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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: 145 | 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 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 HuskyinPDX
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of mverity
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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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 GameFreac
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Glad to finally try this.

Appearance: Pours a midnight black color - typical stout like regular Wake-n-Bake.

Smell: Smells of coffee, chocolate, roast, and huge cinnamon. Amazing.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. Cinnamon is at the forefront and it masks the coffee bitterness and is the dominant flavor. It's followed by dark chocolate, coffee, and more cinnamon on the end. Slight heat flavor (but not alcohol - hard to explain).

Mouthfeel: A little thin but it's not a huge deal.

Overall: This one lives up to the hype. One of the best stouts I've had.

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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 rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade and, hands down, the thickest layer of wax I've ever had to deal with on a bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very, very nice oily black hue with a nice one finger mocha head that fades to leave spotty lacing and a creamy halo with light wisps.

S - Aromas of deep dark chocolate, nice coffee and typical Wake n Bake aromas of oats. Deep, deep inhales brings out nice cinnamon (and not overly so) and icing. Up front is just smelled like an amped up Wake n Bake, but those deep inhales reveal something intriguing.

T - Taste is again, your basic delicious Wake n Bake (rich mocha, light chocolate, oats) and then...then the fun begins. Nice soft cinnamon, sweet sugar (not cloy), and even some icing. What's crazy though is what happens after licking your lips when you've finished the sip. Creamy, sweet, cinnamon roll icing. Crazy.

M - Mouthfeel is not bad. A bit thinner, due to the softer carbonation, than I remember the regular version being.

O - Overall, this is a delicious beer. Really turns an already delicious beer and amps it up in to a delicious breakfast treat. Wish the cinnamon roll aspect was a bit larger here in the taste and the mouthfeel was a bit thicker/fuller. Really glad I got to try this, a delicious beer for Christmas morning!

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy Holidays! 2013


Appearance - Opaque black, khaki head that leaves a quickly receding spotty lacing.

Aroma - Cinnamon, subtle chocolate, mocha, and icing. Very sweet with the usual W-n-B malty oatmeal background. Smells like a cinnamon roll.

Taste - Oatmeal, chocolate malt, cinnamon, mocha, sweetness, in that order. Good! Especially with homemade cinnamon rolls! (Thanks mom!)

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, solid carbonation, slight drying presence. Very good.

Overall - Worth the hype? Sort of. If you plan on drinking this for breakfast (with cinnamon rolls?), then totally worth the hype. I feel it's too sweet and cinnamon-y for consumption by itself. It's very good nonetheless!

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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

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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 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 mlhyatt
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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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 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 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 ivanovichi
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz Bomber into a tulip pint

A- Hands down the darkest stout I've poured yet. Plus a great head to go along with it, dark caramel and light brown near the top where it was thinner. Lacing retained nicely too

S- All hail the coffee stout! Coffee is there from beginning to end, but it is beautifully complimented by the cinnamon and roasty malt scents

T- As much coffee as was in the scent there was plenty more to be found drink after drink. I loved the original WnB but the Cinn Roll'd brings it to the next level. My order of prominent tastes from drink to finish is coffee, cinnamon, roasted malts, chocolate, then coffee on the end and that flavor stays on the tongue for a while. More please!

M- Carbonation is definitely the first thing I noticed. the best way i can describe it is "little bubbles" relative to "big bubbles" carbonation. Very light for a stout, leaves a nice thin oily coating on the tongue but nothing unwanted or overbearing. Again, more please!

O- One of my favorite brews to date. I was given this as an early Christmas present 2 weeks ago and have been on a roller coaster ride of hyping it up and wanting to save it to drink at the "perfect time" which apparently came tonight. I just hope I can get my hands on another, ALSO DO NOT DRINK THIS within 3-4 hours of bedtime. I wouldn't consider myself caffeine sensitive but I was wired after this one.

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Photo of ali1987
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to have this on draft at WOB.

A: single finger mocha colored head on a jet black body. Some slight hints of red in the body as well.

S: mainly coffee, but also roasted malts, caramel, & hints of cinnamon.

T: wow! Amazing, complex flavor. Coffee in the beginning, then the cinnamon takes over making it taste identical to a fresh cinnamon roll. It even finishes with a vanilla, icing taste. Beer, coffee, and cinnamon roll... It couldn't be much better.

M: thick with moderate carbonation but not as creamy as I expected.

O: Terrapin totally nailed this. Great beer!!! :)

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at World of Beers in Jacksonville. Half finger dark tan head with very good retention on a jet black body. Aroma is simple but very full on the nose with coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor follows with a very complex design with nice transitions between a starting chocolatey and roasted malt note moving to cinnamon coffee bean and nutmeg finishing with sweet cinnamon roll icing and nuts. Full body and light to moderate carbonation. Very complex and flavorful, a must try beer.

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Photo of philbe311
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
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...

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Photo of n2185
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of Mattyc88
5/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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