Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout
Terrapin Beer Company

Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal StoutCinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout
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English Oatmeal Stout
4.31 | pDev: 8.58%
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal StoutCinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout
Notes: Like your favorite breakfast treat and a great cup of coffee, Cinnamon Rolled Wake-n-Bake hits on all cylinders. Starting with a delicious coffee aroma, a touch of Cinnamon gives way to a sugary sweet icing flavor as a buttery nuttiness fills out the last drop of this breakfast in a glass.
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Photo of Slack
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 bottle
22 oz

Deep brown in color and clear with a very minor amount of head.

Nose is coffee, malt, muted cinnamon, and a bit of sweetness.

Taste is sweet coffee, mild cinnamon, mild malt, a bit of vanilla, and a bit of smoke.

Mouthful is medium and a bit syrupy. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi dry.

Almost an adjunct stout. The cinnamon seems to have faded quite a bit from a fresher bottle. Very stout like in character and enjoyable otherwise.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Con rolled

A- pours her black in color with a one-finger frothy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the glass and leaves some lacing behind

S- smells of coffee intermingled with chocolate icing, with undertones of cinnamon, nuts & caramel

T- opens with velvety mocha espresso with tons of dark chocolate and coffee. Mid-palate gives a vanilla cream sweetness and chocolate cake. The finish brings a pop of cinnamon and makes a presence, but doesn't overpower. Lingers if mocha and cinnamon

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety finish

O- cinnamon is a perfect compliment to the base coffee stout, delicious

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Photo of thatche2
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass: bottled on 5/24/2016, opened on 12/1/2016.

Appearance is charcoal black with one finger thick tan head with good retention.

Smell is heavy cinnamon, sweet malt, roasted coffee, cocoa nibs, and oats.

Taste follows the nose with roasted coffee, oats and sweet malt leading the way. After 6 months, the cinnamon and coffee are present but not overpowering. There is a hint of bourbon and chocolate as well (quite complex) Sweetness and bitterness are moderate.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy but not too syrupy. Carbonation is moderate, and there is nice roasted bitterness on the finish.

Overall this is an excellent stout with cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, and oats. There is a lot of flavor, but it is surprisingly drinkable. Perfect beer for the winter.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage, poured from a bronze wax topped bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black, with a thin, low profile, clingy, tan head. Aromas of rich cinnamon spice on top of robust, roasted coffee notes. Very distinct and balanced nose between these two characteristics, with some sugary sweetness, chocolate, and sweet cream notes here and there, as well. Flavors are roasted coffee and cinnamon forward, slightly charred and bitter, but with that distinct cinnamon spice throughout. Further in, you get some heavily toasted grains, subtle char, bittersweet chocolate, and subtle sweet cream highlights. Very much the bitter roast coffee and cinnamon spice throughout dominating the taste buds in perfect balance. Smooth and creamy bodied, chewy throughout, with a coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and cinnamon aftertaste. The finish is smooth and slow, slightly dry at the end, with a solid bittersweet linger. Fantastic beer!

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Photo of PerfecTool
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a phenomenal beer. Nose and taste are strong chocolate. A little bourbon and vanilla on the nose as well. I'm not getting much coffee but it could be due to the age (2015, so a little over six months). Feel is a little thin but overall a wonderful stout.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown with khaki colored head, very thick pour. Coffee, cinnamon rolls, chocolate, vanilla, and nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and viscous. Finishes with some sweetness and nuttiness to go along with the cinnamon roll.

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted oats, dark bread, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, vanilla, light char, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted oats, dark bread, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, vanilla, light char, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char and spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted oats, dark bread, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, vanilla, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and spice flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and spice balance, with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/spice bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible coffee/spiced imperial stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and spice flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. Really great balance between cinnamon roll and coffee stout flavors. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark brown pour, looks black in the glass with a finger of brown head.
S: Sweet coffee, slight cinnamon.
T: More cinnamon in the taste, big coffee. It's a good mix of bitter and sweet, both come in waves. Very nice with two flavors present.
F: Medium thickness, but slick and doesn't coat well.
O: very nice beer but would love a ba version to kick it up bit

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Photo of toolbrew
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter. Amazingly balanced aroma - not overly cinnamon. But the taste! So balanced! And this had a few months on it! Overall I would crush this again!

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Photo of Hootie159
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bottle. Half finger dark brown head. Black with brown oil slicks. Smells like dropping cinnamon into coffee. Figured it would be cinnamon hot but isn't. A milder cinnamon that offers a sweet spice to the coffee profile. Very rich feel. Coffee-like.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


A: Beautiful coffee pour, deep, rich and lustrous, with a shortly lived, dark hickory-bronze head of short statue and retention. Dead black in the glass with a calm demeanor of carbonation. No window dressing.

