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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
95
world-class

3,095 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,095
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 697
Gots: 474 | FT: 38
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

bennetj17, Jan 22, 2013
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PackPride, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dsuedbeck, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

KeyWestGator, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big Thank You to Dopplebockulus for this treat. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black with under 1/4 inch of Carhartt colored head that had low retention and OK lacing.

As is generally typical with Java brews, the coffee overpowered the scent of beer. A little time did reveal some nice grains and a solid malt scent, but still the coffee dominated. On the tongue, the coffee and beer flavors were a better match. The flavors integrated well, which, as a non-coffee person, was a pleasant surprise for me. The vast majority of coffee beers, for me, are dominated by the coffee. The base beer here stood very well to the overpowering taste of Joe.

The body was very good, smooth, even, full without being heavy, and nicely rounded. The coffee flavors did linger a bit long for my tastes though. Drinkability was very good, the bottle was gone far quicker than I thought it would be. Overall, a very nice beer, certainly among the best coffee beers I've had. As a coffee hater, I rarely recommend coffee beers. I highly recommend this one. Worth seeking out.

beertunes, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jbaker67, Jan 20, 2013
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Bonis, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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seanwhite, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

thewimperoo, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ChrisPro, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ant880, Jan 19, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, dark black with small mocha head. Head recedes quickly. Smell is strong roast and spicy (almost peppery) coffee aroma. Flavor is all roasted coffee, but there is a nice lingering chocolate on the finish. Thin and very carbonated for an imperial. Less sweetness than something like FBS to balance out the bitter coffee. Overall a somewhat unique coffee bomb that was enjoyable.

BMMillsy, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

thegoon55, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

marshmeli, Jan 19, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a modified tulip. Vintage 2012. Case was stamped December somethingth, 2012.

A: Poured a deep dark almost opaque brown. Looks black from 12 inches...some brown around the borders when held close...one finger khaki heads fades to a thin swirl across the top rather quickly, some legs, nothing crazy...pretty beer.

S: Coffee...more like the coffee shop than coffee grounds...one of those coffee shops where the grounds have worked their way into every nook and cranny of the decades old downtown shop that now doubles as a tourist attraction as well as a business. Sweet, not bitter...roast, old-fashioned hard candy-like sweetness, vanilla, baker's chocolate...very sweet. As far as coffee beers go, I've never smelled a better one.

T/M: More chocolate and bitterness than in the nose, but still a good bit of sweetness. Dirt. Baker's chocolate. A solid dose of that sweet vanilla coffee house roastiness. Fluffy, medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation - appropriate for the style.

O: This beer lives up to the hype. One of few that does. I was expecting a good beer...but having had so many coffee beers, I don't know that I was expecting to be this impressed by one again. I'll repeat, in the category of coffee beers (not even just stouts), this is the best I've had, easily. The aroma here is especially note-worthy.

kbuzz, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Lob, Jan 19, 2013
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protton, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

nharres, Jan 18, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. into Bruery globe glass thanks T.K.!

A: Pours as dark as the devils soul, with a finger of brown head that leaves stickiness on the glass. Typical I suppose, but nothing to sniff at.

S: As soon as the bottle was cracked open, I got an intense dark roasted coffee/espresso aroma. Putting my nose in the glass was like standing next to a coffee maker while it brews. Roasted malt and chocolate/toffee/breadiness rounds things out.

T: Yeah, this one will work. As smooth as silk going down, but up front there is a strong coffee bitterness and a coffee flavor that stays on the palate for quite some time. Cofee gives way to dark chocolate and roasted malts on the back end, and it finishes with an espresso-esque flavor. This is pretty excellent.

M: Creamy and delicious. Just like I like my coffee stouts. Slick and oily mouthfeel that coats the palate in glorious liquid satisfaction.

O: This was my first Terrapin beer, and it's given all other coffee stouts a run for their money. FBS has the slight edge, but this was damn fine. Glad I have two more.

SeaOfShells, Jan 18, 2013
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,095 ratings.