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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutTerrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,289
Ratings:
3,869
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
15.53%
 
 
Wants:
825
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736
For Trade:
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Reviews: 1,289 | Ratings: 3,869
Photo of HopsForBrains
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite the somewhat great varietals I have had of this original base beer, this one being the first time they have canned in 6 packs, I feel this is a good beer but nowhere near phenomenal as the previous ratings state. Perhaps the quality has decreased since being purchased by MillerCoors.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a silky and rich dark brown and sits black in the glass with a pillowy finger of dark tan foam.

Huge aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted coffee. I'm already in heaven at first whiff.

Fantastically, a strong flavor of vanilla comes right out of the gate blended with sweet creamy chocolate notes and a finish of freshly roasted coffee in the swallow.

Full-bodied, low carbonation, sweet, roasty, creamy.

Overall, this is an extremely delicious brew and almost too easy to knock back!

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Photo of RonArtest
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founder's Breakfast is my favorite beer. This is the closest thing to it. The difference to me is the extra alcohol, which I can taste, and prefer not to. It's a great stout that I've been buying lately as I wait for the Founder's Breakfast to hit the shelf.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DATE: July 24, 2016... OCCASION: a HOT summer day turns to a night of AC that will pair well with this stout... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... this "monster beer" pours a pitch-black body, a ring of brown, thin, bubbly head, and a nebula swirl in its middle... with the weighty alcohol content, this is a good-looking beer... robust espresso brine--like damp or dank decaff--blams the nostrils, with oatmeal and rum-like ethanol... a lively, instantaneously warming impact accompanies the smooth, creamy body that is beyond sippable for the power it packs... halfway through, the beer continues to deliver a stunning combination of peat, smoke and salty oatmeal with an intense chocolate and coffee bean punch... having trouble finding holes in this profile.. perhaps the only regret is this isn't a bomber.... from its name to its label, from its impact to its flavor, quite impressive... I would seek this out again in a heartbeat, and what a boon from a breakpack mix...

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours a dark brown/black color with a small tan head. Lots of coffee in the nose. Lots of coffee and roasted malts in the mouth. Killer!

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Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/5 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, strong coffee, hint of earthy malt, hint of yeast, and slight hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, strong coffee, hint of earthy malt, hint of yeast, and slight hops. Overall, tasty, alcohol is well hidden, good feel, and good body.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours - Jet black thick tan head that lasts forever, excellent lacing.

Smell - Coffee, dark sweet chocolate, oatmeal, caramel, just a hint of alcohol.

Taste - Rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts. excellent flaver.

Feel - Heavy body, great carbonation, very smooth feels like velvet.

Overall - An amazing beer, great complex smell and flavor.

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Photo of 57md
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark black color with over a finger of tan head. The nose has definite notes of roasted malt. The flavor profile is nice and roasty with abundant hints of coffee and a solid roasted bitter finish.

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Photo of ccg
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Terrapin Wake-N-Bake
Look: quarter inch of light brown foam, gritty legs, not much lacing. 3.75
Smell: Some smokiness, lots of dark, roasted malt and black coffee. Some earthiness from the hops and coffee mingling together. 4.0
Taste: Smooth black coffee, a little bit chocolatey from the malt, slight acidic taste in the background. 4.0
Mouthfeel: Nice round feel typical of oatmeal stouts. 3.75
Overall: Great coffee stout, but falls a little short of Founders Breakfast Stout. 3.75

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Photo of buckslayer50
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid coffee stout, pours a nice, impenetrable black with about an inch of dark brown head on it. Nice creamy mouth feel and good balanced flavors of stout and coffee. I will buy it again when it comes out this year.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black, not much light getting through. Khaki colored head, great lacing.

Smell is a great coffee, cocoa, roasted malts. Getting some hazelnut in there too.

Taste is that coffee profile matching the nose, some slight bitter chocolate and peanuts.

Mouthfeel is relatively chewy, not too thick but still quite full bodied.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz.

