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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutTerrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
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world-class

2,757 Ratings
THE BROS
96
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Ratings: 2757
Reviews: 1165
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%


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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cjgator3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark black color with a tan head that leaves pretty decent lacing around the sides of the glass. The aroma explodes with roasted coffee beans and dark roasted malts. The taste is dark roasted malts that starts out smooth and malty with coffee flavors bringing in the bitter finish. The oatmeal makes it's presence felt in the mouthfeel creating a smooth and creamy palate. Overall, this is one of the better Imperial Stouts on the market that is highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 04:48:14 | More by cjgator3
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NCBeernut

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a big dark khaki head that holds a thin layer and leaves just a touch of lacing.

Smells like a blend of a citrusy coffee and cocoa with a touch of smokiness. Lots of cocoa and coffee in the taste, and some cookies. Some citric notes are buried under the cocoa, but present. Malt sugar sweetness. A touch of bitterness on the finish. Silky mouthfeel is amazing. Not too hard to drink. The alcohol is very well masked. I really liked the Big Hoppy Monster; this was another good offering from Terrapin. I have become more of a fan with each one of their beers I drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 06:33:07 | More by NCBeernut
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sleazo

New York

3.03/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A_This one pours a really rich dark black. The two finger head is almost as dark as the liquid. The complaint is that it settles down a bit too quickly. lacing is minimal.

S_Interesting odours coming off of this bad boy. There are bits of soy sauce, coffee, fermentation(if that makes any sense) and light chocolate. Not sure if I like this or not.

T_The taste starts out with a sweet cola like sensation. This is then followed up with a bitter roasted quality with hints of coffee, not as much as the name would suggest. There is a decent underlying acidity which helps clear things up.

M_A bit towards the viscous stage but with a higher carbonation than expected. I seem to be sensitive to that today.

D_For some reason this is just not doing it for me. I would not say this is a bad beer, but i have been drinking a lot of good stouts recently and this one is not one of the best. I have been impressed by this brewery before and was really looking foward to this one. A bit of a let down. I think living in San Diego and drinking Speedway as my go to coffee stout may have spoiled me. Still, good to try.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 02:33:07 | More by sleazo
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GimpyCane

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: Motor oil black with a caramel shining light around the rim, that's after a two finger thick foamy mocha brown head settled down, fully lasting leaving a trail of sticky lace from top to bottom of glass.

smell: WOW! My kind of brew. Intense Cuban espresso coffee mixed well with molasses upfront. As the scent faded, some soy sauce, dried dates and slighty burnt cookies come through, ending with that robust espresso coffee and a hint of alcohol.

taste and mouthfeel: full body, syrupy, huge coffee flavor upfront, it's smooths out quicky leaving a silky feel. The coffee is so intense that nothing else shines through. However, this long bitter dark chocolate aftertaste comes through that sticks for a while, leaving you longing for more.

drinkability: Bring it on. I could drink this brew all night. Love it from start to finish.

Overall, this brew ROCKS!! I personally love coffee stouts and Terrapin is right on with this one. I paired it with a homemade roasted vegetable lasagna. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 04:50:27 | More by GimpyCane
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I got this bottle in a trade with RustyDiamond. Thanks Rusty!

This pours from 12oz bottle a pitch black with a large head of tannish foam.

The smell is a strong nose of coffee and roasted malt. I almost want to break out the fry pan and cook me some eggs and bacon. ;^)

The taste is coffee dominated with side orders of chocolate, roasted malt, and just a bit of citrus hop bitterness lingering in the background. It finishes with a very roasted malt bitterness, the body is medium full, and it's fairly lightly carbonated.

This is the first coffee inspired IS that comes close to going over the edge with the flavour. This is good and all but it's definetly going to take me some considerable time to finish this bottle and it's not because of the alcohol as I think it is hidden pretty well.

Thanks again, Rusty!

Edit:

Jan 9, 2011:

Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout...2007. I can't believe I let this one slip by for so long.