S: Freshly baked cinnamon rolls and freshly grounded coffee beans, nailed it. Nice, even toned spiciness, with a goldilocks strength, just right. Light brown sugar, nutmeg, and baked apple hints. Its almost scary, how well they portrayed the cinnamon rolls here.

T: Earthy, rich silky dark roast coffee with complimentary cinnmamon roll highlights. Its like i just dunked a freshly baked cinnamon roll into a gourmet coffee. Sweet spiciness with a beautiful coffee roast backing is the highlight here. The spiciness is the icing on the cake to an already solid stout quality beer. Some apple-cinnamon toast with an earthy fresh roasty coffee leave on the tongue. Easy 4.5 flavor wise here.

M: The oats make this a silky smooth affair, creamy and viscose, deep roasted warmth of fresh ground beans, no carbonation and a hearty, heavy feel on the tongue.

O: Overall an easy A offering for me, perhaps even without the cinnamon roll twist. The cinnamon roll influence is a nice breakfast style twist on a stout, that i can't remember or know of being done before. I could easily replace this for my morning coffee, its coffee base is that rich and fresh with a breakfast cinnamon flair. Big on substance, rich in flavor.

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Black in color.

Great cinnamon flavors. Nice coffee with the right amount of roast. Chocolate and cocoa.

Medium to full bodied. Nice carbonation.

Great stout. Love the flavors.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours - jet black thick mocha colored head that lasts forever, excellent lacing.

Smell - Huge coffee smell, blend of cinnamon and chocolate. Very bold smell amazing.

Taste - Coffee and roasted malts, nice cinnamon flavor some vanilla as well. I have to say the taste is very well balanced, nothing overpowers the next flavor.

Feel - heavy feel nice and thick coats well. Nice carbonation very decadent.

Overall - This is an amazing beer the flavors are so well balanced.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour, slightly red hue when held in the light. Big bubbled khaki colored head, excellent lacing and retention.

Smell is roasted malt foward, with slight hints of cinnamon and coffee. Cinnamon and nutmeg come out even more as it warms.

Taste is follows the nose, roasted malts, coffee, and cinnamon and nutmeg are more dominant. Slightly nutty. Some roasted almonds.

Mouthfeel is moderately thin, medium carbonation and slightly velvety.

Overall solid stout. Doesn't exactly taste like a cinnamon roll, but the spices compliment the roasted maltiness very well.

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Photo of corby112
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger dark beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, lasting the duration with large streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Robust roasted dark malt aroma with burnt toast, dark coffee, oatmeal and charred wood. As it warms, spicy cinnamon stands out but this beer still smells mostly like a strong coffee stout. More sweetness as it warns with dark chocolate and cinnamon.

Full body that's chewy and viscous with a really nice spicy, fiery cinnamon flavor nicely integrated into the robust dark malt bill of the base. Tons of roasted coffee with charred toast, burnt sugar, deeply roasted coffee/espresso bean countered by prominent cinnamon flavor. There's also a sweeter, dessert-like dark character balancing things out with bittersweet dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, fudge and bakers chocolate. Not a huge fan of this series but this is a pretty solid beer from Terrapin.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cinnamon, coffee, breadiness, vanilla and sweet malt. Tastes like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. A little bit of bitterness on the back end. Medium in body and mouthfeel. It's good.

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Photo of Ri0
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Dark syrup brown in color with a 2 finger tan head. Thick blobs of lacing on the glass. A nice sweet stout with a mix of coffee shop scents and fresh baked cinnamon roll aromas. Flavor is more like a milk stout with a shot of coffee and a sweet cinnamon roll. There is a buttery and nuttiness to it, but it is subtle. I also don't find this too sweet. Feel is medium smooth, but a bit thin if this is an oatmeal stout. Delicious and enjoyable for breakfast or after dinner.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark, seems both brown and black. Large, dense khaki colored head. Good retention on the head with lots of sticky lacing left behind.

Very intense aroma of coffee and cinnamon. Dark roasted malt, espresso, sweet molasses, and vanilla.

Rich dark roasted coffee flavor. Cinnamon is prominent but not as strong as the nose. Dark malt with that smooth oat character. Sweet caramel and molasses at the end, maybe some brown sugar. A touch nutty.

Rich, thick mouth feel with medium carbonation. Good bite from the cinnamon. Coffee leaves a strong bitterness on the tongue, maybe a notch too much. The oat creaminess balances out the bitterness.

