Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Another goody that Raul got as an extra in a trade - shout out to the beer gods.
After drain pouring the swill that is Peruvian Morning, Raul needed a pick me up. And like a hot and fresh shower after waking up next to a hog that you pulled the night before, this thang perked up Raul's senses and he was feeling good again.
Subtle coffee and oatmeal textures all around, but perfectly so. So like hoping out of the shower and telling the pig to take a hike, this thang was a necessary wonder.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2013 00:48:39 | More by RaulMondesi
4.09/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle with the Terrapin turtle in a chef outfit with a spatula and a frosty glass of beer in his hands. In front of him is a pan of fresh baked cookies and a steaming pot of coffee. To the far left is a description of the beer and to the right is the Government warning and a vintage year. This bottle is from 2012. This Georgia beer was poured into a Peg's Cantina snifter.
This coffee beer poured a straight up roasted coffee black color. It was one of those solid black colors where light had problems shining through it. I held it up to the light and all I saw was a reflection of myself. You can even hold a flashlight to this beer and the light will bounce back into the bulb. Impressive color! This would have been a top notch appearance if the head of foam was better. Up rose from this black brew a skim of mocha colored foam. It was around the 1/4 of an inch mark. When the beer realized that coffee doesn't have a head of foam, it disappeared in a blink of an eye. It only managed to leave behind a almost invisible string of tiny rings.
Saying this beer smells like coffee would be an understatement. It didn't smell like roasted coffee beans. It smelled like roasted coffee grounds. Behind the thick coffee ground wall was a touch of dark chocolate, a decent amount of roasted malt, a drop of molasses, and a subtle whiff of vanilla at the finish line. I certainly got the coffee portion of this coffee oatmeal Imperial Stout. I didn't get so much oatmeal in the aroma, but it was still a very good coffee based aroma. My nose had no problems with this beer.
Not only did it look like coffee, smell like coffee, but it also tasted like coffee. This beer sure loved the coffee grounds. Fresh coffee grounds. At least it didn't taste like coffee grounds that have been sitting in the coffee machine for a week. Stuck inside the coffee grounds was the roasted malt, dark chocolate, a dash of oats, a drop of molasses, and even a pinch of vanilla at the end. There's no denying this beer's love for the fresh coffee grounds.
This was a medium to full bodied coffee imperial stout with a nice level of carbonation and an aftertaste that was coffee ground based. That's not shocking considering the smell and taste. This coffee ground aftertaste also contained dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a little drop of molasses. This coffee based aftertaste didn't stick around. It left in a hurry like the head of foam.
Looked like coffee, smelled like coffee, tasted like coffee, but guess what? It's not a coffee! I've had coffee beers that tasted like coffee beans instead of this beer's love for the coffee grounds. There's nothing wrong with that if it does it well. The coffee grounds work well with this beer. Would I drink this again? I have and I will do it again.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2013 00:26:59 | More by AltBock
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,996 ratings.