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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

2,990 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,990
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 668
Gots: 462 | FT: 37
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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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get the coffee grounds coming off the nose, it smells like freshly roasted beans. Speaking of roast, lots of roast on this one. I get a little chocolate and a bit of dark fruit on this one too.

The beer looks like a stout alright! Dark tan java head that falls back into the beer rather quickly. No penetration of light whatsoever.

There is little chocolate in the flavor of Wake & Bake, but rather that of cacao beans. Pure cocoa before it becomes chocolate. The coffee stands on the forefront and leads you through the long finish. After the finish, a bit more chocolate comes out and rounds out the experience nicely.

Full bodied, medium-low carbonation, and only a tad boozy. Another Terrapin winner!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 03:28:10 | More by tlazaroff
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

06-25-2012 02:36:31 | More by FrankShirley
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

06-24-2012 02:14:12 | More by RyanGoodman
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herman77

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

A: Black with a creamy brown head. Decent lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malt. Coffee. Chocolate. Very coffee forward. Smells like a good cup of coffee with a lot of cream and sugar in it.

T: Sweet roasted malt with chocolate and a bit of vanilla and cream. Still coffee present, but I think it died down some, which for me, is a good thing.

M: Full body. Smooth and softer carbonation. Very nice.

O: Pretty good drinkability. Probably more so even since the coffee has died down some I believe. A very well made beer. Glad I got to try this.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 00:02:30 | More by herman77
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks are due to EgadBananas for providing this bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a thin, dark tan head. The beer is completely opaque. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a wispy cap atop the beer. Coffee is very forward in the nose. There are also well pronounced aromas of dark roasted barley malt, chocolate, and oats. There's a mild sweetness in the smell and the ABV is well-hidden by all the aromas. The taste follows the nose. The coffee flavor is very forward in the taste. The coffee notes marry well with the dark roasted barley malts, oats, dark chocolate, and molasses. For an 8.1% ABV beer, I can't taste the alcohol at all until it starts to warm up. The flavors are well balanced. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and creamy. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer. This coffee stout works well as a breakfast drink or as an afternoon beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 15:35:49 | More by acevenom
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mlhenson

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-09-2012 03:10:00 | More by mlhenson
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2012 05:47:24 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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mulder1010

Australia

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 ML bottle
From Black Booty BIF

A-- Poured pretty much black. Just a few slivers of ruby but settled midnight black. Looks quite dense for the ABV. Nice one finger mocha colored head. Good head retention to this and settled to a a finger of head and film through drinking. Nice spotty lacing with this.

S-- Big jolt of coffee of the bat. Nice fresh roasted stuff. Good quality coffee. Underneath the coffee was oats with brown sugar and chocolate. Just spent a few minutes just on the nose. Really nice stuff.

T-- Feel the caffine rush right off the bat. Good dose of coffee. Big thing to me was the use of quality stuff and right amount of roasting. Rolled oats, sweet brown sugar, slightly bitter dark chocolate. Has a small dose of coffee acidity. Not a lot though.

M-- Light carbonation, medium body. Carbonation smooths out the beer quite well. Nice dry oatmeal finish. Lingering aftertaste. Like how it went oatmeal, chocolate and oatmeal finish. Good stuff.

O-- Nothing crazy but just a great, fun beer to drink. Can I get more please?? On par with FBS, if not better, as get a really nice coffee rush from it. Exceptional stuff

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 09:23:26 | More by mulder1010
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Thirsty2383

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-06-2012 18:49:44 | More by Thirsty2383
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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-06-2012 12:40:54 | More by M1A2
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Steasy66

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into clear dixie cup
A-Black with dark brown head, just what I want out of a stout.
S- Sweet, malty, some roasted coffee
T- Pretty sweet, but not overly so, not very roast, a lot of coffee.
M- Good conistency and carb.
O- Pretty good beer, just too coffee forward for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 00:28:35 | More by Steasy66
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2012 16:22:14 | More by bootdown21
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tree777

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-04-2012 15:06:00 | More by tree777
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

06-02-2012 17:13:43 | More by JohnQVD
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received a 4 pack of this in a trade...poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice deep, rich dark brown almost black with a nice one finger deep mocha head that fades to leave nice side lacing and a thin blanket with nice halo.

