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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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world-class

3,035 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,035
Reviews: 1,178
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 678
Gots: 472 | FT: 37
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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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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a Shiner pint from a 12 oz. bottle and the brew is probably the darkest brown color that I have seen on a brew to this point in my world beer tour. No light enters or exits irregardless of how far you tilt the pint up to a 75 watt light.

The smallish 1/4" dark mocha brown head falls away fairly quickly to a ring around the pint.

The lacing is nice and splotchy.

The aroma is heavy Jittery Joe's coffee (assumed since I have never had this brand of coffee) and heavy roasted malts.

The flavor follows the aroma with the afore mentioned coffee leading the charge with the roasted malts nose and nose with each stride. There is no bitterness nor alcohol present, nor is it sweet. It is pretty much perfectly balanced.

The medium mouthfeel and carbination are spot on for this beer style. I think this is a great AD/I and I plan on enjoying the other 3 that I have at some point in the near future

12-26-2011 11:32:57 | More by RedneckBeerz
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rootbeerman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

12-26-2011 06:01:29 | More by rootbeerman
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-26-2011 02:42:37 | More by whartontallboy
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larsenju

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-26-2011 01:26:21 | More by larsenju
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%

I picked this up in Secret Santa '11. The pour is motor oil thick, the head is thin and tan. The aroma is pure Jittery Joes coffee, I have a can, and is awesome. The flavor is pure coffee, IMO a little too dominating. The coffee flavor dominates the flavor and while it is wonderful, no other flavors can be appreciated. The body is full, good carbonation for the style, no noticeable alcohol. I liked it, but for me the coffee was just too strong.

12-25-2011 03:16:05 | More by bonkers
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a near opaque mahogany color with a small, tan head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of deep roasted malts with some mild sweetness.

Tastes of the deep roasted malts with some hoppy notes. Malts lead off with bitter chocolate, molasses, and espresso. Oats have a presence with their mild flavor, but also with their typical smoothness. Hops add in the end and blend with the roasted bitterness, but do have a bit of grassy and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is quite good, but doesn't quite keep pace with the bigger name imperial stouts.

12-25-2011 03:15:59 | More by ocelot2500
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-24-2011 22:48:47 | More by PEIhop
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-24-2011 22:06:49 | More by hemorhoidzz
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riotinmyskull

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-24-2011 15:50:48 | More by riotinmyskull
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davidbowers13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

12-24-2011 03:55:06 | More by davidbowers13
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VaTechHopHead


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

A - Pitch black with a dark tan head. Lots of lacing. Looks nice

S - Awesome aroma...tons of oatmeal, espresso, and chocolate. The aromas don't blend and all are unique

T - wow, lots of coffee and chocolate and tons of oatmeal. Very well bakanced. Finishes dry with flavors of cocoa nibs and espresso

M/O - An excellent example of variation of style and one of the best coffee oatmeal beers out there. Must try

12-24-2011 00:53:21 | More by VaTechHopHead
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BeerFiend2002

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +15.1%

Poured from bottle into tulip glass

A- Body is totally opaque. No light penetration whatsoever. Black as motor oil with a frothy khaki-colored one-finger head.

S- Stong notes of dark coffee. Even moreso than the Founders Breakfast Stout. Roasted malts and a slight chocolate presence in there as well.

T- Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Again, its more coffee-centric than the Founders Breakfast Stout. Roasted malts follow the coffee. Not getting much chocolate at all though. This stuff is simply wonderful! God bless Jittery Joe!

M- Has a closer to medium than heavy mouthfeel. Kind of surprising for an imperial oatmeal stout.

O- I am totally impressed by this beer. This is a killer stout and is right up there with the Founder's Breakfast Stout. The FBS has a better mouthfeel, but I actually think this stuff tastes even better. Either way, its a standout by any measure.

12-23-2011 16:44:49 | More by BeerFiend2002
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kevinjosephlee

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

A: Darkest black imaginable with a milk chocolate-y rich head.

S: Strong smell of roasted coffee. No perceptible hops aroma.

T: Bitterness (but most likely from the roasted malts and not from the hops). Vanilla. Relatively dry finish.

M: Good alcohol warmth. Creamy and smooth. Good attenuation.

Notes: Like drinking a cup of coffee. Nice for such a cold and rainy day.

12-22-2011 23:08:51 | More by kevinjosephlee
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bastu

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-22-2011 22:42:04 | More by bastu
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dejrrma

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%

Poured into snifter. 4-pack for around $8. 2011 Vintage printed on bottle.

A- pours black. brown-copper half an inch of head, a lot of chocolatey lacing

S- coffee, coffee, coffee. hints of sugar and vanilla. more chocolate scents emerge as beer warms.

T- impeccable. A smooth mixture of strong coffee and dark chocolate that persists even after i stop drinking. Bitter and creamy.

M- thinner than i expected, but still medium-bodied. the richness makes up for any shortcomings of the body. Perfect carbonation.

O- fantastic oatmeal stout. I can't say much more than what has already been said.

12-22-2011 06:28:22 | More by dejrrma
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-22-2011 06:14:01 | More by xxcarpxx
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-22-2011 01:24:51 | More by jtmcgraw
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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-22-2011 01:09:26 | More by LiquidDegenerate
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%

Enjoyed while at the brewery in Athens, ga. Jet black with no light getting through. Thin almost non-existent head and no lacing. Aroma is pretty much like smelling a handful of ground coffee. Because of this I can't pick up much else. More coffee in the taste which is also dominating but I love coffee so that is fine fr my taste but may be overwhelming for others. Some milk chocolate notes throughout. Mediun to thick body and moderate carbonation. Fairly drinkable if u like coffee.

12-21-2011 23:02:02 | More by kylehay2004
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ezperkins2

California

4/5  rDev -7%

12-21-2011 19:43:17 | More by ezperkins2
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Mag00n

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-21-2011 15:11:20 | More by Mag00n
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-21-2011 14:43:42 | More by touchmeimsac
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opwog

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-21-2011 07:40:54 | More by opwog
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WrathsU

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

A - Jet black body with a very think coffee colored head. Head lasts a minute being very thick and settles to about a quarter inch where it remains.

S - Strong coffee notes up front. Roasted barley, toffee, and caramel play with each other towards the end. Slight Kahlua smell as well.

T - Sweet vanilla and coffee tastes up front and towards the end. In between those tastes a more mellowed earthy coffee taste is present. Pretty strong alcohol towards the end as well.

M - Heavy bodied thick beer. Slight alcohol burn.

O - One of my favorites to look forward to each year. This years batch is another winner. Great coffee presence without complete overkill. Worth trying at anytime you can find it.

12-21-2011 04:15:53 | More by WrathsU
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dowen44

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-21-2011 04:04:11 | More by dowen44
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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