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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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2,953 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,953
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 659
Gots: 459 | FT: 36
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005)
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reeverbythespeak

Alabama

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I absolutely love this beer. It pours like oil with a rich dark head. It wreaks of Jittery Joe's in the best way possible. Full coffee flavors with hints of chocolate malts get your eyes open again. The oily attenuation makes it stick to your teeth like the thickest coffee I've ever brewed. Good thing it comes in a four pack because it's way too easy to drink. This beer is the bomb for any coffee stout lover.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 18:50:55 | More by reeverbythespeak
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bultrey

New York

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow -- I did not expect to like this beer... the name implies it will be a sickly sweet mess of a beer. But lo and behold, this was quite delicious. Thick viscous black pour, with cocoa powder-colored head that recedes to a thin rim around the surface of the beer. Very doughy, bready smell, with hints of coffee. This beer delivers in the taste just what it says it will: coffee and oatmeal. The nutty oatmeal notes are there, perhaps more than any other oatmeal stout I've ever had. The coffee, while not overpowering, is assertive, and provides a good deal of bitterness to combine with the roasted malt and keep this from being too sweet. It also comes through in a fresh roasted espresso dusty finish. The mouthfeel is as smooth as silk, and the drinkability is just amazing for such a dense beer. I could start the day with one of these on a regular basis.
Cheers to Jetsbeer for the sample!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2006 03:28:18 | More by bultrey
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fmccormi

New York

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a short, stubby tulip glass; bottling date of . . . well, it says “SEASONAL: 2013” on the far side of the label, and it looks like they put this out in late November/early December so that’d make this bottle about, oh, two months old.

Appearance (3.5): A finger and a half of hot cocoa-colored foam comes off of the pour, capping a jet-black body—but it doesn’t last too long, dissipating to a thin film on the surface. Not much in the way of lacing . . . as in, basically none.

Smell (4.5): Rich, thick coffee and chocolate aromas are strong here, like when you mix a packet of cocoa powder into a fresh cup of coffee—medium roast coffee with slight fruit tones and some rich earth underneath a very light char and smoke. Also some rich chocolate syrup and malt (like malt balls malt) are in there. Outstanding.

Taste (4.5): Following the nose, there’s medium-roast coffee (earthy, moderately fruity, and floral underneath the roast), creamy, rich chocolate (not too sweet, not too bitter, but definitely dark and rich, like dark chocolate mousse), citrusy and floral tones (candied orange peel, fresh-cut flowers, and a bit of lemon peel) which could either be hops or the coffee, and underneath it all there’s some smooth malt character from the oats, lending a combination of earthy, brown-sugar sweet breadiness (like oatmeal cookies). It’s chilling out there beneath all that coffee and chocolate, but it adds an excellent depth and acts as an outstanding base for the coffee, citrus, and creamy chocolate components overhead. A modest booze note, but it fits the style well and blends in extremely well.

Mouthfeel (4.25): In terms of feel, it’s not exactly heavy but it is on the heavy- side of medium-weight, but very full, in its smooth creaminess. The booze dries it out a bit, but in the end it finishes relatively rich and creamy nonetheless. I’m not articulating this well, but suffice it to say that it has an excellent feel, even if it not’s quite unprecedented.

Overall (4.25): What an incredibly enjoyable beer. It’s got depth, it’s got complexity, it’s got body and character, it’s plenty bold, and it doesn’t sacrifice any of these things in the name of anything gimmicky. It doesn’t redefine the style or anything, but man oh man, I’m pretty sure it nails whatever it set out to do. Really, this is a quality, high-value Imperial Stout that could seriously convert neophytes to the dark side. For the value, this is absolutely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 02:59:09 | More by fmccormi
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mechamifune

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet. Pours a rich, velvet black, though not the dark, motor oil black you see in stone or founders IS.

Slight brown head that dissolves relatively quickly. Smell of coffee and bitter chocolate in the head, but relatively subtle.

Taste is great, as the coffee immediately hits you, and then fades to give way to the hops as you finish each sip. No real sense of alcohol for me. An amazing velvety mouthfeel, almost unlike i've had in an imperial stout before.

