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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

3,319 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,319
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 715
Gots: 557 | FT: 47
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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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a DFH snifter. The pour is nearly black, not too viscous, and sports a fingernail worth of tan head that quickly dies down to a thin lace. The nose on this beer is delightful. The coffee notes are incredibly rich with a slight hint of chocolate. It smells like a really, really good cup of coffee.

The beer has a medium-full body and a firm feel and a semisweet, well-balanced flavor. There are some rich malty notes up front along with a little chocolate. At mid-palate, just enough coffee comes in to provide some bitterness and earthy flavor without disrupting the balance. I'm not sure if I taste the oatmeal, but the feel has that characteristic velvety smoothness indicative of oats. The finish has a mild coffee bitterness balanced by some milk chocolate. A nice after-dinner beer. Not too heavy or filling.

I bought this beer while on vacation (Terrapin isn't sold where I live yet) and really enjoyed it. Of course I am inclined to compare this to Founders Breakfast Stout (which I have had many times) and in my opinion it stands up very well. The most glaring difference between this and FBS is that there's not a lot of intense coffee on the palate with this beer. Given the nose, I half-expected this to be a coffee bomb on the palate (like FBS), but it's not. Instead, it is very well-balanced and the coffee doesn't wash out all the other flavors. Excellent beer.

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.

Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

Photo of OhioBobcat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jono0101
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of brownbeer
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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!

Photo of Spaten454
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with a tan head that dissipates to the glass where it leaves sticky lacing.

S - Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Coffee dominates the nose mostly

T - Deeply roasted coffee and malt. Finishes with some bitter chocolate.

M - Thin for an imperial stout. Moderate carb

O - This is a great imperial stout. They integrated the coffee into it well.

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!

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of Shakerman
2.75/5  rDev -36%

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of ricksrealm
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Krafty34
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Brent_ray
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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.

Photo of supa0525
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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!!

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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