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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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3,529 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 1,232
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 743
Gots: 632 | FT: 63
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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Ratings: 3,529 | Reviews: 1,232
Photo of reebtaerG
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 10oz pour into a short wide mouth glass at Lures

A-Black as night with a creamy brown one finger head

S-aromas full of roasted coffee, malts, vanilla and hint of wood

T-very similiar to the aromas

M-rich, full bodied, and has a mouthfeel that is velvety smooth no acidity.

O-this is great coffee oatmeal stout. Im not a coffee drinker. Need to get more of this beer.

Photo of mdlb44
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of OStrungT
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer as part of a trade with Bonhoeffer. I must say that I am quite happy with the trade. This beer is great. Luckily, I still have 3 more to ration out for the next few days. Thanks Bonhoeffer for hooking me up.

This beer pours a very dark brown. Almost black. The head is dark brown. It fades fast leaving a decent lacing.

This beer has a mild coffee aroma. I can detect the oatmeal. Chocolate aroma is ever so slightly present. It has a caramel malty aroma.

This beer has a good coffee flavor. Some coffee stouts are a little overbearing, but not this one. It is mild. I can taste some chocolate. It is malty sweet.

This beer is very smooth. It leaves a coffee taste on the palate. It is thick, feeling like most other oatmeal stouts. It is carbonated well for the style.

I think I could drink this beer all night. The alcohol is just a little high, so I would have to take that into count. Other than that, this beer would be a great session beer.

Photo of brianmandell
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of snansel
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of shivtim
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a four pack of this in Atlanta to share with the Michiana Coalition of the Drinking back in South Bend.
Gotta love the label. I always like it when reptiles can cook and wear clothes.
Looks very impressive when poured. Deep opaque black/brown with an awesome dense head. Bubbles rise very slowly. Nose is dark chocolate and malts. Taste is intense oats and malts, with coffee grounds and a nice charred smoky malts flavor. Mouthfeel is thick, and drinkability is good. Best turtle-themed beer I've had.

Photo of Jredner
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma blasts you with rich roasted coffee, smooth cream and hints of vanilla. Pours a gloppy, stygian black with just an oil slik of a tan head. Flavor is rich and roasty in the fore followed by a chocolate and oatmeal cookie creaminess through the middle and finishing with a slightly acidic and bitter splash of capuccino. One of the creamier and more dessert-feeling Imperials I’ve personally had.

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tylerstravis
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Strix
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque black, minimal brown head.

Smells deliciously like coffee and chocolate.

Coffee very forward in this beer, to good effect. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I like the smell. Also roasted malts and chocolate. Really superb.

Mouthfeel nice and smooth, complimenting the flavors.

A winner here. Terrapin continues to impress. Worth seeking out if you can get it.

Photo of klewis
3.04/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to nflmvp for this one.

2007 Edition, listed at 8.1% ABV

A: Pours jet black with a bubbly tan head that quickly disappears and leaves no lacing.

S: A dirty, earthy smell of burnt wood with a touch of black coffee.

T: Much like the smell. Earthy and gritty coffee flavors with quite a lot of bitterness. One-dimensional and a bit dull.

M: Unfortunately, this isn't rich, velvety, and smooth as advertised on the label, but rather thin, coarse, and highly-carbonated. The flavor quickly disapears leaving a trace of bitterness.

D: I was really looking foward to this one. but I'll be chalking this one up on the over-hyped beers list. For a big stout, this one is too fizzy and watery and lacks substantial flavor.

Photo of ToasterChef
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cellar temperature bottle is poured into a pint glass.

It's a big black beer that has a thick chocolate brown foam head. It is completely opaque, but I can make out a few patches of clinging carbonation.

As I poured the beer, I thought I smelled some chocolate aromas, but once I leaned in and smelled the beer it was all coffee. Lots of roasted coffee bean scents and not much in the way of sweetness makes this beer smell more like coffee than stout.

The flavor does have some sweetness to it, but the coffee is still the strongest flavor. I taste dark roasted malts first, but then the roasted coffee beans come to the front. Some alcohol can be tasted as I swallow, but it isn't very strong. It finishes with some dry bitterness.

This is a creamy, full-bodied beer. Carbonation is average for the style. My lips and mouth are left a little sticky, which also seems to be the norm for Imperial stouts.

This is a very enjoyable coffee stout. If you are a fan that style, you should certainly check this one out!

Photo of HopDerek
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 series
Poured into a nonic glass.
Appears dark black in color yet still liquid. A tall heavily bubbly head quickly fades, leaving no lacing behind. Smells smokey and woodsie at first, then fresh black coffee with hints of dark chocolate. The taste is of a very bitter coffee, with some smokeyness. Finishes off with a hint of chocolate and some licorice. A very smooth beer with a full body. Very drinkable and hides the alcohol well. I wish I had more than 1 bottle.

Photo of mulder1010
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 ML bottle
From Black Booty BIF

A-- Poured pretty much black. Just a few slivers of ruby but settled midnight black. Looks quite dense for the ABV. Nice one finger mocha colored head. Good head retention to this and settled to a a finger of head and film through drinking. Nice spotty lacing with this.

