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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

3,482 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,482
Reviews: 1,225
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 731
Gots: 617 | FT: 58
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2012
Estimated calories - 225/12oz

Purchased through Letspour

Price - $6.50/bottle

When it comes to an exceptional stout, this one comes to mind front and center. Loaded to the teeth in all categories and fitting for an end of winter review.

Pours jet black with a two finger creamy brown head. Wow, thick and chewy with a 10w-30 appearance draped across my Stone snifter. This son of a bitch looks amazing, a five in my book...

The nose is strong with fresh ground coffee leading the way followed by oatmeal, un-sweetened chocolate and raisins. The wood aroma from the oak chips adds a nice touch.

The flavor is semi-sweet with my tastebuds overwhelmed at first with a massive coffee infusion but notes of vanilla, burnt chocolate and black licorice peak through.

The body is full, oily and velvety smooth. Carbonation is soft, however the hops add a slight bitter feel and the oak chips pleasently dry my tongue. In the end, its more on the sweet side than bitter.

Espresso anyone, to say this beer smells and tastes of coffee wouldn't do it justice. Fresh ground coffee anyone?!

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4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Terrapin Night at the Flying Saucer in Nashville. Wish it was on-tap, but won't complain about getting in it a bottle.
Labelled as "Wake n' Bake"
Totally black, opaque that no light passes through, topped by a dense, tan head. Good retention and lace stings.
Smell of freshly brewed coffee is big and bold. Basically the coffee is all you can smell.
After that you know what the taste is going to be. Rich, full bodied, a great coffee stout.
A great roasted maltbase, this would be a solid stout without the coffee.
Mouthfeel is medium pushing towards full, creamy and smooth. Long lasting finish, slightly oily texture. Alcohol warms going down.
Despite being thick and rich, it is not overly heavy, and still quite drinkable.
One dimensional, sure, but this was a very enjoyable beer. It has become my personal base line for all future coffee stouts

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A friend of mine got a few of these from a friend and sent one my way. I'd never heard of Terrapin, and was shocked to learn they were not from Maryland.

The color was a deep, dark brown, with a decently dark head that rose just enough to indicate its stoutiness (yes, I made that word up).

It smells wonderful; heavy on coffee with a faint hint of chocolate.

Awesome taste, very coffee forward with little notes of oatmeal, but subtle enough to not overwhelm the palate.

I was disappointed by the mouthfeel. It didn't feel like an Imperial Stout. It wasn't bad, but unexpected. Seemed almost like a porter it was so light. It doesn't linger too much and doesn't coat your mouth like a typical Imperial Stout. I can see some non-stout fans liking this because of that, but it personally bummed me out a bit.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours the darkest brown possible…a deep mocha colored head forms but not much remains over time…it looks nice, but the lack of head is unfortunate…(3.65/5)

Smell: Aroma galore! Oatmeal, milk chocolate, roasted malts, creamy vanilla and roasted coffee bitterness…tons of roasted notes…I get a touch of alcohol heat, otherwise this is full of malty goodness…I’m not getting to much hops presence…very oatmeal heavy…inviting…(4.25/5)

Taste: Yum! Mild, roasted coffee bitterness, oatmeal, milk chocolate, roasted malts…it’s a fantasy ride through all the best stout varieties, full of richness and flavor…there’s the noticeably deep, roasted quality about the flavor that tends to come with “imperial” stouts…it’s creamy without tasting like vanilla…dark, deep and robust…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Full bodied…light to medium carbonation brings creamy roasted coffee bitterness to the palate, which linger…rich, chewy and dark…roasted malts and oatmeal show in after taste…(4/5)

Overall: This is a wonderful brew…it has tons of flavor and it’s drinkability is second to none…the lack of vanilla cream keeps this a robust imperial stout, though I think a touch of milk would smooth things over, adding to the overall package…as it is, Terrapin has another fantastic brew here and it’s easily recommendable…this is a brew that is worthy of a snifter and a good hour…afterward, you’ll definitely feel like you just had an espresso shot...(3.75/5)

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This stout pours almost pitch black with a thin tan head, aroma is filled of roasted coffee beans and mocha with a hint of hops. The flavor on this brew is where it's at! Well balanced between the coffee notes and semi-sweet chocolate chips, no bitter lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, give you that nice warming sensation on the way down. Overall a world class stout that I would easily say belongs right up there with the best of it's class, nice job Terrapin!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter on a cold spring morning.

Less than a finger thick shining brown colored head that recedes slowly into a thin dark tan colored head. Very thick dark chocolate brown color while pouring. Pitch black inside the glass. Excellent lacing. Decent retention. Opaque.

Aroma is full of good grounded coffee. Typical pungent coffee bean smell fills the nose. Dark roasted malts in the background. Strong nose. A little bit of chocolate sweetness and some booze.

Taste is excellent as well. A lot of smooth oatmeal stuff blended with dark roasted malts. Coffee again dominates the flavor. A lot of charred and burnt up flavors. A good imperial bitterness to the beer both by hops and the burnt up malts. A bit of alcohol warmth. Finish is bitter with lasting impression of coffee.

Mouth feel is full bodied with good thickness and viscosity. Some alcohol warmth.

A very well made Imperial coffee stout.

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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Pino, via Marcus. 12oz bottle into a tulip. 2012 vintage.

Black body with a brown head. Light lacing and a film of retention. Nose of cold pressed coffee, slight cocoa notes and a strong roast character. Taste has a dark malty, roasty and coffee assault, chocolate wafers, sweetish and roasty finish. Medium body and lower carbonation. Taste is a step down from the nose, but still a very nice and prominent coffee flavoured imperial stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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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 3,482 ratings.