Pours jet black, light tan film for a head.

Smells of cocoa, fresh roasted coffee, caramel, hazelnut, and vanilla.

Tastes of cocoa, fresh coffee, licorice, hazelnut, peanuts, and oatmeal.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Top notch stout, lots of great flavor and aroma, and the coffee doesn't disappoint. If you're looking for a coffee stout that is up front with the coffee, you'd be hard pressed to find something better than this. Definitely worth trying and coming back to.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good looking dark brown with over an inch of lighter brown head, small bubbles, excellent retention. Aroma delivered as promised, chocolate, coffee, smooth oatmeal and barley.

Taste was more of that same smoothness. Very similar to Breakfast Stout. Everything is big except for the alcohol on the tongue. If you want the coffee, drink these fresh, they go largely absent after six months.

Would bang again.

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Photo of do_ob
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a snifter. Pitch black body topped with a dense lacing of mocha-colored foam. Chocolate, coffee, lactose, roasted malt, and vanilla on the nose. Weak aroma. Very interesting taste - different from anything I've had. Huge coffee and chocolate backed with lactose, oatmeal-raisin, vanilla, and caramel. Very chewy and dense. Really, really good. This beer tastes like oatmeal-raisin cookies and chocolate-infused expresso.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black thin layer of head with some retention and no real lacing. Nose is heavy coffee and chocolate. Flavors are much the same with loads of coffee and nice milk chocolate finish. Hints of earthy hops and a nice sweet cocoa finish. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness. Loving this stuff, definitely tip notch and we'll worth seeking out.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a bit of a dark, motor oil colored head. Not much fizz in the look. Large roasted malt and coffee notes form a wintery-stout aroma. A sip opens up flavors of roasted malts, and coffee first, with a bit of creamy, oatmeal towards the finish. The taste profile feels like you're eating breakfast and drinking coffee a bit. Mouth feel is robust and creamy. Overall, an excellent imperial stout in all aspects. The coffee forward flavor does it for me. It also feels good, which helps set it apart from other similar brews.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Myotus
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 50°F from a 12oz bottle (2015 vintage) into a Spiegelau Stout glass. Consumed on 24Jan16.
LOOK: Pour with a half fingers worth of cinnamon colored foam. At 30 seconds, the foam changes color to khaki, but the size of foam head remains unaffected. At 1 minute and 40 seconds, the foam head halves itself. Black in color with an orange tint. There is a moderate amount of very small rising bubbles. Lacing is moderate in quantity and thin.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of sweet coffee are backed by mild aromas of vanilla and oatmeal, subtle aromas of bitter roasted malts and sweet chocolate, and hints of alcohol.
TASTE: Very strong sweet coffee flavors enter initially and remain dominant for 3 seconds. Mild oatmeal and sweet chocolate flavors follow after those 3 seconds along with subtle vanilla flavors as coffee flavors grow stronger. Subtle bitter roasted malts enter lastly as all previous flavors persist, except for vanilla, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Full-bodied with hints of carbonation. Goes down very smooth and creamy. Finishes with a mild dryness. There is a mild alcoholic warmth as the beer goes down the throat.
NOTE: One of the most coffee forward beera that I have had. I loved it. I also loved how the 9.4% alcohol couldn't be perceived in the taste.

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Photo of weaselface89
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- jet black with a dark tanish brown head that's fairly small and creamy. no light showing through
S- dark roasted coffee bean smell, with some dark chocolate notes.
T- coffee or maybe even espresso up front with chocolate flavors present also. alcohol is there but not in a big way.
F- low carbonation full bodied with a chalky feel
O- great beer that I got in my growler that I would love to try next in the bottle. well worth it.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - beautiful jet black with light mocha head...circle ring througout

Smell - sweet coffee...I don't smell the normal chocolate of a stout and I won't pretend to be able to smell hints of oats

Taste - coffee and a light presence of bitter cocoa...it doesn't have the bitterness of some imperials...while it isn't complex, it is delicious. Not much in the roasted malt flavor I normally enjoy in a stout.

