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
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:
Formerly known as Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout and Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout.

Added by rajendra82 on 02-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,943
Reviews:
1,308
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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825
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746
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Photo of tylerstravis
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matt23j
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexJ
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +2.4%
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 +2.4%
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 +2.4%
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 +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +2.4%
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 +2.4%
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 bonercityUSA
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shand
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of woodychandler
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of Mauerhan
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of slay
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seanniek91
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pitch black with very thin bubbly mocha head.

Smell- Coffee, coca, chocolate malts. Thats about it. Very nice though.

Taste-Coffee, malts, light chocolate. One sided, but still tasty. Light booze.

Mouthfeel- Very light and smooth. Impressively so actually. Light carbonation. Light Booze heat.

Overall- This is a nice beer. I do like FBS better though.

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Photo of vermilcj
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheMarkE
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Jet black with a chocolate head.

Smell: A fresh cup of coffee, with a touch of chocolate.

Taste: Like many hoppy brews the first sip was a bit bitter but the aftertaste left a hint of chocolate and toffee behind. Working my way through the bottle my tongue identified vanilla, oatmeal, raisin, and molasses.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick.

Overall: Delicious.

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Photo of strohme2
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmac093
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bendurgin
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Andy gave me a bottle of this the other day so thanks! Poured into a pint glass. Poured this guy right down the middle. Probably the darkest beer I've ever seen. It looks like black sludge coming out. Thick thick thick! Just a small layer of foam came about rather than much of any head but it dwindled away shortly. It's exactly what I'd figured it would be in the aroma. Tons of rich bitter coffee! Rich molasses and bakers chocolate are present but this is simply dominated by a big coffee aroma. Flavor is definitely sound on this one. Taste like coffee. The flavor on this is the peak of what I would want from a coffee stout. A big coffee flavor with roasty stout characteristics; dark malts and roasty flavors. This one is spot on. The mouthfeel is full and velvety. I'd love a bottle of this anytime.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,943 ratings.
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