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

3,943 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.93/5  rDev +16%
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 -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle that reads 2013 release at 9.4% abv, in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Dark and dense, as black as brown can get. The minimal head is mocha brown in color, leaves nice lacing.

S- Do you remember the old hit from Squeeze, 'Black Coffee in Beer" (sic)? Well, this is what they were singing about. Fresh strong coffee aroma dominates. There's a little bitter chocolate and roasted malt for fun.

T- Dark roast coffee, dark roast malts, dark chocolate. The coffee is the headliner, and it shines.

M- The oatmeal provides some definition, making the light and carbonated body somewhat chewy. Mainly dry and bitter with a hint of milky sweets on the finish.

O- There's a lot going for this beer. I like the 12oz bottle, the drinkability, the coffee , the lack of booze burn, to mention a few.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Seasonal 2013 bottle poured into snifter as I'm brewing up a Dragons Milk clone on a Saturday morning. Thanks to @velcrogrip for this awesome extra that was on my wants lits.

appearance - pitch black , 1 finger mocha colored head settled nicely

aroma - bold coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt

taste - chocolate hits you at first then roasted coffee, some hop bitterness balances out the little sweetness present.

mouthfeel - thick and chewy, medium carb, creamy & smooth

overall - a great morning brewday beer. I'd love to do a side by side with this and FBS - I think it'd be a close call! Definitely might have to seek more of this out in a trade.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Roasty chocolate/black. Thin lacing around the glass with minimal head.

S- Coffee>oatmeal>dates and dark fruits. Charred toffee molasses.

T- This is pretty coffee forward. Some oatmeal stout comes out, oak smell.

M- Medium to medium thin body with some carbonation that follows down the throat.

O- This is a well done non BA coffee stout. I am happy to enjoy this brew!

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4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 10oz pour into a short wide mouth glass at Lures

A-Black as night with a creamy brown one finger head

S-aromas full of roasted coffee, malts, vanilla and hint of wood

T-very similiar to the aromas

M-rich, full bodied, and has a mouthfeel that is velvety smooth no acidity.

O-this is great coffee oatmeal stout. Im not a coffee drinker. Need to get more of this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
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
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,943 ratings.
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