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

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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal StoutTerrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout

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Reviews: 73
Hads: 638
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 368
Gots: 146 | FT: 23
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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout | 9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dbrelsfo on 11-26-2013

Like your favorite breakfast treat and a great cup of coffee, Cinnamon Rolled Wake-n-Bake hits on all cylinders. Starting with a delicious coffee aroma, a touch of Cinnamon gives way to a sugary sweet icing flavor as a buttery nuttiness fills out the last drop of this breakfast in a glass.
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Photo of cwguy5
3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of beerbully
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter

A-Black with 1/2 inch mocha head. Little retention. Mild lacing

S-Caught a whiff of this as soon as it left the bottle. First the chocolate and coffee followed by the sweet cinnamon. Nice balance of the three aromas. More and more cinnanmon coming through as it warms

T-Sweet sugar and cinnamon right out of the gate. Chocolate and coffee taking a backseat. Chocolate comes through slightly in the finish. Like drinking a cinnamon roll. Not much balance as the cinnamon dominates and not much else

M-Thick full bodied. Little carbonation.

O-This is too sweet as the cinnamon dominates the beer. Being a big fan of WnB I was hoping for the cinnamon to add something to an already great beer not take it over

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of Lucular
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One word of advice: do not drink this beer cold or anywhere close. You will barely pick up on any cinnamon and definitely no French toast if you drink this below 50 degrees. However, at closer to room temperature, the beer becomes more like the description although still not what I was hoping for.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

draft at Tasty in Raleigh into a snifter.

pours a pitch black with a slight head. the smell is massively cinnamony with not much coffee...hmm. the taste is about the same with a huge rush of cinnamon and almost no coffee at all. its like they removed the coffee and added cinnamon. disappointing. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall not what i was expecting. nowhere near as good as regular wnb!

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Photo of ILMbrew
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Jet black. Darker even than the original. Less head, though. I noticed with both the White Chocolate and the Cinnamon Roll'd that the carbonation levels seemed pretty low even for a stout. Maybe the 22 oz bombers produce less carbonation, maybe the additional ingredients lessen the head and lacing, who knows.

Smell: The smell is pretty spot on with W-n-B, but there is a hint a cinnamon on it. After pouring the bottle empty, I noticed that the bottle carried a heavy cinnamon smell by itself. Once in the glass, it was W-n-B to a tee.

Taste: The cinnamon addition is all over the taste on this. Start, finish, aftertaste. Of course, a lot of coffee comes through as well, but there is no denying the cinnamon spice in this beer. There is also a bit more of a bite on this than the original. At 9.4 ABV, Cinnamon Roll'd has much more kick and it shows. Undecided as whether this is a good or bad thing, but it's definitely different.

Mouthfeel: The mouth on this is as expected. Thick and heavy, but in a breakfast stout manner. For the style this mouthfeel might be on the light side, definitely thinner than Moo Hoo, and not at all as smooth as the original W-n-B.

Overall: I don't know how I feel about this one. One of the things I love about W-n-B is the incredible coffee presence. It really does taste like a morning drink, and if you're not careful, it drinks like one too. Cinnamon Roll'd is a little sharper with the added alcohol and the addition of cinnamon takes away a bit from the coffee notes. I think I have to call it o-2 for Terrapin on topping their original recipes with these reserve series beers. Both have been creative and interesting, but the hype seems to overwhelmed the product.

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Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering served at Als of Hampden/Pizza Boy. The brew appears black in color with some brown clarity aroubd the edges and a dark brown head atop. The cap fades leaving string spots of lace.

The smell includes spicy cinnamon overtop roasted grain and coffee that formulate a pleasant earthiness about this brew. Mild chocolate is also noticed before a bit of fruity alcohol comes into play.

The taste includes coffee upfront blending to citrus of coffee/hops. It is very roasted with a pleasant cinnamon spice inclusion to break things up. Unfortunately this gets a little green and yeasty across the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is enjoyable and the cinnamon is very nicely incorporated. However, I think I prefer normal wake and bake over this. Fans of spiced beers will want to seek it out. For a winter time one-off it is enjoyable.

