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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

2,952 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 659
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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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
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2013 16:00:04 | More by ramblinwreck101
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-15-2013 15:37:36 | More by KVNBGRY
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aLenwell

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-14-2013 03:39:19 | More by aLenwell
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LambicKing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2013 01:54:52 | More by LambicKing
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2013 00:43:39 | More by resistdefy
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-12-2013 23:38:32 | More by Cdunk11
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Rave

California

4/5  rDev -7%

04-12-2013 23:35:30 | More by Rave
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jcb7472

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-12-2013 21:20:16 | More by jcb7472
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-12-2013 00:11:40 | More by s1ckboy
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SSSBR1509

Florida

4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- dark motor oil black with a dark tan head
Nose- huge coffee notes with a bit of alcohol heat too it a bit of dark bakers chocolate or a chocolate with a high caco %
Mouthfeel- big body but a bit too much carbonation for the style but it faded away as it warmed
Taste- on the forefront a dark espresso with dark chocolate followed by a slight dark fruit note and alcohol warmth
Overall- very complex and nice brew. i would defiantly recommend this too anyone whos is wanting a nice beer too sip on

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 23:50:23 | More by SSSBR1509
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2013 02:42:47 | More by JimGlonke
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

04-11-2013 01:18:40 | More by MNBeer1017
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to ThickNStout for this long-time want. Pretty excited to finally try this one. Pours fairly thick with about 1 finger of deep brown head.

Smells like a pot of cooled coffee followed by chocolate. Some subtle alcohol notes are in there as well.

The taste starts with a big coffee bitterness followed by some chocolate sweetness. Then finishes bitter again.

Full mouthfeel, light carbonation. Pretty much spot on for an 8% coffee stout.

I would be glad to wake up to this beer any time.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 01:04:29 | More by Powderhornphil
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-11-2013 00:05:27 | More by DruRho
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milliCAN

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2013 22:17:14 | More by milliCAN
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ravot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2013 04:10:28 | More by ravot
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2013 02:00:18 | More by Mike
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 02:54:28 | More by jpd7374
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semaj

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 02:00:39 | More by semaj
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.