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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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3,070 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,070
Reviews: 1,178
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 690
Gots: 475 | 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 Sean9689
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received as an extra...forget who to thank. :-(

A - Pours black, tan-colored head, thin collar, spotty lace.

S - Nice level of roasted coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal(ish) malts. The nose is enjoyable, and the coffee is pretty up-front. The chocolate sweetness and malts help balance out the coffee.

T - Similar to the nose. Coffee, chocolate, malts, and roast. Again, everything goes together here nicely and is very enjoyable. Not quite as good as the nose, but still, pretty good. Finish is roasted dark chocolate and cream.

M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A really nice Imperial Stout with a good level of sweetness and coffee, but not superior to Breakfast Stout. That said, if available locally, I would drink this quite often. Good stuff.

Sean9689, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of MAN615
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MAN615, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of alalvarez75
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

alalvarez75, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of JKIRBY
5/5  rDev +16.3%

JKIRBY, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of jp110099
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jp110099, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of sideshowe
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sideshowe, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of keanex
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an English pint glass from a bottle dated Vintage 2011.

A: Pitch black body with a mean looking thin dark tan head that quickly disappears.

S: Incredibly heavy on the coffee, it's so overpowering that it's all you can smell. It's not bad though, it smells as if I just opened a bag of fresh roasted coffee beans. It smells good, but I would have liked something to balance it out a little.

T: More mellow than the nose indicates, there's a slight sweetness up front but it's quickly taken over by a bitter roasty fresh coffee flavor. A bitter semi-sweet finish lingers on the palate for a while.

M: Thick and syrupy with only the slightest hint of carbonation.

O: I understand that this is a coffee stout, but it's heavier on the coffee than I was expecting. It's not bad, but the coffee flavor and aroma is very overbearing and I really need to be in the mood for this.

keanex, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of SDDanC
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head poured aggressively into glass mug. Black with creamy cocoa ring. Nose is strong; oat, alcohol, chocolate, and maybe even a bit of dark fruits. Taste is: warming chocolate, dark coffee, alcohol, oatmeal aftertaste, sweet. Mouthfeel: Body is full, coats the tongue well, low carb allows the alcohol to come through. Overall, nice treat, would prefer it less-hot on the boozeyness.

SDDanC, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a mug

A: Thick sludgy looking black, with almost no head. Little bits of silky brown foam arise from an aggressive pour. One of the thickest beers I've seen.

S: Strong dark coffee, dark chocolate, and sweet sugar. Hint of boozy dark fruit.

T: Dark coffee/espresso taste, bittersweet dark chocolate, and some booze. This is like a cold, carbonated espresso.

M: Heavy, full-bodied, low carbonation. Creamy, syrupy.

O: Wow. The flavors really pop out in this beer. Almost hard to believe this is beer.

ReelBigwigFish, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of krembl
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter: opaque with a small, rapidly dissipating head.
Nose is dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark, dried fruits.
The taste starts with coffee sourness upfront, right at the tip of my tongue, fading into the flavors from the nose in the middle and finishing with a pure, dry bitter coffee. As it warms I get more chocolatey sweetness and apparent alcohol. Overall, a very solid Imperial Oatmeal Stout, but it pales in comparison to Founders offerings of the same style.

krembl, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of DrStiffington
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got the last 4 pack at Wegman's today. I've heard such good things about this one but I've never tried it until today. Pours black. Very, very black. Smells deliciously like coffee. Tastes like coffee with sweet alcohol. Awesome coffee stout. Didn't really get any oatmeal flavor fromthis, which is too bad. Overall a great beer on a boring Sunday the week before the Super Bowl. Go Giants!

DrStiffington, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing.

Aroma is rich with coffee and dark chocolate.

Taste follows the smell pretty closely. Rich chocolate and coffee. Mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is great. This is thick and creamy. Full bodied. Not a lot of carbonation but nice for this style.

Overall this was excellent. I will definitely buy this again.

TrappistJohnMD, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of dcloeren
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to xxcarpxx for this bottle.

Paired this with homemade banana pancakes, and it was an excellent choice.

Poured black with a finger of frothy mocha head. Slowly receded to a thin film.

