Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by goatgoat:
4.55/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks Loki for the opportunity.
Pours a thick opaque black with garnet struggling there at the edges. A finger's worth of dark coffee creamy head falls slowly. Lines of heavy foam stick to the edge of each sip before sinking beneath their own weight.
Aroma begins with dark fruits and chocolate... but then it arrives, strong bitter coffee. Dark strong diner coffee, not some sugared up single origin fancypants coffee. (I'll be getting my cup of estate grown Ethiopian in the morning...)
Flavor again starts with dark fruits and chocolate before the coffee kicks it. But it kicks in with style, dominating the latter part of the sip into the finish, which is nicely bitter.
Intensely creamy and thick, coats your mouth kind of thick. Low carbonation accentuates the creamy feel. Definitely my favorite aspect of the a very good brew.
This isn't just a hint of coffee stout. It's a greasy eggs and cheese grits coffee stout. Well worth seeking out.
While I love it, the ABV and palate wrecking coffee would probably keep me from going after a bomber. I love big beers in 12oz bottles.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2009 02:00:41 | More by goatgoat
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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
4.68/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz. bottle with "VINTAGE08" stamped under the Enjoy By date, which makes this six and a half years old. Note that BA lists this at 9.4%, but the bottle says 8.1, perhaps a change over the years since this was bottled. Poured into a Surly Darkness tulip a thick motor oil-like texture with a dark brown, almost black color. A finger of light brown head quickly dissipates but leaves substantial lacing.
I always get nervous when opening a beer this old, but this one has thankfully escaped the evil grips of oxidation. The most noticeable aroma is, unsurprisingly, coffee. Toffee, nuts, brown sugar/molasses, and roasted malts.
The flavor is primarily sweet, though not cloying. Coffee is very evident, but hardly dominating. Thick, complex malts provide quite the background. A very Anglo toffee flavor combines with demerara sugar and molasses, but all are quite subdued... whether that is a product of excellent design, aging, or both I don't know. Nuttiness from the oats combines with bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, and the previously mentioned sweeter malts to give it a very complex profile. Slight lactic creaminess/sourness. Complex bittersweet finish.
Full bodied and low carbonation. Thick, chewy, and feels like I'm gargling a much tastier motor oil. Filling, but clean. Slight alcohol warmth and very creamy from the oats.
This is a truly amazing beer. Very complex profile and the perfect smooth and creamy finish. I don't know how it tastes fresh, but in your cellar for six years this thing is incredible.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 21:50:44 | More by Phocion
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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