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

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Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

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.

Added by dbrelsfo on 11-26-2013

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Reviews:
93
Ratings:
730
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at World of Beers in Jacksonville. Half finger dark tan head with very good retention on a jet black body. Aroma is simple but very full on the nose with coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor follows with a very complex design with nice transitions between a starting chocolatey and roasted malt note moving to cinnamon coffee bean and nutmeg finishing with sweet cinnamon roll icing and nuts. Full body and light to moderate carbonation. Very complex and flavorful, a must try beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is just amazing. thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this gem, thats as beautiful as it looks in the bottle, with bronze and white wax and a classy and comical label. dark brown in color and not overly heady, but sitting with a bright shine and just a little icing of off white head. the nose is the best of a coffee oatmeal stout, with rich earthy coffee, not super dark, and roasted barley bitterness, as well as the semisweet body of the oats. the cinnamon is a genius addition to this, that adds a little kick to the nose and ties the flavor together in a unique way. it gives some texture to the beer, thats almost coarse or granular, a nice contrast and challenge levied against the smoothness of this oaty creamy stout that would glide down awfully easy without the cinnamon. it forces me to slow down, to appreciate this and digest it in a new way that i dont always remember to do when i drink great beers. sometimes im guilty of rushing through a great beer just to get to the next one, which is not a good habit to develop, but this beer slowed me right down and made me focus on the present in a careful way, which i think i owe to the cinnamon. the flavors marry beautifully, this drinks like breakfast. full body with some texture is a nice mouthfeel. carbonation is middle of the road, but i wasnt wishing for more. what i was wishing for was another bottle. in a night that featured some world class beers, this one was the winner. i have not had nearly enough beer from terrapin, so its hard to say where this falls in their line up, but its one of the best beers ive ever had, one of the most complex yet unified, and one that i will never forget.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Turning the sublime taste of Wake n' Bake into a Winter Warmer type of beer is easy- or at least that's how Terrapin makes it seem as its lavish chocolate and cocoa taste takes a let turn into Cinnabon territory.

But with little descrepency from the original, this Cinnamon Rolled version pour with a robust dark coffee color, at least after basically chewing through the bottom of the bottle because its nearly impossible to open the right way (obnoxious-ass wax!). Its subtle haze attributes to its translucent character as glimmers of tawny redish-brown low lights cast about its margins. A foamy, fluff and creamy sandy-stained head jets to the rim of the snifter and retains diligently while trailing with a spider webbing of lace.

Decadent aromas of pastry-laced cinnamon jumps out to the nose immediately! Wrapped in a sweeter scent that's usually reserved for candy stores, the malty side of the beer promises to be complexly sweet. But its backbone of medium-roast coffee, dark chocolate, heavy toast and roasted nuts provide the perfect support for the candied spice.

As the malt wraps around the tongue with a sense of burnt toffee, thin caramel and honey. After the cinnamon folds in on the middle palate, the overwhelming taste of Cinnabon takes me back to every airport I've ever traveled through. Equipped with the sweetness of powdered sugar glaze, the darker and toastier flavors of porter slide right underneath. Its dark-roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, walnut and toasted flavors are robust but dry in taste- careful not to overwhelm the "cinnamon rolled" character that's celebrated to perfection.

Full bodied to start, the dark ale is creamy and expansive. But as the carbonation pulls from its residual sweetness, the ale trends drier and toastier. With a mild astringency from both spice and from roasted grains, the finish is a warm honeycomb of charred toast and campfire.

Just when you thought you've tasted it all, a surprise comes your way and shows all the flavors that you've ever tasted but does so with unique proportions and scale for a culmination that's both a shock and a tease to the taste buds.

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a modest mocha head; loads of spotty lacing, however

Smell: Chocolate, coffee and a subtle hint of cinnamon and sugary frosting

Taste: Mocha flavors abound, with the chocolate and coffee elements well-blended; after the swallow, the cinnamon elements add another dimension, but it is very subtle

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Sweeter than the base version, but the cinnamon is well-integrated into the end result

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Reviewed from notes. Twenty-two ounce bottle shared by someone (thanks) during the FW Bretta Rose release in Buellton.

A: Pours from a doubly waxed bottle black with a solid 1" thick mocha head which fades to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.

N: Well integrated cinnamon, roasted coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruits, nutty.

T: Follows nose with cinnamon and coffee dominant.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy, cinnamon and roasty coffee finish.