Amazing aroma on this beer! Bold notes of delicious coffee with a good amount of vanilla shining through, which makes this aroma so amazing in my opinion... also luscious notes of rich chocolate shine through.

Taste follows the nose. Bold coffee, big vanilla notes and rich chocolate.

Medium to full in body with a solid amount of carbonation. This stout coats every inch of my tongue with each sip. Smooth, like a hot comb on nappy ass hair (Big Boi reference)! This beer goes down extremely easy.

Overall, this is an amazing breakfast stout. If I could, I would wake N bake every damn day! It really is a shame that I only have three more of these. I need to find more of this asap. Definitely in my top 3 breakfast stouts I've ever had.

dcloeren, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Chugs13, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Heff19
4/5  rDev -7%

Heff19, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of crashoveride
4/5  rDev -7%

crashoveride, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of claaark13
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a HF snifter. Thanks ghost, I haven't had this in a while and enjoy this beer. 2011 bottle.

A - Pours black with a very nice, creamy and light-tan head. Eventually gets down to some thicker lacing with good retention. Falls off the side of the glass quite easily. Probably higher than a 4, but I'm rounding down.

S - Sweet, slightly strong coffee aroma. Some chocolate coming through.

T - Light yet burnt coffee, sweetness, flavors coming together in the finish. The flavors fall off in the middle and pick back up in the finish, possibly due to the body. The coffee finish is enjoyable, yet slightly burnt. I don't mind it, but that's just me.

M - On the lighter side of medium. A little more body would do the trick.

O - I could probably drink this quite often, especially if it were available to me. It is all around a very solid seasonal. I probably shouldn't have reviewed this after Birth of Tragedy.

claaark13, Jan 28, 2012
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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours an ink black with a one finger mocha colored cap. The head fell rather quickly, receding to just a thin collar and some small patches over the body of the beer.

The aroma is fresh ground coffee beans, deep roasted malt, some booze and maybe a little toffee/butterscotch. Coffee dominates, no doubt about that.

Bitter roast, fresh ground coffee, rolled oats, and some creamy dark chocolate through the middle before bitter roast and coffee blend with a little ethanol heat in the finish. A mild warming, nothing detracting.

A nice, big, full body with a smooth, creamy feel. The finish is a little bit of warming, but mostly bitter roast malt and coffee.

This beer is delicious. The oats lend a nice balance to all this roast and coffee. This is one I would seek out.

ColForbinBC, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of jskennedy
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jskennedy, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: jet black, trace tan head, patchy lacing

S: big dark chocolate, vanilla, malt,
roasted coffee

T: dark chocolate, oats, vanilla, malt,
roasted coffee, mild boozy

M: med/heavy body, smooth/chewy mouth

O: OH MY WORD! incredible
stout and will get again, seriously
recommend this delightful assault
on your palate.


BeerLover99, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Keyes88
4/5  rDev -7%

Keyes88, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Mantooth, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of jegross2
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company out out of Georgia. After trying three new beers that turned out to be disappointments, I had to go with a new one that I knew I was going to enjoy.
Score: 93

2011 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 01/26/12. Thank you BeerAdvocate user mecherd for hooking me up with this brew!

Appearance: Pours a jet black color -- light does not cut through any part of this beer -- with a finger of foamy tan head that settles into a thin cap of head atop the beer. Excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Heavy doses of coffee, roasted oats and fresh oatmeal. Smells a lot like the Founders Breakfast Stout. Dried dark fruit, milk chocolate, roasted malts and a little hops. 5/5

Taste: Bitter espresso, dried dark fruit, roasted and cocoa throughout. The chocolate sweetness really balances out the coffee/espresso bitterness. Lingering finish of coffee breath. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation. Perhaps a little watery for the style. Very average stout mouthfeel and slightly creamy, finishes bitter but not dry. 3.5/5

Overall: An absolutely excellent oatmeal imperial stout. I wish I had easy access to this stuff. Not quite as good as Founders Breakfast Stout, but how many beers are?

Recommendation: Seek this beer out unless you absolutely can't stand coffee.

Pairings: A s'more would go great with this.

Cost: $10.99 for a four pack.

jegross2, Jan 27, 2012
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,070 ratings.