S-- Big jolt of coffee of the bat. Nice fresh roasted stuff. Good quality coffee. Underneath the coffee was oats with brown sugar and chocolate. Just spent a few minutes just on the nose. Really nice stuff.

T-- Feel the caffine rush right off the bat. Good dose of coffee. Big thing to me was the use of quality stuff and right amount of roasting. Rolled oats, sweet brown sugar, slightly bitter dark chocolate. Has a small dose of coffee acidity. Not a lot though.

M-- Light carbonation, medium body. Carbonation smooths out the beer quite well. Nice dry oatmeal finish. Lingering aftertaste. Like how it went oatmeal, chocolate and oatmeal finish. Good stuff.

O-- Nothing crazy but just a great, fun beer to drink. Can I get more please?? On par with FBS, if not better, as get a really nice coffee rush from it. Exceptional stuff

Photo of SierraFlight
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into tall stout snifter. A sliver of red peeks out beneath an opaque black beer. A finger of tan head quickly recedes to a thin ring of tiny bubbles and a small central island. Aroma is a blast of coffee with roast malt, solvent, booze, and bakers chocolate. A vanilla element grows as the beer warms. Taste is coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and some molasses sweetness followed by a big pinch of char and leafy hop bitterness on the finish. Full body, creamy, thick, mouth-coating texture thanks to the oatmeal, soft but complimentary carbonation, and a surprisingly abrupt finish. Phantoms of coffee and wisps of booze linger, but it takes a little searching. Very enjoyable after an afternoon of snow day sledding.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Black and opaque. A finger of dark brown head rises; one the darkest heads I've ever seen. Retention is moderate, no lacing.

S - Incredible aroma. Roasted coffee obviously, alongside a faint nuttiness and a hint of sweetness.

T - While perhaps simpler and more straightforward than it's counterparts, this brew has struck an amazing balance. Coffee is at the forefront but there are hints of chocolate around the edges. Roasted malt provides much of the backbone for the coffee. For a stout, and a coffee stout at that, there is almost no bitterness and none of the coffee acidity found in similar brews. Remarkable.

M - Medium to full bodied with a slick creaminess. A silky beer with very minimal carbonation.

D - Rarely do I find myself enjoying a beer from this and similar styles as much as this one. Start to finish this is an exceptionally balanced beer that I would definitely buy again.

Photo of Quackus
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Patrick999
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - So, at first this looked to be pouring pretty flat, but then a big old Guinness style head swirled around and propagated upward in my Stone Imperial pint glass and nearly overflowed the glass. Body of this stout is *dark*, one of the darkest I've seen. Not a whole lot happens when I hold it up to the light. F'ing DARK....I think this one takes the trophy for darkest beer I've ever seen.

S - One note, but what a note it is. It's in your face freshly brewed coffee.

T - I don't think I've ever tasted this much coffee come through in a beer before. Is this iced coffee or is it beer? The head, once settled, actually looks more like an espresso crema than a beer head. It makes more sense to describe the taste in coffee terms than in beer terms - it's bright and relatively acidic, with citric notes. The citrus notes could also come from the hops, which certainly don't take center stage, but this being Terrapin, I'm assuming they are there. This really does blur the line between coffee and beer; I can't tell where one ends and the other begins. I wouldn't quite call this an Imperial Stout, because it lacks the heft, but it isn't a regular American Stout either. Whatever it is, it's great, but obviously, you have to like coffee. Otherwise, don't even think about it.

F - Most oatmeal stouts have a nice feel, and this is no exception. At times a little thin, but this is a really minor complaint.

T - It doesn't wreck you like most Imperial Stouts, you could have a couple. There HAS to be a good deal of caffeine in this...I feel the caffeine far more than I feel the considerable 8% alcohol....scary. I was pretty tired, but this perked me right up. For a stout of this size, very drinkable. I can only imagine pairing this with a quality tiramisu.

All in all, score another one for Terrapin. Keep sending your beer to South Florida, we appreciate it.

Photo of huntermop
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of hwwty4
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the GBU BIF and Deepsouth for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my New Belgium globe glass. This beer pours a dark mahogany brown, with a 2 finger head that dissipated into a thin layer that rested on the top of the beer. This beer left some huge fingers on the sides of the glass. Almost reminded me of a heavy body of a wine. The smell is mostly chocolate malts, with just a hint of vanilla, and boozy warmth. The taste follows suit, with really just a hint of coffee. I wish it was more prevalent but hey, it still tastes pretty damn good. The mouthfeel is exceptional. The oatmeal really gives this beer a great body. This beer is full and creamy, but yet still light on the mouth. This is a great beer, and really makes me want to try the other Terrapin offerings.

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JRed
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque in body with little cinnamon head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, pie crust. Chocolate, coffee beans, roast, burnt bread, slight raisin towards the finish, tang/sweet tobacco aftertaste. Heavy bodied with medium carbonation. A bit cola-like. Some astringent flavors come through.

Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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