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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

2,946 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,946
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 658
Gots: 458 | FT: 36
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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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2013 04:12:09 | More by Gobzilla
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MichaelC

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-24-2013 20:23:51 | More by MichaelC
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-24-2013 15:00:36 | More by erialbill
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours like thin, black motor oil with coffee brown tints. The beer pours with a small dark khaki head that quickly fades into a ring of tight small bubbles around the glass. In body, the beer is impenetrable to the eye. It sits in the glass as a dark and brooding enigma. The beer leaves a splotchy and light lacing, leaving slick dots of bubbles on the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of big meaty coffee beans with dry cocoa and some slight charred malts poking through. In many ways it smells like a very coffee forward mocha, with great nuances to the coffee smell. The smell is coffee heaven for sure. Comparable to Founder’s Breakfast Stout, only more coffee forward. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet and then roasty bitter with slight savory hints of chocolate and meaty coffee. In flavors, the beer begins as sweet chocolate, almost moving into light dark fruit characters before it blossoms into roasted coffee and cocoa powder with light notes of charred malts. The flavors are superbly mellow and balanced, especially in comparison to the big nose, though still plenty large enough to please the palate. The finish is bitter black coffee with touches of light fruit and chocolate, which moves slowly into rich cocoa powder. The aftertaste is of light, generic dark fruit flavors with slight bitter coffee and a ghost of savory salt lingering on the tongue. In the mouth, the beer feels thick in body with a light velvety carbonation that helps the beer to slither across the palate. The mouth is left slightly wet with coffee’s bitter lingering feel. Overall, this is a phenomenal imperial stout with coffee and oatmeal. There are beautiful nuances in this beer and some beautiful balance between rather dominant flavors. This beer is in many ways comparable to Founder’s Breakfast Stout, and, in my current memory, it seems to have more balance and coffee richness than FBS. That being said, my bottle is a couple months old and might have mellowed from its original flavors. This beer is great, though, try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 01:44:26 | More by Maxwell
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coz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-24-2013 00:44:50 | More by coz
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incubuscience

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-23-2013 15:56:16 | More by incubuscience
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bcm75

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-21-2013 22:17:02 | More by bcm75
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-21-2013 15:02:40 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes on 3/26/13

A: Motor oil black body. Dark, tan colored head. Moderate lacing. Retention is ok - settles into a thin frothy head.

S: Nose is strong vanilla latte coffee. Lots of chocolate in the waft. Some nuttiness. This smells fantastic.

T: Chocolate, almost like a mocha latte. The vanilla is faint, but there are hints of hazelnut, almond in there as well.

M: Super creamy, medium-full body. Booze is basically invisible. Low-moderate carbonation.

O: Another very well done coffee brew. I would love to do a blind taste test between this and FBS, as they are very similar. By far my favorite Terrapin brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 14:36:52 | More by Justin_Neff
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

04-21-2013 03:21:52 | More by GaryMarkle84
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cw577enfield

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

04-21-2013 01:33:13 | More by cw577enfield
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –The brew pours a pitch black color with a two finger brown colored head. The head fades rapidly at first leaving a small persistent brown head that fades slowly over time to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of chocolate, coffee and molassas. Mixed with these smells are some aromas of vanilla as well as smells of some oatmeal.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet flavor of chocolate and oatmeal and dark fruits A strong coffee flavor, much stronger then the nose depicted, came to the tongue and was mixed with a light vanilla taste that grows stronger as the flavor advances. During this time the oatmeal like flavors grow in intensity from the beginning to the middle of the taste, only to dwindle some as the flavor moves on to the end. In the end, while the brew still maintains a high level of sweetness, it bitters slightly with a more burnt coffee like flavor coming to the tongue to leave a sweet and more roasted coffee flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the creamier side, but has a high level of smoothness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower than average side. It is pretty nice for the style with it coasting the mouth in its robust flavors. The only thing that may have accentuated the oat flavors slightly more would have been a slightly chewier body, but even so, it was nice overall.

Overall – A rather enjoyable, sweet and coffee accentuating stout. A rather god drinker and one to try.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:30:15 | More by Darkmagus82
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev -7%

04-21-2013 01:07:50 | More by Pecan
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Dagsy

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2013 22:38:15 | More by Dagsy
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

04-20-2013 21:35:42 | More by Damian74Shensky
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jschonert

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

04-20-2013 15:31:44 | More by jschonert
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Agrzy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2013 01:51:06 | More by Agrzy
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2013 17:28:37 | More by GratefulEdd
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RyanSchwam

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-19-2013 16:48:47 | More by RyanSchwam
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rboinski

California

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

6 oz pour out of a 12 oz bottle into a FW Barrelworks Teku

Aroma: A bit one note, but a note I enjoy. Smells like high quality Kyoto iced coffee, rather than mass produced coffee brewed warm and allowed to stale and cool. Small amount of malty sweetness, as well as some chocolate and even a touch of vanilla.

Appearance: Opaque, black body with a fairly dark tan head. Almost no head, requires a vigorous swirl in the teku to develop a 1/2 inch head which dissipates within 15 seconds down to a thin ribbon which sticks to the glass.

Flavor: Strong coffee presence, malty chocolate sweetness comes in for a few seconds but is quickly masked with an espresso like bitterness that lingers on the palate. A tiny bit of dark chocolate character, sort of a dark fruitiness reminiscent of high quality dark chocolate melting in your mouth. 15 minutes after my last sip, some chocolate sweetness is still present in my mouth with less of the bitter espresso, which is actually quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is almost too high, maybe should have let this sit in the glass a bit longer but I pulled the bottle out of the fridge early and it was at the right temperature to taste. Next time I might open it as I pull it out and let it warm in the glass to reduce the carbonation experienced. Moderate mouthfeel, to be honest I was expecting a bit more but it was sufficient.

Overall: Taking my cue from the name, and enjoyable beer to start the morning (that will be spent brainstorming for some writing). It has alcohol to help the ideas flow, and it has coffee to get those ideas quickly on the page before I forget them! Would be very enjoyable with a rich meal (this would be perfect with the hawaiian glazed Rib-Eye from Houston's) or possibly an espresso chocolate flourless cake.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 16:04:19 | More by rboinski
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -7%

04-18-2013 05:02:03 | More by Callmecoon
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Rons35

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-17-2013 01:31:17 | More by Rons35
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drrone

Utah

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a nice jet black. 1 inch of light brown head that faded to leave a nice crown of lace.

S - Great coffee presence. Malty, with chocolate and slight touch of hops(?). Coffee definitely take the center stage here, but the nose is very nice.

T - Follows suit with the nose. Coffee, coffee and more coffee. Very good. A little boozy, but I like that.

M - Very nice medium to full body. Pretty easy to drink considering it is an imperial stout. Quite pleasant.

O - Very nice beer. I was looking for a good coffee stout and this delivered perfectly. It has a strong coffee foundation, but yet a few touches of other goodies to keep it intriguing. This was from a trade, but I will buy this beer again, when I see it.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 18:28:39 | More by drrone
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

04-16-2013 02:16:29 | More by SFC21
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hxcmomma

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-15-2013 19:56:15 | More by hxcmomma
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,946 ratings.