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

3,949 Ratings
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.

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Photo of Jredner
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma blasts you with rich roasted coffee, smooth cream and hints of vanilla. Pours a gloppy, stygian black with just an oil slik of a tan head. Flavor is rich and roasty in the fore followed by a chocolate and oatmeal cookie creaminess through the middle and finishing with a slightly acidic and bitter splash of capuccino. One of the creamier and more dessert-feeling Imperials I’ve personally had.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a fat tire tulip glas. No head to speak of, thin whisps on the surface of the black as night beer. Absolutely no light gets through this oily viscous stout.

Aromas of coffee, chocolate and toffee. And alcohol. Smells like my wife's favorite chocolate martini.

First taste is more subdued and more roasty than the aromas. Much more roast flavor, the coffee and chocolate don't come out as much. Some chocolate in the back, at the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel is not as oily and viscous as the pour. Medium to full mouthfeel. Alcohol is evident, but not biting.

Overall drinkability is good. Would go back again, but not sure I could/would want to drink more than one in a sitting.

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Photo of iadler
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage. Poured into a Founders snifter.

A- Pours a dark black with a two finger mocha head that dissipates fast. Nice sheets of lacing are left behind.

S- Tons of bakers chocolate, cookie dough, faint coffee beans, dark fruits such as raisins, fig, oatmeal and roasted malt.

T- Taste like a dark chocolate oatmeal cookie with some coffee beans, raisins, plum, fig, roasted malt and a hint of char.

M- Low to medium carbonation and medium body. Syrupy mouthfeel that finishes with some roasted malt.

O- A pretty good coffee beer that has some nice balance to it. The coffee seems to have faded a bit for being around a year old, but was still noticeable. It's no FBS, but still one of the better coffee stouts out there.

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Photo of trep
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle thanks to pugman. Only a half-full bottle though, not sure. :/ I guess we'll see how it goes.

Pure liquid black, dark brown head fades to minimal lacing.

Mmm, amazing intense aroma of chocolate, coffee, and dark malt. Incredibly rich aroma of smooth buttery chocolate.

Super smooth all the way through. First some roasted coffee bitterness that slowly fade to reveal the melted milk chocolate. Creamy as hell, the mouthfeel is perfect. On the low side of carbonation but the medium-full body matches it nicely. Dangerously easy drinking, truely a joy to drink this one.

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Photo of ScreamForMe
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to trader Tilley4 for this one!

Even though I don't drink coffee at all, I can't stop trying these coffee based stouts. After reading about "wake n bake", I had to try it.

Overwhelming coffee nose. Holy moly! For a non coffee drinker, it was probably even more overwhelming.

A really smooth coffee taste.

Enjoyable and a well done style but the coffee was too much for me.

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Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, purchased 1/2011, bottle marked Vintage 2011, well stored after purchase.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature snifter

Pours a nice thick head which rapidly reduces to a thin cap, typical of the style.
Easily revived, it is a lively ale.
Black opaque color, dark tan head with some lacing here and there.

Big aroma of coffee, coffee au latté, yeast and deeply roasted malt.

Rich, crisp entry on the palate of refined dark roasted coffee, malt, and yeast. Not much here in the way of hops, but that is to be expected. The very full mouth feel, with a wonderful carbonation and good acidity, gives this ale a nice balance. A very enjoyable brew.

Long finish of coffee, coffee au latté and dark unsweetened chocolate.

Well this is a very good Stout even if there is nothing that really stands out as exceptional. Very smooth and easy to drink. The 8% ABV is of course not even noticeable. IMO like most stouts everything starts to come out at about 50-55 degrees.
This is a very tasty stout and definitely worth a try. Recommended.

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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 comfortablynumb1
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Cigar City pint glass...

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger brown head that dissipates at a fairly swift pace. Some lacing sticks around, but nothing to impressive...

S - Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Also pick up a sweeter scent, but coffee definitely dominates the smell...

T - Chocolate and carmael followed by coffee. Ends on a coffee bitterness. As with the smell, coffee is definitely the main focus here; however, when this one warms a little the coffee subdues, leaving a more mocha finish. Very tasty. Abv is well hidden...

M - Nice thick and creamy mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation...

D - Really enjoyed this one. Coffee was not over the top, as it sometimes is with beers brewed with coffee. Definitely something I am looking foward to trying again...


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Photo of JamisonM
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a black as night body with a deep mocha head the head was small however

S: rich sweetness molasses and caramel with coffee backing that up very good smell.

T: molasses caramel with the coffee in there and the oatmeal smoothing things out. very good beer.

M: med mouth with med carbonation

D: very drinkable

Overall: its a very nice winter beer got good layers of flavor sweetness and coffee. Very nice and drinkable too!

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Photo of BeRanger
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Founders Snifter. Thanks to Wintbs79 for this one.

A: Pours jet black, about a finger of mocha colored head that fades away quickly.

