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

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

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Kickbacks. Big stout aroma. A sipper: with wine character, fruitiness, and coconut. The coconut throws me off a bit, though others like it. Black, little head, this one was aged a while.
Decent mouthfeel. I have to have this in the winter in front of a fireplace. As a cask, would throw off the carbonation and be easier and smoother to go down.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 03:54:56 | More by Sammy
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another review from notes. On tap at Smokin' Joe's in Pittsboak doesn; really come out urgh. Poured in a standard pint glass...

A - Presented a

S - Hmmm. The oak doesn't really come out like I hoped it would. Strong roasted coffee and milk chocolate come out. Some light licorice and roasted malts come out. A bit of molasses in there too

T - Coffee really stands out off the bat along with some nice semi-sweet chocolate. Molasses and sweet vanilla also comes out. The oak is quite light and unpronounced overall.

M - Medium bodied beer with a smooth, creamy feel to it. Carbonation was moderate.

O - I was hoping for more from this one and it didn't really measure up. I really preferred the regular version to this one. Not too bad of an offering though.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 00:53:48 | More by KAP1356
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HotHands

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a World of Beer in Florida. Arrived in a snifter.

A - jet black with a nice tan head.

S - coffee and chocolate predominate, with a bit of vanilla and oakiness.

T - Coffee is the predominant flavor here, with a good amount of oak and chocolate as well. The oak lends a vanilla note. The sweetness and bitterness are well balanced and the whole thing works together.

M - properly carbonated, body is as I expect for an imperial stout.

Overall - A very nice imperial stout, not too heavy, balanced. The oak adds a bit of flavor, which is nice. If you're in the mood for a coffee-forward imperial stout, check out this one or its non-aged original version.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 06:16:31 | More by HotHands
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a sniftner, this brew pours as dark as any stout with an impressively dark head. The only lacking element is the lacing, which is way to lacking.

S: The aroma is a tuned down version of WnB. Less notes of coffee that I love in the original keeps the score down. The bitter chocolate notes are still evident and yummy.

T: The flavor is toned down by the oaked aging. The flavor is comparable to a smooth bitter chocolate. Notes of espresso blend together to make a great brew.

MF: the mouthfeel is delightfully creamy and super smooth.

Overall, what a great brew, it is ashame that the oaked aging took away more flavor than it added, but I did enjoy this excellent brew!

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 21:11:02 | More by TKEbeerman
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devinoconnor

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Although there's only 35 reviews to date, I was still very surprised to see the high rating for this Terrappin stout. I enjoy stouts quite a lot, but this one just wasn't for me.

Poured a dark brown color.

Smell was the only thing I enjoyed. Rich espresso, chocolate undertones. Hint of oatmeal as well.

Nose was ok. But then a strong citrus, sour taste came in. Almost like someone poured a bottle of chardonnay into the stout. Tough to handle.

The sours ruined the experience for me. Aftertaste was awful. Tough to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2011 18:04:15 | More by devinoconnor
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It has the color of used motor oil. Dark black. Head is tan with mild retention and decent lacing around the glass.

S: Tons of malt, milk chocolate, and of course bold coffee notes. Slight hints of vanilla and oak at the end.

T: Coaco beans, chocolate and black patent malts are prominent. Beautiful French roast or Kona coffee flavors. Leather and oak on the finish. This beer would go very well with a bold cigar. Opus X Petit Corona?

M: It's full and velvety body weighs slightly on the palate. However, it's not chalky or over bearing.

D: This is a great winter sipping beer. Tasty and full bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2011 05:08:18 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Landfill21

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this in Destin FL. at the Mellow Mushroom. Had it on tap in a 22oz bomber. Pours into a nice dark color. Has a nice creamy head that leaves a nice Has a very smooth mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Excellent beer, with I could try more terrapin but they don't sell them in Ohio.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2010 03:05:03 | More by Landfill21
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark as night with thick head leaving mild lace.

S - coffee chocolate and malt, well grounded.

T - sweet coffee, mild chocolate. Almost oatmeal stout like, but with coffee.

M - very thick but only a mild tingle on front sides of tongue.

D - very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2010 01:16:13 | More by biglite351
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is black and forms a thin head of brown bubbles that falls away leaving some but not much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is mostly coffee, overall light, with some maltiness and some vanilla. That's about it, perhaps an indicator of chocolate.

Beer is smooth and thick in the body. Coats the inside of my mouth. Nice coffee flavors, a little burnt a little ash, midpalate is like chocolate. Some vanilla flavors, perhaps from the wood, but I wouldn't have guessed this was some oak aged beer from the flavors. Drinkability and mouthfeel are both good.

Not much difference between the regular and the oak aged ultimately. I made a point of asking the brewer if he was sure that this variant was the oak aged one, he was sure. Oh well, still a good beer even if I can't pick out the oak character. I wish I could have tried the two side by side to do the direct comparison.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2010 17:34:12 | More by drabmuh
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Lerxst

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kickbacks

A-Pours black with a one finger mocha colored head that has decent retention and leaves a bit of lacing.

