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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

2,977 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,977
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 665
Gots: 461 | FT: 37
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005)
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WorldWideStout

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Decided to do some waking and slaking today.

A: Pours a very dark brown, similar to dark coffee, and looks nice and viscous.

S: Dark, rich coffee grounds. Very reminiscent of founders, but not as strong. I do pick up a bit of oatmeal which is nice.

T: Starts off with strong coffee notes but sans bitterness. Continues through the middle where the bitterness comes in, perhaps with a little oatmeal.

M: More carbonation at the start than I'd like, though perhaps that plays a factor in keeping some of the bitterness out?

D: Very high. Rich but not overpowering flavors and not too much bitterness.

This is a delightful coffee stout for some who does not like the bitterness that usually comes with one. I had a small coffee stout tasting last weekend with some stars (Founders, Peche Mortel, etc), but I think I like this better.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 18:58:35 | More by WorldWideStout
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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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