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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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3,319 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,319
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 715
Gots: 557 | FT: 47
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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4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer from Terrapin brewery. Every winter when this beer comes out I try and grab a few packs. The appreance is black as night with a rich coffee colored head. The taste is malty and coffee driven with a touch of cream. The perfect breakfast beer. This is a big rich beer but not overly heavy. This would be awesome on nitro.

Photo of d1ckvanswype
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz pour on draft from a fresh keg.

A: Black as night with just the barest ruby highlights when held to the light. Espresso crema colored head with great lacing, but the head dissipated quickly, the only negative.

S: A huge roasty, coffee bomb, with a creaminess that must come from the oats.

T: Finally, something I could really call a breakfast beer! Tons of coffee and roasted malts, creamy silkiness from the oats and a mild bitterness not unlike strong coffee with a touch of cream and no sugar.

M: Rich, but not exceedingly heavy, it does leave a mild coffee-like bitterness feeling that builds with sips, but it's not unpleasant in the slightest. I only wish it was on Nitro...

O: What a phenomenal beer! I want to have this every morning with my breakfast, then immediately go back to sleep.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottle 2012 vintage....thanks to packpride for this one
aroma is a little light but you get hints of vanilla and roast.
black as night and fairly thick with a coffee colored head that maintains for about a two minutes
you definitely get full on coffee that plays well with the roast that isn't to acrid. has a touch of vanilla witch almost gives it a touch of a bourbon taste. you want to let this warm up a bit to enhance all the flavors that are in this beer
the oatmeal gives a full slick mouthfeel that is really nice.
overall a very good breakfast stout that I would have again.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz courtesy of Shane. Thanks!

A: Pour yields dense mocha foam and ends with a treacly drip. Beer is so perfectly black, the carbonation is hidden. Black tar on the side of the glass.

N: Dark chocolate covered espresso beans. You can almost smell the crunch. Vanilla backdrops. Fudge and truffles. Embodies the best of its coffee nature. Search for dark fruits yields an edge of raisin and some black berry.

T: Bitter roasted coffee and baker's chocolate. Biscuity. Ground espresso beans, but not the candied version. Charcoal and ash. Lactose milkiness. Oatmeal mash graininess and a slight acidity from the coffee that becomes annoying.

M: Somewhat watery and surprisingly dry. Hoping for a far more luxuriant effect due to the oatmeal.

O: It's much like coffee - the best part is the nose and then you drink it and the delightfulness fails to follow on the tongue. Bitter, but not rich, dry and lacking in viscosity. Wouldn't turn it down, ever, but I'd prefer a Narwhal.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, the stout was dark in color with a reddish hue to it. Stouts normally do not have such a color unless heavy concentrations of fruit as added. Based on that, I am not really sure what accounts for the color. A fairly substantial mocha head was present, which quickly dissolved. Lacing remained around the cylinder of the glass. Aroma was a little on the faint side, but had a smooth malty quality. In the initial taste, one detects a smooth chocolate taste with notes of tart cherry, vanilla, black licorice. The stout is noticeably malty, but there is so much more. When one considers a coffee-like backbone, there is so much going on here. In the aftertaste, one gets dark chocolate taking over for the sweet chocolate. To accompany the aftertaste is a pleasant warming sensation. This is a well structured and diverse stout. I would certainly do this one again.

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,319 ratings.