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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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95
world-class

1,264 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,264
Hads: 3,740
Avg: 4.25
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 797
Gots: 687 | FT: 53
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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

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

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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Reviews: 1,264 | Hads: 3,740
Photo of craftbeersweden
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark black beer with a two finger brown head.

Nose: Dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, pumpernickel, milk, oatmeal and vanilla.
Taste: Coffee, like newbrew coffe in the morning, dark chocolate, dark bread, roasted malt, homemaid, vanilla ice cream and raisin.
A full body with a hint of carbonation.

A really easy drinking imperial stout!

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

2013 edition

A: poured into a snifter to a very viscous black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: smells of loads of coffee some roasted malts and a little chocolate
T: taste is coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate chocolate. very smooth and well blended flavors with the swallow bringing more roasted malt, toasted marshmallow, coffee and a little more chocolate
M: full and creamy on the palate with a nice mouthfeel from the oats. carbonation is soft from bottle conditioning and feels perfect. the finish on this beer is just slightly drying
O: a very good beer with great flavors and complexity. I'm sure the coffee shined a little brighter when it was fresh but it aged very well. definitely one to try if you like coffee stouts.

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Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great head retention, mocha lacing. Tons of coffee and chocolate on the nose and it comes through on the palate. Bitter coffee and mocha. Creamy finish that grabs your tongue with more bitter coffee. Very nice!

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.3/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours a still black with a thin khaki head. Straight up coffee consumes the nose from the start. Slight oats come through, but let's be serious, this smells like coffee in a glass. Flavors of rich, cold coffee. Small amounts of dark fruits and caramelized malts. Some slight harsh tones with the intense bitterness. A solid coffee stout that's good, not great. Would love to try this from after some time in a barrel.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured almost black with a two finger fluffy brown head that faded to a nice thick film that left some great lacing.
Smell: Huge coffee ground aromas, along with some very nice caramel, cinnamon and toffee notes
Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee, raisin, black cherry and caramel flavors. There's a lotta things going on in this beer, and all of them meld superbly.
Mouthfeel: thick and creamy, really lies on the tongue well.
Overall: This is extremely well done, there's a lot of complexity in this beer, but it all works so well together. Superb stout!

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Photo of vfgccp
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle, opened Jan 2015.

A - Coffee black with a rim of dark brown highlights. Dark khaki head settles into a medium halo with ok retention and low lace.

S - Huge fresh, dry coffee ground aroma. Cinnamon, oatmeal, and raisin finish.

T - Soft, restrained, and semi-sweet. Smooth soft roast coffee, dark chocolate truffles, burnt bread, touch of molasses, toasted oatmeal, and cream.

M - Medium-full frame. Smooth, almost creamy finish.

O - A really solid coffee stout. One of the better examples of the style out there.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.98/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was anxious to try this beer but was greatly disappointed upon drinking it. To me the flavor was lacking and it had a really weird after taste. Luckly i bought two bottles so i can try them both.

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Photo of EEscobar
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: pitch black with a thick tan head.
Smell: coffee And chocolate malt.
Feel: thick chocolate and molasses
Taste: sweet chocolate on the front end nice dark chocolate and oatmeaand coffee on the finish with oatmeal in the middle
Overall : Excellent stout here. I think it is terrains best but I have a lot of argument from ppl. I highly recommend it

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Photo of GregJ
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with thin dark tan head. Smells of coffee and a little boozy. Tastes of mocha, coffee, roasted malts and light hoppiness. Heavy body, light and smooth carbonation, excellent mocha malty aftertaste. An outstanding imperial stout.

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Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black, no light. The head is very thin, barely 1/2 a finger, going away quickly a leaving hardly any lacing. The aroma is interesting, with both coffee notes, nice sweetness and subtle oat notes. The taste has a similar profile, with a little caramel sweetness on the finish. The body is thicker and silky feeling.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2014 vintage. Pours used motor oil black. Very good head volume, excellent retention and lacing. Rich nose of coffee (most pronounced) and semisweet dark chocolate (background). Minor notes of roast and dark fruit (prunes). As it warms, alcohol and prunes are quite noticeable. Medium bodied with a smooth texture - and it has to be nearly room temperature to achieve this. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is reasonably intense, reasonably balanced, but lacks the complexity of World Class stouts. It begins with a blend of coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol flavors that slowly separate over a slight sweetness. In the middle, prunes and alcohol dominate over slight notes of roast and bitterness. These fade out slowly as the finish. Very good, at best.

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

Pours a very dark brown color with tan head. Coffee, oats, and lots of chocolate malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a combo of chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of PostRockandCats
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a glass.

L: Like a black hole. Pitch black. No light, even when put next to a bulb. No head, just a teeny bit of froth around the edge. ETA: a super aggressive pour got a light brown, 2-finger head that went away fast.

S: Lots of coffee and malt. Little bit of burnt caramel.

T: Wow. Brulee and malts surrounded by rich coffee. Plums, dates, lots of dark fruit. Hint of spice. Very toasty warm. Very boozy-tasting. Nice bit of umami at the end. ETA: Super aggressive pour brought out some light hop notes.

