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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to nedvalton for this one! Pours a thick, dark black color with only an ever-so-slight, deep brown shearing on the very outer edges of the beer. A marginally darker-than-tan head forms slowly and encapsulates the beer about one inch deep under a bed of super-fine carbonation bubbles.

The aroma - what do you know - is very heavy on the coffee; black and deep with a nice roasted bean flavor. An almost equal part dark chocolate fudges battles for the foreground, adding an earthy sweetness to the strong, bitter coffee. Some more roasted overtones filled with ashy molasses and syrup round out the edges of a wonderfully crafted aromatic profile. Can't wait to taste this one.

This one his the palate with a medium-thick body, actually a little lighter than expected, especially from the almost sludgy looking pour; still, pretty creamy and silky overall. Sweet, alcohol-drenched chocolate comes out first and foremost, almost like a rum-covered devil's food cake. Silky and syrupy sweetness is abound, but matched formidably by a roasted espresso bean flavor that limps in around the halfway mark and marches strong through the ending.

That big, robust coffee flavor sits heavy on the palate and lacquers the inside of your mouth so that you're tasting it minutes after having swallowed a sip. The sweetness battles back however, and I'm almost even picking up some very faint dark fruits; figs and black licorice. Despite the colossal malt rampage, the hops are far from unnoticed and actually add quite the spike - leafy, herbal, and a touch dry, the bitterness they assert does a perfect balance job and keeps the heavy malt bill in check. Wonderful from start to finish.

Glad I finally got to try this one. A damn fine coffee stout, balanced well and executed masterfully. Nice battle of chocolate vs. coffee with a nearly perfect inclusion hops to offer the counterpoint. So - is this better than Founder's Breakfast Stout? It's hard to say. I never like comparing beers because it always seems like the non-winner misses out on the credit it deserves. Terrapin has crafted a fine coffee stout - tasty and drinkable, bottom line. I wish I could get my hands on this all the time.

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Photo of Pinknuggets
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to HFS sniffer

A:Dark dark brown the color of black coffee with a thin lacing of mocha foam around the glass but there was basically no head. The thing is completely opaque and is looking good.

S: This thing smells like freshly ground coffee it is super powerful and I love it, not much else there but I really don't care.

T:follows the nose tastes more like coffee then beer even has more of a coffee then hop bitterness but there are plenty of other flavors in there like sweet chocolate and oatmeal not much hops but doesn't bother me as coffee is what I want

M: Thick and very chewy definitely like toffee you can almost feel the coffee bitterness which is great. Pretty drinkable but could be a little heavier as it is somewhat oily regardless pretty good.

O:Wow I really loved this beer but I also love coffee if you don't this beer isn't for you but it is the purest coffee taste I have ever have in a beer and I am quite impressed to style all the way get this beer if you can.

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Photo of buzzedup
4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had to special order this from my local distributor about a month ago. I forgot i ordered and have not heard back from them. went in last week to grab a 1/6 barrel and seen the case sitting behind the counter. I asked if that was a special order and they said yes. I gave them my name and whooo hooo Wake n Bake time!.

A. overall this beer looks perfect. dark as can be and a nice mocha head that does stick around for a few.
S. Perfect! smells like it RIS with a bit more Joe added. again it does not get much better when you look outside and see snow comming down,
T. nothing better. well FBS and Old Rasputin are the first to come to mind, Wake n Bake just seems a bit smoother and perfectly carbinated. TO tell the truth this years batch of FBS was much better than last year. Last year FBS was way to carbinated (but that is a different review)..
M. again this is just perfect, coats and coats and coats. your tougue has a nice oily feel after ever sip.
O. like i first mentioned this is a beer i order every year and is one of my all time favs as it comes to stouts. IF you see a bottle of this you should get excited and grab as many as you can. I still have 2 bottles from last year and they stand up really nice to conditioning hide a few away fora summer evening treat.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of beertunes
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big Thank You to Dopplebockulus for this treat. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black with under 1/4 inch of Carhartt colored head that had low retention and OK lacing.

As is generally typical with Java brews, the coffee overpowered the scent of beer. A little time did reveal some nice grains and a solid malt scent, but still the coffee dominated. On the tongue, the coffee and beer flavors were a better match. The flavors integrated well, which, as a non-coffee person, was a pleasant surprise for me. The vast majority of coffee beers, for me, are dominated by the coffee. The base beer here stood very well to the overpowering taste of Joe.

The body was very good, smooth, even, full without being heavy, and nicely rounded. The coffee flavors did linger a bit long for my tastes though. Drinkability was very good, the bottle was gone far quicker than I thought it would be. Overall, a very nice beer, certainly among the best coffee beers I've had. As a coffee hater, I rarely recommend coffee beers. I highly recommend this one. Worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, dark black with small mocha head. Head recedes quickly. Smell is strong roast and spicy (almost peppery) coffee aroma. Flavor is all roasted coffee, but there is a nice lingering chocolate on the finish. Thin and very carbonated for an imperial. Less sweetness than something like FBS to balance out the bitter coffee. Overall a somewhat unique coffee bomb that was enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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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