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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutTerrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,561 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,561
Reviews: 1,241
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 745
Gots: 643 | FT: 62
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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Ratings: 3,561 | Reviews: 1,241
Photo of thebeers
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours inky black with a thin brown head. Dark-roasted coffee, cream and chocolate on the nose, with some dark fruits in the background. The coffee hits first in the taste, then a creamy mouthfeel with creamy flavor notes, and chocolate in the aftertaste. It may not be at the very top of the style, but it's up there.

Photo of T505
3.13/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not enough oatmeal flavor. Expecting something smoother.

Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Solid dark-brown body in the glass. Pillowy soft looking and sticky mocha head.
Smell: Coffee and cream with four or more lumps of sugar.
Taste: Day old coffee, but not in a bad way, with stout characteristics. Medium roast, bitterness that smoothly fades. No clean finish. The finish reminds me of after I take a sip of coffee. Good and bad.
Feel: I don't feel anything...at least nothing that makes me think "yum." On second thought, there is a little nice carbonation and body.

Overall - I marked this up due to the fact that the coffee does dominate. I feel like I have coffee breath. I do not even detect oatmeal, just coffee, plus I want more mouthfeel. This somewhat reminds me of Sump. This is Sumps little brother...from another mother.

Photo of leroybrown10
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich dark brown. Smallish dark khaki colored head which dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing behind. Completely opaque.

Rich dark coffee aroma. Almost espresso-like. Dark, semi-sweet chocolate. Roasted malt, sweet cream, and hazelnut(??).

Lovely coffee flavors. Dark roast, just a hint of bitterness, some sweetness on the back end. Rich roasted malt and dark chocolate balance the coffee. Hints of smoke, peat, licorice. Sweet cream.

Creamy, almost luscious, mouth feel. Medium-thick body with moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness to start transforms to a lingering sweetness.

This a fantastic coffee stout. Founder's Breakfast Stout is considered the standard to measure others of this style and WnB compares extremely favorably. Wonderful.

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout pours a black color with a small tan lacing head. There is a big sweet aroma, big hints of oatmeal. There are big sweet oatmeal like flavors, sweet spices, with a nice coffee aftertaste. Good body good flavors. Overall very tasty.

Photo of Bshaw22
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great coffee beer. Up there with Breakfast stout from founders. Glad to get a 4 pack!

Photo of kaner1781
2.42/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Hate regular coffee. Have drank other coffee/choc stouts that were very drinkable. This is by FAR the worst. Complete crap. Must be coffee with booze heavily infused. On that note, I suggest u try it at least once.

Photo of barczar
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich dark chocolate and coffee dominate the aroma, with fairly sweet, almost sugary notes complementing. The oat nuttiness adds depth. Smells like an iced coffee with dark chocolate and a touch of liquor.

Flavor is sweet, with a roasted malt backbone throughout, and coffee beans rounding out the moderately bitter finish. Oats provide nice chewiness. Chocolate complements the coffee and roast malt nicely. Fairly hot. After this sits around a bit, the coffee becomes secondary to rich chocolate, and heat subsides.

Photo of Bisco42
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Too sweet and boozy. Could have used some age to subtle those out.

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of coffee, some hints of chocolate. Taste is totally dominated by coffee, a bit of alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer, especially for coffee lovers, but I was expecting more due to it's high ratings.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one was really good and drinks a lot like Founders Breakfast.

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.
A - Pours black with a big caramel colored head that shrinks pretty quickly.
S - Coffee, chocolate & vanilla
T - Nice coffee flavor
M - Medium mouth feel, low carbonation
O - Good stout, coffee is straightforward, I could see having this with a doughnut on a Saturday morning.

Photo of Bone53
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black and opaque with a finger of brown head that dissipates very quickly

Smell: Espresso, vanilla, slight dark fruits

Taste: It really is like sippin your favorite cup o' joe

Mouthfeel: Full bodied stout right here

Overlall: This is the most coffee forward stout I've had. Wonderful espresso aromas and overall quite akin to sippin a quality cup of black coffee

Photo of JohnTurano
3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vintage 2014 from a pint glass.

