Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to Chaney for this treat!
Poured to NB globe.
A: Black and opaque. Barely even get a hint of light on the edge, and here the ale is grainy and thick in appearance. 1/2 finger mocha head dissipates quickly and only affluent film maintains surface presence. No laces. Thick in appearance: hearty.
S: Strongly expressed coffee and cocoa in the forefront. Nice malty background. Only hints of resinous and earthy hops shear through the oaty, roasty goodness. Smells very, very nice.
T: The beer opens with of course, coffee. Subsequent emergence of cocoa, barley, background bittering hops of earthen origin bestow an excellent balance and playful troupe over the lovely oatmeal stout. Again: very, very nice.
M: heavy body is assisted over my palate with playful carbonation which moves the ale across the breadth of my tongue. The hollow feel the oatmeal provides enables taster to enjoy the nuances of the profiles herein.
D: Of the coffee 'breakfast' beers that have been so popular on this site, I would argue this actually rivals some of the big names (founders breakfast....don't tell the followers, they'll crucify me)
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2011 08:40:04 | More by harrymel
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,981 ratings.