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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutTerrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

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2,760 Ratings

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Ratings: 2760
Reviews: 1166
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%

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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.

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4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this thanx to ATLbeerdog ...Awesome coffee stout possibly the best I've had with the exception of cask aged Bell's Java Stout. This is the best coffee stout release I've tried to date. That being said i'm not a huge coffee fan but this beer is not over done with coffee. There is just enough here to add to the immense flavor and drink ability. I had this at my own stout fest with other members of The Good Beer Show and this beer stood out among the 13 stouts I bought to the table. Smooth,sweet,easy on the palette what elese could a beer lover want from a stout this brew is effin' metal!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 02:34:03 | More by hrking

New York

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to give a big thanks to orcasteve for giving me this one!

Where to begin? This I think was my first Coffee Stout and i must say it was beyond good. The first pour released the exquisite smell of beans, the modern day urban nectar of the gods. Pitch black fills the glass foaming to a pleasant chocolaty head. It fizzled away fast to a nice lacing that clung to the glass. After being in the center of a coffee explosion more scents revealed themselves. The almost perfect balance of coffee and Oatmeal entered the frame creating an olfactory yin and yang. After noticing this, the other subtitles shone through, chocolates, spices and malts were at the front but too numerous to detect them all. The chocolate-coffee-oatmeal taste bursts in your mouth with a force un-denied; the balance is unique and irresistible. The syrup like texture with mild carbonation glides smoothly in the mouth, thick and creamy enough to make you want to chew it. In the end the sure richness and complexity of this drink is uniformly almost perfect. To me this is black gold, worth repeating its alluring and has a scent that screams come hither. For all you coffee people out there if you like coffee and beer this is one you want to get your hands on.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 12:56:15 | More by PLANETBUSTERRAVE
Photo of DousedInStout


4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, what a glorious surprise. Pours near black with a fluffy tan head that retreats to lingering lacing. The nose is strongly of coffee, with some fruity (dark cherry) esters. The taste is impressive and spot on. It starts off with deep, dark chocolate notes. The mid-palate is of rich espresso, and the aftertaste is a of subtle fruit (cherry, red grapes, and pomegranite). One of the most impressive aspects to this beer is the body and mouthfeel. It is extremely full and silky - and the most similar to Portsmouth's Kate the Great I've had. To top it off, the drinkability is exceptional for this style, and there is practically no presence of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 01:29:52 | More by DousedInStout
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New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

big thanks to jyounger30 who sent me this in the RIS BIF about a month ago!! poured into terrapin pint glass also supplied by jyounger30!!

a- pours black as night with a nice sized mocha colored head that subsides eventually. terrific lacing and lots of bubbles.

s- this may just be the beer that smells closest to a pot of black coffee. there is almost no other smell, maybe chocolate. smells like jet black coffee.

t&m- total coffee bomb!! i have never had a beer that tastes more like coffee in my life, this is amazing. some other tastes pull through, mostly chocolate and vanilla with a hint oatmeal as the beer itself suggests. but totally dominated by smooth, creamy and rich coffee.

d- if you love coffee, this is the beer for you. most coffee i have ever tasted in a beer, love love love this stuff. but just like with real coffee, i can only have 2 cups, tops.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 06:51:34 | More by caresville
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4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


A: Pours a pitch black color with a dark brown head. Retention is good despite the ABV. Really awesome looking beer

S: Wow, tons and tons of coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark malts, and a healthy dose of blackstrap molasses. Finally, a nice sturdy hop bill; citrus, earthiness, and seemingly bitterness

T: This is an American Peche Mortel...tons and tons of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, blackstrap, and a nice balance of bitter/citrusy hops. Really nicely balanced, and very robust. Interested to see how this ages. Also notes of lactose, oatmeal, and heavy roastiness.

