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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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3,315 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,315
Reviews: 1,204
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 715
Gots: 556 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Poured into Duvel glass

A: One-finger dark mocha head that retains around the edges really well, jet black color, good carbonation

S: Nice blend of coffee and malts, chocolate, oats, bit of vanilla

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, sweetness, bit of booziness, roasted malts, and oats

M: Smooth and creamy, could use a touch more carbonation, medium-full to full bodied, lingering aftertaste

O: Good coffee Imperial Stout, I'm excited to try a couple more as it ages a bit

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Review on cask 12/2014:
Pours dark as expected, close to if not black. Foamy deep tan head sits on surface well into pour, lacing the glass. Nose to me is amazing, sweetened coffee with cream; a smokiness to the roasted malt has a cigarette (or similar) smell. Truly deep roasted notes throughout.

The taste follows the nose except for a tad less sweet, more like a barely sweetened black coffee. The roasted smokiness (not rauchbier-like) from the nose also hits the tongue mid taste. The end taste adds a bit more hops bitterness, grassy in nature, and dry in the vein of (but different than) how a dry Irish stout ends. The one detraction to me is that the feel is a bit light, even a tad watery, and I think feel is important in this style. I realize the cask could be at least partially affecting this, but that's what I have to review. That said, it is also oily smooth, which does redeem the feel a bit.

This is definitely a beer to have one of when available, and probably only one. This is not because of the quality, but for me I am not sure I want the flavor profile repeatedly (I also usually stop at one cup of coffee).

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Terrapin's Wake'n'Bake, on tap at Monk's Cafe, upstairs bar, Asheville, NC. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: A deep black bodied beer with only the faintest hints of lighter brown around the edges. The head is fast-fading and minimal, though largely because it was brought to me full to the brim (many thanks) and leaves little to no lacing. Thick looking.

Aroma: Pungent medium-to-dark roast coffee, served with fresh wholesome multigrain toast. I recall the bottle version being pure, unadulterated oatmeal raisin cookie. That bottle had been aged over a year, though, and I'm assuming much of the coffee - detectable here - had faded. They're both good, though I think I prefer the aged bottle version.

Taste: All the right notes here. Coffee comes through a lot, strong, creamy and sweet, just how I take it. A wholesome oatmeal note is definitely present, as are impressions of dark raisins and chocolate - chocolate covered raisins? - which makes for a great addition. So very full, rounded, and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Crisp yet full, with plenty of carbonation in a relatively thick body leading to a big and fluffy though not really creamy (though still even) mouth. Improves vastly as it warms.

Drinkability: Breakfast in a glass, this one's a damn good beer. Alcohol is completely hidden and reasonable - low, even - for the style, and it hits all the right notes. Buy a four-pack of this one to put away.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: No head, just a couple of bubbles on top. Impenetrable brown-black. Dark, thick, viscous.

S: Mmmm...Delicious! Tons of roasted coffee, chocolate, malts, toasted grains. Sweet and a little bitter -- a little like cold coffee. So good! I could smell this all day.

T: Coffeeee. Bitter and roasted. Some grainy malts and chocolate again. With just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness. Very tasty.

M: Good, not the best. Smooth and thick. Hint of carbonation.

O: I like this beer. Very good. Definitely recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into my KTG snifter. 2012 vintage.

Poured a dark brown nearly black color with a one finger mocha colored head that disappeared after a few.

Smells of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a slight milkiness.

Taste is nice. A bit roasty, nice coffee notes and some chocolate. A bit bitter.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, thick but not syrupy.

Solid "breakfast stout." Not quite on the same level as FBS, but very, very close.

Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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