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Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 59
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stigs on 01-03-2010)
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ltdantheman

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-10-2012 04:35:32 | More by ltdantheman
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 19:30:20 | More by SalukiAlum
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-18-2011 16:47:14 | More by mgbickel
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-07-2011 21:25:57 | More by jriggins6
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MeanGene

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm going to mark out over this beer right now...

Pours a jet black with the most majestic, dark brown head I've ever seen on a beer.

Smells like coffee with a fair amount of roasted malts

Tastes like dark coffee/espresso but the chocolate and alcohol actually cool it off a little. What I love the most about this beer is that it's not your run-in-the-middle thin, watery stout. It's full bodied and puts the hammer down all day, every day.

Mouthfeel is substantial....if you finish a four pack, you'll be in the wheel barrow. Its a beer better shared with friends. But, hey, if you wanna have two....this is America and you're welcome to do what you goddam please.

Overall, I'd categorize this as an "imperative stout", Any of my friends who have made it past the "Guinness is too dark" stage have earned themselves a shot at this big boy. Especially coffee drinkers...I doubt they thought this kind of flavor could be captured in a beer.

On draft, out of the bottle, or out of a glass shaped like a boot your homeboy has at his apartment, take this beer, tuck it away, and cherish it. It's truly another marvel of the American craft beer industry.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 05:20:54 | More by MeanGene
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stawn

California

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at House of Beer, Orlando, FL on 4.27.10

A - Pitch black, with a small ring of tan lacing.

S - MASSIVE fresh coffee/espresso. Slight roasty aroma peeks through.

T/M - Mouthfeel is full bodied and silky with a good amount of oak. Pretty sure this is from oak chips and not from a barrel. Appropriate mild carbonation. Absolutely amazing!

Delicious!!

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2010 23:36:21 | More by stawn
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mhagler


4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-08-2012 15:52:27 | More by mhagler
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-02-2014 01:55:04 | More by DasBoot2112
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-19-2013 11:52:51 | More by grahamboudreaux
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-23-2014 18:38:48 | More by PaulsBrew
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ScottyBonzai

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-09-2013 22:45:49 | More by ScottyBonzai
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-23-2014 18:35:28 | More by JohnathanColeman
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep warm opaque sable with a good fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma is rich, woody, smoky and malty with hints of chocolate and coffee. Rich flavor is mainly of quality roast coffee with a firm hint of chocolate. Texture is fairly thick, smooth, edgy and fizzy, leaving a cola-like fizz and a smoky, slightly sweet finish. Strongly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2010 00:22:32 | More by Cyberkedi
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Similar to regular Wake N Bake but a bit more rounded on the flavors. I'm sure the oak is to thank for that and for a slight touch of vanilla. Another layer of complexity added to an already amazing beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2010 05:29:46 | More by KickbacksSteve
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the Lost Kangaroo in Bradenton.

A – It is quite dark, but with the deepest brown hue and not black, and it has a mocha-froth head and rings of lace.

S – Whoa. It smells like the greatest espresso you'll ever have is currently being brewed and you are in the very immediate vicinity. Not Starbucks! More like Italian Espresso, in Italy. The taste is more like coffee, but the smell is all espresso. I guess, technically, you can smell beer, but the espresso aromatics are so sublime that it is hard to focus on anything else.

T – This is near or at the top of the coffee stouts, for me. It tastes like the best coffee I could ever imagine, sugar, no cream. Just phenomenal. The oak doesn't show up in a specifically woody impartation, instead it mellowed and fused the coffee and grain; this must've been some premium coffee on its own.

M – Quite viscous. One thing about coffee stouts, is it seems that many of them have a fairly impotent body; not so, here. This is full and robust.

D – It's been a pleasure and an honor. It's a shame, T.O.A.W.N.B.C.O.I.S., I barely knew ye...

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2010 03:58:41 | More by ktrillionaire
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh boy, this is how we finish up a night. I am not even going to go into how this one landed in my hands, but I got to tell you I had been waiting a long time. Served chilled, into multiple pint glasses, this is how we ended the night on 03/08/2010.

The pour was perfect, picture perfect as it comes out dark as night and with a huge three finger head of the darkest chocolate colored brown you can imagine. Just superbly put together and really a fantastic example of the style. Lacing was sticky, dripping down the length of the glass and coating everything it touched, even after letting it sit, it would not let up, not for a second. Aroma could knock you out as the huge coffee notes just fill the air. Enormous aroma, decadent and sweet coffee and dark chocolate notes are overlaid on a rich vanilla and oak that come from the barrel. The two blend seamlessly and at first it reminds me so much of the original that I was taken for a moment, but then it all came together and the nice touch of bourbon and oak now coming through and I melt into the chair. Such a full flavor and feel, you could almost chew this one as the coffee grits between your teeth and leather and bourbon dance around the tongue. Warming brings on a vanilla and chocolate sweetness that really seems to pull the whole thing together, drowning the abv in coffee infused heaven. Each sip more filling then the one before and the nice long finish giving me amber time to appreciate it for what it is. Sublime.

Overall one of the best, biggest feeling stouts I have had in a long time. The oak aging really plays tricks with the mind here as it seems it was an coffee oak barrel at times as it retains much of its character through it all. Simply perfect way to end your night, I would love to do this again.

Serving type: growler

03-10-2010 01:56:07 | More by mikesgroove
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-14-2012 21:46:04 | More by Keith_R
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2011 00:21:37 | More by freduardo
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2011 12:13:43 | More by Bilco
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jdcooper843


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-04-2013 22:26:21 | More by jdcooper843
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ahippityhoppA

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-31-2012 20:39:14 | More by ahippityhoppA
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: loaded head and creamy froth.
deep dark black, pure ebony

smell: decent lacing and head rentention. smelled liek black coffee and it dominated the aroma. did not detect oak or wood.

taste: some vanilla from the oak, rich and strong coffee roasted flavors but had a smooth rich taste

mouthfeel: good carbonation and medium to full bodied

drinkability: Unsure if i liek this better than the original. need a side by side. great imperial stout decent complexity. Another great one from Terrapin

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2010 14:30:49 | More by CampusCrew
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Laurenessa

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-09-2012 20:21:51 | More by Laurenessa
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria.

I'm not the biggest fan of regular wake and bake, but wow this was great. Pours a viscous, opaque dark chocolate brown with an initially large tan head. Not much retention on the head but thick sheets of lacing. Aroma is very vanilla and bourbon forward with traces of the base beer. Flavor is much more interesting with a much fuller, softer body than the regular wake and a smooth balance of the bourbon, oak and vanilla flavors with the original coffe and chocolate flavors. Extremely drinkable and smooth, this is a great example of oak aging enhancing a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 17:19:49 | More by yourefragile
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Weekiwachee

Antarctica

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-09-2014 03:10:44 | More by Weekiwachee
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Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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