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

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3,958 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#566
Reviews:
1,309
Ratings:
3,958
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Ratings: 3,958 |  Reviews: 1,309
Photo of joemochas
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sludgegnome
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of vinny21bal
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The only weakness, if there is one, is it seems just a tad, very tad, thin. but the aroma, the taste, the balance of coffee , chocolate, booze, are superb. Excellent beer.

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Photo of edhizdeid
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a solid lack even when held to the light.

Roasted coffee along with faint hops on the nose.

The mouthfeel of this beer has to be one of the most thick beers Ive ever had. Very chewy.

The taste is of a smooth roasty stout with lots of chocolate and coffee notes.

This is a pretty tasty beer and am glad I got the chance to try it!

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of micropale
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of cvstrickland
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 12-ounce bottle sports label art of a spatula-wielding terrapin waking and baking (cookies). It's obviously WAY past 4:20 as dawn breaks and his coffee perks in Label Land, and the Terp bides his time joyfully plowing the froth off an in-hand brewski. I'm guessing by the shades covering his eyes and the smirk on his face that he's daydreaming, perhaps of the 'special' brownies he's whipping up next?

At any rate, off comes the bottle top and out comes the brew, a matte-ebony lightsucking beauty with a thin cap of fine mocha-brown foam atop. Drippy, quickly-deforming rings and swatches slide down the sides of my Terrapin-brand shaker pint glass.

The smell is smoky-acrid and pungently-sweet with dark malts aplenty and French roast coffee.

The taste is richly malty with layers of caramels burnt to differing degrees, powdery dark chocolate, and oily espresso crema. A light vegetal hoppiness supplements burnt malt bitterness in counterbalancing a rising mocha sweetness. A thin, aromatic flavor of vanilla pops up in the aftertaste, as does a silky twang of oaty graininess that intensifies as the drink warms.

The drink is fullish in body with soft, creamy feel. Extremely light carbonation lends a silkiness to the drink, and just a touch of belly-warming reminds the drinker of the sturdy alcohol content so masterfully hidden in the flavor profile.

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3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dfillius
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of thain709
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a deep, dark black body...the head stood about a finger tall and was brown in color...it fell rather quickly and settled into a thin film...some lacing

S - This smells like a cup of cold coffee...straight forward with coffee grounds and an underlying sweetness

T - The coffee flavor in this beer is awesome...it dominates from start to finish and I love it...that deep flavor of a black cup of coffee is great...there are some heavily roasted malts present in the middle of the beer which add some extra flavor...I could actually pick up the oats at the end of the beer...they paired nicely with bitterness of the coffee beans and actually combined for a bitter yet smooth finish

M - Thick bodied...creamy, smooth, bitter

D - This is a very nice coffee stout as the coffee dominates from start to finish...it's not as rich as Founder's Breakfast Stout but I would love to have this one around and could have two or three and not even notice the 8%

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a DFH snifter. The pour is nearly black, not too viscous, and sports a fingernail worth of tan head that quickly dies down to a thin lace. The nose on this beer is delightful. The coffee notes are incredibly rich with a slight hint of chocolate. It smells like a really, really good cup of coffee.

The beer has a medium-full body and a firm feel and a semisweet, well-balanced flavor. There are some rich malty notes up front along with a little chocolate. At mid-palate, just enough coffee comes in to provide some bitterness and earthy flavor without disrupting the balance. I'm not sure if I taste the oatmeal, but the feel has that characteristic velvety smoothness indicative of oats. The finish has a mild coffee bitterness balanced by some milk chocolate. A nice after-dinner beer. Not too heavy or filling.

I bought this beer while on vacation (Terrapin isn't sold where I live yet) and really enjoyed it. Of course I am inclined to compare this to Founders Breakfast Stout (which I have had many times) and in my opinion it stands up very well. The most glaring difference between this and FBS is that there's not a lot of intense coffee on the palate with this beer. Given the nose, I half-expected this to be a coffee bomb on the palate (like FBS), but it's not. Instead, it is very well-balanced and the coffee doesn't wash out all the other flavors. Excellent beer.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,958 ratings
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