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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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3,180 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,180
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 714
Gots: 497 | FT: 39
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:
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(Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005)
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Reviews by HerculesRM:
Photo of HerculesRM
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's dark-brown to black with a creamy brown head. The overwhelming flavor is that of dark roasted coffee with hints of chocolate and toffee. Not too much of alcohol taste despite a high gravity.

As I've mentioned before, my wife Lauren is pregnant (with my child). She's about 12 weeks along at this point, and since she's not yet showing we wanted to take one last little vacation, just the two of us. We made our way down to coast to Jekyll Island, GA and stayed at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, a really nice turn-of-the-last-century hotel with charm and style.
Vacations aren't really my thing, but being married to Lauren I understand they are necessary. I usually have a good time anyway, but to sweeten the deal for me, Lauren usually finds a pub to take me to wherever we go. This trip she took me to Vincent's Pub on the hotel grounds. It's a tiny little place (its 2 rooms couldn't accommodate more than 20 people) with an 8 foot bar, 1 tap, and 18 beers by the bottle. The atmosphere here is very cool, they have autographed photos of past Masters winners and towels from past Ryder's Cup winners (dried sweat and all) framed all over the place. The beer selection includes a couple offerings from Terrapin Beer Company, a Georgia brewery.
I ordered a Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. The bartender felt the need to warn me that it was an $8 bottle of beer (she seemed to have PTSD from a previous patron's response to the bill), but it was worth every penny. It's dark-brown to black with a creamy brown head. The overwhelming flavor is that of dark roasted coffee with hints of chocolate and toffee. Not too much of alcohol taste despite a high gravity. Epic. Delicious. I wish I had one right now.

HerculesRM, Aug 03, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a opaque black no light showing thru this bad boy with a thinner mocha colored head,wow the aromas damn where to begin heavy on the dark roast coffee,bitter chocolate a hint of almond extract as well just awesome.Flavors are heavy in the coffee department for some it maybe to much dark roast coffee and chocolate malt flavors with a malted milk type flavor,nice creamy,silky mouthfeel glides down pretty easily.If you like strong coffee and bitter chocolate you'll love this beer.

oberon, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DanGeo, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to nedvalton for this one! Pours a thick, dark black color with only an ever-so-slight, deep brown shearing on the very outer edges of the beer. A marginally darker-than-tan head forms slowly and encapsulates the beer about one inch deep under a bed of super-fine carbonation bubbles.

The aroma - what do you know - is very heavy on the coffee; black and deep with a nice roasted bean flavor. An almost equal part dark chocolate fudges battles for the foreground, adding an earthy sweetness to the strong, bitter coffee. Some more roasted overtones filled with ashy molasses and syrup round out the edges of a wonderfully crafted aromatic profile. Can't wait to taste this one.

This one his the palate with a medium-thick body, actually a little lighter than expected, especially from the almost sludgy looking pour; still, pretty creamy and silky overall. Sweet, alcohol-drenched chocolate comes out first and foremost, almost like a rum-covered devil's food cake. Silky and syrupy sweetness is abound, but matched formidably by a roasted espresso bean flavor that limps in around the halfway mark and marches strong through the ending.

That big, robust coffee flavor sits heavy on the palate and lacquers the inside of your mouth so that you're tasting it minutes after having swallowed a sip. The sweetness battles back however, and I'm almost even picking up some very faint dark fruits; figs and black licorice. Despite the colossal malt rampage, the hops are far from unnoticed and actually add quite the spike - leafy, herbal, and a touch dry, the bitterness they assert does a perfect balance job and keeps the heavy malt bill in check. Wonderful from start to finish.

Glad I finally got to try this one. A damn fine coffee stout, balanced well and executed masterfully. Nice battle of chocolate vs. coffee with a nearly perfect inclusion hops to offer the counterpoint. So - is this better than Founder's Breakfast Stout? It's hard to say. I never like comparing beers because it always seems like the non-winner misses out on the credit it deserves. Terrapin has crafted a fine coffee stout - tasty and drinkable, bottom line. I wish I could get my hands on this all the time.

tectactoe, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of OhioBobcat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

OhioBobcat, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jono0101
4/5  rDev -7%

jono0101, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of brownbeer
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Schlais, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of hopsleeroy
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of everetends-thanks Gilly!
A-Black with reddish rust head, nice looking beer
S-Great coffee with slight sweet chocolate, very nice smell
T-Very smooth coffee and milk chocolate like taste, very similiar to taste, finish has a little more hop which gives an earthy/tangy taste which knocked my score down a little, very nice tasting brew
M-Smooth creamy velvet
O-I wish I had traded for a case!

hopsleeroy, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of Spaten454
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well here's to another Terrapin Beer... Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. Imperial at 8.1% alcohol and coffee added!