There's certainly nothing wrong with the sound...a nice big pop when I removed the cap, and the look...Blackest of blacks and a decent though short lived head of tan foam.

The smell has with a big Port like aroma with a ton of caramel malt and chocolate. No coffee left at all but I reckoned that would be the case.

Big milk chocolate, caramel, Port flavours with mucho dark fruits. Holy hell. This is superb! Not what the brewer intended, for sure, but at this stage in the game, it drinks very much like a beautifully aged Old Ale or English Barleywine Ale.

Still close to full bodied and there's mostly lightish carbonation until the swallow when I get some very spritzy notes on my throat.

This is the surprise of this century so far for me. I would never have guessed that a most excellent coffee Stout would evolve into something even better. I wish I had a case of them so I could share!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 22:48:56 | More by Bitterbill
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kuranes

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Very dark with light crema-like brown head.

S: Deep coffee scent complimented by a light fruitiness that brings airs of vanilla and chocolate.

T: To say it tastes like coffee is to oversimplify this beer's flavor. First, it hits you with a smooth chocolately taste Next comes a somewhat sweet, creamy yet strong espresso flavor. Very slightly bitter aftertaste; much less that one would expect from an 8.1 ABV beer.

M: Creamy and smooth with a little tingling on the tongue.

D: Delicious but deadly. Remember that just because you can't taste the alcohol doesn't mean it's not there.

This has been one of my favorite beers of the winter. I plan on buying a few more 4-packs to cellar.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2007 19:55:49 | More by kuranes
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Dansting

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured a black color with a super-thick light-brown head. Light aroma of coffee and maybe some vanilla and hops too. Mouthfeel was okay, although more carbonation than I would have preferred. Flavor is pure coffee with a chocolatey finish to it. A pretty good impy stout, although not one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2007 02:17:48 | More by Dansting
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ruckzuck

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

w00t it's winter for Terrapin.

A - pours black with a nice brown head; looks smooth and lovely

S - coffee coffee coffee, chocolate and roasty hints. Did I mention coffee?

T - coffee coffee coffee, again a fair bit of chocolate hints, roasty deliciousness

M - excellent; full-bodied, smooth, a bit of carbonation

D - great! This should be something that puts you down after one, but it doesn't despite the strength and fullness of the body. Just as delicious as I remember it from last year. Do yourself a favor and have this ASAP! It's going to be a good winter =)

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2007 23:36:23 | More by ruckzuck
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tayner

Arizona

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

poured inky thick, black, and oily with a 3-4 finger dark brown head that was foamy with small bubbles close to the beer and large bubbles at the top.

smell was strong malt, coffee beans and alcohol on nose. sort of a leather, nutty, vanilla whiff as well

Taste was predominantly coffee, slightly bitter but basically very strong expresso. If you served it to me hot in a coffee cup i would think it was strong expresso with some nutty flavored alcohol added like amaretto or something. the 8.1% abv was hidden well.

it was very smooth and creamy, but wasnt as coating as i expected for how thick and inky it looked which made for a high drinkability score.

I would love to have more of these, too bad i cant get them readily.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 01:31:11 | More by tayner
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clemsonbrewer

South Carolina

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

Jet black with plenty of light brown head. Gorgeous looking beer. Lots of coffee and cereal on the nose. Coffee and milk chocolate dominate the taste. Oatmeal or cereal undertones. Big thick body with a full and chewy palate probably from the oatmeal. Seeing how the name applies to mornings, I decided to have one last night for an initial taste but then give my review this morning so that I could really into the breakfast experience. I find this easier than coffee to down. If this were a year-round brew, I would probably take this over coffee every morning.

Ah yes, also last night I finished my beer by pouring it into a small cup of ice cream. This was a wonderful idea. It was like adding a little milk or cream to my coffee. Great morning beer and a great dessert beer. What more do you want, you greedy bastard?