S: Coffee, Roasted Malts, Chocolate, hints of vanilla and a little alcohol.

T: Coffee, Roasted Malts and Chocolate come through quite well. It's not very robust in taste, a little thin. Backbone is a little more earthy with the hops/malts mildly coming though.

M: Lighter than expected, medium body at best - it was lacking carbonation.

O: The small reminded me of Short's Cup of Joe at first but it came through a little thin. Still a fantastic beer but not the best Coffee Oatmeal Stout I've had. However given the availability of this, I'd certainly drink it often if it was around Michigan.

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Photo of pburland23
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a dimpled mug.

Beer pours a deep, dark motor oily black (not the most original description, but definitely apt) with a finger or two of light brown head that recedes to some nice lacing that lasted for the duration of the beer.

Smell is strong on dark roasted coffee. As a coffee lover, this one smells incredible. Taste is also dominated by coffee with touches of roast malts and hops bitterness. You can't taste the oatmeal, but it certainly adds a thick, chewy mouthfeel to the beer. The high ABV is hidden quite well and while the beer is thick, it's not too thick, I think I could have a couple in a sitting without much trouble.

This is a very good coffee/oatmeal stout. It's perhaps not as bold and well rounded as FBS, but still it's a delicious beer that I'll have again in the future.

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Photo of tranquilocigars
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of afausser
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A year of age on this one, so judge this review accordingly.

Appearance: pours with about a finger and a half of head that dies down fairly quickly, leaving about 1/3 finger that persists for a few minutes as a fine, fairly even mocha foam. Just a few uneven bubbles form clusters closer to the center of the brew. Looks very thin despite the rich, dark colors.

Smells excellent, with nice heavy but not overwhelming coffee notes. The oatmeal really does a nice job of balancing out the nose, making it smooth and creamy with hints of vanilla. Nice chocolate blended in as well. Oh--and you can smell it from a few feet away, just great.

Taste: Not as sweet as the nose would have you believe. Quite a bit of hop bitterness present, which works nicely with the dark coffee and cocoa taste. Imagine this will mellow a bit more as it warms. Aftertaste is dark chocolate. The oatmeal doesn't smooth this one out as much as the nose would lead you to believe. Still an interesting brew--and an excellent one--just not what I expected from the nose.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is probably the most lacking quality of this beer. The carbonation is there, but I'm not sure what it's supposed to be doing to enhance the flavors. The numerous, aggressive, mid-sized bubbles just seem to be attacking your tongue, creating far more foam in my mouth than is pleasant when attempting to enjoy a brew. Dies down a bit and is almost flat--but flat would be better: the miniscule remaining bubbles do almost nothing but get in the way. Once the brew has been sitting out about 15 minutes, if it's still around that long, the mouthfeel/carbonation problem oddly corrects itself extremely well and is quite pleasant.

Drinkability: Easily drinkable, not too thick, and delicious. Overall, great brew.

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Photo of polisanl
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head snifter. Dark chocolate brown in color a with tiny tan head. Smells of pure coffee. When cold, it's like something out of a trendy coffee shop, sweet chocolate and straight coffee in taste. As it warms, the oatmeal usual suspects emerge. Great balance between all flavors and seriously delicious. Medium bodied. ABV is hidden well. By far the best bang for your buck in flavor and price, when it comes to other coffee stout comparables.

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Photo of bobbypaulson
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another great extra!!!! Pours from another color 12oz bottle, lovin these labels (would always trade for more Terrapin stuff). pours a blinding black color with a think off white head that only leaves a ring. smell is of coffee and oatmeal, another beer that reminds me of breakfast. The taste is chocolately and rich with a coffee finish. This beer isn't super thick like I thought it was gonna be, but it has a ncie mouthfeel and goes perfect with a kit kat bar. This beer is delicious.

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Photo of Mflanaga
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of lawsonsj
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of farrago
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't pour too aggressively or get a sponge, easy three to four finger head of dark brown microfoam which dissolves at a snail's pace, fairly thick lacing left behind. Entirely black liquid, like a block on onyx. Coffee ice cream, chestnuts, bittersweet dark chocolate, licorice predominate in the nose, possesses a dry and powdery texture, roasty, doesn't show much fruit, there is a leafiness there, not green and fresh, more like autumnal drying out leaves. Full-bodied, drops like an anchor into your mouth, the carbonation thankfully has some sizzle to it and slowly gets the flavors moving around. These being coffee, coffee and more coffee. As well as dark chocolate, nuts, chicory and raw baking dough. Turns very dry through the finish, hops appear to contribute more to the texture than array of flavors, not the creamiest of stouts. Any oatmeal accents lack staying power. Very much in your face style, not a beer you have a casual relationship with.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Surly "Power of the Pint" pint glass, shared with a fellow BA.