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Photo of sittinggc
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip.

Look: Very dark beer with a nice brown head.
Smell: The smell is mostly coffee grounds. Also get some nice chocolate notes.
Taste: Bitter coffee dominates the palate. Semi-sweet chocolate notes. Almost get some lactose flavors though I know this isn't a milk stout. Very little cinnamon...I probably wouldn't have picked up on it if I didn't already know it was there.
Feel: The feel of the beer is a little thinner than I'd like, but I feel as though this beer wasn't brewed to be a big thick beer. Slight prickle from carbonation.

Overall: I think this is a good coffee stout. Lots of nice bitter coffee notes in a very drinkable stout. I'm slightly disappointed at how much cinnamon I picked up. I thought I was gonna be drinking liquid cinnamon rolls when I read the description. Haha. The only beer that has been able to accomplish that for me is Xocoveza Charred b1. Glad I got to try this beer but I probably won't be seeking it out again.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $10.00 at Taco Mac in Crabapple, Georgia.

Appearance: Bears a turbid black opaqueness topped by a dense tan-colored sudsy head. This beer just exudes a kind of delicious stickiness.

Smell: Unlike some amiss beers where your guess is as good as mine, the additives here are neither a puzzle nor an enigma -- it's coffee and cinnamon, idiots.

Taste: Big handful of cinnamon set against the great roasted malt profile, gooey luscious oats, dense chocolate and Athens-sourced coffee of the local, seasonal favorite. Very minimal hop presence. Subtle dark fruitiness underneath. Reasonably light alcohol. Grants a long finish, with the cinnamon remaining fairly prominent here.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Agreeably viscous, velvety, and creamy.

Overall: You could toss just about any damn thing in Wake-n-Bake and have it be good. Multi-wax the limited release of bombers and you'd really have a hit on your hands. Still, more than once, I found myself wishing I was simply working through a pint of the original.

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Photo of Omnium
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Flying Dog Challice

A - Black brown with two fingers of a dark brown head very mild lacing.
S - Cinnamon vanilla, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, the cinnamon really comes out as it warms up.
T - At first being chilled it doesnt coax a lot of the cinnamon out, but as it warms up it really comes out a nice sweet cinnamon and vanilla frosting kinda taste, roasted malt and toffee in the background, light earthy notes buried underneath, and a nice light coffee flavor middle of everything.
M - Creamy rich bold, mildly bitter, dry.
O - This is a really neat idea, I actually wouldnt mind this being a tad sweeter, its a bit dry but still its good, glad I got one of these. I think I prefer original WnB though...

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Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of Duff27
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mocha head, collar remains throughout. Legs appear with a swirl.

Big chocolate coffee notes in the aroma.

Just a tinge of cinnamon, perfect in my opinion... anymore and it's be overdoing it. More chocolate and coffee, mostly coffee of the two. Would guess 9%abv.

Thick an chewy mouthfeel, medium adequate carbonation.

Very good, not great though. Cinnamon was a nice addition but not a big difference from the regular WnB. Although I will say the cinnamon comes out more as it warms. Thanks for the share egrace84.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black from the bottle with thin tan ring of lacy head. Aroma is still coffee forward with a hint of spicy cinnamon beyond it. Taste is coffee and roasted malt up front, cinnamon, sugary cream back end that comes forward in time. Nose comes out more as it warms, sweetness. Very nice.

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Photo of wedge
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a waxed, 22oz pry-off bottle to a 10oz tulip (Ommegang 3Phils stemware, to be precise). The only dating information on this bottle is the year 2015 printed in black ink at the top-left corner of the label. This was purchased maybe a month and a half ago, sat on the shelf for a few weeks, and has been in my fridge now for a couple of days.

