfeel is spectacular, full and rich with faint little carbonation.

The reviews I've read claiming the CRWnB is "sweet" or "reminiscent of frosting" are fictitious as the beer is none of that. There is nothing cloying about it. Just a well done effort all around.

For me an easy 4.5/5.0 any day of the week.

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