Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.83/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance - Poured into a tulip glass. Dark, dark brown but not quite black body that yielded about 2 fingers of light brown/tan head after a fairly reserved pour. Little long term lacing down the glass as expected by the high ABV. There is a nice, uniform film revealed with every sip, but it slips quickly back into the body of the beer.
Smell - Strong, almost violent coffee smell with notes of bitter chocolate, licorice, and plum in that order in terms of strength. The alcohol is clearly evident here also.
Taste - Very sweet roasted barley start with the alcohol level being clearly evident. The flavor fades rather quickly to a more mellow/complex combination of bitter coffee and chocolate flavor. You can almost feel the thickness of the beer descending down your tongue as the flavors shift from sweet malt to bitter coffee.
Mouthfeel - Thick and creamy body that really leaves a coating on your tongue. Moderate to low carbonation though. Really nice overall.
Overall - I think that this is a great example of the style, doing this review directly after finishing a Founder's Breakfast Stout may have resulted in the scores being a little lower than normal though. I mean, this beer is good.. really good, there is very evident and strong/bitter coffee, the Oatmeal really thickens up the beer for a wonderful mouthfeel, and overall it delivers everything that I'd like.. almost. The high evidence of the alcohol and near division of the sweet and bitter with nearly no overlap isn't exactly ideal (in my opinion). Still a good beer, and something I can tout as a local favorite as an Athens, GA resident. Buy this beer, (or trade me tasty west coast IPA's for it.. either way, try if you can)
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2011 06:20:51 | More by ccarney2
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