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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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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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Reviews: 1,271 | Ratings: 3,780
Photo of SLeffler27
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appears black (SRM 40+) with late building, dark walnut cream that reaches one inch before settling to a half an inch, leaving patchy lace on a PBGC Hoppy Glass.

The aroma is sweet with deep roasted malt. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate interplay with molasses and fudge brownie, against a background of light, smoky maple syrup. Warmth brings out plum pudding and hard sauce.

The flavor is reminiscent of chocolate pancakes. While well balanced, the bitter-sweetness is strong, with a hint of sourness. This one generally follows the nose, with an emphasis on molasses. The finish is long and subtle with a slight bitterness.

A full body almost dense syrupy texture. Alcohol is as expected with a modest carbonation and residual sugar.

This is a wonderfully relaxing Imperial Stout that pairs well with a cool autumn night of silence and sensory deprivation. This highlights an explosive aroma/flavor experience. Also works well with roasted chicken.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look - Pitch black, viscous, not much head to speak of
Smell - TONS of coffee! Roasted malts for days. Nutty, anise/black licorice, hints of smokiness
Taste - Dark roasted coffee, nutty, slight chocolate
Feel - Great mouthfeel, smooth and coats the palate nicely

Overall - My favorite beer from Terrapin. Blows Founders Breakfast Stout away in my opinion.

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Photo of jhartley
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown to black body, thinnest amount of head makes an appearance. Small amount of lacing left in the glass.
Aromas of coffee, chocolate and lightly roasted malts.
Taste has coffee up front and then falling slightly into some bittersweet chocolate, small amount of sweetness.
Mouth feel is full with the oats adding that nice smoothness throughout and not a hint of the 9.4% at all!
Overall, a really tasty beer! One I would definitely pick up again! Nice amount of coffee, but not too much too make it bitter; there's that nice amount of chocolate in there as well. Really tasty.

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Photo of PatrickBeebe
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 bottle poured into snifter.
Deep black, very slight head, dissapears quickly. Smells of coffee, and chocolate. Taste is chocolate malt, but mostly coffee. Kind of overwhelming. Solid, but a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of JebBeerFish
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nose - coffee.

Look - gentle pour results in 1/8 inch head. Dark black.

Taste - predominately coffee, kind of one note-ish to me.

Mouth feel - very average.

Overall - it's rating here seems high. Rather one dimensional to me.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is dark like used motor oil with no light coming through. Had no head when poured in the glass. Can smell a great blend of coffee and chocolate. Over powering taste of coffee with a sweet finish.

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Photo of jws6w7
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent beer but it is way too one dimensional. There are many stouts out there that are far superior. Founders Breakfast Stout, which would be comparable in style, is much, much better than this beer.

If I wanted a cup of coffee, I would have drank a cup of coffee.

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Photo of drink_like_a_wahoo
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottle from 4-Pack poured into snifter.

Look - Dark Brown, not quite black with small creamy tan head.
Smell - Coffee with chocolate.
Taste - Dark coffee flavor mixed with milk chocolate and vanilla. Soft, pleasant kick of the ABV at the end, just enough to let you know its there.
Feel - Silky smooth, fairly thick

Overall - Great beer with a warm breakfast. Looking forward to finishing my 2014s and the 2015 release.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage poured into 18th Street snifter.
This looks like the typical Imperial Stout black that, around the edges, is light brown and very thin when held to the light. Sweet nose with the taste balancing sweet milk chocolate and bitter coffee very well. Soft and thin. The ABV seems right on point. Wish I had more!

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Photo of Czarkazm
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Vintage. Nice ruddy pour that collects midnight black in the glass. Light does manage to shine through however, light tan bubbles make up a thin layer covering the surface. Smelling this beer, you get a lot of cold brewed coffee, medium roast, some of the coffee's acidity, milk chocolate, vanilla, green olives, sweet pastry. Mouth feel was on the lower end of medium. I wanted slightly more chew to go along with the boldness of the aroma. Taste was very coffee dominant and in a good way, but that was pretty much all I was getting. There wasn't a lot of complexity being contributed from the malts, other than mild hints of chocolate and molasses sweetness. A nice, smooth example of an imperial coffee stout. This was the last bottle from a 4 pack and I don't get Terrapin distribution, but I'm ever so grateful that I can pick up a Founders breakfast stout nearly all year round, instead.

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Photo of RJIV
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage
Pours a dark motor oil black with a thin brown head
Smells of coffee, mixed with dark chocolate and roasted malts
The feel is medium and would have liked it to be a bit either thicker or fuller.
The taste is slight coffee and dark chocolate with a lingering roasted bitterness on the after taste.

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Photo of marcfromphilly
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in 02.05.2015, sat in fridge until 09.17.2015 when opened. Weak smell, thick pour, strong boozy taste, dark coffee grind taste with thick molasses and alcohol. Shit was a hitter, but soothing in flavor. Almost like a laquer.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appropriately pitch black, with a thin tan head, this stout looks great. There's some very light carbonation present as well. The nose is complex and intriguing, with toasted caramel, grains, dark fruits, brewed coffee, baker's chocolate, and perhaps a little booze. I find the flavor to be one of the most coffee-forward brews I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It's nearly a coffee beverage first, beer second. After a closer consideration however, I can appreciate the way the oatmeal grain meshes with the coffee flavor, it's so smooth and a little sweet, too. The perfect pairing. The mouthfeel is quite thick, and generally the alcohol content is relatively noticeable. Overall, a uniquely satisfying beer in this genre, definitely worth trying!

