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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by dbrelsfo on 11-26-2013

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Photo of Stevedore
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double waxed bottle of the recent 2013-2014 release. Thanks Doug. Poured into a Voodoo snifter today, 2/13/2014.

Review #446.

App- Dark black body, opaque with a nice two (!) finger mocha head that retains quite well. Not much lacing though. But it looks as expected.

Smell- So much coffee, similar to the normal WnB. But there is a nice touch of cinnamon there, not quite Abraxas like but dang, it really cuts into that intense coffee to make it a perfect balance between that and the chocolate and coffee flavours from the malts.

Flavour- A little bit underwhelming, but still so coffee and chocolate forward that the small bit of cinnamon really contributes a lot to the whole experience. Again, I'd love to try Coffee Abraxas to see how this compares.

Mouthfeel- Medium-to-thick bodied, perfect carbonation, creamy and yet dry with a nice black coffee aftertaste.

Overall- Really a nice improvement on WnB which is already a fantastic beer. This is worth it if you've never had it.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
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 StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is just amazing. thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this gem, thats as beautiful as it looks in the bottle, with bronze and white wax and a classy and comical label. dark brown in color and not overly heady, but sitting with a bright shine and just a little icing of off white head. the nose is the best of a coffee oatmeal stout, with rich earthy coffee, not super dark, and roasted barley bitterness, as well as the semisweet body of the oats. the cinnamon is a genius addition to this, that adds a little kick to the nose and ties the flavor together in a unique way. it gives some texture to the beer, thats almost coarse or granular, a nice contrast and challenge levied against the smoothness of this oaty creamy stout that would glide down awfully easy without the cinnamon. it forces me to slow down, to appreciate this and digest it in a new way that i dont always remember to do when i drink great beers. sometimes im guilty of rushing through a great beer just to get to the next one, which is not a good habit to develop, but this beer slowed me right down and made me focus on the present in a careful way, which i think i owe to the cinnamon. the flavors marry beautifully, this drinks like breakfast. full body with some texture is a nice mouthfeel. carbonation is middle of the road, but i wasnt wishing for more. what i was wishing for was another bottle. in a night that featured some world class beers, this one was the winner. i have not had nearly enough beer from terrapin, so its hard to say where this falls in their line up, but its one of the best beers ive ever had, one of the most complex yet unified, and one that i will never forget.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. Appearance is only pitch black with a dark brown head. Appears like a nice hearty stout. Nose starts with a huge dash of cinnamon followed by coffee and chocolate. Cinnamon takes center stage and tones down the coffee a bit. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and a little bit of cream throughout. That taste is delicious. The cinnamon is smooth and melds well with the malty sweetness. It really does remind me a bit of eating a cinnamon roll beside a cup of coffee. The flavors are very smooth and well balanced. The cinnamon addition definitely does something special to this beer. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth with mild carbonation. Overall, this beer is quite delicious and worth seeking out. I could only imagine what a barrel would do to this beer.... Yum!

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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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
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 ThickNStout
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of MS22
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -6.1%
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 richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
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 GPHarris
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Photo of jlindros
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

big thanks to barrelandzachary for the bottle and a terrapin snifter...enjoyed out of a oversized terrapin snifter alongside a 2010 regular wake n bake.

a - brew is essentially identical to the original...maybe a bit of a lighter head, but same spotty lacing and great shine.

s - nose screams cinnamon, caramel, some vanilla, and of course coffee and chocolate that i get from the base beer. the 2010 is a bit oxidized so it carries soft cardboard notes which i don't detect at all in the cinnamon. the cinnamon roll really washes over the beer...the good news is that i love cinnamon rolls! really a homerun on the nose.

t - the 2010 has a really nice roast (the oxidation in the nose is gone in the flavor) with coffee, subtle dark fruit hints and big chocolate on the finish...all of this is present in the cinnamon roll'd but like the nose, it is washed over with big cinnamon sweetness. think of that bakery...you know the one...that makes the really amazing sh*t...and then imagine their home made cinnamon roll...that's this, but in a beer. and super fresh from the oven.

m - mouth is extremely smooth. this beer is such a treat.

o - overall, i'm pretty floored by this beer. how can you possibly improve on WnB? THIS is how. this beer should become year round in 4 packs...no, 6 packs. and it should 150% be distro'ed to Long Island, NY. if that happens it will be in my fridge at ALL times. i am a fan. would love to drink more of this.

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Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2013 batch.

A: Pours pitch black with a tall and very dense dark brown head. Head fades out slowly with good retention. Moderate fluffy splotches of lacing.

S: Sharp and heavy roasted coffee beans. A little bit of chocolate sweetens it up so it's not acrid or bitter at all, really. I get maybe a little cinnamon sugar when swirled, but that might be the power of suggestion. Pretty much pure coffee if I'm honest, much like normal WnB.

T: Lots of roasted coffee bean up front again. Chocolate joins it in the middle again and then the funniest thing happens...cinnamon rolls appear. Once the coffee fades they really rise into the taste. It's pretty much perfect cinnamon roll flavor. You get the pastry, the cinnamon and even the icing. Especially notable in the finish and aftertaste. The aftertaste is akin to having taken a bite of a cinnamon roll and washing it down with coffee. Uncanny. Impressive.

M: Heavy and smooth.

O: I'm giving this one extra points for uniqueness and flawless execution. Cinnamon rolls in my beer, who would have thunk it? This is on top of an already spectacular base beer; WnB is pretty damn good by itself. This adds complexity and uniqueness without destroying the base beer. Execution could not be better in my mind. I'll save a "5" rating in case they ever barrel age this ;) Well done, Terrapin.

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Photo of alk3kenny
4.46/5  rDev +4%
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 :)

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Photo of scvance
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass (after much difficulty getting through the double wax dipped cap).

Pours pitch black with a large, fluffy, tan head. Nice falling bubble effect from the pour. Extremely long lasting head with very good cling. Smell is wonderful, cinnamon and spice, roast coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and slight caramel. Taste is roast coffee throughout with a slight alcoholic burn in the finish. Sweet and cinnamon flavored up front with a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy, moderate low carbonation, and quite viscous. This beer is simply amazing, even better than standard WnB. If you see this in a store, buy it before it's gone forever, you will not regret it. Highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of Duff27
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +2.6%
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 +4.4%
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%
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 +4.4%
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 -17.5%
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 +3.5%
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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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.