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 03:20:28 | More by clemsonbrewer
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, 2007 version, 8.1% ABV. Pours pitch black with no shades, hues, streaks, etc... Thick foamy mocha head, which trickles down to a very thin layer quickly.

Coffee and cream aromas leap out of the glass.A bit of chocolate in the back, along with suggestions of dark fruit.

Medium roast coffee and chocolate flavors come out first. After that, this completely fell apart. Not the silky mouthfeel I was hoping for, instead this seemed to be a fizzy mess. Very carbonated, which made it hard to pick up anything else. What a distraction. Things started well, but the carbonation has made this one to messy.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 13:01:11 | More by Bierguy5
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MarkSCCOT

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This has to be one of my favorite beers from my favorite brewery in the South (where allegedly there is no beer culture).
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle (2007 Beer Tour) into a pint glass.

A. Poured a deep black with a great thick head that left copious lacing.

S. OMG!!! This beer suddenly shines!! Chocolate, oatmeal and malt. I wanted to dive right in.

T. Awesome comes up short. I like Coffee Stouts, but usually they have a bitter finish. The oatmeal in this beer smooths the beer.

M. A creamy finish for an astounding beer.

D. Two things limit it's drinkability..1. the abv is well masked and hidden, will slap you hard and...2. hard as hell to find, even here less than 500 miles from the brewery.

This beer tastes like what Starbucks would serve if they brewed a beer. Sweet, not like cold coffee. I plan to hoard this winter release this year. Their best beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 22:28:37 | More by MarkSCCOT
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genog

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to markgugs for this delicious beer.

Pours a black opaque color that lets no light penetrate this one. A creamy, fizzy chocolate milk color head sits on top of this one. Smell is of coffee, chocolate, toasted, burned malt. Taste is sweet initially as it rests on the tongue then coffee flavors make a bitter ending. Creamy mouthfeeling that is so smooth. Very good beer, wish I had some more!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2007 17:10:01 | More by genog
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage, purchases at Five Points Liquor in Athens. Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The thick, slightly oily body is a deep dark black, topped by a small flourish of tan head that quickly dissipates to nothing. A good bit of suspended particles are the result of a less-than-careful pour. Aroma of rich roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, and the underlying sweetness of oatmeal and dark chocolate.
Palate is rich and complex - roasted malt up front, with the sweetness of the oatmeal and some chocolate flavor emerging mid-palate. Finish remains sweet, although a touch of bitterness from the coffee comes through on the swallow. Aftertaste is a blend of slightly sweet roasted malt and mildly bitter coffee. Body is rich, thick, and a touch sticky, as would be expected for a heavy imperial stout.
While still tasty and drinkable, I think the carbonation suffered in this beer due to the longer-than-expected aging I gave it. Drink it when it's relatively fresh, and you'll have absolutely no complaints. Still, it's a mighty fine stout, and the perfect accompaniment to the sweets I picked up at St. Cupcake today.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2007 04:49:32 | More by ElGordo
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Wasatch

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to unclejedi for this brew.

Poured into a chalice a thick black color, nice carbonation, awesome two-finger creamy brown head, slight sticky lacing around the edge. The nose is malty, oaky, tons and tons of coffee, toffee, and chocolate. The taste is HUGE on malts, coffee/toffee/chocolate. Full body, well rounded brew. Very drinkable, this is an very tasty DS, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 23:56:38 | More by Wasatch
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franksnbeans