Appearance (4.5): Nearly three fingers of creamy, slowly crackling, hot cocoa-colored foam rise off of the pour, capping a jet black body with the deepest garnet-mahogany color poking through only at the furthest edge. As it dies down, it leaves thin patches of dark tan film, connected to the remaining head by webby, arcing legs of lace. This thing is gorgeous.

Smell (4.5): French roast coffee, cinnamon (duh), extra-dark chocolate/baker’s cocoa, just a bit of dark, molasses sweetness, mocha, chocolate-hazelnut biscotti . . . in the end, it all comes back to that dark roast coffee with a shot of dark chocolate depth, mixed with gooey cinnamon filling (y’know, like in a cinnamon bun). It may be a little gimmicky, but for me that mixture of cinnamon, dark chocolate, and dark roast coffee really, really works.

Taste (4.0): Less nuanced than the nose, it follows more or less the same direction as the nose: dark roast coffee (but less depth, leaving mostly just the bitter edge), cocoa (mostly the earthy body), and a really heavy hand on the cinnamon note—like the crisped edges of that cinnamon goo melted out the bottom of a bun. A little molasses depth adds a bottom to the malt body, but the earthiness of the cinnamon and cocoa spring back up in the finish, propelled by a slightly citrusy bitterness, a dry, floury note, and just a spritz of grapefruit zest mingling with a modest, boozy heat. That grapefruit note and booze mixed together help lighten the body nicely, too. Definitely more cinnamon comes out by the end, too.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Surprisingly dry, with a medium-full body, a nice, powdery cocoa lightness, and a soft, foamy carbonation that covers all surfaces before drying out. It all makes it easy to drink, but not quite as satisfying as a big, thick stout ought to be. Still, it’s very easy to drink, and the powdery lightness of the body complements the earthiness of the cinnamon and cocoa quite nicely.

Overall (4.0): I like a lot of different elements of this beer, quite a bit, but this is not a case where the beer is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s still extremely tasty in its own way, but it’s not the kind of masterful imperial stout with rock-solid fundamentals I (admittedly) was hoping for. Frankly, the original Wake-n-Bake is ultimately more satisfying (in my mind) than this beer, but I’m thoroughly pleased to enjoy this beer all the same.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of danh53
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big smooth roasted coffee notes. Cinnamon comes through more on the taste, but it remains subtle throughout. There's a sweet vanilla on the middle of the palate. Mouth feel is medium. This was very enjoyable.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle:
Pours close to black, with tan head. Not a lot of head buildup, but not light either, and a decent level of froth lasts the full pour.

Nose is coffee with an distinct sweet bread note early, joined with a little warmth by the cinnamon. The cinnamon eventually merges with the coffee in a spice-coffee scent that is the main note in the nose for the rest of the pour. Some of the oat comes through late in my drink.

The taste is fairly similar to the nose, though generally and relative stays more coffee to woody bitter than it. That cinnamon-spiced coffee opens every sip, the oat taste and dryness (for me) follows this. Perhaps the oat cuts into the "roll" part of an iced cinnamon roll, as this beer never gets too sweet. No one said a cinnamon roll has to be iced, however, and perhaps this is the concept here.

A nice brew where the coffee, cinnamon, and oat all can be detected by me. I expected a little sweeter beer (though I am glad it isn't too sweet), almost more dessert-worthy. Getting past this expectation led me to appreciate that this beer offers up more or less what it promised.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Attractive appearance with nice head for a beer at this ABV. The beer brings out aromas and flavors of a cinnamon roll but it's a lot less in your face than I expected. The cinnamon in particular was really light. As it warmed the flavors came out more. I had ridiculously high expectations for this one and while it didn't quite live up to them it's still one really nice beer.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a three-fingers thick dense coffee-colored head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was pitch black.
s - cinnamon and other spices dominate but some chocolate and coffee do come through.
t - tastes like wake n bake with vanilla and cinnamon added.
m - slick and creamy.
o - i think it took me longer to open the bottle than to drink this delicious brew. well done take on WnB.

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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.