MF/D: Interesting mouthfeel...coffee makes it a little rough, but the oatmeal makes it velvety, so I guess its right in between. Finish is of coffee and bittersweet chocolate

Notes: Finally managed to find a 4-pack of this elusive bastard. Also found on the growler station in the Greenville area. Very impressed with this beer. Very similar to Peche Mortel, but maybe a little more balance in Terrapin's

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 00:36:47 | More by scottyshades
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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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 06:28:22 | More by dejrrma
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4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark as night, pours like motor oil. Left just about half an inch of foamy head which quickly dissipated. Some slight lacing along the glass as you drink.

Smell: I've had a number of stout beers in my time and this is perhaps one of the strongest beers to trigger my olfactory sense. Coffee is the most prevalent, with lesser notes of chocolate and what I would describe as almost nutty

Taste: Remember that coffee smell? Well after taking a sip you're going to know where that came from. The bottle description tells you that they use local coffee in the brew and I believe them. Overall a good stout, but honestly maybe a bit too much on the coffee

Mouthfeel: Smooth, clean, one of the cleanest stout beers I've ever had. I will say that the taste of coffee does seem to linger.

Overall: I love this beer, but for my money (and this beer is somewhat expensive) I would rather get an Old Rasputin. But certainly right up there in the same ballpark. If you like stouts, and haven't tried this one, then you need to.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 18:15:57 | More by Rhettbuck
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer became one of my favorite after having on tap at a Taco Mac in Atlanta in 2006. The beer pours up dark and chocolate colored. It finished with a sticky brown caramel colored head. The smell of coffee jumps off the glass but it is not overwelming. It tastes outstanding. Hints of Chocolate,Coffee,and some roasted notes as well. This is an exceptional offering and my favorite of the Terrapin Family!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 03:54:19 | More by Auburnbean33
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New York

4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cashew for allowing me to try this beer.
A: WOW, this beer is black, might be one of the darkest beers I've seen in awhile.Stared at my glass awhile and marveled at the opaqueness of this beer.

S:Well the coffee is very evident as it should be, but the coffee really dominates the beer and keeps you guessing a bit.

T: Well the taste is where this beer shines, truly tasty.Initial flavor of coffee dominates and reminded me of an iced coffee. I was hoping this beer had more to offer than just coffee, and with a little warming this beer came alive. Flavors of fine dark chocolate mingles with the now less prevalent coffee flavors and forms a marriage for the ages.

M:This beer is really smooth and not nearly as heavy as I expected from the initial appearance, which was a nice surprise.

D:I could see tucking into a few of these on a cold winter evening and being quite content. For any coffe stout lover this is a must try...

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 20:58:08 | More by israel
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Azurelimits for splitting this wonderful stout with me.

A- Pours a thick, rich black with a slight brown tinge at the edges. Not much in terms of head or lacing, but its body looks promising.

S- Coffee and LOTS of it. A slight, complex, almost oaky aroma comes through as well.

T- Dark, french-roasted coffee comes throug very strong, accented by bittersweet notes of cocoa. The oatmeal works to smooth the flavors and round out the beer way in the background. Mild notes of smoke are also noticeable.

M- Really thick and chewy, while still moderately carbonated and slightly sticky. The finish is very crisp, but leaves you wanting another sip.

D- This one is really thick, but not imposing at all. I only had half of the 12oz. bottle, but I could easily go for more.

Overall, this is a very solid stout and to be completely honest, I didn't even realize what I was drinking until a few sips in, so the hype around it was not a contributing factor in its high rating. Thanks again, Pete!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 02:14:08 | More by JoeMayo
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North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wake and Bake pours into my shaped pint glass a deep thick looking black syrup that creates a tan colored head that sticks for a bit leaving decent lacing.

Aromas are of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, sweet malt. What a beautiful smell this beer has.

Taste is sweet up front and matches the nose perfectly. I have never tasted a beer with such a great mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy with light carbonation. Black roastiness picks up with warmth. A hop presence shows up in the finish as well. There's no trace of alcohol in this beer that I can decipher.

Amazing. This is hands down the best tasting stout to reach my lips and is one of the best beers in general.

(Upon a later side-by-side tasting with Founder's Breakfast Stout, this one packs way more coffee aroma and flavor.)

