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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
96
world-class

3,153 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,153
Reviews: 1,188
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 713
Gots: 490 | 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 smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass. ABout time I got my hands on this beer. Thanks Virginia!

A great oily almost, but nearly black pour out of the bottle, hits with a ridiculous creamy dark brown cocoa head formation. Lots of staying power on the head, a good sheen, and real nice edges. Impressive.

Fantastic nose. Earthy coffee, with roast bean action, but really gives way to something more impressive. Soil. Incredibly earthy, dirty, just real grit in your teeth smelling.

Palate is ridiculous creamy and silky. Rich coffee with a milky texture upon the taste. Rich coffee with a hint of sweet cream, milky, but a good backbone and nothing watery.

Overall, this might be one of the best coffee beers I ever had.

smakawhat, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Surly "Power of the Pint" pint glass, shared with a fellow BA.

A- Pours a 1 finger dark brown head, nice dark brown color, splotchy lacing, decent looking beer.
S- Big coffee presence, dark malts, nice roastiness, reminds me of coffee bender.
T- Huge coffee notes, oats, dark malts, nice roasted coffee, really enjoyable.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking, crisp finish.
O- Enjoyable, really enjoyable if you love coffee, love the roasted coffee notes, really easy drinkability for being 8% abv, would easily drink again.

Chriscrundwell12, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of legalpete19340
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured pitch black. Took an aggressive pour to get less than a finger of rich cappuccino head. Fell immediately to nothing. Looks oily and angry (in a good way).

S: Lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Very rich, but not sweet. Has an earthy, dark soil-ness about it.

T: A quick burn of carbonation then everything smooths out with lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Wet grass and dark soil. As it finishes there is definitive oatbran and grain. Everything is accented by a solid very earthy and grassy hop profile throughout. The finish is smooth and bitter coffee.

M: Thick and velvety with just the right chewiness.

O: Just a great beer. Everything comes together perfectly for an oatmeal stout. The coffee and chocolate flavors are balanced with grain and grassy hops. Awesome.

legalpete19340, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of HardTarget
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011 (reviewed Jan 2012)

Appearance: Black glass glows slightly with back light. Holds a thin dark tan head that gives some lacing.

Smell: Strong chocolate malt/burnt coffee nose with some nuttiness and earthiness elements. The burnt coffee aspect borders on overwhelming.

Taste: Malty monster. Coffee, cookie dough, burnt barley, and a little papery oxidation. Strong straightforward tastes go a bit acidic and drying.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body with a good chew. Slick smooth texture and lightly prickling carbonation.

Overall: Ye Gods, what a beast of a beer. Strong flavors, heady alcohol, chewy body, bone dry finish, not one for after mowing the lawn, this is a slow Sunday sipper. Kudos for going big, but burnt aspects brought my scores down a bit.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample!

HardTarget, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of michaeltheisen
1/5  rDev -76.7%

michaeltheisen, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of jayhawk73
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark brown w/ a nice one finger chocolate milkshake head. Good lacing left on the side of my snifter glass. This is truly a black hole- like motor oil in appearance. The nose is really pleasant- coffee, vanilla, hops, chocolate- no 'burned coffee' smell, which I'm not a fan of- It smells fresh. The flavor is right in line with the nose profile, but it's just a little on the thin/dry side for me. I'd like more malt last through the taste. The hops definitely take over after the first second and into the aftertaste. Still, that's nitpicking- this is a really excellent brew. Feel is malty and on the thin side of medium. Hops immediately take over for an acidty/bite through the aftertaste- w/ a dry finish. Overall, a really good beer. I'll definitely pick this up again. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of engagechad
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single from Wine and Beer Westpark in Glen Allen, VA - pint

Pours a deep dark black with dark head. nice.

Smells deeply of roastly chocolatey coffee

body is smooth and some sharp coffee acid in there. body is very nice.

Overall, for a quickie review - very good stout, lots of hype. I guess it lived up to it.

engagechad, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of tugg407
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Inch-tall mid to dark mocha head on a dark brown/black bodied beer. Above average head retention and some lacing.

S- Deep rich chocolate with equal parts coffee. Loving the smell!

T- Follows the nose. Big time coffee flavor with chocolate mixed in. Drinks in the upper single digits of alcohol percentage...slight booziness. Yum.

