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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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3,528 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,528
Reviews: 1,232
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 741
Gots: 633 | FT: 63
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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Ratings: 3,528 | Reviews: 1,232
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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, poured into my Samuel Smith pint glass with the turbinator style bump-out near the top.

A: Black as night with a very attractive dark tan collar that settles quickly into a thin disk at the edge, leaving very little lacing. Has legs.

S: Coffee, roasted malt, toffee and slight hint of vanilla. Many big, yet seemingly balanced. Slightly stinging the nostrils with the booze. Some hop notes are there, but they are muted and soft.

T: Smooth flavors of roasted malt and coffee resound in a nice, not overpowering way. Well rounded.

M: Pleasant, yet thinner than expected for this style and ABV. Deceptive. Creamy, and then slightly dry at ultimate finish.

As it warms up, all the aforementioned characteristics amplify nicely. I do end up liking this quite a bit.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of eclipse54
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle from inlimbo77, 2011 batch. Thanks Bill! Into a DFH signature glass.

Pours black with a very thin layer of dark brown, mahogany head. Bubbles dissipate quickly, and there is virtually no lacing. Nice swirling legs, however, do adorn the surface of the liquid. The aroma is of coffee, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, oatmeal, raisin, and sugar. Smells like a freshly baked cookie was ground into a stout. Tastes of oatmeal, raisin, vanilla, cocoa, coffee grounds, mocha, toasted sugar, and caramel. Very well balanced and complex; well done. Mouthfeel is not overly sweet, as the nose may suggest, nor does it finish dry or resinous. Ample carbonation promotes a clean finish, and accentuates some of the more subtle flavors. Overall, a delicious stout that is definitely worth a try.

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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sending this one Aiptasia

Appearance:
The beer pours an octopus ink black, completely light-absorbing darkness, but is clean looking with a 1/2 inch of tan head. The head dissipates into a soft halo, but leaves nice lacing. There appears to be no sediment.

Smell:
A light stout sweetness followed by roastiness from the malt and coffee. The fruitiness reminds me of tart, green grapes and ripe plum. There is also a hint of vanilla, but not as if it were oaked.

Taste:
Very clean stout with bold roastiness and chocolate. I'm not entirely impressed, but it's certainly not bad. The lingering aftertaste is both bitter and sweet and doesn't linger. The fruitiness is something less common in coffee-stouts and likely hints to quality coffee being used.

Mouthfeel:
This stout's over-carbonated, but not champagne-like and can be categorized as having a medium body. I feel like I would not have liked this beer without the oatmeal. The aftertaste is a slight vanilla, carbon, and roasted coffee.

Overall:
This is a great beer at a price that beats other high-end coffee-stouts. Unfortunately it's not easily available in NY, but the times are a-changin (in terrapin distribution). I look forward to drinking the other bottles I sequestered at my convenience.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with dark brown head

S - definitely smells like coffee (almost burnt). Actually was worried that the flavor would be too burnt as well, I was wrong...

T - The taste surprised after the smell. Can really taste the coffee, very roasty, and definitely some chocolate (i want a cookie or brownie with this).

M - Mouthfeel was nice, just the right about of carbonation, and it goes down smooth.

O - Very solid overall. The ABV is hidden well behind the roasty coffee and chocolate flavors. I'd really like to have this beer with dessert.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sean9689
3.7/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of MAN615
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of dcloeren
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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