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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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3,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,061
Reviews: 1,178
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 686
Gots: 474 | FT: 37
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

NCbeerpirate, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of BlakeL
2/5  rDev -53.5%

BlakeL, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Heavenisbeer, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of samccoy
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

samccoy, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Pecafaced
3/5  rDev -30.2%

Pecafaced, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-review after I picked up a fresh four pack recently.

A: This stout pours a nearly black shade, with a 1/2" beige head that leaves some decent lacing in its wake.

S: Huge, fresh coffee aroma detectable from several feet away.

T: Wonderful flavor. The coffee is extremely forward, which I find delightful. The beer is quite simple in its approach. Bold, fresh coffee, followed by some roasted malt, with a hint of chocolate. The finish is where the oatmeal shines through, imparting a delicate, palate coating feel. Well balanced and easy to drink.

M: Medium in body, with a solid carbonation level. Smooth feel, with virtually no alcohol presence.

O: A terrific example of a coffee stout. Highly recommended.

Huhzubendah, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

derricksmalls, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MikeDATL
5/5  rDev +16.3%

MikeDATL, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

pauljunk, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of afdempse
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Matt!

Poured into a snifter. Thick rich espresso colored head. Head sticks around for quite a while.

Massive coffee aromas! Smells like a fresh creamy double latte with an alcoholic boost.

Flavors are every bit as exciting as the aroma. Roasted java, espresso powder, with a silky creaminess imparted by the oatmeal that enhances the mouthfeel. Like liquid tiramisu. Roasted flavors are kept in check by the oatmeal and serve to temper any perceived astringency.

Overall, an excellent coffee beer, and one that I'll definitely seek out in the future!

afdempse, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of xpdrinker
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque black, aggressive pour yields little head but what does appear is a dense reddish-dark brown.  Pasty lacing that succumbs to gravity and slides back into the pool of darkness.

S - Coffee with sugar substitute, fudge brownie batter, tiny splash of vanilla and subatomic hints of dark cherry. Not as coffee-intense as FBS.

T - Rich, buttery chocolate infused coffee up front, alcohol burst in the middle and settles down on the back end to bring back some bitter chocolate, Tootsie Roll and coffee with a swirl of syrup. Pinch of cinnamon appears on alternating sips.

M - Just shy of full-bodied, almost milky if not for the carbonation which is just enough. Slight sticky-dry finish.

O - Didn't dig this at all last year but my transition to full-blown stout fanatic since then gives me a higher appreciation of it. An excellent coffee stout even though the hype baffles me a little. Not a Terrapin fan by any means but I think this is the best of their lineup.

xpdrinker, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SpillyBeers, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of ccarney2
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured into a tulip glass. Dark, dark brown but not quite black body that yielded about 2 fingers of light brown/tan head after a fairly reserved pour. Little long term lacing down the glass as expected by the high ABV. There is a nice, uniform film revealed with every sip, but it slips quickly back into the body of the beer.

Smell - Strong, almost violent coffee smell with notes of bitter chocolate, licorice, and plum in that order in terms of strength. The alcohol is clearly evident here also.

Taste - Very sweet roasted barley start with the alcohol level being clearly evident. The flavor fades rather quickly to a more mellow/complex combination of bitter coffee and chocolate flavor. You can almost feel the thickness of the beer descending down your tongue as the flavors shift from sweet malt to bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel - Thick and creamy body that really leaves a coating on your tongue. Moderate to low carbonation though. Really nice overall.

