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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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3,190 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,190
Reviews: 1,190
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 714
Gots: 504 | FT: 41
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%

Beerontwowheels, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Shilt
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
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4/5  rDev -7%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

RedneckBeerz, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

rootbeerman, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

whartontallboy, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

larsenju, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of bonkers
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

bonkers, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ocelot2500, Dec 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

PEIhop, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

hemorhoidzz, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

riotinmyskull, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

davidbowers13, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

VaTechHopHead, Dec 24, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

BeerFiend2002, Dec 23, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

kevinjosephlee, Dec 22, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

bastu, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of dejrrma
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

dejrrma, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

xxcarpxx, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jtmcgraw, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

LiquidDegenerate, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

kylehay2004, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

ezperkins2, Dec 21, 2011
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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