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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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Reviews: 45
Hads: 107
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 76
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Stigs on 01-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 45 | Hads: 107
Photo of uvachief
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pour. Depp dark chocolate brown with a full 2 fingers of head from an aggressive pour. Lingered with lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Tastes like it smells but too thin in the mouth for my liking. Nice stout but lots of others out there better. Finished clean and crisp. Very drinkable. Abv isn't noticeable.

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Photo of Papi
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't give many perfect fives, but this beer is my favorite. Must be why I have a basement full! Dark oil colored coffee oatmeal goodness! The only thing that tops this beer is its variants.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of spliffbunker
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, first time have this wonderful stout from Terrapin and what a cool fun coffee stout it is.

Pours very dark which appears thick, somewhat like oil or old gas station coffee. Had to splash the last bit to get some head. Head was carmel in color with darkened highlights on the top sprinkled about and measured about one and half fingers.

Overwhelming coffee aroma like espresso or dark chocolate.

Obvious stout with strong dark malt but then a bit more complex with lots of coffee and cocoa notes. If you go deeper you can taste oatmeal and oak

Drinks smooth, full body, high alcohol seems hidden but similar to your morning joe one or two should do.

After taste is a bit noticeable, think red wine or pipe smoke. With a big boy stout I expect that comes with the Terrapitory.

Great beer and I look forward to having again

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Photo of MeanGene
4.95/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of 57md
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with more than a finger of tan head. The head dissipates rather quickly, but there is modest lacing present as the beer goes down.

Hints of coffee in the nose are pleasant. Roasted malt is present in the flavor profile, but I am not really getting any coffee. Also, the roasted malt lacks the burnt bite of a top flight double stout. The semi-bitter, chocolatey finish is a fine capstone to a fine effort.

Good, but not a top tier double stout.

Update: Sampled this a second time in February 2013 at a local Terrapin tasting. This time, there was much more coffee in the flavor profile. When I spoke with the Terrapin rep, he mentioned that this is the kind of offering that needs to be consumed almost as soon as it is bottled because the coffee flavor erodes quickly with age.

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Photo of KAP1356
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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Photo of HotHands
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of rel
3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this out of a bottle.

Engine oil. Pitch black. Looks like an espresso. New and exciting look for a beer.

It smells a coffee ice cream. Hints of dark rum. Maybe the look makes me think it also smells like engine oil on the backend.

The taste was a little disappointing compared to the excitement of the smell. A whole lot bitter, roasted malts, which I liked.

For mouthfeel I gave this a low score. The residual taste is pure alcohol fume. Like gasoline.

It's a good beer, maybe not my style. Enjoyable once in a blue moon (I hate Blue Moon).

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Photo of TKEbeerman
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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!

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Photo of devinoconnor
2.62/5  rDev -38.1%
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.

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Photo of klkatz
3.39/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

As advertised this is strong, coffee-flavored brew.

The pour is excellent. Coffee black with a tan head which seems to slowly rise well after the pour.

Smells of coffee, malt and slight chocoloate. Tastes like strong coffee, kind of a smokey/burnt hint in there. Malty flavor.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Thick black coffee sits with you... like the consistency of office coffee left overnight.

Drinkability is ok/average. I'm good for one before bed. Maybe I should try one in the morning.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage shared with Thirstybird. Pours one shade shy of black with a thin skim and a tight band. Nose expresses coffee grounds, a trace of espresso and a sweet quality - perhaps lactose. Taste reveals molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, brewer's licorice and a faint metallic quality. Coffee grounds flavor lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an oily/creamy texture and a carbonation level falling just short of crisp. A solid oatmeal stout, with a well-hidden abv; however, coffee grounds get a little trying over the course of the tasting.

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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Landfill21
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of biglite351
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Fathead's drinkin fresh.

A-pours a jet black opaque liquid, motor oil style, with a dark tan colored head that is dense and creamy leaving a pretty solid lacing all over the glass.

S-the nose is big and quite nice, lots of milk chocolate and vanilla up front, notes of oak, faint roasted coffee, anise with some malty sweetness in the back with notes of fusel alcohol.

T-rich milk chocolate and vanilla, lots of tasty roasted coffee, faint hints of oak and a light coffee bitterness at the finish.

M-huge full body and very smooth and creamy. soft with just enough carbonation to hold up the back end but allow it to slide down the back of the throat.

D-extremely tasty with tons of coffee flavors but some other things going on as well. great texture from the oatmeal.

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Photo of koopa
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler received in a trade with Stigs thanks!

Appearance: Pours a dark deep mahogany with a nice 2 finger mocha crown that shows moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Very nice bouquet featuring smooth coffee and sweet oak over chocolate malt.

Taste: Same as nose. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: A bit rich and a touch undercarbonated.

Drinkability: Decent considering the mouthfeel.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this 12 ounce handbottle.

The beer pours dark brown to black with very small brown bubbles. There is no head. The aroma is oak, roasted malt, cayenne pepper and chocolate. The flavor is very heavy on the oak with a ton of chocolate, vanilla and some coffee. Thin-medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. I wish the beer was a little thicker, but other than that, the beer is very good.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  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.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of mikey711
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Todes for hooking me up with the growler

A: Pitch black and lightly carbonated. Minimal head an no real lacing but i see very few beers as dark as this one.

S: Very prevalent espresso aroma much more rounded out than the regular version. Loads of chocolate and then a faint hint of vanilla

T: The Vanilla is much more prevalent in the taste than in the nose. Plenty of chocolate and the coffee.espresso is rich and bold. The oak aspect again really smooths this one over.

M: A bit of roughness is detectable but for the most part it is nice and creamy. It is super thick to almost like molasses.

D: Very solid. I really enjoyed puttin this one back in the afternoon and would love to try it again.

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Photo of Lerxst
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of evan007
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

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Photo of kfsv034
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

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