Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Terrapin Beer Company

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English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #6
Ranked #783
4.3 | pDev: 8.84%
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutWake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Notes: Formerly known as Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout.
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Photo of PathofChaos
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A glacé blackness so absolute it absorbs the light around it. Mocha froth culminates into an abundant head and a curtain of dark khaki foam laces deeply, persisting until the glass is empty.

Black coffee wafts to the forefront, tailed closely by oven fresh brownies, baker's chocolate, and toasted oats.

A creamy cascade of velvety stout whirls about the tongue with a long-lingering mousse softness. Has a dry, earthy finish.

A robust burst of dark chocolate syrup, followed by smokey oats, spicy Arabic coffee, cocoa nibs, heavy caramel malts, vanilla beans, and a sharp, sugarless espresso finale.

Marvelous. Boasts the boldest chocolate I've yet to experience in a beer. The 9.4% ABV is invisibly cloaked under a rich deluge of dark flavors.

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Photo of drinkdrankdrunk56
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours pitch black with atight khaki heady. No light getting through.Smells of subdued coffee with some chocolate and a tiny bit of char. Taste follows the nose well, coffee is a little subdued but faint flavors of chocolate come in ithe some bitterness. mouthfeels is nice and smooth with a slick feel. overall a top oatmeal stout in my book.

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

A mighty fine stout from the Turtle folk from the 12 oz can
and poured in a snifter. This solid brew pours a deep
dark obsidian with faint cola highlights and a very nice head of tan
foam that settles to a thick ring, thin swirling pool, and sports
some mighty nice sudsy lacing. Nose of rich coffee, dark
chocolate, char, and caramel sweet malts with a touch of
smoke. Flavors nail it---dark char heavy malts with a rich
dark coffee/espresso flavor amongst shaved pieces of
dark semi-sweet chocolate and touched with faint smoke.
Very nice mouth feel; full body, medium light carbonation,
and a rich full finish that is subtly dry.

Overall, a FANTASTIC brew.


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Photo of jkblr
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz undated can (presumably 2018 version like all the six packs in the store, so 4 months old) poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at fridge temp 9.4% ABV. The beer pours truly black with abundant light brown head. The head slowly settles to a nice cap and leaves a complete spotty lacing. The aroma is muted coffee and dark roasted malt. The taste is semisweet chocolate and coffee with a medium to heavy roast driven bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with less than medium carbonation and a semi dry finish. No sign of the ABV in the taste or aroma. Overall, excellent. After checking the Terrapin website, this is a November release. Enjoyable and very well crafted. but I'm sure it's better fresher (if you want the coffee to pop.)

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a two finger fluffy tan head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.

T - The taste coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel nice soft finish.

O - This is a tasty imperial coffee stout. Definetly recommended.

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Photo of Roguer
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice head production and fantastic retention and lacing. Brew is very dark and quite attractive.

Aroma is absolutely stuffed to the gills with coffee. In fact, you really need to dig deep to find the tones of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and roast.

Flavor more or less follows; waves and waves of coffee flavor, not unlike drinking a carbonated glass of cold coffee. Earthy and bitter, with dark chocolate, pine, light char, and a touch of dark fruit.

Creamy and smooth on the palate. Almost chewy.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, 2018 vintage. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light pine, woody, herbal, spicy hop; and roast, charred, coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted oats, dark/brown bread, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.4%. Overall this is a fantastic imperial coffee oatmeal stout. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Not overly bitter/charred. Amazingly rich malts and balanced fruity/nutty coffee complexity; with nice earthy hop presence/balance against sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on English base style example as expected.

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Photo of PEACO82287
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth stout, excellent value for the money. Pours black, with thin copper head. Not too thin and mid carbonation, strong coffee taste dominates and lingers after sipping.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Cove in York, PA. Pours a very very dark brown with a nice tan head.Initial impression is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and dark malts. Mouthfeel is thin for the style; carbonation is light. Alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden. Finish is dark chocolate with a lingering bitterness. Not bad but not my favorite for the style.

