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:
3,949
Reviews:
1,309
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick, viscous pour that appears a very deep brownish black color.
S: Immediate coffee bean followed with a little bit of booze, and on the tail end of the nose it had some very nice milk chocolate mixed in.
T: Very dark and heavy beer... lot of coffee and chocolate that is really well balanced.
M: Simply heaven, as it had looked initially it enveloped the mouth like oil. Very impressive stuff here!
D: Not an extremely drinkable beer here but I don't mind it one bit, quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Givemebeer
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this first thing in the morning, because I feel like I have to.

A: when poured, a caramel colored head forms which dissipates quickly and thin lacing is left. Pitch black in color.

S: oh this smells delicious: fresh coffee and dark chocolate smell neither smell overpowering the other.

T: chocolate at first with the coffee coming through later and lingering on the tongue. Slight bitterness keeping this beer from becoming too sweet.

M: thick, chewy, mostly dry.

O: very nice beer. Unique for sure and a good choice for breakfast.

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. 09 vintage.

A: Black body with a brown head that recedes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

S: Completely dominated by coffee. Roasted malts are just barely detectable.

T: Pretty much the same as the smell. A bunch of coffee, not a whole lot of stout.

M: Smooth from the oats, slightly astringent from the coffee.

D: I'm generally a fan of coffee stouts. This isn't quite in the league of FBS, but it's pretty well done and incredibly easy to put down.

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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Vintage 09AA) into a pint glass.

This beer is a great example of how lame being PC is. This is Wake N Bake, dammit. Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout? Come on.

Black pour. No real shocker there. The pour looks thin, which is somewhat disappointing...I was kind of hoping that a Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout would have that classic motor oil pour, but it's sadly not the case here. About a finger of rich tan foam doesn't stick around for terribly long...it evaporates into a thick halo pretty quickly, but at least the halo retains well. No real lacing on the glass, but I didn't expect any from this beer.

So, I'm always a bit hesitant to try coffee beers, because I'm not very fond of the intense roasted quality they usually possess. Wake N Bake is a different story. It's got a very rich coffee nose, and the roast is a "Oh, sweet, someone put on a pot of coffee" roast, and not a "Shit, someone spilled something on the burner, the smoke detector is going off, and it smells like the house is on fire" roast. So, yeah, that's a plus. But, aside from that, I'm smelling plenty of delicious chocolate, and that little sweet edge that I always smell in oatmeal stouts. Not really an oatmeal guy, but, for some reason, it works. Always like a good bitter/sweet balance.

As the name would suggest, coffee is the dominant flavor, beating out bittersweet chocolate. Not really getting as much of an oatmeal vibe as I did in the nose, but I'll allow it. Definitely becomes more robust with warmth. Really enjoying the coffee/hops combo bitter finish.

So...the texture is my only complaint, and it's not really a complaint. My suspicions from the pour proved mostly true...Wake N Bake is medium-full bodied, but just a tad thinner than I'd enjoy. Now, the warmth did help, and the last half of the glass was certainly thicker, but it still lacked the viscosity I've been craving lately. It's still better than most in this department.

Drinkability is sky high for an 8% imperial stout. And, honestly, the texture may have actually helped in that department. Obviously, this isn't a session beer, but it's as close to one as an imperial stout can get, as far as I'm concerned. Immensely drinkable. No hint of alcohol, except for in my stride. Great, great beer from Terrapin.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 Monster Beer Tour. Bottle courtesy of Faro; very big thanks!

Pours black, but dark red around the edges. Head is a dark tan color; doesn't stick around for very long, but did leave bits of lacing. Smell of early morning coffee, a soft roastiness as well as just the slightest hint of hops. Taste is a combination of maybe a French roast coffee and some espresso. The awesome thing is that it has no astringency to it. The finish is where it gets even better, it starts out as previously described, but then some cocoa and a noticeable, but soft roastiness sets in and lingers. Mouthfeel started out medium bodied, but carbonation was a bit high, so I swirled my glass for a while and then the carbonation was about perfect. Mouthfeel would be higher, but as previously mentioned, carbonation started a little high for me. Drinkability is awesome, but would I have another? Hell yeah I would, if only I had better access to this. Awesome beer, worth picking up for sure.

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3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz courtesy of Shane. Thanks!

A: Pour yields dense mocha foam and ends with a treacly drip. Beer is so perfectly black, the carbonation is hidden. Black tar on the side of the glass.

N: Dark chocolate covered espresso beans. You can almost smell the crunch. Vanilla backdrops. Fudge and truffles. Embodies the best of its coffee nature. Search for dark fruits yields an edge of raisin and some black berry.

T: Bitter roasted coffee and baker's chocolate. Biscuity. Ground espresso beans, but not the candied version. Charcoal and ash. Lactose milkiness. Oatmeal mash graininess and a slight acidity from the coffee that becomes annoying.

M: Somewhat watery and surprisingly dry. Hoping for a far more luxuriant effect due to the oatmeal.

O: It's much like coffee - the best part is the nose and then you drink it and the delightfulness fails to follow on the tongue. Bitter, but not rich, dry and lacking in viscosity. Wouldn't turn it down, ever, but I'd prefer a Narwhal.

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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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