Overall - I think that this is a great example of the style, doing this review directly after finishing a Founder's Breakfast Stout may have resulted in the scores being a little lower than normal though. I mean, this beer is good.. really good, there is very evident and strong/bitter coffee, the Oatmeal really thickens up the beer for a wonderful mouthfeel, and overall it delivers everything that I'd like.. almost. The high evidence of the alcohol and near division of the sweet and bitter with nearly no overlap isn't exactly ideal (in my opinion). Still a good beer, and something I can tout as a local favorite as an Athens, GA resident. Buy this beer, (or trade me tasty west coast IPA's for it.. either way, try if you can)

ccarney2, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Retail1LO
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first bottle of Wake 'n Bake, ever. Thanks for splitting a case with me, DaveHack. Poured from a 12 oz. glass into a Surly Darkness tulip. Pours blacker than black with a finger and a half width, espresso hued foam cap. Nose is straight, unadulterated coffee. This reminds me of a bold cup of black coffee with just a touch of roasted toffee. The taste is a marvelous display of coffee with a tinge of sweetness. I can seriously see how a person could crack one of these on a Saturday or Sunday morning, and have it with a stack of french toast, pancakes, or with a Belgian waffle, laden with maple syrup and accompanied by a couple strips of bacon or a pair of sausage patties. This really is a marvelous coffee brew. The mouthfeel is very thick with a decent amount of carbonation, and a mild astringency. Overall, this is up there with Avery's Mephaddict as front runner for my favorite coffee stout.

Retail1LO, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

calcio360jrd, Dec 29, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Needed a coffee fix on a cold early winter night so picked up a 4 pack of this instead of some Founders Breakfast Stout. Decided to switch it up a bit.

A - Pours dark brown with a tan/mocha head that is pretty decent. Settles back with a nice collar and some larger bubbles. Pretty good.

S - Very nice. Coffee dominates along with some roasty malts.

T - Very nice as well for the style. The coffee again takes center stage but is pulled back a bit from the oats which help to reduce the bitterness of the coffee a bit. Dark roasted malts and a hint of chocolate underneath as well. For its purpose, really nicely done.

M - Pretty good as well. Hides the 8+% well and is not thin by any means.

O - This is a very solid beer that should be more highly thought of when considering the avalanche of coffee/oatmeal/etc. beers. Maybe not as intense as FBS or Peche Mortel, but a really solid junior member of the class.

I have to remind myself to keep a couple of these around at all times as we get through the winter. Once pitchers and catchers report, I'll clear them out until next year.

Please bring back Depth Charge! Pretty Please!

Beerisheaven, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of wvsabbath
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black, light tace of brown, nice 1 nice creamy brown head, and decent lacing.

Smell - Coffee, malts, some chocolate, added brown sugars, and a little rasin. Alot of bold coffee.

Taste - Major coffee hit at first taste. Malts are roasted and add a nutty bold flavor. The chocolate, hops, and add sugars take backseat to the coffee.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness, mouth gets coated with coffee and malt goodness. Palette and tounge get coffee covered and left a little bittered. Aftertaste is coffee-ish and sweet.

Overall - Man, for being so overbearing coffee bomb, this sure is tasty. Its a bold yet creamy coffee, very tasty and works amazing with malts and chocolate. This is right up there (almost) with alesmiths speedway stout. Glad i got to try! Stout fans and espically coffee stout fans must try this.

wvsabbath, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Stiggy, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

acharpster01, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

davidsonrva, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Beerontwowheels, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Shilt, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Immortale25
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Corona Extra pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- From a heavy pour comes 3/4 of an inch of dark tan head, underneath of which is a solidly opaque black body. The head retains a bit before slowly dying down to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass without much lacing.

S- Spot-on iced coffee aroma with caramel, oatmeal and a bit of chocolate mixed in.

T- Delicious espresso flavor that's more roasty than sweet. A bit of a metallic taste is definitely there but doesn't spoil the party. The coffee taste lingers a while and is decidedly more along the lines of chocolate rather than caramel, oatmeal and vanilla although there are traces of all. The coffee does not let up after multiple sips which can be the downfall of a lot of Coffee Stouts.

M- Creamy, soft and thick. Silky smooth with medium-low carbonation. One of the best parts of the brew for sure.

O- One of my favorite coffee beers, second only to Cigar City's Cubano Espresso

Immortale25, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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