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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
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4.29/5
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3,961 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:
#571
Reviews:
1,310
Ratings:
3,961
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
824
Gots:
746
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,961 |  Reviews: 1,310
Photo of spedprof
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scratch69
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Oily black color with two fingers worth of tan head. Great head retention with a large amount of lacing.

Smell- Fresh coffee aroma with a bit of roasted malt and chocolate as well.

Taste- Strong coffee flavor at the start with some vanilla and chocolate sweetness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and silky smooth. Sticky feel after the swallow.

Overall- Wow, this is the best coffee stout that I've tried. I love Founder's breakfast stout but I would replace it with this if I could get it in Missouri.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an oily black with a mocha head.

S: Lots of coffee, bittersweet chocolate in the nose.

T: Sweet oatmeal, roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: An excellent breakfast stout. I'd love to try a bourbon barrel aged version of this.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got the last one of these at the Bottle King in Livingston this week, ensuring that this would be on less 4-pack that they would have to move to their new store on the circle. I saw that this had a really high rating on here with a lot of reviews, so I was eager to try this for myself. This nearly lived up to the hype and was one of the easiest Double/Imperial Stouts, when it came to quaffing it down. If coffee could be perfected and fermented, it would taste just like this and for anyone who enjoys a Coffee Stout, this would have to be on a "must-try" list!

The pour to this was solid, as it nearly had a "motor oil" viscosity to it with a light tan head that quickly settled down. Not as much lacing as I would have liked but the carbonation was spot-on without overpowering the flavors here. Lots of coffee and some vanilla in the aroma, with notes of espresso, milk chocolate, and powdered cocoa in the taste. A hint of cookie dough-sweetness and a strong roasted undertone to this beer was what really made this beer stand out, along with a low hop profile and a well-recessed alcoholic presence. This almost felt like a session beer but it certainly wasn't, since I could feel the buzz kick in once I quickly worked my way through the liquid in my pint glass.

To be fair, this was strong. It never tasted it and there's where this beer surprised me. It's almost unfair that something should be this enjoyable and still be so deceptively strong, but that was the case here without a doubt. Although the consistency almost reminded me of an artisan soda, this went beyond that because of the subtle range of flavors and the addictiveness of the coffee notes. Anyone who loves coffee, chocolate, cookies, Stouts, or dessert beers should seek this out - the broad appeal of this beer spoke volumes about how outstanding this truly was.

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Photo of BradStokley
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of SenorEsteban
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of scotorum
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of OKCNittany
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of JakeEsterly
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JohnG190
4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a thin, mocha head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing. Aroma is all about one thing, coffee. Flavor profile is also one-dimensional - coffee, very dark roast coffee. Coffee is at the front of the tongue, mid-palate, and finish, it's all about coffee! Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this is a coffee bomb! I don't mean that in any negative way, this is an amazing coffee stout, one of the best examples of the style I've ever had.

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Photo of jdaddy
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of CDCNAM
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Again, Thanks to Eric15 for this hookup in a trade.

A - Pitch black with a very thin head

S - Mild coffee notes, very nice

T - Outstanding. The coffee really stands out here, but its not overwhelming.

M - Not too much carbonation here, but it sits very well in the mouth

Overall, this beer is excellent. It really reminds me of Founders BS, and dare I say it, it may actually be a little better. But they are very similar all around. Loved it.

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Photo of RonJeezy
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jucifer1818
4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: this heavy looking liquid pours in with a surprisingly small amount of head, but even its head comes off with a strong darkness. It looks amazing. 5\5

Aroma: Sweet black coffee, dark bakers chocolate, coco dust, and a distinct sweetness from the oatmeal is present. Its an amazing combination. 5\5

Taste: wow, the coffee in this one has absolutely no restraint! It just socks you with a huge coffee flavor, with a heavy mocha leaning. The beer also has a very sweet side, as its oatmeal helps add the illusion of a creamer to the coffee, making it taste that much better. A little hop bitterness on the end, but really, it just feels like the bitterness from coffee. Really, its a perfect tasting coffee brew. 5\5

mouthfeel: slick and heavy, but really, for this beers size its very well managed. What I hated about most other beers like this one is how heavy the sugars feel on the mouth, but this one pulls it off without a hitch. 4.75\5

Overall: Wow, this one was a good decission. Its not exactly a coffee beer you can have more than one of (highlands thunderstruck coffee porter takes that award), but as a heavy coffee desert beer...look no further. This would go VERY well with ice cream, cheese cake, or even just a plate of cookies! A beer I will gladly buy again when I drink the last one. 4.75\5

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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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