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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

(view ratings)
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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bkilpatr

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. 12/30/08. Vintage 2008.

Pours a very deep black with a thick brown head that quickly dropped to a thin layer, no lacing. Aroma is heavy with dark roasted coffee and roasted malt.

Taste is strong with dark roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate. It is surprisingly sweet though - not cloying, just sweeter than expected, with less bitterness in the finish. There's a hint of fruit and cherries, with a lingering coffee aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden. Very nice coffee taste, this score would be higher if it weren't for the slightly high sweetness.

Feel is thick, smooth, and creamy with plenty of carbonation. Slight warming from the alcohol. Coats the mouth nicely. Drinkability is pretty good. It's a bit heavy, not something I'd drink more than one or two of.

Overall, a very good coffee stout. Not my favorite, but very good. Try it if you like coffee and/or stouts.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 01:44:05 | More by bkilpatr
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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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