Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal StoutTerrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 Sludgeman
3.04/5  rDev -29.3%
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 cwguy5
3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours pitch black with bubbly, brown head that settled very quickly to a thick ring and thin covering wisp. nose is pretty much what you would expect - mostly coffee with some cinnamon background. taste is somewhat confusing. the cinnamon and coffee seem to each add a bitterness that doesn't seem to add up very well. any coffee complexity is hidden by the spice and any clear cinnamon is muted by the bitterness from the coffee. it is dry overall and has a substantial bitter linger.

i think i was expecting something sweeter. i did not like the taste of this beer cold. as it warmed up the cinnamon seemed to brighten up and the richness of the coffee was more evident. im glad i was able to try this one but i would not go out of my way to try it again.

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Photo of beerbully
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter

A-Black with 1/2 inch mocha head. Little retention. Mild lacing

S-Caught a whiff of this as soon as it left the bottle. First the chocolate and coffee followed by the sweet cinnamon. Nice balance of the three aromas. More and more cinnanmon coming through as it warms

T-Sweet sugar and cinnamon right out of the gate. Chocolate and coffee taking a backseat. Chocolate comes through slightly in the finish. Like drinking a cinnamon roll. Not much balance as the cinnamon dominates and not much else

M-Thick full bodied. Little carbonation.

O-This is too sweet as the cinnamon dominates the beer. Being a big fan of WnB I was hoping for the cinnamon to add something to an already great beer not take it over

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a decent khaki head. Pretty thick looking.

Smell - Tons of cinnamon. Coffee. Then more cinnamon.

Taste - Cinnamon. Too much cinnamon. Coffee comes through with some oatmeal. Lots of cinnamon in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Maybe medium heavy. Spice makes it tough to discern.

Overall - I expected more from the hype. It's just got too much cinnamon. Doesn't live up to Wake n Bake's standards.

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Photo of Lucular
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One word of advice: do not drink this beer cold or anywhere close. You will barely pick up on any cinnamon and definitely no French toast if you drink this below 50 degrees. However, at closer to room temperature, the beer becomes more like the description although still not what I was hoping for.

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Photo of strohme2
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
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 Axnjxn
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

draft at Tasty in Raleigh into a snifter.

pours a pitch black with a slight head. the smell is massively cinnamony with not much coffee...hmm. the taste is about the same with a huge rush of cinnamon and almost no coffee at all. its like they removed the coffee and added cinnamon. disappointing. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall not what i was expecting. nowhere near as good as regular wnb!

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Photo of ILMbrew
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Jet black. Darker even than the original. Less head, though. I noticed with both the White Chocolate and the Cinnamon Roll'd that the carbonation levels seemed pretty low even for a stout. Maybe the 22 oz bombers produce less carbonation, maybe the additional ingredients lessen the head and lacing, who knows.

Smell: The smell is pretty spot on with W-n-B, but there is a hint a cinnamon on it. After pouring the bottle empty, I noticed that the bottle carried a heavy cinnamon smell by itself. Once in the glass, it was W-n-B to a tee.

Taste: The cinnamon addition is all over the taste on this. Start, finish, aftertaste. Of course, a lot of coffee comes through as well, but there is no denying the cinnamon spice in this beer. There is also a bit more of a bite on this than the original. At 9.4 ABV, Cinnamon Roll'd has much more kick and it shows. Undecided as whether this is a good or bad thing, but it's definitely different.

Mouthfeel: The mouth on this is as expected. Thick and heavy, but in a breakfast stout manner. For the style this mouthfeel might be on the light side, definitely thinner than Moo Hoo, and not at all as smooth as the original W-n-B.

Overall: I don't know how I feel about this one. One of the things I love about W-n-B is the incredible coffee presence. It really does taste like a morning drink, and if you're not careful, it drinks like one too. Cinnamon Roll'd is a little sharper with the added alcohol and the addition of cinnamon takes away a bit from the coffee notes. I think I have to call it o-2 for Terrapin on topping their original recipes with these reserve series beers. Both have been creative and interesting, but the hype seems to overwhelmed the product.

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Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering served at Als of Hampden/Pizza Boy. The brew appears black in color with some brown clarity aroubd the edges and a dark brown head atop. The cap fades leaving string spots of lace.

The smell includes spicy cinnamon overtop roasted grain and coffee that formulate a pleasant earthiness about this brew. Mild chocolate is also noticed before a bit of fruity alcohol comes into play.

The taste includes coffee upfront blending to citrus of coffee/hops. It is very roasted with a pleasant cinnamon spice inclusion to break things up. Unfortunately this gets a little green and yeasty across the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is enjoyable and the cinnamon is very nicely incorporated. However, I think I prefer normal wake and bake over this. Fans of spiced beers will want to seek it out. For a winter time one-off it is enjoyable.

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Photo of sittinggc
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip.

Look: Very dark beer with a nice brown head.
Smell: The smell is mostly coffee grounds. Also get some nice chocolate notes.
Taste: Bitter coffee dominates the palate. Semi-sweet chocolate notes. Almost get some lactose flavors though I know this isn't a milk stout. Very little cinnamon...I probably wouldn't have picked up on it if I didn't already know it was there.
Feel: The feel of the beer is a little thinner than I'd like, but I feel as though this beer wasn't brewed to be a big thick beer. Slight prickle from carbonation.

Overall: I think this is a good coffee stout. Lots of nice bitter coffee notes in a very drinkable stout. I'm slightly disappointed at how much cinnamon I picked up. I thought I was gonna be drinking liquid cinnamon rolls when I read the description. Haha. The only beer that has been able to accomplish that for me is Xocoveza Charred b1. Glad I got to try this beer but I probably won't be seeking it out again.