Great beer. Great mix of strong coffee and cinnamon. Love what the oats bring to the mix.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As my scores would indicate, I loved this... Could not taste any better as the Cinnamon and coffee meld perfectly here... Mouthfeel is a touch thin but this is just ridiculous good... Not a long review but this is highly highly recommended... Awesome

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Photo of strohme2
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A great coffee beer that I don't get a lot of cinnamon from. At cellar temp the spiciness comes out on the finish but this does not taste like a cinnamon roll. A very good coffee beer none the less.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into an oversized tulip.

Has a dark khaki oily film over a pitch-black body. Pour didn't show much viscosity. Reminds me of a deep coffee. 4.25

Cinnamon and coffee and chocolate and strangely, some spice. Could be Mexican Cake. 4.25

True to the nose. Coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, and some spicy flavor. Could have sworn there was some chile in here. Light earthy hop flavor on the finish. Interesting coconut flavor develops on the finish. 4.25

Body feels a tad light, shows a touch of sweet yeast, and a bitter finish. Drinks really easily. 4

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Photo of senglish7
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid stout. Pours with a nice thick head. Poured from a 3 month old cellared bottle. I recall liking this better than a fresh bottle. Really do get a faint Cinnamon taste. Liked this a lot.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.04/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From a bomber poured into a small sniffer.

A mess of a beer as far as I am concerned. All cinnamon and lactose-like sweetness. A great example of a good thing taken too far.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours close to black, with tan head. Not a lot of head buildup, but not light either, and a decent level of froth lasts the full pour.

Nose is coffee with an distinct sweet bread note early, joined with a little warmth by the cinnamon. The cinnamon eventually merges with the coffee in a spice-coffee scent that is the main note in the nose for the rest of the pour. Some of the oat comes through late in my drink.

The taste is fairly similar to the nose, though generally and relative stays more coffee to woody bitter than it. That cinnamon-spiced coffee opens every sip, the oat taste and dryness (for me) follows this. Perhaps the oat cuts into the "roll" part of an iced cinnamon roll, as this beer never gets too sweet. No one said a cinnamon roll has to be iced, however, and perhaps this is the concept here.

A nice brew where the coffee, cinnamon, and oat all can be detected by me. I expected a little sweeter beer (though I am glad it isn't too sweet), almost more dessert-worthy. Getting past this expectation led me to appreciate that this beer offers up more or less what it promised.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a waxed, 22oz pry-off bottle to a 10oz tulip (Ommegang 3Phils stemware, to be precise). The only dating information on this bottle is the year 2015 printed in black ink at the top-left corner of the label. This was purchased maybe a month and a half ago, sat on the shelf for a few weeks, and has been in my fridge now for a couple of days.

Appearance (4.5): Nearly three fingers of creamy, slowly crackling, hot cocoa-colored foam rise off of the pour, capping a jet black body with the deepest garnet-mahogany color poking through only at the furthest edge. As it dies down, it leaves thin patches of dark tan film, connected to the remaining head by webby, arcing legs of lace. This thing is gorgeous.

Smell (4.5): French roast coffee, cinnamon (duh), extra-dark chocolate/baker’s cocoa, just a bit of dark, molasses sweetness, mocha, chocolate-hazelnut biscotti . . . in the end, it all comes back to that dark roast coffee with a shot of dark chocolate depth, mixed with gooey cinnamon filling (y’know, like in a cinnamon bun). It may be a little gimmicky, but for me that mixture of cinnamon, dark chocolate, and dark roast coffee really, really works.

Taste (4.0): Less nuanced than the nose, it follows more or less the same direction as the nose: dark roast coffee (but less depth, leaving mostly just the bitter edge), cocoa (mostly the earthy body), and a really heavy hand on the cinnamon note—like the crisped edges of that cinnamon goo melted out the bottom of a bun. A little molasses depth adds a bottom to the malt body, but the earthiness of the cinnamon and cocoa spring back up in the finish, propelled by a slightly citrusy bitterness, a dry, floury note, and just a spritz of grapefruit zest mingling with a modest, boozy heat. That grapefruit note and booze mixed together help lighten the body nicely, too. Definitely more cinnamon comes out by the end, too.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Surprisingly dry, with a medium-full body, a nice, powdery cocoa lightness, and a soft, foamy carbonation that covers all surfaces before drying out. It all makes it easy to drink, but not quite as satisfying as a big, thick stout ought to be. Still, it’s very easy to drink, and the powdery lightness of the body complements the earthiness of the cinnamon and cocoa quite nicely.

Overall (4.0): I like a lot of different elements of this beer, quite a bit, but this is not a case where the beer is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s still extremely tasty in its own way, but it’s not the kind of masterful imperial stout with rock-solid fundamentals I (admittedly) was hoping for. Frankly, the original Wake-n-Bake is ultimately more satisfying (in my mind) than this beer, but I’m thoroughly pleased to enjoy this beer all the same.

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Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 758 ratings