F: Smooth like silk. Not too heavy. Which is good; it's such a flavor hit that a heavy mouthfeel would be overboard.

O: This is how I want to die.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into small snifter
A- Big deep chocolate brown pour with a small khaki head. Little lacing down side of glass.
S- Huge roasty, coffee aroma hits you first. Bitter baking chocolate also comes through.
T- Follows the nose pretty closely. Not an overpowering maltiness, some hop bitterness to accompany the bitter chocolate flavor. There's no doubt this is a coffee-infused stout.
M- Nice medium mouthfeel with a good creaminess. Alcohol is hidden really well by the heavy coffee taste.
O- Nice {coffee} imp. stout from Terrapin. Would love to try the barrell-aged versions.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The only weakness, if there is one, is it seems just a tad, very tad, thin. but the aroma, the taste, the balance of coffee , chocolate, booze, are superb. Excellent beer.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a beer as tasty as it is, the review is going to be short because it's all coffee. Very good balance of brewed coffee, coffee bean and roast components. It's a very smooth dry feel that masks the alcohol and doesn't have much bitterness.

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Photo of EFitzsimmons
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark brown pour that is opaque in any glass held up to light. Very small medium brown head that fades shortly after the pour and not even a rim left on the glass for me.

It smells of a really good roasted coffee, with a bit of oat fullness to it rounding it out.

You really taste the coffee flavors in this one, but it is well balanced for sure. I think this would make for some great food recipes too. Coffee, bitter, and then a lighter sweeter nutty/oat finish making this easier to drink for a bigger beer.

It's a big beer for sure, not one you are chugging, but it's still on the smoother lighter side of big beers. It would be easy to have a few of these, although I think 1 at a time will do the trick.

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Photo of Stater
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Black as night. Scent of coffee, chocolate, and hint of brown sugar. Taste is staged coffee, then chocolate, then the oatmeal cookie kicks in at end. Very good offering from these guys.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrapin Wake ’N Bake has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown (essentially black) appearance, and just scattered little lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark, but not burnt, barley malt, rich coffee, and possibly a touch of coffee. Taste is of creamy and dark malt, chocolate, grain, strong coffee, and noticeable, yet mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the heavy side, and Terrapin W. ’N B. finishes somewhat powdery, mildly alcoholic, and chewy.

RJT

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Photo of Spaten454
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with a tan head that dissipates to the glass where it leaves sticky lacing.

S - Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Coffee dominates the nose mostly

T - Deeply roasted coffee and malt. Finishes with some bitter chocolate.

M - Thin for an imperial stout. Moderate carb

O - This is a great imperial stout. They integrated the coffee into it well.

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Photo of hophugger
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amazingly dark chocolate brown that does not allow the light through. Minimal head and decent lacing. Aroma is of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and cereal grain. Taste is an explosion of flavor. Strongest is coffee and lightly roasted coffee beans, followed by some bittersweet chocolate and a touch of cereal. Mouthfeel is chewy and coats the mouth and throat quite well. Alcohol is present but hidden fairly well considering the high ABV. Overall, balances out quite well leaving an aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. This is a bold and awesome beer. Quite the winter warm-up !!!!!

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Photo of SFNC
4.25/5  rDev 0%

This seemed like a FBS clone, in a good way. Not as creamy or complex, but a very enjoyable coffee based Imperial Stout. Good upfront coffee, raost and chocolate flavors, Then again if the real thing is available.....

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: black nice off chocolate head

S: coffee, cinnamon, a little chocolate

T: Very sweet coffee taste with the cinnamon and a little oats taste with some chocolate

M: medium bodied the coffee lingers on the tongue

O: This is a great beer comparing it to Founders Breakfast a Stout it is sweeter has a nice touch of cinnamon and is not as thin. This beer is what you want out of a coffee oatmeal stout.

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Photo of MagicJeff
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage poured into a tulip.

A: Inky dark brown/black with a tan head. not much head retained.

S: Coffee, bitter black coffee. Some slight dark chocolate on nose too, but coffee dominates.

T: Dark chocolate and black coffee. slight vanilla after taste but the coffee is king.

Overall: Great beer to start off your day. Not sure I could drink multiples but this is a solid brew.

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Photo of hopflyer
3.52/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2014 vintage

Black but not completely. Some brown highlights. Vigorous pour leaves almost no head and what is there fades quickly to a thin ring

First whiff I detect alcohol and a touch of light roast coffee. A little concerned with the prominence of booze.

Taste is light bitterness from the coffee and some oats. Booze is there. Not much roasted malt. Coffee prevails. letting it warm a bit opens up some bittersweet chocolate. .

Body is somewhat thin and low carbonation. Really falls short of my expectations here.

I gotta say I'm disappointed. Is really like an alcohol infused carbonated coffee. Deep roasted malts are almost absent and there is very little if any chocolate or toffee flavor. The bitterness and booze don't go well together Mouthfeel is thin. I guess I'll try to age these and hope the coffee and booze dissipate.

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,264 ratings.