A- Pours a 1 finger dark brown head, nice dark brown color, splotchy lacing, decent looking beer.
S- Big coffee presence, dark malts, nice roastiness, reminds me of coffee bender.
T- Huge coffee notes, oats, dark malts, nice roasted coffee, really enjoyable.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking, crisp finish.
O- Enjoyable, really enjoyable if you love coffee, love the roasted coffee notes, really easy drinkability for being 8% abv, would easily drink again.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin tan head that disappeared rather quickly.
S: There are light aromas of alcohol, coffee and chocolate in the nose. The smell becomes a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has flavors of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a light amount of carbonation. The finish is velvety smooth.
D: The beer is quite easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of khiasmus
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The top looking like so much brown lava, atop the darkest of nights. It disappears in the tepid black liquid, the reflection, as from oil, glaring the colours back at you.
And we dance.
The colours spin around us, the odd shapes and sounds and nightmares one sees at these, the beauty contrasted with the hideous. Whirling about through the dense fog and dazzling lights, catching glimpses of spectres and goblins and fair maidens and zombies... and the blackness seems impenetrable.
And we breathe.
The aromas of espresso for those who desire to remain here all night, in this morbid gaiety of demons frolicking with nuns, of tigresses leaping alongside skeletons of dead warriors... The espresso aromas waft, and along with them the bourbon, spilling upon the suits of armour and the feather boas and dripping to the trampled floor. The great bearded dwarf has not minded his axe, a liter of stout crashes to the floor, and the burnt grain marries with the espresso and bourbon and chocolate milk and black dirt that was tracked in by the giant bunny's fur paws.
And we drink.
The delectable stout is as dark as the night, as bitter as the espresso, as sweet as the chocolate. Creamy and thick, with little effervescence, just enough to carry the astringency on the finish to it's warm, bitter close.
And we sing. We make merry. We embrace the morbidity of this sordid holiday, and we mock the Evil that spawned this present darkness. Witches and warlocks we are, dark artists, extravagant, we laugh at death and we embrace the strangers as they shuffle in, for we know not who may be behind the masks. We know not who. The real and true axe murderer could be right here in our midst. He could know where your gun is hiding in your drawer. He could come in amidst the deafening revelry, come in, silently, calmly, unhurriedly. Everyone is certain that they would know him if only he would remove his mask. everyone is certain that they have only to address him and they will hear a friendly voice. Everyone is certain that even if they themselves are unacquainted with the man, he must be someone's friend, for It is only in the movies that serial killers abduct from house-parties. Only in the movies do young women go missing on nights such as these. Only in the movies is Evil as present. You watch to feel the thrill of terror, to see others tortured, it is all in the spirit of the holiday. You watch as the unthinkable happens. But of course, it is only in the movies. The man who knocks on your door tonight... he will undoubtedly be your friend. Of course. Ignore the fact that the axe is made of steel and not plastic. You have nothing about which to worry. You are safe.

Happy Halloween.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to WesPatrick for tossing a couple bottles of this brew into a recent trade. Served in my FOBAB mini-pint glass.

A - A half finger of quick-dissipating mocha foam with minimal lacing. Pitch black, with a hint of brown at the edges of the glass.

S - Coffee, specifically espresso, mixed with roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, maybe a hint of hazelnut. It's big on coffee though - probably the biggest coffee bomb I've had since Shorts Cup a Joe. Big smell - you can catch a whiff a foot from the glass.

T - Coffee and caramel malts. There's a strong roasty and slightly bitter aftertaste. It's very pleasant, but a little one-dimensional - I'm not getting many other subtleties from it, maybe a hint of nuttiness and vanilla.

M - Medium body, with really sharp carbonation. It's more porter than stout in mouthfeel, although once you get past the bite on the upper lip it does impart that oatmeal creaminess. I could go for a little more viscosity, and a toned-down carbonation.

D - Like most coffee brews, it's hurt by the palate fatiguing nature of coffee, and this one has high carbonation and ABV to boot. There just isn't enough depth to this one - if I want coffee bomb I'll go for Central Waters, and if I want a complex coffee-infused imperial I'm more into The Abyss or Speedway. Still, if this is your local, it's a pretty solid brew!

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Photo of d0ggnate
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep brown, near black to my Bruery tulip glass. Has to elicit visible carbonation with a less than gentle pour, but once I did there sat a nice mocha colored 1/2 finger head layer. Before i knew it, it was gone.
S: Bitter coffee is the first thing I pick up. Hints of bitter, dark chocolate , also. A slight bready note is picked up.
T: Milk chocolate immediately apparent. Like chocolate milk, almost. Coffee has moved to the background on the flavor profile.
M: Very full-bodied and creamy. While being full flavored, the body is less viscous than it appears in the glass. Less than mouth-coating.
D: Smooth drinking with rich flavors that usually come with Imperial Stouts. A solid offering and I would love to try more that Terrapin has to offer.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,949 ratings.
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