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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

2,977 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,977
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 665
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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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2013 15:45:39 | More by hellhammermario
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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

05-08-2013 21:24:31 | More by Prospero
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zhanson88

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Wake 'n Bake pours out close to pitch black and is opaque in the glass. A dark mocha head forms, which has pretty nice retention. Lacing is good as well.

Smell: Lots of roasted malt and coffee come out first on the nose. I get more slightly sweet chocolate than I was anticipating, as well as a light dose of floral hops that really rounds this beer out well. On the nose I definitely prefer this beer over FBS.

Taste: Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate all come out in great waves. The sweetness of the chocolate really balances out the bitterness of the coffee nicely. I definitely get some hops on the back end that again adds to the balance.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is right on medium bodied, and drinks extremely smoothly due to just about perfect carbonation levels. It is a bit light for my taste. I find this beer very drinkable. Very nice flavors. Overall I probably like it just a bit better than FBS, actually.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 23:07:48 | More by zhanson88
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brentblack1

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-02-2012 14:17:48 | More by brentblack1
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pitch black in color, capped by a full inch of thick creamy light brown head. Lacing comes in a wall of foam that clings to the glass.

S: I have had many coffee stouts, but the nose on most of those can hardly compare to the coffee in this beer's bouquet. Hazelnut, dark roast coffee, and a slight chinook hop bittern twinge. However, I am a bit disappointed at the lack of other characteristic flavors of my favorite imperial stouts...the chocolate, roasted malts, the caramel.

T: The coffee taste again manifests itself in an impressive way. There is nothing artificial about this coffee flavor. Again, there is a piney hop undertone that serves to balance out the beer. I just can't get too excited about it as there isn't a lot of depth to the flavor.

M/D: Sticky and a bit creamy, the carbonation is more potent than expected, but it somehow manages to work. I am enjoying this beer, but there is something missing that keeps me from getting too attached to it. I would drink it again, but not sure that I would see it out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2010 17:53:10 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 03:09:50 | More by twowheelssoar
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

02-13-2013 13:35:11 | More by Envelopes
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-22-2013 02:10:36 | More by BeastLU
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this on a send from kwakwhore a few months ago Monster 2007 beer tour on label nothing printed on best by date. 12oz brown bottle poured into a large Delirium snifter.Opaque,black with a slight brown cast,a fluffy deep tan head with fair retention and somewhat sudsy.A staying creamy layer remains with a thick foam collar sliding down the glass

Has booziness in the aroma with dark chocolate and freshly brewed coffee with oatmeal grit,chocolate aromas are predominate.Some dark fruit comes through later mostly of fig and prune.

A suprizing light fizzy mouthfeel at the start with a deep rich roastyness and layers of chocolate,nutty with a complex maltiness.Good balance with a nice sharp tangy hop bite,a powdery oatmeal feel with an earthy grittyness. Chocolaty throughout leaving a dusty chocolate coating the palate.
Can't belive how light the mouthfeel is, it almost floats away.Would love to try a fresher version athough i would'nt turn down another 07'.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 03:15:05 | More by jcdiflorio
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

04-02-2013 03:07:50 | More by SkiBum22
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks both to CaptinRedBeard and SlickMcCricket for sending bottles of this fine brew.

Pours nearly black, producing a finger of light brown head. This fades slowly to some lacing.

Coffee is clearly the dominant smell here, with some nice roasty malt and chocolate notes playing second fiddle.

As with the smell, coffee defines the flavor, with everything else playing around it. I also pick up toasted grain, a bit of smokiness, and some oatmeal character.

Full and creamy on the tongue, the mouthfeel is quite pleasant.

Excellent flavor and well hidden alcohol come together quite nicely. Drinkability is just about as good as it gets here.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:34:19 | More by Pellinore1
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beachbum1975

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Kkipple was kind enough to throw one of these in during a recent trade. Thanks, much!

12 ounce bottle - 2008 vintage. 365th reviewer of this beer - cool!

Pours like a stout should. Dark brown edges on this thick black colored beast. The dark brown, creamy head surprised me, as well! Minimal lacing being served at the perfect temp.

Rich, heavily roasted coffee, oatmeal and light smoke on the nose.

Big coffee taste followed by dark chocolate, chocolate malts and thick, creamy oatmeal all in the first gulp. Aftertaste of very light, but present hops. The slightest bitter kick in the mix, as well.

Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit too "wet" for me, but none the less, this is a quality beer.

Thanks again!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 00:16:14 | More by beachbum1975
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-04-2013 03:20:14 | More by Kevincredible
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krl2112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

02-17-2013 03:12:13 | More by krl2112
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2012 16:22:14 | More by bootdown21
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A dark, smoky stout. Lots of head, and nice head retention.

S - lots of coffee and alcohol. Wow, strong. Chocolate flavors prevalent too.

T - Coffee overwhelms. Deep roasted malts, kind of sweet. Very good beer.

M - Low carbonation, but smooth throughout.

D - It's good, but too strong to have another. However, nice aftertaste. But it will drop you if you are not careful and have more than one!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 04:04:48 | More by BeerDawgs
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Devi0us

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2012 09:36:36 | More by Devi0us
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Shilt

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-27-2011 21:27:34 | More by Shilt
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kmanjohnson

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2014 20:15:36 | More by kmanjohnson
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks are due to EgadBananas for providing this bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a thin, dark tan head. The beer is completely opaque. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a wispy cap atop the beer. Coffee is very forward in the nose. There are also well pronounced aromas of dark roasted barley malt, chocolate, and oats. There's a mild sweetness in the smell and the ABV is well-hidden by all the aromas. The taste follows the nose. The coffee flavor is very forward in the taste. The coffee notes marry well with the dark roasted barley malts, oats, dark chocolate, and molasses. For an 8.1% ABV beer, I can't taste the alcohol at all until it starts to warm up. The flavors are well balanced. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and creamy. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer. This coffee stout works well as a breakfast drink or as an afternoon beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 15:35:49 | More by acevenom
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beergod1

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an extremely dark coffee brown color. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Thin tan head melts away to edges. Lacing is a very fine foam. Mouth feel is smooth, but medium to light bodied for a Stout. Taste is mostly nice smooth coffee and a touch of chocolate, some dark fruit in the finish. Finishes bitter and with some alcohol burn. I liked this, although I felt it lacked some complexity. Maybe aging would improve a bit. But still a very nice Stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:32:03 | More by beergod1
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-03-2013 17:39:41 | More by tmars13
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2013 17:10:07 | More by LarryMyers
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip:

A: Huge tan head with great retention and tons of lacing. Black and more black, completely opaque even when held up to the light.

S: Roasted coffee predominates followed by some chocolate covered raisins and pumpernickel bread. Absolutely luscious.

T: The coffee is more muted in the flavor (still really prevelant though), which allows the other aspects of the malt to shine through. Bitter chocolate, toasty dark bread, and raisins dance in my mouth. I am really loving this beer, and it even finishes dry. At 8.1% the alcohol is very well masked.

M: Every aspect seems to be complete. The mouthfeel is just as excellent as all of the other components, full bodied and medium carbonation.

D: It is exceptionally drinkable for a coffee flavored imperial stout. If I see this one on the shelf again I will be sure to scoop up another 4 pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 02:03:50 | More by Neffbeer
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-01-2014 23:57:49 | More by BostonPhilly
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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