This, in turn, makes it very easy to drink, especially for a beer with such a relatively high abv. Reminds me a lot of the founders breakfast stout, just a little less complex and a little easier to drink. My favorite terrapin beer so far.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 16:43:51 | More by mechamifune
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle of 2008 Vintage poured into a snifter glass.

This beer pours an opaque inky black, puffing out a tiny cap of cinnamon-brown bubbles that disappear quickly and leave behind virtually no hint of their brief existence on the glass.

Nose is full-on chocolate-espresso, very sweet and very un-beerlike, but very delicious and exorbitantly inviting.

As is expected and welcomed, the oats give the beer a velvet-smooth, rich, creamy mouthfeel and full body. Big chocolate and coffee flavors coat the tongue, with a brief middling appearance of hop bitterness, finishing semi-sweet and smooth.

Sinfully delectable, this is one brew that would go over very well with both Imperial Stout lovers and buffs of coffee drinks alike, and would most definitely be a good introduction for coffee lovers to the world of craft beer. Despite the elevated alcohol content, this one goes down easily and leaves a strong desire for another.

This is certainly one to try laying down for a year or two to see how it develops.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 05:40:06 | More by superdedooperboy
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Shagtastic

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Chimay Chalice

A: Jet black with very little head. What head there was was dark brown and faded quickly.

S: Tons of coffee and then more coffee on top of that. Great nose and one I can smell with my glass sitting a few feet away.

T: Huge coffee notes throughout. I get chocolate in the end which finishes it up really nicely. Maybe a little over the top on the sweetness but really enjoyable.

M: Great carbonation but a little thinner than I hoped for.

O: This is an awesome beer. I really enjoyed it. I don't know if I'd put it on equal terms with Founders Breakfast Stout but its as close as I've found yet. This is my first offering from these guys and I'm truly impressed. I'd highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 02:56:49 | More by Shagtastic
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

vintage 2010.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark black body. Medium brown head with tons of tiny bubbles. This beer pour decent almost 3 fingers head with aggressive pour that dissapates into a ring around outside of glass. Decent lacing too.

Smell: Fresh coffee and mildly sweet malt. Hints of raisins.

Taste: Robust and roasty coffee flavor adding a note of faint smoke. Nice mild sweetness from the malts to balance the bold coffee profile. Coffee lasts throught the entire taste with a dry and acidic bite that is quite pleasant. Also a small hint of booze that is not at all distracting and adds nicely to the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and moderate carbonation. The oats make this beer very silky smooth without an oat taste. At 8% this beer is really drinkable and goes down easy besides that fact its a full bodied beer!

Overall: Very nice coffee stout. I have really enjoyed this beer and I am glad I stocked up on a recent trip to Florida. Will be enjoying this beer for a while! It reminds me of Peche Mortal and Founders stouts. Quality beer hands down!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 04:40:48 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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DrinkingAleToday

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dark brown with a slight reddish hue, thin espresso colored head.

S: Coffee and bitter chocolate dominate the nose followed by hints of roasted malt and alcohol.

T: Dark coffee and some roasted malt bitterness, dark chocolate and some carmel also come through, slight sweetness complements the coffee perfectly. Coffee flavor is not overwhelming.

M: Thick mouthfeel, smooth and creamy and nicely undercarbonated, slightly sweet and slick, alcohol warms the stomach.

D: One of the best coffee stouts I have had, you dont need to like coffee to love this beer. A smooth and creamy stout that can be sipped all night long.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2010 17:37:50 | More by DrinkingAleToday
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a pint glass, pours a solid black color with a little head of dark tan color, not too much lacing. The aroma is rich, full, a lovely bit of full press coffee, chocolate, oatmeal, some roasted malt. The mouth is creamy smooth, slightly carbonated, smooooth and tasty. All these flavors and more bounce around the tongue, with the oats, roasted malt coming in, then coffee, then chocolate, the a slight bit of hop oils, the alcohol creeping in when warmer in the finish. Overall, a very fine beer. I'm almost jealous of you southerners. :)

Thanks to shuajw for this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 00:34:15 | More by objectivemonkey
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark cocoa, minimal foam.

