Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev -5.2%
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!
04-05-2011 21:11:02 | More by TKEbeerman
2.5/5 rDev -41.5%
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.
03-12-2011 18:04:15 | More by devinoconnor
3.35/5 rDev -21.5%
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.
03-07-2011 03:39:01 | More by klkatz
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
02-16-2011 01:46:07 | More by Jwale73
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
01-14-2011 05:08:18 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
09-22-2010 03:05:03 | More by Landfill21
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
07-06-2010 01:16:13 | More by biglite351
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
06-25-2010 00:36:52 | More by cpetrone84
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
06-23-2010 01:11:50 | More by koopa
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
06-10-2010 01:33:23 | More by Mora2000
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
06-08-2010 17:34:12 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
06-05-2010 17:19:49 | More by yourefragile
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
05-28-2010 16:56:20 | More by mikey711
3.95/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
05-28-2010 16:55:49 | More by Lerxst
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
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!
05-17-2010 22:45:09 | More by evan007
4.4/5 rDev +3%
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!
05-17-2010 22:21:23 | More by kfsv034
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
05-06-2010 02:28:33 | More by gford217
4.83/5 rDev +13.1%
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!
04-30-2010 23:36:21 | More by stawn
4.68/5 rDev +9.6%
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...
03-22-2010 03:58:41 | More by ktrillionaire
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
03-21-2010 07:45:01 | More by nickfl
4.75/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
03-20-2010 00:22:32 | More by Cyberkedi
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
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
03-16-2010 14:30:49 | More by CampusCrew
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
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.
03-13-2010 14:05:41 | More by SIRIUS2
4.47/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
03-10-2010 02:06:33 | More by Thorpe429
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
Oh boy, this is how we finish up a night. I am not even going to go into how this one landed in my hands, but I got to tell you I had been waiting a long time. Served chilled, into multiple pint glasses, this is how we ended the night on 03/08/2010.
The pour was perfect, picture perfect as it comes out dark as night and with a huge three finger head of the darkest chocolate colored brown you can imagine. Just superbly put together and really a fantastic example of the style. Lacing was sticky, dripping down the length of the glass and coating everything it touched, even after letting it sit, it would not let up, not for a second. Aroma could knock you out as the huge coffee notes just fill the air. Enormous aroma, decadent and sweet coffee and dark chocolate notes are overlaid on a rich vanilla and oak that come from the barrel. The two blend seamlessly and at first it reminds me so much of the original that I was taken for a moment, but then it all came together and the nice touch of bourbon and oak now coming through and I melt into the chair. Such a full flavor and feel, you could almost chew this one as the coffee grits between your teeth and leather and bourbon dance around the tongue. Warming brings on a vanilla and chocolate sweetness that really seems to pull the whole thing together, drowning the abv in coffee infused heaven. Each sip more filling then the one before and the nice long finish giving me amber time to appreciate it for what it is. Sublime.
Overall one of the best, biggest feeling stouts I have had in a long time. The oak aging really plays tricks with the mind here as it seems it was an coffee oak barrel at times as it retains much of its character through it all. Simply perfect way to end your night, I would love to do this again.
03-10-2010 01:56:07 | More by mikesgroove
Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.