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 20:55:28 | More by rtratzlaff
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a great coffee imperial stout from Terrapin, a beer that I had a 4-pack of but that I didn't necessarily appreciate until the last bottle that I drank under the guise of "Well, there's always next year." rather than "SWEET NECTAR!" (which should have been my reaction.)

A: Aside from the virtual lack of head, this pours gorgeously, with nice light brown lacing along the surface of the glass. Looks just like a glass of black coffee (if a 'glass' of black coffee were a thing.) Not perfect obviously because it looks a bit undercarbonated. Ironic, because the mouthfeel is just the opposite.

S: Unlike other beers of this style, rather than smelling like fresh brewed coffee, this smells (wonderfully) like fresh coffee grounds. A bit of the milk and oatmeal is also apparent.

T: The taste isn't for everyone, if you don't like coffee all that much it probably isn't even tolerable. Aside from a smidge of dairy funk and oat, this is all coffee. It tastes like black iced coffee with a little bit of cream - not something that everyone can handle. A bit of chocolate can also be detected, but not nearly as much as usual when it comes to this style.

M: A bit fizzy for the style. It might pour/look creamy, but it feels rather thin in the mouth with a bit of fizz, sort of like a coffee-flavored soda.

D: Regardless of this, if you like coffee, this is something you'll happily pound down. I love black coffee and drink it daily, so this gets a perfect score from me. But if you're not a huge coffee drinker, look elsewhere.

Seek this out in the wintertime! It's a lower cost alternative to Founders Breakfast Stout and it is a very different beer, but I could see some people actually preferring this.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 02:36:53 | More by mfunk9786
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pitch black with a nice brown lacing. Looks like a Imperial Stout, a sexy stout at that.

Smell: At first you get a lot of chocolate and molasses with a little licorice. If you let that settle like I did, the coffee appears and smack you in the face.

Taste: First of all let me say what I like about this one the most is the smoothness. Super smooth, any coffee lover is going to dig this beer. You get some chocolate along with some roasted malts. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: No complaints here. Pretty much perfect. No after taste, it maybe could use a little more thickness.... but overall this category is what makes this beer so good.

Overall this a great stout. So great that if possible I would indeed have this every morning upon waking, to get the day started right. Bravo Terrapin, bravo.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 05:22:14 | More by Jenkster4
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured pitch black. Took an aggressive pour to get less than a finger of rich cappuccino head. Fell immediately to nothing. Looks oily and angry (in a good way).

S: Lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Very rich, but not sweet. Has an earthy, dark soil-ness about it.

T: A quick burn of carbonation then everything smooths out with lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Wet grass and dark soil. As it finishes there is definitive oatbran and grain. Everything is accented by a solid very earthy and grassy hop profile throughout. The finish is smooth and bitter coffee.

M: Thick and velvety with just the right chewiness.

O: Just a great beer. Everything comes together perfectly for an oatmeal stout. The coffee and chocolate flavors are balanced with grain and grassy hops. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 01:03:11 | More by legalpete19340
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle brought to you by Doodler. Thanks for this one. Been interested in trying some stuff from this brewery for a long time.

From a bottle into a snifter.
Vintage: 2010

APPEARANCE: A thicker black pour yields a small, medium-looking, mocha colored head with good retention. Black, opaque body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick ring and full, swirly wisp with carbonation decorating the top. A ring and splotchy wisp remain leaving some nice dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking for sure.

SMELL: Big nose off the pour. Lots of roasted coffee beans, caramel malts, roasted aromas and some nice dark baker’s chocolate. Oats are in there as well. Chocolaty and coffee goodness with a caramel touch. Aromatic and inviting.

TASTE: Just like the nose. Lots of wonderful flavor in this one. Roasted and burnt coffee begins the show with some caramel sweetness and oats up front. A nice dose of bitter, dark chocolate comes through after the swallow with roasted coffee and notes of sweet vanilla cream. Bold and persistent aftertaste of bitter coffee, dark chocolate, sweet cream and a nice caramel touch, all on top of a solid roasted base. This is really flavorful and complex. Phenomenally blended and potent taste profile. Delicious.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes somewhat sticky. Oats have done their job here, making this very creamy and silky.

