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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutW-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout and Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout.

Added by rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

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Photo of TLA
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an imperial pint glass. Beer is dark and thick looking and forms a thick brown head that falls away leaving very little lacing on the glass. Beer is completely opaque and black.

Strong coffee roast aroma with a nice sweetness and an almost chocolate like aroma at the end, slight vanilla.

Thick and like silk. This beer is sweet and finishes nicely. There is a late, really late, coffee flavor. Seriously its like silk. Lots of sweetness up front. Drinkability is high and mouthfeel is high. Completely full bodied. Yeah, this is a phenomenal beer.

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Photo of tiger88
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had both the 2006 and 2007 versions this weekend

2006: This one has laid down nicely. Pours a deep, rich black with a dark tan head that retreats to a nice thin line around the edge of the glass. A swirl brings the head back and the aroma forward. This one smelled equally of chocolate and coffee. A little bitterness to the nose as well. The taste was absolutely marvelous. There was almost no sweetness and the chocolate and coffee were as balanced as the smell. Goes down easily even on a hot, humid day in Alabama.

2007: The coffee was much more pronounced in the smell and taste on this one. Equally enjoyable but I'll cellar the remaining 3 for several more months. Great beer from a great brewery!

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Photo of grittybrews
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From South Sound tasting notes:

Poured black with a finger of mocha head. Big coffee aroma -- smelled like spent coffee grounds. A little dank.

Moderate carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee up front, but it takes on a smoother espresso character than the aroma indicated. Some nice notes of milk chocolate and caramel balance this one nicely.

Very tasty!

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Photo of kplooki
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zhanson88
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Wake 'n Bake pours out close to pitch black and is opaque in the glass. A dark mocha head forms, which has pretty nice retention. Lacing is good as well.

Smell: Lots of roasted malt and coffee come out first on the nose. I get more slightly sweet chocolate than I was anticipating, as well as a light dose of floral hops that really rounds this beer out well. On the nose I definitely prefer this beer over FBS.

Taste: Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate all come out in great waves. The sweetness of the chocolate really balances out the bitterness of the coffee nicely. I definitely get some hops on the back end that again adds to the balance.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is right on medium bodied, and drinks extremely smoothly due to just about perfect carbonation levels. It is a bit light for my taste. I find this beer very drinkable. Very nice flavors. Overall I probably like it just a bit better than FBS, actually.

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Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tilley4 for this great brew via trade -

Poured from 2010 seasonal 12 oz bottle -

Poured into Duvel tulip- almost no head ,thin tan lacing with decent carbonation.

Smell - Roasted malts with light coffee and chocolate hints .

Taste - Roasted malts where upfront with bitter coffee and chocolate notes -Very creamy feel with a nice finish and aftertaste.

Drinkability - I could drink this everyday all day - very well blended and balanced brew -Thanks again JT.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matt23j
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexJ
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this on tap and in the bottle several times yet a review has eluded me thus far. WTF?

From the bottle, a sinister oily black pour with a thick head of mocha merrangue that lasts and laces.

Aroma is of deeply caramelized black malts, warm cocoa, bittersweet black coffee, light dark fruit notes, and a perfect helping of pine and earthy floral hops.

Flavor is quite remarkable. A big, creamy entry of milk chocolate pudding, truffels, espresso sweetened w/ condensed milk, dry leather, and hints of earthy wood with a nice counterpoint of tingly pine, earthy herbs, and light floral hops. Complex and delicious.

Body is big, very creamy and smooth, with a mouthfeel like that of melted Belgian chocolate. Just so smooth and creamy, yum. Drinkable, are you kidding!

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Photo of NitroGen
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from MSchae1017 in a trade. Thank You!

P: 12 oz Brown Longneck Bottle, Best if enjoyed before: Vintaged 8FX, ABV 8.1%.

A: Pours a thick coal black with a finger of dark chocolate milk foam that rose near the end of the pour then quickly settled to a scant cover and ring and minimal lacing.

S: Dark roasted coffee, and grains, chocolate and coffee alcohol fumes.

T: At first a rush of bittersweet coffee then sweat creamy chocolate and nice and mellow roasted grains.

M: Thick to the mouth with a very nice mixture of flavors of coffee, grains, chocolate and slight sweetness that really cuts any bitterness at the finish. Great aftertaste to savor on the tongue and palate. Only until the beer has really warmed to room temp does the bi alcohol come out in the taste.

D: Heck yea I would like another to sip, savor and enjoy! Careful as the alcohol as it is really well hidden.

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Photo of clemtig76
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers from Terrapin. Pours thick and dark like used motor oil with a rich creamy mouthfeel. Aroma is of freshly made coffee. Taste is coffee and chocolate with a slick oatmeal finish. An outstanding beer. I always put back a bottle or two for later.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy two finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity, but bubbles can be seen coming up the top of the glass.

Smell: Roasted dark coffee, a little booze, mocha, bready malts, molasses, and a little smoke.

Taste: Super tasty brew. I'm definitely not going to bed for a bit now. All of the above blended well from start to finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky, and roasted smoothness. Full bodied, low to medium carbonation, a little chewy, and tingly bitterness in the end.

Overall: I think this beer got better as it warmed. Super stoked to have picked this up in VA last month. Terrapin has yet to dissapoint me and I look to more of their beers and this one in the future.

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Photo of mastema
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this one at the Terrapin "Horizontal" Monster Tasting at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Ga.

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

("I hate to see you doing this to yourself." - Liver)

Smell: Fresh French-press coffee all over the nose. In fact, the coffee aspect is a real nose hog here, as I smell little else (but with real coffee in the brew, what did you expect?). A few brief hints of dark chocolate (topped with coffee), Kahlua (with a coffee chaser), and roasted caramel (over coffee ice cream). Very alluring!

