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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

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 59
Gots: 14 | 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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spliffbunker

Virginia

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
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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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JCrandall

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-22-2012 03:42:18 | More by JCrandall
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ltdantheman

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-27-2012 04:22:33 | More by Pammywham
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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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jda007

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-20-2012 01:58:15 | More by jda007
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MeanGene

Pennsylvania

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
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brownbear_19

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-05-2012 18:21:54 | More by brownbear_19
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mhagler


4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-08-2012 15:52:27 | More by mhagler
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57md

Pennsylvania

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
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wchasse222

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-06-2012 04:46:08 | More by wchasse222
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ricksrealm

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2012 13:31:30 | More by ricksrealm
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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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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-07-2011 21:25:57 | More by jriggins6
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

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
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HotHands

Ohio

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
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LockeSD

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-22-2011 03:00:12 | More by LockeSD
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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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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-17-2011 02:21:35 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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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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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 04:38:37 | More by Exiled
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rel

Florida

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
94 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.