OVERALL: This was just stellar! Bold and complex flavor profile with a superior balance all the way around, and a big, creamy palate to support it all. The nose was fantastic as well. One of the best, if not the best, coffee stouts on the market. I can imagine the coffee may have been a little much when fresh, but with a year on it, everything works just so well together. This really is as good as it gets. Great stuff Terrapin, and thanks for brewing it in reasonable quantities. Cheers Doodler! Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 13:19:13 | More by Jeffo
Photo of hopsaplenty


4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky velvet smooth and topped with a modest espresso colored head of tiny bubbles. The head quickly reduces to a collar. I could not see through the glass. The beer is pitch black. Black, black, black. The smell is of coffee, a hot steaming cup of dark roasted java. Underneath this coffee is a slightly sweet oatmeal aroma. The taste is of dark roasted coffee, slightly bitter, but the oatmeal smoothes and sweetens this. The label shows oatmeal cookies and I swear I can taste them. Fairly big bodied and a great creamy mouthfeel. Incredibly smooth and rounded, velvety almost. Fine carbonation. The bottle says the alcohol is 8.1%, but I never tasted even a hint. Well hidden. This is a fantastic beer and thanks to Ding for the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 13:11:08 | More by hopsaplenty
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to RustyDiamond for this extra and knocking it off my wants list!

Pours a dark brown/black color, virtually impenetrable to light except for the slightest of ruby near the edges of the glass, good size head, fades quickly with not much lacing.

Smell is mostly roasted malt, slight coffee aroma but not as strong as I expected, dark fruit presence as well, some smokiness to it.

Taste starts out with strong roasted malt and dark fruit, in the aftertaste though the coffee begins to show itself and lingers long after, a very sticky brew, carbonation is a bit much and could have been toned down a bit otherwise this is a very delicious beer.

I certainly would like to enjoy a few more of these, one of the better brews I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2008 22:11:20 | More by deltatauhobbit
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours thick and black with two fingers of tan head. Leaves a crown.

Smells strongly of roasted coffee bean with a small hint of chocolate. The malts dominated the nose.

Tastes is similar with a very malty taste with coffee and cream all around. Delicious and one of my favorite imperials period.

Mouth is thick and coating, carbon is low/med.

Drinkability, I could have this all day. Amazing brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 02:30:59 | More by sonicdescent
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Rhode Island

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From mikey711, appreciated!!!!

A- Amazing pour. Brown, damn near black, and oatmeal-cookie like head, settles to a dense 2 fingers and laces immediately. Very good pour.

S- Coffee milk. A RI specialty (and the official state drink of Rhode Island), coffee syrup and milk. This stuff is spot-on. I love it already.

T- Roasty malts, deep, dark coffee, sweet cream. A doughy, bready chaser. Rich, full, boisterous but in all the right places.

M- Great, prickly on the tongue, healthy carbonation seals the deal for this one. No off-flavors and a heapin' helping of flavors that are on point. Not nearly as weighed down as most Imp. Stouts, not too thick or syrupy.

D- The most enjoyable stout I've ever had. 'Nuff said. My mind has been blown, I haven't had a beer I enjoyed this much in a while.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 02:39:16 | More by ShogoKawada
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz into an Ommegang Tulip. 2010 Vintage.

Pours pitch black with a thin, spotty head. Looks like black coffee flowing into my glass.

Nose is huge coffee. This is exactly what a coffee beer should smell like. Not complex or nuanced, just bright, roasty coffee.

Taste is dead on. A gentle balance of sweet & roasted notes gives way to a mildly bitter finish. This is among the best tasting non-barrel aged coffee stouts I've had, worthy of being in the same discussion as names like Peche Mortel and Speedway Stout. Not that it tastes like those beers, but the quality is there.

Mouth is medium-full, carries the flavor wonderfully.

I can't get enough of this year's WnB. Terrapin did tweak the recipe this year, and while it was good before, it is great now. I'm the first to call out Terrapin when they release a train wreck (and they have had several this year), but 2010 Wake N Bake is a beer that they most definitely got right.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 19:20:40 | More by mondegreen
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New Mexico

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrapin WNB enjoyed thanks to UMNbeerhunter
2010 bottle served at cellar temp, shared into two half-pint glasses
*one of my more superlative reviews; I was simply amazed by this beer...

