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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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3,188 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,188
Reviews: 1,190
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 713
Gots: 503 | FT: 40
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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Photo of Zach136
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Updated 11/7/14

Appearance: Pitch black, little head.

Aroma: Oatmeal cookies dipped in spicy coffee.

Flavor: Spicy coffee that is much more in-check with the astringent, burnt, character than it has been in previous years. Big notes of chocolate and balanced roast compliment well.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, Velvety and rich.

Overall: Best vintage I've had yet.

Zach136, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ShakaShakaShaka, Oct 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Stinger80OH, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

oldp0rt, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Florida9
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: Thick, viscous, and virtually black. Forms a small dark brown colored head - one of the darkest heads I've seen on a beer - that slowly reduces to a thin surface coating and a small ring around the edge. Leaves some light lacing.

S: Smell is strongly of dark chocolate. Heavily roasted malts, char, a hint of vanilla, and a passing whiff of smoke.

T: Tastes of heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, and espresso, with lighter notes of smoke, char, and cola. Mild sweetness.

M: Heavy body. Thick and viscous with a smooth mouthfeel to balance out the roasted malt bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: A very nice beer with a lot going on, but the balance is still there, making this for an enjoyable sipper on a chilly autumn evening.

Florida9, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of BrewBastard
1/5  rDev -76.7%

BrewBastard, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

thegerm87, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

morebeersforgeorgia, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cfh64, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a HF tulip

A - Dark, almost black, brown with a light, mocha colored brown head.

S - Strong coffee presence over top of a caramel and oatmeal stout presence. Great and strong nose

T - Strong coffee with a nice caramel flavor. The finish is slightly vegetal and almost cigarette smokiness that lingers on in the finish.

MF - medium carbonation and body with a silky smooth body

O - Great smelling coffee beer. Originally, the beer has a great taste but the finish kind of puts it off for me.

jeonseh, Sep 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

LaChupacabra, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

skaboom420, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

mttdls, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

jisom123, Sep 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jl28r1, Sep 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

RandyKemka, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Rollzroyce21, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of kneeland
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you like flavored beers, then you have to try this. So many beers promise a certain flavor, but Terrapin really delivers this time. I wish I could have this for breakfast every morning.

It pours really dark, with a think creamy head. Has a pretty strong oatmeal, grain aroma.

I just wish I could find it more often.

kneeland, Sep 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Received from sendbeer.

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Pours a jet black with a thin khaki head, leave no lacing on the glass. Smell is divine. Smells of rich coffee and oats. I also get chocolate notes and vanilla. Taste is chocolate and coffee forward with sweetness as well. As it warms up I more of the alcohol taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Not much carbonation to this one.

Overall this is a very well rounded beer and I can see why it is rated so highly. I'll be looking to trade for more of these.

duceswild, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of TBoneJones
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011
Poured fairly pitch black, with a pinky finger of a rust-colored head.
Smells of chocolate and coffee, in a very nice way. And that powdery cocoa roast is there, not overpowering.
Tastes of nice and bitter burnt coffee, and, with a separate sip i picked up milk chocolate (darker).
A bitter, booziness leads the finish. But after each sip I start to see how well the coffee and malts help to balance everything so that it's not overly sweet.
 I love coffee, so this brew is a natural fit for me. It's big though,  even for something barely above 8% abv.  I ate some dark chocolate covered coffee beans with a pint of this beer, and the beer stood through with it's flavors.

TBoneJones, Sep 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

brentblack1, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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