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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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3,053 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,053
Reviews: 1,178
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 684
Gots: 473 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bgramels, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

random846, Dec 22, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St. Bernadus goblet. I'm rather surprised I haven't already reviewed this beer...This particular bottle is Vintage 2011 and more than a year old.

A: A finger of dark brown head forms on this impenetrable beer. Good lacing.

S: Potent and wonderful. Deep, deep coffee, perilously black and fathomless, enticing the nose to delve into the abyss. Sweet chocolates, excellent malt, and generally impressive.

T: Age has taken most of the zing out of the Jittery Joe's and what remains is a pleasant mishmash of milk chocolate, wet oats, thick booze, flat coffee, and lost hops. The aftertaste is bittersweet and not the finest feature (that distinction belongs to the nose and initial taste.

M: Smooth, thick, and uncarbonated.

O: I know this to be an excellent beer. Although I don't think ageing improved it, I still recommend it hardily. Will drink again.

AgentMunky, Dec 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

flyersfan900, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

KevinGordon, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%

Review adapted from notes taken 2/5/2011.

Appearance: Head is the color of espresso with a touch of cream. Pours a surprisingly dark black with some dark browns and reds shining through in direct light. A nice smooth pour with some obvious body. Minimal visible carbonation.

Smell: Hello coffee. Roasted coffee beans, fresh brewed coffee, and the distinct aroma of coffee with a bit too much cream and sugar. It's all there. Some backing dark cocoa notes help at a mild bitter edge to the experience. Some roasted malts push toward burnt at times. No hopping to speak of, just more coffee. Rich and chocolatey with a minor smokiness on the back.

Taste: Iced coffee with a cocoa swirl thrown in for good measure. A little tough compared to the nose with a biting roasted, slightly burnt and smoky malt profile. Some dark chocolate and cocoa bitterness as well. Nice grainy backing profile that I think I can attribute to the oats. Some minor hopping with no real pronounced profile is barely there. Nice sweetness coupled with everything helps smooth it out a bit. So much coffee it's nuts.

Mouthfeel: A nice full, but not syrupy, body. Creamy and smooth. A little dry on the back. Drinks like coffee with cream without the associated flavor.

Overall: Coffee beer, with an emphasis on coffee first.

A huge amount of coffee ended up covering some of the other great flavors. If I could dial it back and let the malt profile shine a little bit more, this could easily compete with Founders Breakfast Stout, and that's lofty company.

Goblinmunkey7, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

HopDiggityDawg, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

GetTheYayo, Dec 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TimoP, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Dark brown, almost black, appearance. Nitogen-like falling head, that is quite generous and very slowly dissipates into a two-finger thick cloud, which also slowly dissipates and leaves some rings around the glass. Aroma is suprisingly faint, but a clear whiff of burnt coffee. Mouthfeel is comfortable, like drinking cold coffee. Tastes like iced coffee, with a very peppery flavor. Aftertase is not overwhelming (which I like), leaves a morning coffee sensation that is pleasant. This is a really tasty but not overwhelming beer. Well done.

JMB, Dec 16, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

Served in a snifter.

A - A deep brown hue with a thin chocolate head. Lacing and retention were average.

S - Big fresh coffee is exploding out of this one; like an iced espresso. Little vanilla and dark malts behind. For those coffee lovers (like me!) this is excellent.

T - Starts with rich deep coffee and recedes to slight bitterness and roasted goodness. Bit of chocolate sweetness behind all the mounds of coffee.

M - Fairly creamy with a medium-plus body.

O - This is the most robust coffee presence I have ever experienced in a stout. I love coffee and this is well rounded without ruining the "beer" aspect! For those who are not enthused for a fresh cup of joe, look elsewhere.

mscudder, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

FIN, Dec 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

khargro2, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

mecmd, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SlowWideTurns, Dec 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Keith_R, Dec 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mullenite, Dec 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bifrost17, Dec 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

redblacks75, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

zackcamp, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Circleo12, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

e30todamax, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

headyhopzhead, Nov 27, 2012
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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