Feel - very smooth...medium to heavy carbonation...body is medium to heavy...I am not getting the alcohol here and at 9+ ABV that's impressive

Overall - I find this to be very different from my top Oatmeal (Smith) and Imperials (Yeti, Founders). It is very much a coffee stout...and for an avid coffee, beer and bourbon (figure I'd through all my vices in there)...I find it to be quite good.

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Photo of Dormiebasne
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: an austere silken, opaque black with minimal light brown head, resembling oatmeal.
Smell: Sweet coffee and oatmeal notes, as one might imagine. Smells like breakfast. Not very strong, but pleasant, nonetheless.
Taste: Oaty stout flavor dominates as it rests on the tongue, with a slight coffee and booze finish/aftertaste.
Feel: This is an extremely smooth beer with almost nothing in the way of a carbonated feeling. Unlike certain milk stouts (Nitro, e.g.), this beer fails to give the impression of flatness. It's just breakfast, after all. When is there carbonation in a breakfast?
Overall: A fantastic beer to be savored at any time of day. The oat and coffee notes mingle harmoniously, rather than in dissonance.

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Photo of Marraybay
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark black. Not much head. Glass soapiness apparent.

Smell: Tabasco, coffee, soy sauce.

Taste: Upfront taste is roasty-smoky coffee, which transitions into momentary
malty sweetness and alcohol, then concludes with semi sweet choco espresso bitterness.
Huge flavors;Very intense. Lingers on the palate.

Feel: Some booze burn and prickliness. A little syrupy.

Overall: A big beer with very intense flavors. Enjoyed, but truth be told, I was
almost running out of gas with respect to flavor-intensity overload. Don't
think I could have drunk much more than 12 oz. Surprisingly very little fogginess
given the nearly 10% ABV.

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Photo of lastmango
3.21/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ok, I do not know how I missed the 2014 vintage on the label but I am sure this will affect the experience. Pours pitch black with just a thin film of a peanut butter colored head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is nothing more than a mild mustiness. Stale coffee, chocolate and some malt flavors. Somewhat sweet on the tongue. Light carbonation. Oily. I have to believe that the vintage has an effect on my rating. I will try this again with a more current vintage.

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Photo of Allen_A
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid stout. Pours thick with little head and some lacing. Great body. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Taste and texture are very pleasant, almost like a great, freshly roasted coffee, some sweetness and finishes with an undercurrent of fruit aromas. Again, a solid brew.

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Photo of havron
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage 12 oz bottle, enjoyed fresh and poured into a tulip.

L: Pours a thick opaque black displaying a ruddy brown tint when swirled, with a thin tan head that rapidly recedes to a ring leaving fairly decent lacing.

S: Massive coffee. The nose is almost entirely coffee, with a hint of chocolate malt and some alcohol. Smells like a freshly brewed cup of joe. Very inviting.

T: Big coffee flavors hit the tongue first, with alcohol heat building rapidly to an almost overpowering intensity, made even more intense by a kick of prickly carbonation. Chocolate notes mingle into the mix as the coffee flavors slowly fade to eventually uncover an almost molasses-like caramel sweetness that lingers on the tongue long after the sip, alongside a faint background note of coffee grounds.

F: Medium-full in texture, this is a sturdy brew and feels quite good rolled across the tongue.

O: The nose is phenomenal and the flavor follows, but the 9.4% alcohol is not at all well-hidden and spoils the fun a little. I have had several imperial stouts with as much or higher ABV than this that were much smoother. A tasty beer, but I feel it would be better if the alcohol could be mellowed out more than a bit. Perhaps some age will improve this beer.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really old coffee oatmeal stout. The coffee and chocolate are extremely well balanced and more importantly, at least for my purposes, this stout is sweet, but not overly so like some stouts are. Really delicious.

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