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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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55 Reviews
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Reviews: 55
Hads: 515
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 354
Gots: 64 | FT: 7
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Reviews: 55 | Hads: 515
Photo of cwguy5
3.54/5  rDev -18.2%
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. (758 characters)

Photo of beerbully
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
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 (732 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
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. (468 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
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! (406 characters)

Photo of ILMbrew
3.91/5  rDev -9.7%
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. (1,725 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (893 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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. (1,053 characters)

Photo of Omnium
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
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... (740 characters)

Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (293 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (522 characters)

Photo of Duff27
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of jbaker67
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (297 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (680 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (909 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (440 characters)

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (561 characters)

Photo of SadMachine
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (887 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (407 characters)

Photo of GPHarris
4.2/5  rDev -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. (422 characters)

Photo of n2185
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (705 characters)

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours quite black with two fingers mocha head. Great retention.

Aroma is black coffee and of course cinnamon.

Tastes of coffee, cinnamon and a sweetness that's vaguely frosting cinnamon roll sweetness. The sweetness well balanced by the big coffee bitterness.

Rather full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Really a nice beer. High marks for achieving the flavor profile. (373 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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. (536 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a modest mocha head; loads of spotty lacing, however

Smell: Chocolate, coffee and a subtle hint of cinnamon and sugary frosting

Taste: Mocha flavors abound, with the chocolate and coffee elements well-blended; after the swallow, the cinnamon elements add another dimension, but it is very subtle

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Sweeter than the base version, but the cinnamon is well-integrated into the end result (491 characters)

Photo of philbe311
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
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... (902 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (2,142 characters)

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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.