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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
95
world-class

3,095 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,095
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 696
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 Merkur
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Beer pours a thick dark brown, almost black. There is a slight amount of brown head that fades fairly quickly.

Beer smells very, very strongly of roasty coffee. Also faintly of smoke, as well.

Beer tastes very strongly of black coffee. Very roasted and slightly sweet. Hints of dark, bitter chocolate as well. Finishes less bitter than one would think.

Mouthfeel is fairly thick and not very carbonated.

Great Coffee Imperial Stout.

Merkur, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

captainbearcat, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SMason, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -6.8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of kdmcguire10
5/5  rDev +16.6%

kdmcguire10, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of cradke
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours viscous and black. A very dark, thin head is present around the edge of the tulip glass.

Smell: Intriguing. Not the most floral or most powerful, but quite complex. I can't quite put my finger on the dominating scent. Coffee and toffee play around with some vanilla and caramel. I do get some of the smooth oatmeal notes that add a good base and depth.

Taste: Smooth and complex. This beer certainly doesn't punch you in the face but rather plays with your taste buds. Like the nose, I can't quite put my finger on the dominating flavor. Certainly pull out some coffee notes and some yummy chocolate but there is a pleasant lack of sweetness. Great flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nothing amazing, but nothing offending. Nice carbonation and the viscosity it spot on for its style.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer but I'm just kind of confused. There is a good amount of coffee and chocolate notes, but I just can't get a hand on what the beer is trying to do. The flavor is good, but I really have a hard time trying to figure out what they are specifically going for. Certainly enjoyed the heck out of the beer, though.

cradke, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

aflyershckyfan, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Alesmith Horny Devil snifter.

A- Pours a thick, dark black with a 2" dark cola head. Spiderweb lacing on the glass.

S- Just a crazy amount of coffee/espresso!

T- Roasted malts with a bit of char, then the coffee overtakes this beer but in a good way. slight bitter dark chocolate at the end.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Thick, creamy feel with a bit of alcohol at the finish.

O- Amazing beer! I really like FBS, but I love Wake n Bake! Terrapin needs to come into the Chicago beer soon.

kawilliams81, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

uvm2003, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

jocain916, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

DocAJ, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of MacQ32
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a near black with a small caramel colored head that quickly dissipates leaving only thin outer ring around the edge of the glass. Ok lacing

S - Roasty coffee grounds, sweet chocolate/oatmeal notes, sweet caramel malts.

T - All the aromas come through in the taste. Sweet oatmeal and chocolate flavors transition into a nice bitter roasty coffee flavor, perfect balance.

M - Medium bodied, not too heavy, mildly carbonated. Could drink a 4 pack of these for breakfast everyday.

O - Probably my favorite coffee stout, sweet and roasty well balanced and super tasty. love it

MacQ32, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle brought to you by Doodler. Thanks for this one. Been interested in trying some stuff from this brewery for a long time.

From a bottle into a snifter.
Vintage: 2010

APPEARANCE: A thicker black pour yields a small, medium-looking, mocha colored head with good retention. Black, opaque body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick ring and full, swirly wisp with carbonation decorating the top. A ring and splotchy wisp remain leaving some nice dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking for sure.

SMELL: Big nose off the pour. Lots of roasted coffee beans, caramel malts, roasted aromas and some nice dark baker’s chocolate. Oats are in there as well. Chocolaty and coffee goodness with a caramel touch. Aromatic and inviting.

TASTE: Just like the nose. Lots of wonderful flavor in this one. Roasted and burnt coffee begins the show with some caramel sweetness and oats up front. A nice dose of bitter, dark chocolate comes through after the swallow with roasted coffee and notes of sweet vanilla cream. Bold and persistent aftertaste of bitter coffee, dark chocolate, sweet cream and a nice caramel touch, all on top of a solid roasted base. This is really flavorful and complex. Phenomenally blended and potent taste profile. Delicious.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes somewhat sticky. Oats have done their job here, making this very creamy and silky.

