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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

2,978 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,978
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 665
Gots: 462 | 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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sarahspat

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at the brewery on 12-16-09. (BTW, why aren't beerfly reviews of this place allowed? It's totez a bar... with "free" beer, and $10 glasses. I love you, Terrapin!)

A very, very strong burnt coffee smell completely dominates the nose. I'm talkin' 5 day old, stale gas station coffee, mixed with dirt. Something very earthy about this beer. Definitely not the best impy stout I've smelled. Notes of vanilla and dark chocolate assert themselves in the background.

The taste is pretty much the same, but for some reason the coffee is not quite as offensive to my tongue as it is to my nose. But, again, burnt coffee is dominant.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy-thick.

Overall, I'd have to say I liked it at first, but as it went on it got increasingly difficult to drink it. It seemed like the flavors that came through after warming were just more offensive versions of the composted coffee grounds, and the smell was by far the worst part.

I still love this brewery... but this beer is not for me.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2009 01:56:39 | More by sarahspat
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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.

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.