Photo of silverblaze540
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Extremely dark brown. Very minimal head that is a creamy brown color. Completely opaque.

S - Coffee, coffee, coffee! Some sweet dark fruits. Chocolate.

T - Sweet chocolate start. Followed by an oatyness that turns into a coffee taste. Finish is a bit bitter/hoppy with some malt. Strong alcohol presence.

M - Fairly smooth, very heavy, lots of burn.

O - Pretty solid stout. Nice and heavy. A little bit sweet, lots of coffee, and not overly bitter.

Photo of SierraFlight
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into tall stout snifter. A sliver of red peeks out beneath an opaque black beer. A finger of tan head quickly recedes to a thin ring of tiny bubbles and a small central island. Aroma is a blast of coffee with roast malt, solvent, booze, and bakers chocolate. A vanilla element grows as the beer warms. Taste is coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and some molasses sweetness followed by a big pinch of char and leafy hop bitterness on the finish. Full body, creamy, thick, mouth-coating texture thanks to the oatmeal, soft but complimentary carbonation, and a surprisingly abrupt finish. Phantoms of coffee and wisps of booze linger, but it takes a little searching. Very enjoyable after an afternoon of snow day sledding.

Photo of LouZ
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle, black with no head. Nice coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Tastes of smooth coffee with a light sweetness of chocolate and malt. Feel was a little flat, but smooth and highly drinkable. Getting better as it warms up, lessening the booziness.

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark black beer with a two finger brown head.

Nose: Dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, pumpernickel, milk, oatmeal and vanilla.
Taste: Coffee, like newbrew coffe in the morning, dark chocolate, dark bread, roasted malt, homemaid, vanilla ice cream and raisin.
A full body with a hint of carbonation.

A really easy drinking imperial stout!

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition

A: poured into a snifter to a very viscous black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: smells of loads of coffee some roasted malts and a little chocolate
T: taste is coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate chocolate. very smooth and well blended flavors with the swallow bringing more roasted malt, toasted marshmallow, coffee and a little more chocolate
M: full and creamy on the palate with a nice mouthfeel from the oats. carbonation is soft from bottle conditioning and feels perfect. the finish on this beer is just slightly drying
O: a very good beer with great flavors and complexity. I'm sure the coffee shined a little brighter when it was fresh but it aged very well. definitely one to try if you like coffee stouts.

Photo of jren
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Almost in same caliber as breakfast stout for me. Great taste and smell. Good feel.

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coffee, lots of coffee through the flavor profile and finish. Not super complex and a bit thin, but a nice balance throughout. Try It!

Photo of Southerndiscomfort
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So damn tasty it's like drinking a fine cup of joe.

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great head retention, mocha lacing. Tons of coffee and chocolate on the nose and it comes through on the palate. Bitter coffee and mocha. Creamy finish that grabs your tongue with more bitter coffee. Very nice!

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours a still black with a thin khaki head. Straight up coffee consumes the nose from the start. Slight oats come through, but let's be serious, this smells like coffee in a glass. Flavors of rich, cold coffee. Small amounts of dark fruits and caramelized malts. Some slight harsh tones with the intense bitterness. A solid coffee stout that's good, not great. Would love to try this from after some time in a barrel.

Photo of timontheroad
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured almost black with a two finger fluffy brown head that faded to a nice thick film that left some great lacing.
Smell: Huge coffee ground aromas, along with some very nice caramel, cinnamon and toffee notes
Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee, raisin, black cherry and caramel flavors. There's a lotta things going on in this beer, and all of them meld superbly.
Mouthfeel: thick and creamy, really lies on the tongue well.
Overall: This is extremely well done, there's a lot of complexity in this beer, but it all works so well together. Superb stout!

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,561 ratings.