Appearance: Opaque black, with a small dense coffee colored head. There was little head retention and no lacing, but while the head was in tact, it was purte art.

Smell: BIG coffee dominated nose to begin with. I also picked up on some black licorice as well as an obvious oat profile, both adding a definite sweetness to the nose.

Taste: Coffee again is big, along with a mild hop bitterness, both of which seem to help balance the otherwise sweeter flavors of this beer. The roasted flavor from the malt and coffee comes out really nicely, and again the predominant flavors seem to be really well blended.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, sticky, and chewy; just what an imperial oatmeal stout ought to be.

Drinkability: Amazing beer! I had wanted to try this for such a long time, especially trying Founder's Breakfast Stout. The Terrapin WNB is a very balanced, well calculated coffee stout, which for the coffee lover, is to be fully apprecieated. I will most definitely search out future trades for more of this, and i strongly urge others who have not yet tried this, to do the same...

consumed: 2/19/10
reviewed by notes

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 19:34:21 | More by amcmaho1
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 4-pack found in the back of a beer store. Poured into generic snifter.

A- This pours a dark black with a very light head that dissipates rather quickly. The lacing contrast is really nice.

S- This just exudes chocolate, dark roasted coffees, roasted malt, chocolate malt, oatmeal and heaven. It smells wonderfully earthy.

T- Being quite the fan of Founders breakfast stout, i expected more chocolate, but received a wonderful balance of coffee and oatmeal. Contrasting most beers in this same class, this is distractingly smooth. It has much less bitterness than expected. I get hints of raisins and plum.

M- This has low to medium carbonation and an impressingly thick body for the price and style. So many other beers fail here that this stands out even more.

O- This is one of the best 'just coffee' beers that i've experienced. While it isn't in the same category as KBS or Meph Addict, it holds its own for the price, availability and body. Being outside of founder's distribution range, it is my favorite accessible coffee stout out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 18:59:44 | More by DraughtPunk
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: jet black, trace tan head, patchy lacing

S: big dark chocolate, vanilla, malt,
roasted coffee

T: dark chocolate, oats, vanilla, malt,
roasted coffee, mild boozy

M: med/heavy body, smooth/chewy mouth

O: OH MY WORD! incredible
stout and will get again, seriously
recommend this delightful assault
on your palate.


Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 22:56:03 | More by BeerLover99
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4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had to special order this from my local distributor about a month ago. I forgot i ordered and have not heard back from them. went in last week to grab a 1/6 barrel and seen the case sitting behind the counter. I asked if that was a special order and they said yes. I gave them my name and whooo hooo Wake n Bake time!.

A. overall this beer looks perfect. dark as can be and a nice mocha head that does stick around for a few.
S. Perfect! smells like it RIS with a bit more Joe added. again it does not get much better when you look outside and see snow comming down,
T. nothing better. well FBS and Old Rasputin are the first to come to mind, Wake n Bake just seems a bit smoother and perfectly carbinated. TO tell the truth this years batch of FBS was much better than last year. Last year FBS was way to carbinated (but that is a different review)..
M. again this is just perfect, coats and coats and coats. your tougue has a nice oily feel after ever sip.
O. like i first mentioned this is a beer i order every year and is one of my all time favs as it comes to stouts. IF you see a bottle of this you should get excited and grab as many as you can. I still have 2 bottles from last year and they stand up really nice to conditioning hide a few away fora summer evening treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 20:45:44 | More by buzzedup
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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow is this good! Strong coffee, dark chocolate and roasted aromas. Dark brown head that's gone in 15 seconds.. Black, black, black. The taste matched the aroma perfectly. This is one of th ebest Imp Stouts I've ever had. Coudln't really taste the alcohol. As this warmed up, it got even better. I'd be interested to see how this ages.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 14:11:30 | More by doubleipa
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,760 ratings.