S-Coffee hits right off as you would expect. Some roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. No oak notes as I would have expected.

T-Strong dark coffee leads and stays throughout. A bit of chocolate surfaces. Oats are there lingering in the back along with a touch of vanilla.

M-Medium body, smooth and a bit creamy with the carb on the low side. Coats the palate well. My favorite part of the beer.

D-Huge coffee taste and nose make this a sipper and more than one in a sitting is unlikely for me.

Overall, I was a bit disappointed. This is by no means a bad beer, but there is very little difference between this and the regular Wake 'n Bake.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2010 16:55:49 | More by Lerxst
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evan007

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark choclate brown to tan head
S- coffee strong chocolate and vanilla
t- starts off with a nice heavy coffee taste then smoothly transfer into a mix of choclate ,vanilla and a hint of oak
m- full bodied
d- at 8% I can drink it all night bc u can't taste the alcohol. Which means I'll c u on the floor friends!

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2010 22:45:09 | More by evan007
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kfsv034

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this ontap at Vine and Barley in Port St Lucie for a special terrapin release party

A - dark black with a milky tan head that laces nicely the whole way down

S - esspreso, vanilla, chocolate and faint woody smell

T - follows the noise but the wood is more previlent very nice vanilla chocolate and coffee notes

M - medium bodied

D - very nice at 8% the alcohol is not present at all could drink this all night, infact I intend to!

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2010 22:21:23 | More by kfsv034
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gford217

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a couple times, most recently at Taco Mac Prado.

Pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head that clings to the sides of the glass and remains a small cap for a while.

The aroma is so rich and complex with an initial roasted coffee aroma with toasted black malts and chocolate. There is a light oaky spiciness in the nose that sets this apart from the base beer.

The taste is still dominated by the base beer with coffee and deeply roasted malts anchoring the beer. The finish is a good bit drier than the original with a spiciness lingering from the oak.

The mouthfeel is extremely creamy and medium bodied though a tad lighter than the original.

I'm a sucker for Wake N Bake in general and this one is no exception. It's not quite the religious experience that Substance Abuse is, but it's still a solid treatment of a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2010 02:28:33 | More by gford217
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stawn

California

4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
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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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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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nickfl

Florida

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small, tan head on top of an opaque, black body. The tiny head settles quickly and leaves little lace, but this may be more the fault of the glass than the beer.

S - Lots of nutty caramel in the nose with vanilla and some chocolate. Light coffee and some toffee as well.

T - Smooth chocolate malt flavors up front with some warming alcohol. Nutty caramel in the middle that blends well with the vanilla from the oak. Finishes with a lot of chocolate and smooth alcoholic warmth that compliments the wood.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Nice and smooth with a complex array of dark malt character that gets along quite well with the wood. The oak character itself is relatively mild, mostly vanilla with a hint of toasted oak. It subtly alters the chocolate and caramel flavors, but either the oak or the length of aging seems to have obscured much of the coffee character that is normally present in the base beer. It seems that some of the complexity of the original beer has been sacrificed in exchange for the depth of the oak. This is a nice, complex oak aged stout, though I am not sure it is really an improvement over standard Wake and Bake.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2010 07:45:01 | More by nickfl
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
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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CampusCrew

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served at Tyler's Tap Room in Apex, NC

Whao! This arrived at the table in a standard pint glass boasting a modest head. The head quickly dissipated to a ring. No lacing to speak of. And then the sniff - it was like straight up coffee!

The first pull was interesting. I took a nice long pull and let it wash around for a second. Again, Whoa! This is the first time I have experienced a 'coffee' beer that seemed to me to be more coffee than beer. It was just short of carbonated espresso. If you let it settle out on your tongue, you can pull out some lighter hits of malt in there, but this one is definitely about the coffee.

One thing that I found slightly distracting was a slickness in the mouthfeel. I don't know where it came from but it was clearly present. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it seemed a little out of place somehow.

If you like coffee, this one is for you. It was a bit much for me, but my wife had one too and she absolutely raved about it. Extreme brewing? I don't know, but this one is a coffee lover's dream.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2010 14:05:41 | More by SIRIUS2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA - 03.09.2010

A: Pours a very, very dark brown with a nice beige head.

S: Loads of roasted malt dominated by an extreme chocolate presence alongside some nice oat, oak, and coffee notes.

T: Loads of chocolate and coffee, alongside a nice roasted oat tenderness. Beautifully mixed with the oakiness of this version of the beer. The regular version is quite nice, but the oak has taken it to an entirely new level. A bit sweet, and a bit dry from the oak.

M: Medium bodied and slightly dry from the oak. No detectable alcohol presence.