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glugs out pitch black with an obscene amount of cocoa colored soapy head that dies pretty quick. Draping sheets of lace occur with each sip. Smell of huge roasted coffee beans, coffee grounds, cocoa and a tiny bit of hops. Tastes of the yummy coffee beans, sweet malt, a little hazlenut and a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is medium with way too much carbonation. Kind of stings. No ABV apparant at all. This would be one of my favorites if it wasnt for the carbonation. Well worth drinking nontheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 23:25:33 | More by franksnbeans
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was fortunate enough to get two bottles of this one from BC2. Thanks jgaston and aprilluvsbeer!
It poured a basic black with dark brown edges (only visible in strong light). The chocolately, dark brown head dissipated pretty quickly, leaving a few large bubbles scattered around. It looked thick off the pour. Lots of coffee and roast in the aroma, almost to the point of coffee grounds, with sweet caramel in the background. Fairly low hop bitterness, very roasty with lots of coffee. Sweet caramel maltiness provided some balance and there was a pleasant nutty flavour as well. It finished with a little extra bitterness and some green, grassy hops. There was too much carbonation for me, it really got in the way of the body and texture. Once flat, it had a decent, full body. Some warmth and dryness towards the end. Nice enough overall, but it seemed kind of one dimensional and was a little overcarbonated.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 02:35:16 | More by DrJay
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bort11

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to kirok1999 for this one. Included as part of the BrewsnTunes BIF.

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Nice dark mocha colored head that stands a couple of fingers width and recedes the a solid ring. Color is a solid black and lets no light through.
Smell has the dry chocolate-y notes familiar with an oatmeal stout with a bitterness of strong coffee. Sweet malty balance.
Taste is very bitter like a burnt unsweetened espresso. Burnt toast qualities in the malt. There is some hops presence, but it does not seem to blend evenly. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisp carbonation.
This beer did not win me over, it seemed a bit too much all over the place.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2007 04:22:40 | More by bort11
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from cashew70, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a large brown head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded with exactly what the name implies, coffee and oats along with chocolate, dark malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is rich and malty with strong roasted flavors of coffee, chocolate and oats. There’s pale hops presence that gets stronger as the beer warms and creates some balance. There’s a little bit of a weird bite in the finish that seems to be from the oatmeal. The after-taste is sweet, smoky and bready.

M: Very smooth with a little crispness, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good representation of style, nice kick, it’s a good beer to relax with and one that I could drink a few of, but I don’t really see much that makes it stand out from the seemingly endless array of big stouts on the market. Nonetheless, it’s still a fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 03:25:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
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yngvar

Norway

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. (from trade with the_epeeist.) Black, and nothing but black, pour, under a nice brown head. Heavily roasted aroma with lots of coffee, bitter chocolate and hops. It also smells a bit dusty. Just wonderful. Coffee is very much present in the flavor as well, with chocolate, smoke-notes, alcohol, roasted malt and some vanilla. Warming, full-bodied beer, quite oily texture, with a dry, chocolate-bitter finish. What a treat! The aroma is something you can enjoy forever, I can still "imagine" it, more than a month after I had the beer. The flavor is a bit weaker, but definately not weak. Just lovely. (070719)

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 10:02:25 | More by yngvar
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours thicj black and viscous, absolutely no light gets through. Big foamy, uncontrollable head. Head is dark tan in color. Retention is okay. For as big as it was, thank goodness it didn't stay around too long or it would have taken all night to drink. Fizzy, foamy lace sheets down the glass after each sip.

S-Roasted barely, strong coffee, chocolate, alcohol esters carry light earthy hoppiness. Sweetness abound in the nose. Has an odd imitation mocha latte character to it.

T-Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, earthy and sour. Only a little bitterness from the roasted mlats. Lonfg sour finish is a little off.

M-Fizzy carbonation. not as creamy as suggested as the pour.

D-Not great, I had two out of the four-pack and traded the other two.

Overall-not as good as the others in the monster beer tour

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 23:41:15 | More by jackorain
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

got this one in a trade with pugman. thanks larry!