A- Pours black with only brown showing around the top of the beer in light otherwise opaque.
Small active tight bubbled dark tan head that falls into the black coffee colored beer as fast as it came. Gone in 5 seconds but did make an appearance! No lacing at all.

S- Smells straight up like used coffee grinds with hints of cream and vanilla. One of a kind smell.

T-M- Well like the smell it taste like somebody recycled the the coffee grinds at work. But wait is that the oatmeal that dulls the coffee flavor? I'll be damned it is! Ok so the flavors are obviously a fresh batch of raw oatmeal with heavy doses of black coffee with vanilla and a alcohol cream finish... excellent complexities. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with lasting linger of raw coffee beans.

D- I will aquire this beer again so that i can share its goodness with everyone... in the morning that is! Haha Hold the cream and sugar I'll have it black! Cheers!

wesbrownyeah, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of GameOfBeers
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Shakerman
2.75/5  rDev -36%

Shakerman, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

SanFranJake, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of ricksrealm
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ricksrealm, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Krafty34
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Krafty34, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -7%

SkiBum22, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BubalooBrewMaster, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Ben7773, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gotta love the name of this brew. Arrives in a brown 12oz bottle. Monster 2006 Beer Tour. 8.1% abv per the label. Pours into my tulip glass a dense deep black with a half inch of dark tan foam. Completely opaque, very inticing! Aromas of dark chocolate covered oats entangled with a wonderful fresh roasted coffee. A touch creamy and quite roasty. Like opening a pack of chocolate covered espresso beans!

First sip brings a smooth, slighty creamy dark roasted maltiness. A blend of chocolate and coffee follows. There's a great balance between the roasted coffee flavors and the smooth burnt oats and barley. I get a touch of dark fruit on the finish with a touch of coffee that lingers on. This is a very tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and so lusciously smooth. Mellow carbonation works really well and this goes down almost too quickly! I would love to sit down to a few of these as I love a good coffee stout. Ranks up there with my favorites in the style. Cheers to Terrapin..there's nothing like a good wake-n-bake! Thanks to warriorsoul for passing this off to me.

orbitalr0x, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of blitz134
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black brew. Initially had a one finger dark chocolate head that reduced to a thin layer of bubbles with a ring around the edge. Head could stick around a little longer though.

Smell is mainly sweet to me with some dark chocolate and a touch of dark fruit. Oatmeal and coffee do come through in the aroma but it is much fainter in the bottled form. I feel off the tap the coffee aroma is much stronger. A good aroma, but I prefer the stronger aroma off the tap.

Taste is decadant. A good dose of chocolate and toasted malts. Some bread carries through as well. Then comes the dark coffee. The finish is slightly dry and the coffee comes on once again after the beer is swallowed. Just nice.

Mouthfeel is amazing. I think the bottled form has a creamier mouthfeel than the tap form. This brew flows and feels like oil on the tongue. Coats the mouth extremely well, just amazing. The oatmeal really does its job in this beer.

Drinkability is really good as well. Sits a bit heavy on the stomach and the alcohol is obvious once it gets down. But the amazing taste and the incredible mouthfeel make this beer a real winner. Once again glad to have Terrapin in my neck of the woods.

blitz134, Jan 16, 2006
Photo of supa0525
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

supa0525, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of JasonA
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in trade from marvin, nice extra!

Pours a dark thick syrup. Head comes up as an extremely dark, almost too dark color. It quickly disapates to litte or nothing. No real lacing. Im ready for a syrupy tasting beer (not a bad thing, see Bell's).

Deep coffee, dark almost burt malt. Not overpowering, almost subtle.

Upfront light. Extremely intest malt. Not overpowering, simpy deep. Nice stoutish flavor finish. All the flavors seem to be roasted, but not overpowering. Very well done. The best part is there is no 'sweet' element, only robust flavor.

Well balanced. CArbonatin might not be preset in glass, but comes out on the palatte. Lots of armona flying around after swallow. Nice reminder.

Great sipping beer. Boy would this go well with some Sheppards Pie!!

JasonA, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of Aaron420
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Poured what could only be called an amazing black as dark as nights out in the woods. With a very fine tan almost khaki head.

S: Smells of rich Jittery Joe's Coffee with hints of chocolate and a little roasty malts.

T: Pretty similar to the smell at the beginning rich with coffee and chocolate. The alcohol is not what one would think with such a high abv. It leaves a lasting flavor of coffee in the back of the throat.

M: Medium amount of carbonation but it is just the right amount. With a thick pheel on the tounge.

D: If you could sit down and enjoy more than two of these with out getting a heavy head then you are better than I.

I look forward to this beer every year, and now even more since I no longer live in GA. Thanks to "kp" used on of mine to make a Wake-N-Moo, which is well worth trying.

Aaron420, Dec 28, 2010
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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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