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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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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 67
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of MeanGene
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of brownbear_19
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mhagler
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of 57md
4.13/5  rDev -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.

Photo of wchasse222
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of ricksrealm
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jriggins6
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of KAP1356
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of HotHands
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of LockeSD
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of SalukiAlum
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mgbickel
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of rel
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
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).

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
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!

Photo of devinoconnor
2.62/5  rDev -39.1%
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.

Photo of klkatz
3.39/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Photo of Jwale73
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of Landfill21
4.43/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of biglite351
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.