M- Thick and chewy mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

D/O- Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is the the top of it's class as far as "breakfast" stouts are concerned. The opening whiff of chocolate and coffee let you know you're in for a pleasant drinking experience. Low drinkability due to the in-your-face flavor and thicker mouthfeel...one serving will do for most. Recommended for any stout fan, as long as you like coffee. Thanks johntangus!

Duff27, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of beergod1
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an extremely dark coffee brown color. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Thin tan head melts away to edges. Lacing is a very fine foam. Mouth feel is smooth, but medium to light bodied for a Stout. Taste is mostly nice smooth coffee and a touch of chocolate, some dark fruit in the finish. Finishes bitter and with some alcohol burn. I liked this, although I felt it lacked some complexity. Maybe aging would improve a bit. But still a very nice Stout.

beergod1, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Shagtastic
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Chimay Chalice

A: Jet black with very little head. What head there was was dark brown and faded quickly.

S: Tons of coffee and then more coffee on top of that. Great nose and one I can smell with my glass sitting a few feet away.

T: Huge coffee notes throughout. I get chocolate in the end which finishes it up really nicely. Maybe a little over the top on the sweetness but really enjoyable.

M: Great carbonation but a little thinner than I hoped for.

O: This is an awesome beer. I really enjoyed it. I don't know if I'd put it on equal terms with Founders Breakfast Stout but its as close as I've found yet. This is my first offering from these guys and I'm truly impressed. I'd highly recommend this beer.

Shagtastic, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of whallgren
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

whallgren, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of smchasta
3/5  rDev -30.2%

smchasta, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of StoutishDan
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

StoutishDan, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of sbricker
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sbricker, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a pint glass for $5.50. Still named 'Wake n Bake' when reviewed. Sampled 2/1/11.

A: Served with a small dark brown head, creamy in texture and mediocre retention. The body is black through and through. Minimal lacing.

S: Very impressive. Malt heavy with an enormous amount of roasted espresso, supported by some fudgy chocolate notes that remain distant due to the dominant strong, black coffee aroma.

T: As advertised by the nose and just as good. Espresso in full force, rich and robust. Big bitter, dark chocolate compliment the bitter, somewhat citrusy hop profile. Lightly astringent and acrid enough to keep the sweetness at a pleasantly low level. Gently warming alcohol presence.

M: Damn near perfect. The use of oats plays into the creamy texture as well as the modest amount of carbonation.

D: [DRINKABILITY] I'm not a huge fan of Terrapin but they did an exceptional job with this brew. I'd gladly revisit this one.

FeDUBBELFIST, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of zaphodchak
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thinnish tan head, opaque dark brown body.

Smells like cold coffee with cream and sugar.

Tastes like cold coffee with cream and sugar. Very breakfast-able.

Not much carb here, but slightly fluffier than coffee.

I was warned, and disregarded those warnings. This is a good coffee stout. Though it is maybe 80% coffee and 20% stout.

zaphodchak, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of dlello2
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dlello2, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

imperialking, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of KajII
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a thick pitch black with a thin (less than 1 finger) medium brown creamy head that reduced quickly to a small amount of residue that was left clinging to the glass thus producing some fair lacing.

The aroma was right of front with the odor of fresh ground roasted coffee, cereal malts and a doughy yeast with a note of dark chocolate and a touch of molasses.

The taste was extra malty and a tad bitter sweet with a nice chocolate note, and then a large dose of roasted coffee took over with a slight molasses sweetness and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor was left to linger for a really long time after the swallow with the taste of coffee being the most dominant.

Mouthfeel was a thick, chewy, and full in body with the texture being smooth and creamy yet just a bit oily and having a soft carbonation.

Overall a very impressive Oatmeal Stout with the coffee and oats melding so well it was almost breakfast in a bottle.

KajII, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Jakers90
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Jakers90, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of anwo56
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

anwo56, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of leschkie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

leschkie, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Adrianized
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and absolutely pitch black with a dark mocha head which dissipates to just a ring around the glass.

The nose has a huge black coffee aroma along with dark chocolate and maybe some anise/licorice.  This one is going to be bitter...

Again, lots of black coffee right up front.  This is followed bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, and oatmeal.  Finishes moderately bitter with a touch of anise.

Medium-full body.  It has the silky creaminess you'd expect from an oatmeal stout.  Superb drinkability.

Overall, a very nice coffee stout!  Closest beer I've had to FBS, just a tad thinner.  Certainly worth seeking out.

Adrianized, Jan 05, 2012
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,153 ratings.