If you don't enjoy coffee, let's just stop right here. Otherwise, proceed!

Taste: Each mouthful is arabicrammed with rich coffee goodness. A great roasted malt profile kept in check by a luscious creaminess. At first, I thought there was a slight hop presence, but later I was of the opinion that there wasn't one - which is just fine with me. Let the hoppy beers have their hops, and let the coffee-loaded stouts have their coffee, I say.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, but was rather thick on the tongue, with a very smooth, oily texture and a long espresso-like finish. The alcohol is altogether warming and soothing. I'm really gonna need a good palate scrub after this one.

Drinkability: This stout is in no way a weakling, but its not overly heavy. Absolutely one-dimensional with its intense, well-defined coffee flavors, though it is upfront about it (and I can't fault it for it). Considerably drinkable for being a coffee-laced beer containing a decent amount of alcohol.

In short, this was a very enjoyable (coffee) stout.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black, light tace of brown, nice 1 nice creamy brown head, and decent lacing.

Smell - Coffee, malts, some chocolate, added brown sugars, and a little rasin. Alot of bold coffee.

Taste - Major coffee hit at first taste. Malts are roasted and add a nutty bold flavor. The chocolate, hops, and add sugars take backseat to the coffee.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness, mouth gets coated with coffee and malt goodness. Palette and tounge get coffee covered and left a little bittered. Aftertaste is coffee-ish and sweet.

Overall - Man, for being so overbearing coffee bomb, this sure is tasty. Its a bold yet creamy coffee, very tasty and works amazing with malts and chocolate. This is right up there (almost) with alesmiths speedway stout. Glad i got to try! Stout fans and espically coffee stout fans must try this.

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Photo of MattR2014
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of chocolate notes. Buy again and share. Try on draft. Had it out of bottle

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a decent off white foamy one finger head that had a decent amount of fading lacing trying to coat the sides of the glass but doesn’t for the most part. The smell had a nice authentic roasty coffee of sorts with a decent light milk chocolate entering in on the side (as it warms). The taste was a decent light sweet overcoating some bittering hops. The aftertaste was super nice and roasty with a super nice dry roasty finish. On the palate, this one wanted to show me a decent light on the body, but for the most part, it sat closer to a medium on the body. Sessionability, hmmm...maybe, could have one or two in a session...hmmm...it wants to show a decent sipper quality to it, but for some odd reason, its not quite there. Overall, for the most part, this is still a wonderful brew to have again.

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Photo of bonercityUSA
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shand
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle (most recent release - Nov/Dec 2010 I believe) into a chalice.

This brew is a thick black color with wisps of dark head that fade quickly. I go in for a sniff and immediately want to plant my nose in this all night. Roasted malts and some really nice coffee. Smells so good. Chocolate and a touch of hops hit the mouth right away, then some serious coffee comes in. This is black coffee, and tastes really really good. Oatmeal contributes some smoothness, and some of the roasted malts come in for the finish. A solid imperial stout, if just a little uneven transitioning from the chocolate and hops to the coffee.

The mouthfeel is full and fairly carbonated, it goes down just a bit prickly, and the drinkability is alright. It's a sipper for sure, but with a lower ABV than most sippers have. A great imperial stout, next release I want to try this super-fresh to try to get as much of the coffee flavor as possible.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In winnowing through the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, I came across a bottle of the 2014 vintage, which I am going to review now. I understand that 2016 has been CANned & you may rest assured that I will be looking for one for inclusion in The CANQuest (tm). As to the naming of it, I have submitted an Update to have it changed to read "W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout" since that is what the CAN on their website reads. I know that it stands for "Wake 'n' Bake", but you need to go with the label.

From the bottle: "Two Athens, GA companies, Terrapin and Jittery Joe's, have teamed up to create a unique blend of coffee used to produce this robust and flavorful beer. So when it comes to a morning beverage ,,, 'Wake Up with Beer'"; "Brewed with: Jittery Joe's Coffee"; "Monster Beer Tour"; "10th Anniversary W-n-B".

Just before I Pop!ped the cap, I thought about some of the previous reviews and their use of snifters or other glassware than what I had lined up. I then had a change of heart & decided to go with a snifter, instead. This change also meant that I would be conducting a gentle pour as my snifters are more fragile than most of my glassware & I do not need anything untoward occurring. A vigorous in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, deep-brown head that quickly reverted to wisps. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled strongly of rich, freshly-roasted dark coffee, much like I make every morning as a retired U.S. Navy sailor. It also had a breadiness, giving it a fresh-baked brownie odor to go along with the coffee. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was really rich & made me think of Chocolate-Coffee-Peanut Butter Swirl ice cream! Whew. It was quite the riot of flavors, but they meshed well throughout. Warming, I also began to get a light charcoal smokiness, but it remained semi-sweet. Finish was semi-sweet, in the sense that a Hershey's Dark Chocolate bar is semi-sweet. Bittersweet is another applicable term in this instance. This was a pleasant enough beer, but one was satiating.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

black booty has treated me well so far. so onto this little gem.

pours pitch black into my brewery snifter. no head. a slight skim of mocha is on top. fizzles quickly. no real lacing.

smells like spent coffee grounds. iced coffee. smells like something i would love to drink in the morning. mmmm

taste follows close behind. i am basically drinking a smooth iced coffee. this is a tasty beverage. upon warming i get more malt but there is still that lingering coffee bitterness. tastes great.

mouth is full bodied. under carbonated. very smooth.

this is a good beer. i would love to have it again.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,961 ratings
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