OVERALL: This was just stellar! Bold and complex flavor profile with a superior balance all the way around, and a big, creamy palate to support it all. The nose was fantastic as well. One of the best, if not the best, coffee stouts on the market. I can imagine the coffee may have been a little much when fresh, but with a year on it, everything works just so well together. This really is as good as it gets. Great stuff Terrapin, and thanks for brewing it in reasonable quantities. Cheers Doodler! Highly recommended.

Jeffo, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jasinviso, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

pjclay, Feb 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

poopsmitherson, Feb 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

AndyTaylor, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

nmann08, Feb 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

baerb69, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

nesarebad, Feb 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

arkansastroy, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. vintage 2011.

A: pitch black body. head that is dark brown and fluffy. i wish the head stuck around a little longer. however does leave some sticky lacing.

S: straight up rich roasted coffee. chocolate too. chocolate coffee brownie bars. the grain mixed with the coffee makes for a truly unique aroma.

T: starts like drinking a nice cup of italian roast coffee. oats ladled in there makes this think silky smooth and adds another dimension to the roast. chocolate. dark, dark chocolate.

M: the fizz is tingly, but certainly moderate. wouldnt hate for a bit more silk on the mouth. full bodied.

D: this thing almost tastes like a cookie. really tasty coffee stout. big and flavorful with a great nose. wouldnt hate a little less fizz.

Jimmys, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in December 2011, and opened for a head-to-head comparison with Founders Breakfast Stout.

Pitch black pour with a heavy consistency, but was clearly less viscous than the FBS' syrupy drizzle from the bottle. Head is darker and less abundant, as were retention and lace. Still looks good, though.

Aroma reminds me of a "blonde" roast with plenty of caramel & bittersweet chocolate alongside. By contrast, the Founders brew smelled like ordering a coffee "black" with only a touch of malty sweetness lurking closely behind. Advantage: FBS.

Everything from the nose comes together in the taste, but it's somehow both sweeter and darker than Breakfast Stout. Feels like the Terrapin's coffee roast is of a darker, more bold variety than the Founders', yet WnB's flavor profile is noticeably more sugary. The blacks are a deeper black, and the highs are higher, but dynamic range is more desirable in the A/V field than in beer. Again, I prefer Breakfast Stout.

I'm a huge fan of adding oatmeal to stouts, porters, and brown ales. WnB is a full-bodied brew and shows a stickiness not found in its rival. However, it still falls short in comparison to the luscious creaminess that Breakfast Stout delivers.

Overall, Wake-n-Bake is a good beer that's deserving of your beer money. I enjoyed it more before pitting it against Founders' remarkable Breakfast Stout, and its score certainly would be higher if the two were not reviewed side-by-side. That said, I cannot see myself ever choosing WnB over Breakfast Stout when given the choice. Both are quite good, but FBS is simply on another level of craftsmanship (brewmanship?) when push comes to shove. Cheers!

brystmar, Feb 12, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Nearly black with a medium-sized very dark brown head. It lingers indefinitely as a fine brown film on the surface. Lacing ribbons of lacing adorn the sides.

S - Coffee and dark chocolate ganache with a faint, clean peppery hop aroma crispness to it. There is a hint of that pleasant sweet old milky coffee aroma one might find in a few hours old empty mocha container.

T - Initially it is sweet and chocolaty, but this is quickly joined by the coffee - a nice rich, roasted coffee bean flavor. It reminds me a bit of chocolate covered espresso beans (sans grittiness). The aftertaste is a mild coffee bitterness with the slightest hint of that chemical coffee aftertaste most present in bad coffee.

M - Smooth, medium to thick, a little gummy in the throat, but otherwise refreshing.

D - As someone who abstains from coffee, this is a bit much. Not the outstanding flavor of course, but the caffeine. I like the taste, but it's too highly caffeinated for a dainty green tea drinker like myself. I could never drink more than one of these in a sitting. I have to drink it in the morning to fall asleep that night. So, all and all, a beer I like, but will probably avoid.

mrasskicktastic, Feb 11, 2012
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,095 ratings.