Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
4.15/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I traded an Atlanta friend from Instagram for four of these in exchange for a few beers from La Cumbre and Marble this past summer. This beer is most likely a 2012 edition, although I failed to check.
I poured the beer from a twelve ounce bottle into a mini-snifter. The beer poured out like thick, spent oil and produced only a thin layer of dark khaki-colored head. Because of the small snifter, I wasn't surprised by the small amount of head, as I didn't get as aggressive a pour as I normally would get from a larger glass.
The smell was a huge blast of espresso, very much like that you get when entering a cafe. Roasted coffee and toasted malt tones came up as well. The beer's aroma was very straightforward and didn't seem to be concealing any other characteristics, but I was still impressed.
There wasn't a whole lot of deviation from the aroma as far as taste, but this was again just fine. This stout really does drink like a sweeter, thicker version of coffee with bit of booze in it. Add to this the potent malt flavors giving off toastiness and hints of vanilla and caramel and this borders on a sweet Starbucks drink with 1/16 the sweetness.
Overall, the beer drinks well, isn't hot and even gave me a bit of a pick me up. That's my type of beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2013 20:11:24 | More by ONovoMexicano
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4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle shared by Curran. Thanks man!
Pours a thin looking watery black, with a small quarter inch head, and not much lacing.
Smells incredibly strongly of nutty roasted coffee, with roasted malt, and baker's chocolate.
This has one of the strongest coffee flavors in a stout that I've ever had, but it's also nicely integrated, as well. Creamy chocolate and vanilla flavor- slightly bitter chocolate chip flavor, with Hershey's syrup, a cookies and cream flavor, and a very small amount of hop bitterness.
This one is medium bodied, but I wish it was a little thicker. Low carbonation, creamy, very smooth mouthfeel.
A real classic that I'm glad I'm finally getting to try for the 1st time.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:59:47 | More by GreesyFizeek
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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