Aroma: Very strong.

Taste: Coffee, baking chocolate, with a touch of mocha sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but I would prefer a bit more carbonation.

Overall: Probably the best coffee stout you're going to find.



Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 23:43:56 | More by gabrielsyme
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Macky20 for the great extra!

A: Black in color with a 1/2 finger light brown head that has moderate retention and moderate lacing.

S: Lots of coffee, not as much oatmeal as I thought there would be given the name. There's some roast in the mix along with a pinch of chocolate.

T: As with the nose, there's lots of coffee. The oatmeal comes through a little more in the taste than in the smell, but it comes through as a sweeter buttermilk like flavor that balances the coffee well.

M: Great viscosity, appropriatly low carbonation, and a great aftertaste.

O: Overall I was pleasently suprised and would definately have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 00:30:54 | More by glazeman
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle that reads 2013 release at 9.4% abv, in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Dark and dense, as black as brown can get. The minimal head is mocha brown in color, leaves nice lacing.

S- Do you remember the old hit from Squeeze, 'Black Coffee in Beer" (sic)? Well, this is what they were singing about. Fresh strong coffee aroma dominates. There's a little bitter chocolate and roasted malt for fun.

T- Dark roast coffee, dark roast malts, dark chocolate. The coffee is the headliner, and it shines.

M- The oatmeal provides some definition, making the light and carbonated body somewhat chewy. Mainly dry and bitter with a hint of milky sweets on the finish.

O- There's a lot going for this beer. I like the 12oz bottle, the drinkability, the coffee , the lack of booze burn, to mention a few.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 18:54:06 | More by NiceTaps
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Jet black body with a brown head. The head and lacing could have been a little bigger but not bad.

S- Very strong coffee and some chocolate.

T- Quality coffee and some chocolate in the backround.

M- Coffee is very strong and yet it still tastes balanced and not overwhelming.

D- First one from this brewery and I am impressed. If I'm looking for a thick chewy coffee stout I'd grab this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 02:02:27 | More by DNICE555
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick, viscous pour that appears a very deep brownish black color.
S: Immediate coffee bean followed with a little bit of booze, and on the tail end of the nose it had some very nice milk chocolate mixed in.
T: Very dark and heavy beer... lot of coffee and chocolate that is really well balanced.
M: Simply heaven, as it had looked initially it enveloped the mouth like oil. Very impressive stuff here!
D: Not an extremely drinkable beer here but I don't mind it one bit, quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 02:50:06 | More by thedoubler55
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Shiner pint from a 12 oz. bottle and the brew is probably the darkest brown color that I have seen on a brew to this point in my world beer tour. No light enters or exits irregardless of how far you tilt the pint up to a 75 watt light.

The smallish 1/4" dark mocha brown head falls away fairly quickly to a ring around the pint.

The lacing is nice and splotchy.

The aroma is heavy Jittery Joe's coffee (assumed since I have never had this brand of coffee) and heavy roasted malts.

The flavor follows the aroma with the afore mentioned coffee leading the charge with the roasted malts nose and nose with each stride. There is no bitterness nor alcohol present, nor is it sweet. It is pretty much perfectly balanced.

The medium mouthfeel and carbination are spot on for this beer style. I think this is a great AD/I and I plan on enjoying the other 3 that I have at some point in the near future

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 11:32:57 | More by RedneckBeerz
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IPAcraig

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am enjoying this beer after the first day of my last semester of law school. I picked these up on a recent trip to Nashville.

The beer no longer has the monster beer tour label around the neck. I thought that looked pretty good.

The beer poured into my De Garre snifter as balck and thick as anything I have ever seen before. The beer left about a centimeter tall dark mocha head.

This beer smells more like coffee than coffee. It is like sniffing a bag of freshly ground french roast. Awesome. There may be a bit of dark chocolate in there as well, but the coffee is by far the most predominant aroma.

In the taste is where more flavour and complexity arive. The coffee taste is massive, but there is a nice dose of chocolate and a wee bit of roast. A hint of bitterness in the finish and not a trace of alcohol hotness.

A very creamy beer, low carbonation. Nice.

