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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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3,477 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,477
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 731
Gots: 616 | FT: 58
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 4/pk at Wegman's in Warrington, PA.
Purchase Price: $9.99/4pk
Enjoying on Christmas Eve from a Dogfish Head Signature Glass

A - Very dark, almost totally opaque blackish/dark brown color. Little to no head upon pouring. Leaves a frothy, beige colored ring around the edge of the glass. A small bit of lacing on the glass during the tasting.

S - Wow..overwhelming smell of coffee. Really overwhelmes any other smell but a faint sweetness is also coming through. My fiance commented that she could smell the coffee from 5-10 feet away. Potant!

T - Fantastic taste! Great combination of flavors predominately dominated by burnt coffee, chocolate and a well balanced hoppy sweetness. I'm really enjoying this as it warms up a bit. A coffee biterness lingers after each taste. The 8+ ABV is not noticable at all.

M - Nice amount of carbonation. A thicker mouthfeel but being a stout this is to be expected.

D - A top-notch stout. I realy enjoyed this beer but again a one or two type beer. No where near a sessionable beer but a beer to sit and enjoy and savor.

Overall - Highly recommended! Having never heard of this beer I was pleasantly rewarded with a stout that I will seek out in the future.


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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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

Thanks to rnorgart for this fine beer! Poured into a chalice. Pitch black with a fluffy dark tan head. Huge aromas of coffee with good lots of chocolate too. Tastes like it smells. Full flavored coffee and chocolate with burnt malty goodness. The mouthfeel of this beer is outstanding. Full bodied, creamy, makes me feel like i am drinking a good latte. Cant wait to have another!

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Time for a quick mobile review! Thanks to hmmm for this one, 2011 bottle.

Not the darkest beer I've seen but looks nice.dark red around the edges, nice tan foam with almost no lacing.

Smell is amazing: nutty French roast coffee, oat creaminess, dark chocolate, vanilla-like sweetness, bread, earthy hops and just enough alcohol pops through.

Coffee is really well balanced by sweet oats, chocolate, hints of earthy/spicy hops. Enough alcohol to give it a proper morning kick.gives the impression of vanilla but I don't actually think it's in there.

Mouthfeel is like bliss, turns into a coffee chocolate milkshake when you let it sit on the palate. Really comes together as it warms and just sticky enough to leave the coffee taste in your mouth.

Overall an amazing treat that would be just as good for dessert as it is for breakfast.I will definitely be seeking this one out again, some age might treat it well.

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3.01/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

More tasting notes.

A Pours a black topped with a mocha head.

S Smells like used coffee grounds that were slightly burnt.

T Pretty smiler to the smell with slightly burnt coffee being the dominant note.

M Full body, with good levels of carbonation. Can't complain I guess.

Overall this is a mediocre beer that tastes like someone turned the stuff in the filter of my coffee pot into beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle (Dated Seasonal 2010) into a snifter glass. Again, huge props to Dan3279 for including me in his recent beer acquisitions.

A vigorous pour yields a 2 1/2-finger tan to mocha-colored head of tiny, creamy bubbles. The head slowly settles after a few minutes to a nearly non-existant dusting and thin foam ring. The body is so purely black that this beer may disappear over time due to the Hawking effect. Very little lacing is able to escape the curvature of space time around the event horizon.

Dark, bittersweet chocolate is the most dominating aroma. But that is not to say that the dark roasted coffee bean aroma is slouching. The nose has an earthy, almost wood-like undertone that definitely gives it a welcoming quality.

Contrarily, the coffee overpowers in the flavor. The chocolate adds an espresso flavor that really helps this beer. Sweet and almost creamy, the flavors, while strong, are also easily enjoyed.

Despite the full body and little carbonation, this beer is impressively drinkable. It coats your mouth well without being overly sticky which allows the flavors to mature over an appropriate amount of time.

If I had better access to this beer, it would certainly be a worthy contender for my heart. However, lack of Ohio distribution allows Founders' Breakfast Stout to remain the holder of that key.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing.

Aroma is rich with coffee and dark chocolate.

Taste follows the smell pretty closely. Rich chocolate and coffee. Mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is great. This is thick and creamy. Full bodied. Not a lot of carbonation but nice for this style.

Overall this was excellent. I will definitely buy this again.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep solid black. Small brown head that quickly fades to a thin layer. Nice even lacing on the glass.

S - Wow. Smells of a strong coffee grind and nothing else.

T - Strong java taste, tastes exactly like a cold coffee.

M - Great clean and thin mouthfeel.

D - High drinkability if you're a coffee lover. I found this one best a sipper.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,477 ratings.