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can to a glass tumbler, this beer has a wonderful aroma that has massive coffee and chocolate mixed with a hint of some type of grain (sorry not that good at knowing what each grain smells like). It pours a deep black color with a little less than a finger of mil chocolate colored foam that leaves a nice lacing on the glass after drinking. The huge coffee and chocolate flavor is great and I think I even get a hint of caramel in there as well. Beautifully put together for sure. It is a nice and think brew, coating the palate nicely and leaving you with a nice warm and fuzzy feeling, with a bit of burn at the end. As a fan of the Original Guinness Extra Stout, this beer hits the spot for sure. At this point, I cannot find any con's to this beer at all, though with an ABV of 9.4%, I am sure that after a few pints I could be writing a mad essay about how good it is. Highly recommended!

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter.

Black in color with a pilowy mocha half finger head that sticks around for a bit. A nice film is left after the head exits.

Huge dark roast coffee, chocolate, oats and faint hints of burnt caramel fill the nose.

Taste mimics the nose. The coffee bitterness is strong but is well balanced by the chocolate and caramel. Finishes slightly dry with some nice soft bitterness that never builds, just balances.

Super smooth mouthfeel with spot on carbonation. Very dangerous given the high ABV.

This one is a winner. The best Terrapin beer I have had by far. Not much to complain about. A pleasure to drink and will be looking for more in the very near future. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L Dark brown espresso color. Nice mocha colored 1 finger head on a draft pour. Beautiful lacing clinging to bthe glass.

S Roasted malt, coffee, hint of smoke and chocolate.

T Delicious. Starts with roasted malt and semi sweet chocolate, the middle adds some espresso, bakers chocolate, leather, tobacco and some smokey goodness. Finish is all of the above with a lingering bitter chocolate and a touch of caramel.

F Smooth and silky with light carbonation medium bodied but not as thick and chewy as Would like for a stout of this caliber.

O Darn good. Nice melding of flavor profiles with a well concealed ABV. If it was a little more thick and chewy I would rate it higher.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer enjoyed on tap. Dark, almost black color with very minimal head. Some nice lacing that lingered throughout. Smells faintly of rich coffee, hints at what’s to come. Nice tastes of deep dark roast coffee, chocolate, malt and faint hints of bitterness. Very mild carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel and clean finish. Alcohol taste is deceivingly hidden. A very tasty, rich, decadent beer.

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Photo of HJB96x
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

9.4%??? I had to read that off the can several times because I can't believe it by drinking it, great job hiding the alcohol. It pours a thick black with no transparency whatsoever, little to no head. You can definitely smell the coffee beans. The taste is this beer's strong point, I'm not even a big coffee drinker but I sincerely enjoyed this beer. Unfortunately the price is a bit high compared to some other quality beers so my final rating is a bit lower than I would rate it otherwise. Still an excellent 4.25/5...

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WNB Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout Terrapin Beer Company 9.4% ABV

Look: pitch black, dark tan head, lots of lacing
smell: coffee, roasted malts
Taste: coffee, dark malts, roasty bitterness, warming
feel: medium body
Overall: It tastes like a good solid stout and the booze is hidden well for 9 %. There is no throat burn on this one. I don't taste oatmeal, or chocolate(as some stouts). It is a pretty good stout with a heavy punch. I would have it again. I had this one from a can in a six pack.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very slick dark black color with a tall brown head of 3 fingers.

Aroma of Hershey's syrup, raw cookie dough, coffee grounds, light pepper, faint blood.

Flavor has a nice balance of coffee and chocolate (more on the raw cocoa nib side) but leans more towards coffee. Slight metallic presence throughout but not too bad. Some slight black pepper and fudge collide together in the background. Hot alcohol suspends the black pepper back up to the back of the throat after the swallow. A conflicted beer between delicacy and harsh acidity. It's neither a coffee lovers' beer or a chocolate lovers' beer. It's basically the worst of each, but if you like both, it's probably more than tolerable. I personally think it's a marginal-to-okay beer.

Feel is creamy and rich with malt thickness, but also has a thinning out due to hot alcohol which you can also feel. Some roast dryness appears on the finish with more alcohol heat (like icy hot in the throat).

