Tiramisu-Hoo
Terrapin Beer Company

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.79%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
337
From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  45
Gots
  96
SCORE
94
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Notes: Soak up all the flavor in our newest Reserve Series beer, Tiramisu-Hoo Imperial Milk Stout. With all the attributes of a finely executed dessert, we have managed to create a beer that is layered with all the goodness you would expect from a succulent slice of Italian history.

IBUs- 30
Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Oats, Crystal 85, Chocolate Malt, Dehusked Carafa III, Roasted Barley
Hops: Nugget
Other Ingredients: Lactose, Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Vanilla
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 337
Reviews by rodmanfor3:
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose was fantastic. The entire room smelled like this beer after the wax and cap were popped.

Everything else on this beer was just average.

The taste is overly sweet in an artificial sugar/syrup kind of way. The feel is thin.

Terrapin in onto something but this beer release may have been premature.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours dark brown with a half finger of mocha head. Not much lacing.
S: Smells of coffee and some chocolate. Made me think this might be Wake n Bake light
T: Starts off with some coffee and a second wave of lactose sweetness. As it warms, this comes alive. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, marscapone all linger. This has hints of a "real" Tiramisu.
MF: not overly thick but silky. No alcohol burn.
O: Fantastic stout. I just drank 22 oz and I could open another one.

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Photo of zac16125
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a snifter
no botting dates


A: Jet black, just under 1 width of tan head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves only trace lacing. 4.25

S: Wow, it legit smells like Tiramisu. Big coffee characters, cinnamon, sugary sweetness, subtle booze. Fantastic. 4.5

T: Huge coffee notes are dominant. I also get more subtle cinnamon, a cake-ish character, lactose-like cream. Does resemble tiramisu, but not to the extent of the aroma. I would appreciate less lactose cream flavor, but still quite good. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriate, ABV very well masked, the lactose-sugars can be a bit much at times, but otherwise very drinkable. 4

O: A very nice coffee stout. A sweeter substitute to Wake N Bake. 4.25

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Photo of thatche2
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draught into a snifter glass. Appearance is very dark with minimal head. Taste is just as advertised with a good sweet/milk stout base. A lot of chocolate, coffee and vanilla are present making this an excellent dessert beer. Extremely smooth Mouthfeel, and there is not a ton of alcohol presence. The sweetness is fairly high, but this is an excellent beer overall.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another awesome beer from Terrapin. Has nice lacing and a good feel for the ABV. Smell is indeed tiramisu although you really need to stick your nose into the glass to get much. Taste is far stronger, hitting the tiramisu flavor extremely well, delicious without being overly sweet. I have no idea what they added to this beer to achieve some of those flavors in tiramisu; very impressive.

I do feel like beers like this would perhaps be more enjoyable if I didn't know what they were ahead of time; comparing them to a cinnamon roll, tiramisu, etc. does them a bit of a disservice because I'd rather be getting the interesting flavors and just enjoying them (and perhaps thinking, "holy crap this tastes a lot like tiramisu") instead of having to spend much of my time drinking them comparing them against their name. Ah well, this one does a really good job of actually matching the name so perhaps this comment is more directed at cinnamon roll'd.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Pours black with a thick, frothy chocolate-milk head that settles down somewhat but maintains well and laces beautifully throughout.

S: Big notes of bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee, mocha, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. A big, blissful beer in the nose.

T: Coffee is the dominant flavor, with chocolate, vanilla and maple gliding pleasantly across the palate. A light, mocha coffee taste settles on the back end of the palate. The beer is roasty, but the bitterness isn't harsh. Lots of great flavors acting in symphony.

M: There's a little crisp carbonation on the tongue initially, the beer's body is nicely pronounced without being too filling or ponderous.

O: An excellent treatment to one of my favorite beer styles. The coffee and chocolate work perfectly together, and the vanilla, mocha and maple notes are delicious bonuses to an already great beer. The 8.5% ABV goes to work pretty fast, but it's a stout. Bravo, Terrapin. I'm glad I have one more stashed.

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Photo of GDawgs34
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregA135
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a dark brown with a nice tan head
Chocolate, cream, roasted nuts, caramel
Tastes AWESOME! Exactly like tiramisu. A nice thick and creamy feel
Even better, this dessert beer wasn't overly sweet. Great Stout!

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Photo of sposter4
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rponder
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Waxed bomber.

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Photo of Dogleg
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Black, opaque, thin khaki head, nice lacing down the glass

S: Coffee, chocolate, sweet chocolate milk

T: I get the coffee, chocolate, as the taste lingers I get the tiramisu desert flavor, almost like a cup of coffee with a nice vanilla creamer

M: Medium to light

O: Not as aggressive as the wake n bake but a really nice sweet stout. I love this lingering vanilla tiramisu flavor that sits in the mouth as the beer has gone. Probably my favorite of the reserve series.

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Photo of Beastcpa
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdimento
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tiramisu-Hoo from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 337 ratings