S - Yep, this one is a glass of dark dark roast coffee and chocolate. Very impressive amounts of coffee in this one. Very slight vanilla and maybe even some light caramel.

T - Wow, a great follow through on the nose. Big, no, HUGE black coffee and bitter coffee grounds. This stuff is delicious. That strong coffee is backed up by deep, rich bakers dark chocolate. Its got so much coffee and chocolate. I guess what keeps it from a 5 for me would possibly be to have it slightly more rounded. This really tastes like chocolate covered espresso beans.

M - Mouthfeel is delicious. Not quite velvety smooth as I'd like in a stout as there maybe is a touch too much carbonation for me.

O - This is a delicious coffee stout and easily rivals Founders Breakfast stout for me. Absolutely delicious. Would trade for this again in a heart beat.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 18:58:38 | More by rudzud
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-27-2012 01:21:32 | More by bhir
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2012 23:59:49 | More by aliving1
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2012 20:11:49 | More by eawolff99
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SchuStar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-24-2012 03:00:25 | More by SchuStar
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 vintage poured into a nonic pint...

A. Pitch black with serious legs, an almost oil like consistency of residue left on the sides of the glass. A thin, quarter finger dark brown head erupts ever so briefly and quickly disappears.

S. Whole coffee beans, dark chocolate shavings, warm brownies, lightly toasted nutty character, and some faint heavy cream. One of the most assertive coffee noses I have found, but what's really impressive is the massive dose of dark chocolate that backs it up. Really nice.

T. Follows the nose. Rich, dark chocolate and mocha, freshly roasted coffee bean, and a smooth, milky creaminess to round things out. Coffee and chocolate are so well-balanced yet so well-integrated here. Neither steals the show yet both are so readily apparent and so well-done. The oatmeal stout qualities kick in on the back-end, which resolves into this smooth, creamy, whipped cream quality that immediately reminds me of tiramisu. Standing ovation.

M. Despite the relatively disappointing head, this brew is still well-carbed for the style. The hats have to come off to the balance here, though, between chocolate and coffee. The brewers just did such a good job of making a robust stout with a flavor profile that, while not overly complex, is ultimately highly satisfying. Coffee fades to chocolate fades to whipped cream fades back to coffee. Excellent.

O. I'm having a hard time believing it myself, but this is the best Coffee Stout I have ever had the luxury of trying, surpassing the amazing Founders Breakfast Stout by just a hair. What this beer has that that does not is just more assertiveness in the core flavors of coffee and chocolate. The achievement here, though, is how enjoyable and drinkable this is at this ABV and with this much flavor. It's so very well-rounded. Worth every bit of the love that it gets on this site.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 23:25:14 | More by siege06nd
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

05-20-2012 17:55:02 | More by Romulux
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wethorseblanket

California

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a basic black with a fine 1/4-inch mocha head which fades to a thin cap and around the rim. Swirls leave a curtain of oily lace.

N: Creamy chocolate cocoa, espresso pressed coffee, vanilla and roast.

T: Chocolate covered espresso beans (without the crunch), creamy whipped mocha, roasty with a faint char. Vanilla increases with warmth. Semi-sweet marshmellow.

M: Rich and creamy and full and smooth. Initially sweet, then slightly bitter and dry on the finish.

O: Wonderful coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 01:56:56 | More by wethorseblanket
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TimH


3/5  rDev -30.2%

05-19-2012 19:33:14 | More by TimH
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MaChiNe


5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-19-2012 14:47:59 | More by MaChiNe
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-18-2012 04:11:41 | More by pearljam118
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,990 ratings.