Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
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
01-01-2013 22:21:01 | More by spliffbunker
4.95/5 rDev +15.9%
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.
06-02-2012 05:20:54 | More by MeanGene
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
03-07-2012 04:36:03 | More by 57md
3.8/5 rDev -11%
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.
12-02-2011 00:53:48 | More by KAP1356
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
11-27-2011 06:16:31 | More by HotHands
3.63/5 rDev -15%
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).
09-08-2011 02:48:26 | More by rel
Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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