If you dont like coffee, I dont know how you could like this beer. To me, it is not overpowering, but I could see how others would think so. The drinkability suffers a little because of this powerful flavor, but not too much. This is on amazing and unique stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 23:54:38 | More by IPAcraig
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at room temperature.

L - Jet black color with a 2 finger brown bubbly head that rapidly dissipated. Not much lacing at all.

S - Lots of coffee and roasted malt aromas. Definitely some chocolate sweetness and a hint of vanilla. Almost smells like a cake. Wake n bake, indeed. A tiny bit of alcohol shines through.

T - A rich sweetness, almost dark-berry like, with chocolate and vanilla flavors as well. A full wave of coffee, espresso, and roasted malt bitterness show up in the end. Very tasty. Sweet, but not in the artificial sugary kind of way.

F - Full-bodied, tongue-tickling sweetness, slightly bitter finish that builds and lingers very nicely. Mouth-coating feel and a wonderful throat-warming effect from the booze that warms without having any of the astringent taste.

O - I was highly impressed by this offering from Terrapin. I had heard good things, but I honestly wasn't expecting this much. Looks nice, smells good, tastes great, and has a great full body. What more can you ask for? For me, this is on the sweeter end of some of the "coffee" stouts I've had, but it is simply a different quality, not a bad one. The sweetness does not overpower the beer, does not taste artificial, and does not overshadow the coffee bitterness. This beer can certainly hold its own with some of the more famous imperial stouts out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 04:31:49 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Duff27

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Inch-tall mid to dark mocha head on a dark brown/black bodied beer. Above average head retention and some lacing.

S- Deep rich chocolate with equal parts coffee. Loving the smell!

T- Follows the nose. Big time coffee flavor with chocolate mixed in. Drinks in the upper single digits of alcohol percentage...slight booziness. Yum.

M- Thick and chewy mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

D/O- Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is the the top of it's class as far as "breakfast" stouts are concerned. The opening whiff of chocolate and coffee let you know you're in for a pleasant drinking experience. Low drinkability due to the in-your-face flavor and thicker mouthfeel...one serving will do for most. Recommended for any stout fan, as long as you like coffee. Thanks johntangus!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 03:24:51 | More by Duff27
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Big78CJ

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The name of this beer spoke to me as few have (the other being Sweetwater's 420 EPA, oddly both Georgia beers).

I have had this beer on tap and in bottle and it varies in alcohol content so be warned. I had this on tap when it first debuted in Athens, GA (true home of Terrapin, despite the contract brewing). It was 10.5 % ABV and I split two pitchers with a friend without even realizing. There is nothing quite like espresso to mediate the effects of high alcohol. Anyway, on to the lower ABV bottled form...

Appearance: Black as night. In fact, I joked after first trying it that it might turn certain metabolic substances black as well. Lo and behold i thought I had discovered a black hole in my toilet the next day. Joking aside, the beer is very dark with a nice brown head that didn't stick around long.

Smell: It smells like someone used more espresso than beer when they made it. It has the nice aroma of rich roasted espresso with just the faintest hint of the oatmeal imperial stout smell you would expect.

Taste: Much like the smell you can tell there is espresso in this beer. It is not as overpowering as it is in the aroma but it is definitely there. The coffee smell compliments the dark imperial stout more than I could have imagined. Although I am not too good at detecting the oatmeal flavor in an oatmeal stout, this one is better than other coffee imperial stouts i've had in the past - maybe it's the oatmeal?

Mouthfeel: Everything you ever wanted out of a stout. None of the bitter flatness you get from North American-brewed Guiness but way more too it than other oatmeal stouts (e.g. Samuel Smith). I like the way it feels in my mouth almost as much as I enjoy the actual taste.

Drinkability: I could drink one of these every night. However, with the exception of this beer's release party, I could hardly continue drinking it all night. It is, after all, a thick stout made with espresso.

I recommend this beer to anyone who likes stouts and coffee. It impressed a my best friend (BA: willjansen) so much that he had to bring a few back to Brisbane, AU to show off to his friends.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2007 19:01:35 | More by Big78CJ
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JK4Stout

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Oh that head! I love when I get a stout with head that dirty, muddy color and not looking like whipped cream that has set out too long. B-E-A-utiful!