D: Very, very nice. Highly drinkable, especially with the complexities that the oak brings out. Overall, very smooth and delicious. Very glad that this was still on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2010 02:06:33 | More by Thorpe429
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Library in Pittsburgh's south side.

A: The stout is pitch black, looking just like the normal WnB. A small head, less than quarter a finger, quickly whittled down to a thin band.

S: The nose is more WnB than oak with an excess of smooth coffee lingering around. Oak does make an appearance towards the end, adding a vanilla (non-bourbon, mind you) aroma that matches nicely with the coffee.

T: Delicious. The WnB is powerful, my first time on tap. Coffee and oatmeal provide a one-two punch of coffee and lactic smoothness. Roasted malt flavors, dark with chocolate and more coffee, are a fertile field for the oatmeal and coffee. Oak aging, seems like chips, adds vanilla and wooden strength. This may be as close to Substance Abuse as I'll ever get, and I am content.

M: The mouthfeel has plenty of smooth coffee, sweet lactose and oatmeal and wooden vanilla beans. I am in love with the beer.

D: More, please. Who ever thought that WnB could be improved upon? I sure never did but I'm glad I'm wrong.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2010 03:05:46 | More by akorsak
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everetends

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Taco Mac Decatur. I believe the pitcher was 21 bucks and some change. Always wanted to try this, but never had the chance . . . until now. Served up in standard pint glasses.

A: Pours the deep black that you expect from the regular version of Wake and Bake. Have a thin, but rich mocha colored head resting on top. The body is oily and inky. Nice shine to it. You are not seeing through this puppy at all. The little amount of head you get, lasts throughout the experience. Little streaks of lace scatter on the glass.

S: You know, its not much different from the original. Lots of coffee and espresso. Rich and dark chocolate malts coming out along with a good deal of oatmeal. The biggest difference in the two is probably the light line of vanilla that comes through the nose here a bit. Otherwise, I'd say this is damn close to the original.

T: Yet again, other than a vanilla presence, this is damned near the same as the original. The biggest difference I can tell, is the bite is smoothed out a bit. Wake and Bake has a touch of bitterness to it with some alcohol bite to it fresh, but this one has a level of smoothness to it (probably from ageing I imagine). Vanilla is light but not drastically changing anything in here.

M: Same goodness. Alcohol burn may be tamed a bit but its still that big ass, full bodied, heavy beer you know and love. Chewy and lasting. Aftertastes of coffee and malt.

D: Just as good as the original because its not that far off. This one is a bit smoother than the original, but that is about all the difference. The ageing doesn't really change the beer that much. Still its just as good and why the marks are exactly the same as the original. I need to side by side these beers to fully understand the differences, but I couldn't tell much of any changes. Still tasty and worth the experience. Will have again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2010 00:27:57 | More by everetends
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Freethyhops

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from notes earlier at the local beer bar, The Nook. paste and copied OG wake n' bake bottle review. THE OG VERSION IN THE BOTTLE AND OAKED AGED WERE QUITE SIMILAR...SO ON TAP REVIEW CHANGES IN ALL CAPS

A- pours pitch black. a vigorous pour produced a huge amount of head. I had to stop pouring so it wouldn't pour over the top. fairly heavy lacing.

NO DETECTABLE DIFFERENCE ON TAP

S- huge roasted character dominates the nose. sweet malts and the oats come through and smell like freshly cooked oatmeal. maybe a little cocoa in the backround.

VERY LITTLE DIFFERENCE, OAK AGING HASN'T HAD MUCH AFFECT IN THIS DEPT. MAYBE A BIT MORE SUBTLE IF ANYTHING BUT STILL PLENTY PUNGENT

T- pure espresso goodness. a perfect amount of chocolate and roasted flavors mix together in a way that put starbucks to shame. it's super creamy too. maybe due to the oats? despite the large amount of coffee used this beer doesn't have the bitterness or most coffee stouts. it stays on the sweet side which really adds to the beer.

NOT OBVIOUS AT FIRST BUT SUBTLE OAKEY/VANILLA NOTES MIXED IN MID TASTING AND LASTED THROUGH THE FINISH AND ADD A BIT OF COMPLEXITY MISSING IN THE OG BOTTLE VERSION. ME LIKEY.

M/D- super thick and creamy. surprisingly so considering its only 8.1%. it's not nearly as carbonated as I thought it would be after the huge head it produced. it stays silky and helps it go down smoother.

STILL CREAMY AND FULL BODIED. NEAR THE SAME BUT WOULD HAVE MORE IN A SITTING SINCE I DON'T KNOW WHEN I'D HAVE THE CHANCE TO TRY IT AGAIN. WENT DOWN LIKE A DREAM. I WOULDN'T GO TO FAR OUT OF MY WAY TO TRY THIS VERSION AGAIN BUT I WOULD MOST DEFINITELY ORDER A PINT IF I SAW IT POURING AGAIN

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2010 01:49:36 | More by Freethyhops
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Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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