12oz bottle, 2006 monster beer tour (though there is an "07" in marker on the cap, not sure if that means anything...).

pours inky black and thick as motor oil. a very small brown head rises from an aggressive pour and quickly falls to a ring around the glass. no lace.

aroma is great. coffee and dark chocolate. alcohol. lots of roast. toasted multi-grain bread. hard to get much else behind the coffee and chocolate, but that's not a bad thing.

taste is great. low bitterness level. coffee. dark and milk chocolate. light alcohol. huge malt. toasted multi-grain bread again. good roast. bit of caramel sweetness. bit of almost salty mineral quality. sweetness feels a bit high.

mouthfeel is good. silky smooth. medium-high carbonation is a bit high. nice big body.

drinkability is good. nicely balanced. the carbonation takes away from the drinkability a little, but swirling it for a while helps.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 23:48:30 | More by grub
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

2.83/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Terrapin is a great brewery, the pride of Georgia, and this particular offering promises a whole lot. Just look at the name! Coffee. Oatmeal. Imperial. Stout. YES!!! A grand black brew in the tradition of Founder's Breakfast Stout and Victory's Storm King, right?!?!?

Eh...not really.

Poured into a snifter a completely abyssic black. The big sizzling head is a gorgeous brown, but it thins quickly. The thing certainly looks like a monster, and it really whets the appetite...

Aroma is: coffee. Coffee. And more coffee. If I use the imagination a little, an aroma of chocolate comes through, like dark baking chocolate...and maybe some metallic yuckiness. But still, it's pretty much full-on coffee. You better like coffee if you've come this far.

Flavor mirrors the aroma, and that's the problem. It tastes like carbonated coffee. [Soapbox alert here:] What makes so many stouts so great (whether they be oatmeal, "breakfast", Russian Imperial, or whatever) is that they possess a robust coffee essence without actually having been brewed with coffee. If they've got depth, it's an impressive experience. This particular beer was actually brewed using coffee. That's fine. Experiment away. Awesome! But it seems Terrapin forgot about all the other things that make a stout great. There's a serious lack of depth. I've tried. This is my second bottle in two days. I don't believe the beer is old or spoiled.

The mouthfeel doesn't help matters. It's not terrible...but it's also not creamy, velvety, or round, as a beer of this type should be. It does have a very thin smoothness, as in typical English stouts, but it unfortunately still has too much carbonation. It ends up drinking like a dark German lager or something. I'm no style-fascist, but the crisp, sizzling texture doesn't match up with what's going on in the flavor. (Or SHOULD be going on in the flavor, which is just so monochromatic...) The metallic finish doesn't help a thing.

I still love Terrapin. Their rye beers are especially lovely. Maybe this just needs to grow on me. But right now I'm disappointed that such an amazing concept didn't produce amazing results.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2007 22:33:13 | More by Metalmonk
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bigman147

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a thick black like burnt motor oil. Forms a nice dark tan head maybe 3 inches. Head fades quickly in a minute or so and forms an espresso like creme. No lacing and only the wispy ring around the edge as it further rests.

Aroma: Aroma of chocolate and coffee prevail and give way to a slight milky sweet aroma as it continues to warm.

Taste: Tastes like cold coffee. Hop bitterness is hard to determine from the amount of burnt taste and aroma.Not iced coffee but that cup of coffee that got left out a little too long. Bitter black malt flavors with an acidity (probably from the dark roasted malt).

Mouthfeel: Thin with good carbonation however the carbonation seems to feel forced and fake. Sweetness in aroma is hard to find in the flavor. This might possible be better on nitro to add some creaminess.

Drinkability: It was mildly drinkable. I wouldn't particular choose this over any of the 100's of better options. I think for the money I would rather have a nice cup of coffee. For me it was a swing and a miss. I would say try it for yourself but don't go out of the way to find it.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 20:25:46 | More by bigman147
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Trade on DLD, no idea who I acquired this from, but thanks!

Pours an opaque black, no light gets through, huge and thick brown head forms, few lace spots, good retention, sttles to a thin layer, nice! Smell is sweet, toffee, very roast, coffee/chocolate, rich, some light fruits, more coffee, just what I like! Taste is very nice, toffee, chocolate roast, rich coffee, more roast, oatmeal touch, chocolate bitterness in the finish, nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with high carbonation. Not sure if this is a weird bottle but the carbonation is much too high for the style, better once it had some time to dissipate. Nice flavours though, I like this beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 03:02:02 | More by Viggo
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,757 ratings.