S: You can smell oats! I mean it like breakfast in your bottle. There is a great little coffee scent too, so it is even a balanced (or at least at my house) breakfast. Love this beer and brewery so much!

T: So wild. I starts off like any other coffee-ish stout and you think it'll have a lot of mocha and a little bur, but then you get that great smoothness from the oat notes.

M: Heavy, but the way it should be. Great thickness but doesn't stick around longer than necessary. I will need to brush my teeth afterward...but I'll regret it.

O: I have bought this a few times in that past. Consistently pleased. I really appreciate and enjoy what those folks at Terrapin are going for!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 23:12:42 | More by JK4Stout
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hunteraw

China

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from mikesgroove, 2007 batch. Very fun label.

Appearance: Enormous tan-colored head with great retention. Absolutely opaque black, even when held right up to a light bulb. No lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and definitely lots of oatmeal in the aroma. Hints of dark fruits (raisins?), some roast but not much coffee. Smells a bit like brown bread.

Taste: Delicious and well-balanced. Roast, chocolate, bready, with those same raisin notes as in the aroma. Less coffee than I expected, but it shows up toward the end of the palate and is much more like iced coffee somehow than the coffee character in most stouts. Finishes on a dry, bitter chocolate note, but the aftertaste is all oats. Maybe a bit lighter-tasting than I expected.

Mouthfeel: Creamy! Lots of the smoothness that's associated with oatmeal. Medium body - a bit lighter than I expected from the color, but improves drinkability.

Drinkability: Light enough to be intensely drinkable. I had high expectations going into this one and I was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 03:41:41 | More by hunteraw
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass black with a very slight brown highlight and a brown and low yet frothy head which fell slowly and worked it's magic on the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a strong impression of roast. The roast contained a strong chocolate presence and a strong expresso presence. The aroma was bready with a strong biscuit nature as well.

The flavor was more mild than the aroma promised. The flavors were well melded and blended and contained a smooth chocolate malt and roasted coffee flavor. The biscuity aroma carried thought and shined in the flavor. Fruitiness was present in the flavor as well and added interest.

The finish was dry with a lasting impression of coffee and roast with biscuit long into the aftertaste. The body was full and the mouthfeel was creamy. The alcohol was apparent a smidge throughout the beer, the aroma, the flavor and in the finish, but the warming after consumption was only minor. The beer drank really easily and would be a good one to order if you see it out and about.

12 ounce bottle. Label says 8.1% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 00:47:34 | More by GCBrewingCo
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an imperial pint glass. Beer is dark and thick looking and forms a thick brown head that falls away leaving very little lacing on the glass. Beer is completely opaque and black.

Strong coffee roast aroma with a nice sweetness and an almost chocolate like aroma at the end, slight vanilla.

Thick and like silk. This beer is sweet and finishes nicely. There is a late, really late, coffee flavor. Seriously its like silk. Lots of sweetness up front. Drinkability is high and mouthfeel is high. Completely full bodied. Yeah, this is a phenomenal beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 05:54:36 | More by drabmuh
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grittybrews

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From South Sound tasting notes:

Poured black with a finger of mocha head. Big coffee aroma -- smelled like spent coffee grounds. A little dank.

Moderate carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee up front, but it takes on a smoother espresso character than the aroma indicated. Some nice notes of milk chocolate and caramel balance this one nicely.

Very tasty!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 15:27:26 | More by grittybrews
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kennylopez

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into a globe glass.

appearance: a dark black with a beige head about finger and a half thick in the pour and lasts leaving little spots of lacing.

smells: a heavy coffee front with roasted chocolate malts and slight bourbon hints and a hop note.

tastes: a dark coffee blended with a bread like roasted malt and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: the carbonation is light yet present. a long lasting roasted coffee aftertaste that is quite flavorful. And I don't drink coffee. The tad bit above 8% is smooth and very creepy.

Overall: this is a heavy coffee stout but very enjoyable. I picked up a 4 pack for $11 and I consider it a bargain, only if it wasn't seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 01:27:21 | More by kennylopez
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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