Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by khiasmus:
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The top looking like so much brown lava, atop the darkest of nights. It disappears in the tepid black liquid, the reflection, as from oil, glaring the colours back at you.
And we dance.
The colours spin around us, the odd shapes and sounds and nightmares one sees at these, the beauty contrasted with the hideous. Whirling about through the dense fog and dazzling lights, catching glimpses of spectres and goblins and fair maidens and zombies... and the blackness seems impenetrable.
And we breathe.
The aromas of espresso for those who desire to remain here all night, in this morbid gaiety of demons frolicking with nuns, of tigresses leaping alongside skeletons of dead warriors... The espresso aromas waft, and along with them the bourbon, spilling upon the suits of armour and the feather boas and dripping to the trampled floor. The great bearded dwarf has not minded his axe, a liter of stout crashes to the floor, and the burnt grain marries with the espresso and bourbon and chocolate milk and black dirt that was tracked in by the giant bunny's fur paws.
And we drink.
The delectable stout is as dark as the night, as bitter as the espresso, as sweet as the chocolate. Creamy and thick, with little effervescence, just enough to carry the astringency on the finish to it's warm, bitter close.
And we sing. We make merry. We embrace the morbidity of this sordid holiday, and we mock the Evil that spawned this present darkness. Witches and warlocks we are, dark artists, extravagant, we laugh at death and we embrace the strangers as they shuffle in, for we know not who may be behind the masks. We know not who. The real and true axe murderer could be right here in our midst. He could know where your gun is hiding in your drawer. He could come in amidst the deafening revelry, come in, silently, calmly, unhurriedly. Everyone is certain that they would know him if only he would remove his mask. everyone is certain that they have only to address him and they will hear a friendly voice. Everyone is certain that even if they themselves are unacquainted with the man, he must be someone's friend, for It is only in the movies that serial killers abduct from house-parties. Only in the movies do young women go missing on nights such as these. Only in the movies is Evil as present. You watch to feel the thrill of terror, to see others tortured, it is all in the spirit of the holiday. You watch as the unthinkable happens. But of course, it is only in the movies. The man who knocks on your door tonight... he will undoubtedly be your friend. Of course. Ignore the fact that the axe is made of steel and not plastic. You have nothing about which to worry. You are safe.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2010 17:29:09 | More by khiasmus
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a nice black with short dark brown head. Leaves good lacing
Smell: Coffee, chocolate, nice roasted malts
Taste: Again, coffee and chocolate up front. There are some great roasted malts in here. Light earthy hops. Little bit of fruityness
Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy feel, low carbonation
Overall: Fantastic brew, one of the best coffee stouts out there. Reminds me a bit of drinking iced coffee black, but way better.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:27:23 | More by MadCat
4.63/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
One of my top 3 stouts, this is absolutely superb.
a: Pours a beautiful warm dark coffee color with a single finger vanilla head that dissolves smoothly.
s: Roasted coffee, chocolate, and toffee with a wisp of alcohol to balance the ensemble.
t: Beautiful rich coffee goodness, with a rich, sweet, creamy, malted chocolate finish. Insanely beautiful.
m: Bold and big.
Serving type: growler
03-06-2014 21:13:16 | More by auee92
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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