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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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96
world-class

3,062 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,062
Reviews: 1,178
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 688
Gots: 474 | 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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Photo of RepMichigan
4/5  rDev -7%

RepMichigan, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of GeorgiaBrewed
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought a 4-pack at the Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA.

A: It pours black with a decent sized, tan head that dissipates quickly. A fair amount of lacing is left on the glass. It looks like everything you want in a stout.

S: Strong smell of coffee and a hint of chocolate

T: It tastes like a cup of black Jittery Joe's coffee, and that makes sense considering that's what is used in this beer. There is also a nice, chocolaty aftertaste. It's a pretty sweet tasting beer.

M: Medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation.

O: An absolutely wonderful stout. The color was perfect, and the taste was sweet without going overboard. It's just a nice beer to slowly sip and enjoy. I will definitely get some more on my next trip home.

GeorgiaBrewed, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Koel, Mar 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DCgolfpro, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

rjacobs6, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

wintbs379, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of silentjay
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

vigorous pour produces a huge cascading dark mocha head that slowly recedes whilst leaving behind tons of lacing atop an opaque black beer.

tons of coffee, as expected, with a vanilla bean kick, roasted oats, toasted malts. lots of sugary caramel sweetness as well. an almost lactose sugar aroma as well.

creamy, creamy coffee with some vanilla bean and sweetened. roasted oats, light molasses. dark roasted, charred coffee is nicely balanced by the sweetness.

one of the creamiest beers I've had with a subtle carbonation that reminds you that you are drinking a beer and not a sweetened and heavily creamed iced coffee.

Definitely one of the better coffee/breakfast stouts out there without being over the top in any category, just perfectly balanced.

silentjay, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Meerkey
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: No head, just a couple of bubbles on top. Impenetrable brown-black. Dark, thick, viscous.

S: Mmmm...Delicious! Tons of roasted coffee, chocolate, malts, toasted grains. Sweet and a little bitter -- a little like cold coffee. So good! I could smell this all day.

T: Coffeeee. Bitter and roasted. Some grainy malts and chocolate again. With just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness. Very tasty.

M: Good, not the best. Smooth and thick. Hint of carbonation.

O: I like this beer. Very good. Definitely recommended.

Meerkey, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a viscous opaque black. Very little tan head. Tight bubbles. Quickly dissipating. Some spotty lacing.

S - the nose is dominated by oily roasty coffee beans. The other arokas are faint. Some vaguely sweet maltyness, and some hints of chocolate.

T - sweet chocolate malts on the front end with hints of caramelized sugar. Coffee bitterness enters around center palate. Sweetness melds seemlessly. Sort of like black coffee with a touch of sugar. Some earthy notes on the back palate. Sort of hoppy and coffee bean mixture in the finish.

M - full bodied. But its slick, oily texture makes it much easier to sip.

O - very nice example of a coffee stout.

Teleweizen2, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of bitterbeerguy
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to businesstime for this great bottle!

Pours a midnight black color, well carbonated with off-white bubbles that lingered through the entire consumption

Aroma was nice, but a little confusing. The coffee flavor was absent (thus the confusion), but traditional stout characters were present- nuts, marshmallow, hint of oak/bourbon, and maybe some coffee in the background.

Taste really stole the show for this brew. There are not many hidden flavors- just unrelenting, crazy-good coffee. I have no idea how they packed this kind of flavor into the brew, but WOW. Without a double the best coffee stout I have had to date for coffee flavor. Also impressed by that lingering coffee flavor. You could easily convince me that I just had a cup of coffee at breakfast. Also recommend letting it warm up for 20 minutes, the flavor profile got even more intense as time passed.

If you are a coffee drinker, please find a way to get this brew- thanks again, Jeremy.

bitterbeerguy, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of sommersb
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 03-09-2012
Freshness: 2011 Vintage (November)
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Terrapin Snifter
Purchased: 4-pack from Moon Wine & Spirits, Brentwood TN

A: Pours dark black and opaque, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Almost no lacing on the glass.

S: Aromas of coffee and dark, roasted malts are dominant, followed by chocolate, molasses, and some earthy/woody smells.

T: Rich flavors of coffee and bittersweet chocolates. Hop bitterness is low. Very nice tasting, this beer is balanced well between malt sweetness and the bitterness from toasted malt and the hops.

M: Full bodied brew, with a smoothness from the oats. Carbonation is on the low side. Aftertaste is of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. Pleasant warmth from the alcohol in the finish as well.

O: Overall an exceptional coffee stout, smooth drinking and well-balanced.

sommersb, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

StoutPreacher, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of DevilsCups
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle to Duvip.

A - Pitch black. I mean, black like the basement in the final scenes of "Silence of the Lambs". Beauty of a dark brown head. Just like I want my stouts to look! Fair lacing.

S - Strong coffee and chocolate notes. A bit of metallic scent drops this down a point from stellar. Still, wonderful bouquet on this one.

T - Amazing. Strong coffee and chocolate notes follow the aroma. Earthy notes from either the hops or the coffee, most likely the coffee. I want some of whatever this coffee is for the morning! Great choice. Aftertaste is black coffee with a bit of roasted malts and toffee.

M - Very, very good mouthfeel on this one. The oatmeal really gives it the thickness it needs and carbonation is spot on.

O - I actually enjoyed this more than FBS. It's better in my mind, but only by a tad. Outstanding beer.

DevilsCups, Mar 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

ShadyJay, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

freehafe, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

carrollmel7, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

wchasse222, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

TheMonk41, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,062 ratings.