Overall, not a bad beer, just not a great one. Highly regarded, and I can see why as some folks could really get on board with this. For me personally I'd rather have something completely chocolate or completely coffee, not bipolar between the two and not showcasing either one in its own respective spot on the palate.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid black color
Body is definitely above average,a creamy thick feel
Aroma is mixed grains, espresso beans,a little bakers chocolate as well as a small amount of dark fruit. There's a bitter bite that lingers a while but not unpleasant. Overall a really solid beer that I would get again, a very solid stout

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Photo of donspublic
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into NB Chalice, 2 finger soapy dark tan head, good retention and lacing. Jet black in the glass, poured thick and viscous looking. Smells of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste initially of chocolate and coffee, coffee shines throughout the middle of this beer, the finish is incredibly smooth, very low bitterness, but tames out any sweetness the malt brings to the party. Mouthfeel is lucious on this beer. I picked a six pack of this up back in June of 2017, and I think it was brewed some time in 2016. Had one on vacation and said I would rate it when I got home and totally forgot. Found the remaining 6 pack tucked away on a shelf and figured no coffee coming out of those beers. Well wrong there. Still real coffee forward and more mellow drinking experience than the first one that I had about a year ago. Going to put the rest of these in the fridge and grab another 6 pack next time I am in Florida

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Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at the moment but I've had this many times including both tap and can versions.
This is a bold and robust coffee stout, with a load of dark roasted, quality coffee along with substantial dark roasted grains. Medium bitterness. Full body. Light carbonation.

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Photo of RAFH
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received an eleven ounce pour from P. J. Whelihan's in Bethlehem Pennsylvania on February 1st 2018 right after Matt and Amanda's wedding rehearsal. Delicious and outstanding beer. Would have never guessed it to be so good after reviewing their beer menu. Will definitely try this one again!

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, bought about a year ago, stamped on the bottom with 'VINTAGE 2016 135...'

Look: Pours a very dark brown with a head that quickly dissipates. The bubbles are tiny.

Aroma: Dark malts, coffee, alcohol, perhaps chocolate and dark fruits; very nice and complex.

Taste: Very similar to the nose, which is good, yet the finish was a bit lacking.

Feel: very creamy. I can tell it is an oatmeal stout (reminds me of Great Divides Oatmeal Yeti).

Overall: I don't think this is really that much better than the standard imperial coffee stout. Based on the rating, I am a little disappointed; I don't see any reason to seek this out. Still, a very good beer.

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Photo of Act25
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found this in a can at Wegmans (mixed 6 at $11)
a) Terrible name. Strong brewer. Pours jet black mounting a finger of dark tan head that slowly fades but laces little. Strong on darkness.
s) Liquor like, with a fine wood, alcohol, brandy, licorice and coffee nose.
t) Continues and expands on that dessert drink taste and feel, up there with any sipper like grande marnier, etc. It's super smooth with a dominant espresso coffee core layered with hints of dark chocolate and alcohol heat.
f) Heavy, thick, very light carbonation, nicely finished, and smooth. Never too sweet or cloying,
o) Sum is greater than its parts.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell. Pours a jet black ebony hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of chocolate and mocha. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of BB1313
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 vintage. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a creamy khaki head that slowly falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are coffee forward along with some caramel, chocolate and vanilla cream. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. Roasted coffee along with some more chocolate and caramel. Chocolate syrup in the finish. It's not bitter and isn't sweet. It's perfectly balanced. Nice malt backbone. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the softer side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a great coffee stout. The coffee comes through in the aroma and flavor departments. It's very enjoyable and fun to drink. I really like it. Well done.

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

Pours a very dark brown. So brown it looks black. The pour produces less than 2 fingers of mocha, foamy, somewhat lasting head that leaves only a little lace. Aroma is roasted & dark malts, coffee & cold coffee grounds, dark bittersweet chocolate, toffee, a hint of dark fruits & a faint hint of anise/licorice. Taste is earthy coffee, toasted bread, dark bitter chocolate, toffee, prune & fig. Hop presence is best defined as an earthy bitterness just after mid-sip through the aftertaste. The roast & bitter character intensifies in the light chocolate cola aftertaste. Nice coffee notes in both the nose and mouth. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth & more silky than creamy.

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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 4045 ratings