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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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3,187 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,187
Reviews: 1,190
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 713
Gots: 501 | FT: 39
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

OUJayhawk1799, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BradleyR, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of tmm313
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very thick pour. Almost pitch black with creamy 1/4 finger head that quickly dissipates. Good lacing for the style.

Smell: I smell dark fruits and caramel from the malts more than anything: raisins, plums, molasses, etc. There's also coffee, light chocolate, subtle hops and a some booze.

Taste: Again with the big malt presence. Dark fruits, caramel tones and some char. Good dose of coffee and bittersweet chocolate comes out mid way. Slight hops and booze show up right at the end, accenting the leftover flavors.

Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy body with crisp carbonation. There's a little bit of booze, too. Nice bittersweet chocolate aftertaste.

Overall: This was pretty good. To me, it doesn't quite stand up to some of the other heavy hitters, but it is still enjoyable.

tmm313, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DarthGuitarHero, Nov 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

clemson14, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dotes_on_dipas, Nov 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Chingringo, Nov 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Stugotzo, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle to tulip. 2012 vintage consumed on 10-29-2013.

This is black as night in appearance. 1-finger dark tan head fades to minimal cap, then almost nothing. Weak alcohol legs.

I get dark chocolate, espresso and oats in the aroma. It is less pleasing than FBS.

The bitter roast of the coffee takes over the tongue. Although I am not a huge fan of FBS, it is (contrary to style) real good when cold. There's a solid iced coffee flavor.
The "cold pressed coffee" flavor here does not reach the same level. There is more dark fruit than expected.

Good creamy mouthfeel. Overall, however, this one did not wow me.

StoutItOutLoud, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MCain04, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

thaghost, Oct 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

mhaugo, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

kb2250, Oct 24, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I traded an Atlanta friend from Instagram for four of these in exchange for a few beers from La Cumbre and Marble this past summer. This beer is most likely a 2012 edition, although I failed to check.

I poured the beer from a twelve ounce bottle into a mini-snifter. The beer poured out like thick, spent oil and produced only a thin layer of dark khaki-colored head. Because of the small snifter, I wasn't surprised by the small amount of head, as I didn't get as aggressive a pour as I normally would get from a larger glass.

The smell was a huge blast of espresso, very much like that you get when entering a cafe. Roasted coffee and toasted malt tones came up as well. The beer's aroma was very straightforward and didn't seem to be concealing any other characteristics, but I was still impressed.

There wasn't a whole lot of deviation from the aroma as far as taste, but this was again just fine. This stout really does drink like a sweeter, thicker version of coffee with bit of booze in it. Add to this the potent malt flavors giving off toastiness and hints of vanilla and caramel and this borders on a sweet Starbucks drink with 1/16 the sweetness.

Overall, the beer drinks well, isn't hot and even gave me a bit of a pick me up. That's my type of beer.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 22, 2013
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InspectorBob, Oct 21, 2013
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FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
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inkdemention, Oct 16, 2013
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GennyCreamAle, Oct 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

sprague808, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

NickyDee21, Oct 12, 2013
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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