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Photo of Furlinator
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vintage 2014.

Nearly black. Big shimmering tan head. Freshly brewed dark roast coffee on the nose with a subtle pepper aroma. Silky smooth texture. Coffee flavor dominates with the peppery presence offsetting it. Strange, different, solid.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark black beer with minimal head (from a very vigorous pour, mind you). Smells like chocolate, coffee, and possibly a little vanilla. There is a strange cooling sensation when the nostrils breathe in the smell. Smell lingers throughout the beer's entirety. Tastes of a little chocolatey with the most prominent flavor being the coffee. Hop bitterness does a good job of mimicking black coffee. The feel of this beer is a little rough around the edges, I would say; creamy at first but then comes boozy heat. A pretty solid beer, but there are definitely better representations of this style out there.

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Photo of Mikus
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. By the time you read this, I will be on my way back to the store to get more. Wife found out, so I had to share. Poured pitch black (into my mini Kane snifter) with a thin ring of cocoa-tinged head and some hazy froth on top. Very coffee forward on the nose, hint of green pepper skin, and rounded out my some sweet dark fruit notes. All comes together very nicely, and moves to the stratosphere as the glass warms up. BIG appealing nose. Big time coffee presence on the front of the palate with a hint of bitterness also provided by said coffee. Very nice choice of local coffee to use in this special brew. Noticeable alcohol on the end of the sip, but not overpowering at all. Again, dark fruit notes round out the profile nicely. Nice, rich mouthfeel. Oats anyone? I guess with a beer like this, the question begs 'how does it stand up to FBS?' I thought that this was easily on par with FBS, and I even liked the coffee aspect a little more. Unique, and well-crafted brew. Get some, just not at my local store!

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Walnut brown with swirls of black. Decent mocha head, but not glamorous.

S: Oats, dark roast coffee, raisins/prune, dark and white chocolate. Evokes dark rum. A fast, sharp smelling beer that jolts the drinker's appetite.

M: Med to full body. Semi smooth. Brisk coffee. Could be described as juicy at times.

T: Sweet raisins, espresso dusted chocolate; cinnamon. Blackberry; slightly sour, slightly tannic.

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Photo of tjk135
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2014
Aromas of coffee, chocolate and a touch of sweet booze -wonderful. Taste is of a little more subdued coffee and chocolate, roasted malts and chewy. I will have to try this fresh and also the French toast version.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrpian Wake and Bake imperial coffee oatmeal stout

Look 9/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 93/100

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Photo of Reckage
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2014 poured into nonic glass. Appears dark with some light trying to find its way through the edge, nice mocha head and some lacing. Smells of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is similar to smell, lots of coffee, oatmeal comes in as it warms. Getting all the notes they were going for. Mouthfeel, this brew feels medium full but covers your teeth, also chewy. Overall I was very glad my local store had this, love the bottle and name. If you come across this don't pass it up, I will try to age one or two but it could be challenging. Will be searching for one of their French toasted wake and bake for sure.

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Photo of thebeers
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours inky black with a thin brown head. Dark-roasted coffee, cream and chocolate on the nose, with some dark fruits in the background. The coffee hits first in the taste, then a creamy mouthfeel with creamy flavor notes, and chocolate in the aftertaste. It may not be at the very top of the style, but it's up there.

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Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Solid dark-brown body in the glass. Pillowy soft looking and sticky mocha head.
Smell: Coffee and cream with four or more lumps of sugar.
Taste: Day old coffee, but not in a bad way, with stout characteristics. Medium roast, bitterness that smoothly fades. No clean finish. The finish reminds me of after I take a sip of coffee. Good and bad.
Feel: I don't feel anything...at least nothing that makes me think "yum." On second thought, there is a little nice carbonation and body.

Overall - I marked this up due to the fact that the coffee does dominate. I feel like I have coffee breath. I do not even detect oatmeal, just coffee, plus I want more mouthfeel. This somewhat reminds me of Sump. This is Sumps little brother...from another mother.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich dark brown. Smallish dark khaki colored head which dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing behind. Completely opaque.

Rich dark coffee aroma. Almost espresso-like. Dark, semi-sweet chocolate. Roasted malt, sweet cream, and hazelnut(??).

Lovely coffee flavors. Dark roast, just a hint of bitterness, some sweetness on the back end. Rich roasted malt and dark chocolate balance the coffee. Hints of smoke, peat, licorice. Sweet cream.

Creamy, almost luscious, mouth feel. Medium-thick body with moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness to start transforms to a lingering sweetness.

This a fantastic coffee stout. Founder's Breakfast Stout is considered the standard to measure others of this style and WnB compares extremely favorably. Wonderful.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout pours a black color with a small tan lacing head. There is a big sweet aroma, big hints of oatmeal. There are big sweet oatmeal like flavors, sweet spices, with a nice coffee aftertaste. Good body good flavors. Overall very tasty.

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Photo of kaner1781
2.42/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Hate regular coffee. Have drank other coffee/choc stouts that were very drinkable. This is by FAR the worst. Complete crap. Must be coffee with booze heavily infused. On that note, I suggest u try it at least once.

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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