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Photo of Slack
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
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 ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $10.00 at Taco Mac in Crabapple, Georgia.

Appearance: Bears a turbid black opaqueness topped by a dense tan-colored sudsy head. This beer just exudes a kind of delicious stickiness.

Smell: Unlike some amiss beers where your guess is as good as mine, the additives here are neither a puzzle nor an enigma -- it's coffee and cinnamon, idiots.

Taste: Big handful of cinnamon set against the great roasted malt profile, gooey luscious oats, dense chocolate and Athens-sourced coffee of the local, seasonal favorite. Very minimal hop presence. Subtle dark fruitiness underneath. Reasonably light alcohol. Grants a long finish, with the cinnamon remaining fairly prominent here.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Agreeably viscous, velvety, and creamy.

Overall: You could toss just about any damn thing in Wake-n-Bake and have it be good. Multi-wax the limited release of bombers and you'd really have a hit on your hands. Still, more than once, I found myself wishing I was simply working through a pint of the original.

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Photo of corby112
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
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 Omnium
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Flying Dog Challice

A - Black brown with two fingers of a dark brown head very mild lacing.
S - Cinnamon vanilla, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, the cinnamon really comes out as it warms up.
T - At first being chilled it doesnt coax a lot of the cinnamon out, but as it warms up it really comes out a nice sweet cinnamon and vanilla frosting kinda taste, roasted malt and toffee in the background, light earthy notes buried underneath, and a nice light coffee flavor middle of everything.
M - Creamy rich bold, mildly bitter, dry.
O - This is a really neat idea, I actually wouldnt mind this being a tad sweeter, its a bit dry but still its good, glad I got one of these. I think I prefer original WnB though...

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Photo of Ri0
4.04/5  rDev -6%
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 richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at one of the local brew pubs.

A: Pitch black with nice two finger frothy tan head. Very nice 360 degree lacing.

S: Coffee, cinnamon, maybe a bit of vanilla.

T: Cinnamon and spices dominate, even to the point of suppressing the coffee notes quite a bit. A little bit of the coffee and chocolate comes through in the back but not in a big way.

M: Full bodied but not overly thick. Nicely carbonated. Enjoyable mouth feel.

O: Good stout but the cinnamon competed with my favorite part of WnB which is the coffee.

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Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent looking: dark red-brown with a durable ring on top.
The aroma is not as great as the name suggests but this is due in part to judicious use of spicing that eventually produces a more balanced flavor. The light cinnamon blends more harmoniously with the coffee.
O: worth seeking out.

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Photo of Duff27
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mocha head, collar remains throughout. Legs appear with a swirl.

Big chocolate coffee notes in the aroma.

Just a tinge of cinnamon, perfect in my opinion... anymore and it's be overdoing it. More chocolate and coffee, mostly coffee of the two. Would guess 9%abv.

Thick an chewy mouthfeel, medium adequate carbonation.

Very good, not great though. Cinnamon was a nice addition but not a big difference from the regular WnB. Although I will say the cinnamon comes out more as it warms. Thanks for the share egrace84.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black from the bottle with thin tan ring of lacy head. Aroma is still coffee forward with a hint of spicy cinnamon beyond it. Taste is coffee and roasted malt up front, cinnamon, sugary cream back end that comes forward in time. Nose comes out more as it warms, sweetness. Very nice.

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Photo of wedge
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

@ Tasty Beverage

Holy shit, the crowd that came out to this was intense. Just a little hype surrounding this one...

Pitch black with a gorgeous milky tan head on the surface. The aroma is spicy...a blend of cinnamon and coffee-with-cream, as expected. More cinnamon and coffee in the flavor, though the coffee here tastes more like straight-up beans. Vanilla, a bit of chocolate, and some almost cherry-like notes. Nicely integrated cinnamon, which is something that can easily be overdone if not careful. Not quite full-boded and drying in the finish. Just enough sweetness to offset the spice. Not mind-blowingly amazing or anything, but not every beer needs to be. Well done.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 8 oz. at Pizza Paradiso Dupont into a snifter.

A nice mocha brown one finger tall, and even pinhead bubbles cap displayed. A supper dark walnut black and red edged hued body towards the end for color. Always maintains a nice pencik sized collar while drinking.

Nice light coffee aroma and matching toasty cinnamon. Some faint mild white sugar some sense of tight fizz c02 carbonation gas. Cinnamon heat makes the coffee angle quite popping hot almost chicory and clove like.

Palate follows from the nose nicely. A nice warm coffee roast feeling. Lots of toasty cinnamon with some mild sugar toast quality. Very tight carbonation making coffee angle hot and pipping, but the mouthfeel a little weak.

Quite a fun enjoyable beer and a great cinnamon example if not the best use of one in a beer. It does lack though a classic creamy oaty body that I prefer to have, but still a well put together brew.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev -4%
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 fmccormi
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a light off white head and no sediment. Smells a bit of alcohol but also sure vanilla.
In the taste, spices, cinnamon, vanilla and a coffee like roasted malt. The oatmeal adds a breakfast like aspect and a smoothness. Dark chocolate, mocha, alcohol and sweet cinnamon in the finish. Chocolate malt and cinnamon. Medium bodied with a smooth finish. Overall a very delicious beer. Heavy cinnamon but still nice.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bit of disparity between B1 and 2.

B1 was tons of cinnamon rolls on the nose. Pretty fine taste too. Beer was rated a 4.6 originally here.


L: Fine, but seems a little thinner than regular WnB.

S: Faint cinnamon, coffee roast but not as intense as regular.

T: Very much the same. It's good but the cinnamon is too faint. A bit disappointing.

F: Feels a little thinner than regular.

O: This batch was a bit of a disappointment compared to the first, but it's still a good beer. I enjoyed regular WnB this past year more though.

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