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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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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,978 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,978
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 664
Gots: 461 | FT: 37
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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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-20-2013 03:48:33 | More by thampel09
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AltBock

Ohio

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
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bcuz7

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-19-2013 21:12:12 | More by bcuz7
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-19-2013 20:45:49 | More by Grfilwett
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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mverity

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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carlosega

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2013 20:36:07 | More by carlosega
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

05-16-2013 19:59:50 | More by michaeljstraub
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2013 02:52:25 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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bconsidine

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2013 17:26:08 | More by bconsidine
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TheBronze

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-13-2013 15:54:41 | More by TheBronze
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2013 20:58:23 | More by Lorianneb
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hopsputin

California

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: dark black, lets just the smallest amount of light through. dark tan 2 finger head that fades quick

s: its 2013, i'm drinking the 2012 vintage. pungent coffee beans punch you in the face...almost like spicy. dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a milky sweetness

t: i think the age may have mellowed out the coffee a bit (i've never had a fresh one). still...wow thats smooth! roasted coffee beans mixed with dark chocolate and oat. sweet dark berries, and a nice creaminess, probably due to the oats. there is a slight bitterness, but i can't tell if it comes from the roasted bean flavor or any kind of hop presence. there is a slight bit of coconut on the backend. you don't taste any alcohol, but you feel a slight tingle in the mouth

m: on the lighter side of full. it coats your mouth and hangs around for a while

o: keep in mind that this is a year old bottle. still a nice coffee stout (i do love coffee stouts). i want to get my hands on a fresher bottle, because i want to see if it makes a difference in the intensity of coffee flavor. its still really smooth, but i'd take FBS over this if it was between the two

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 05:37:46 | More by hopsputin
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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cornpone

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-11-2013 21:24:45 | More by cornpone
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-11-2013 15:21:48 | More by mikeburd1128
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-10-2013 11:34:33 | More by Zimm
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JamesGWittel

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-08-2013 20:20:09 | More by caguiar
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.