O: Enjoyed this version very much. Great breakfast beer.

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Photo of jlindros
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this beast, wanted to get my hands on one, but he had a better trade angle and got one first.

Pours a big creamy dark mocha colored thick rich almost 1 finger head that sticks around for a while, with nice lacing and big legs that slowly crawl down the sides.

Nose is ridiculous, very strong, tons of fresh coffee grinds, espresso coffee roast like an intense espresso shot, with some nice cinnamon as well, then sweet doughy cinnamon roll pastry with nice sweet sugar icing, touch of vanilla.

Taste is just straight up cinnamon roll, lots of nice cinnamon and pasty dough fluffy roll, and then a nice candy sugary icing. then it gets into fresh espresso and coffee grinds, light caramel, roast, and dark malts. Mild cocoa and vanilla, creamy feel but not oats, doughy malt taste too. Mild earthy bitter hop with fair bitterness. Finish is sticky but not too sweet, long lingering espresso, cinnamon, cinnamon roll with icing, and little earthy hop bitterness.

Mouth is chewy and fairly heavy bodied, semi creamy, nice fluffy carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall very good, huge cinnamon roll note with tons of espresso, very nice. Totally worth the hype IMO.

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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 chinchill
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | 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 superspak
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
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 mothman
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
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 mdfb79
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 01/30/16 notes. On tap at The Cloverleaf Tavern in NJ paired with a cinnamon roll...pretty sweet.

Pours a pitch black color with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Cinnamon for sure, roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, bitter coffee, milk chocolate, and cream. Thick body and low carbonation.

Overall a very good beer and slightly better than the normal WnB. Worth checking out for sure.

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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 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 rolltide8425
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not very different from regular Wake 'n Bake but that's not a bad thing. Very nice coffee flavor with just a touch of cinnamon and a creamy texture from the oatmeal.

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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 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 SadMachine
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 1/?/14

A- Pours black with brownish hues at the edges. A creamy tan head leaves good lacing.

S- Dark roast coffee up front, followed by a healthy dose of cinnamon, and finishes with sweet sugar glaze. There are also some dark chocolate notes, but this mostly hits the coffee and cinnamon roll notes as expected.

T- The flavor is mostly roasted malt and some dark roast coffee. There are definitely some cinnamon notes, though not as much as perceived in the nose. Surprisingly there is almost no sweetness, which would have really helped balance this out. There's also a slight metallic flavor.

M- The mouth feel is medium in thickness, low in carbonation, and very dry.

O- Overall I think this is a very solid beer, but it was a bit of a let down flavor-wise as the nose indicated great things. The base beer is better, but this is still well worth trying.

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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 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 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 beerthulhu
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015.

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 rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade and, hands down, the thickest layer of wax I've ever had to deal with on a bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very, very nice oily black hue with a nice one finger mocha head that fades to leave spotty lacing and a creamy halo with light wisps.

S - Aromas of deep dark chocolate, nice coffee and typical Wake n Bake aromas of oats. Deep, deep inhales brings out nice cinnamon (and not overly so) and icing. Up front is just smelled like an amped up Wake n Bake, but those deep inhales reveal something intriguing.

T - Taste is again, your basic delicious Wake n Bake (rich mocha, light chocolate, oats) and then...then the fun begins. Nice soft cinnamon, sweet sugar (not cloy), and even some icing. What's crazy though is what happens after licking your lips when you've finished the sip. Creamy, sweet, cinnamon roll icing. Crazy.

M - Mouthfeel is not bad. A bit thinner, due to the softer carbonation, than I remember the regular version being.

O - Overall, this is a delicious beer. Really turns an already delicious beer and amps it up in to a delicious breakfast treat. Wish the cinnamon roll aspect was a bit larger here in the taste and the mouthfeel was a bit thicker/fuller. Really glad I got to try this, a delicious beer for Christmas morning!

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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 Dave_Treat
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin cinnamon roll wake n bake

Awesome beer.  On draft at Whole foods

Smell.  Cinnamon, cinnamon cinnamon.  Dark rotated malt.

Look.  Very dark, almost black.  Dark ran head that held its own.  Lots of lacing, stayed with me to the bitter end.

Taste.  Love it.  Very well combination of the base wake n bake and the cinnamon.  Cinnamon shines through.  Leaves am outstanding after taste. Just a little bitter, not too much

Mouth.  Very smooth.  Mild carbonation

Overall, very good.  Good stout mage even better. Would definitely do again.

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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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