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

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3,952 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
Ratings:
3,952
Reviews:
1,309
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
826
Gots:
748
For Trade:
54
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kbuzz
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a modified tulip. Vintage 2012. Case was stamped December somethingth, 2012.

A: Poured a deep dark almost opaque brown. Looks black from 12 inches...some brown around the borders when held close...one finger khaki heads fades to a thin swirl across the top rather quickly, some legs, nothing crazy...pretty beer.

S: Coffee...more like the coffee shop than coffee grounds...one of those coffee shops where the grounds have worked their way into every nook and cranny of the decades old downtown shop that now doubles as a tourist attraction as well as a business. Sweet, not bitter...roast, old-fashioned hard candy-like sweetness, vanilla, baker's chocolate...very sweet. As far as coffee beers go, I've never smelled a better one.

T/M: More chocolate and bitterness than in the nose, but still a good bit of sweetness. Dirt. Baker's chocolate. A solid dose of that sweet vanilla coffee house roastiness. Fluffy, medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation - appropriate for the style.

O: This beer lives up to the hype. One of few that does. I was expecting a good beer...but having had so many coffee beers, I don't know that I was expecting to be this impressed by one again. I'll repeat, in the category of coffee beers (not even just stouts), this is the best I've had, easily. The aroma here is especially note-worthy.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SeaOfShells
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. into Bruery globe glass thanks T.K.!

A: Pours as dark as the devils soul, with a finger of brown head that leaves stickiness on the glass. Typical I suppose, but nothing to sniff at.

S: As soon as the bottle was cracked open, I got an intense dark roasted coffee/espresso aroma. Putting my nose in the glass was like standing next to a coffee maker while it brews. Roasted malt and chocolate/toffee/breadiness rounds things out.

T: Yeah, this one will work. As smooth as silk going down, but up front there is a strong coffee bitterness and a coffee flavor that stays on the palate for quite some time. Cofee gives way to dark chocolate and roasted malts on the back end, and it finishes with an espresso-esque flavor. This is pretty excellent.

M: Creamy and delicious. Just like I like my coffee stouts. Slick and oily mouthfeel that coats the palate in glorious liquid satisfaction.

O: This was my first Terrapin beer, and it's given all other coffee stouts a run for their money. FBS has the slight edge, but this was damn fine. Glad I have two more.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I couldn't find this beer in New Jersey, and I was happy to find this beer in Florida. I picked up a couple bottles to age a second bottle and drink one for this review.

I poured this bottle into a tulip glass to enjoy this world-class stout. This is a very dark-black beer with a thin tan scum on top.

The nose on top provides a very good dose of coffee. The richness from this beer is almost like espresso. This is a very clean smell.

The flavor provides a rich coffee character. I don't get much more than that. The flavor eases off nicely across pallatte.

This is an excellent sipper. I thought the WnB was very tasty.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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

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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%

Photo of TWStandley
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into my KTG snifter. 2012 vintage.

Poured a dark brown nearly black color with a one finger mocha colored head that disappeared after a few.

Smells of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a slight milkiness.

Taste is nice. A bit roasty, nice coffee notes and some chocolate. A bit bitter.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, thick but not syrupy.

Solid "breakfast stout." Not quite on the same level as FBS, but very, very close.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Solid black. Not too much in the way of head. I'm a little surprised, I remember this having a much prettier pour.

S: COFFEE. As aroma goes, this isn't all that complex as imperial stouts go but, you know what, I really like coffee.

T: Not surprisingly, this is a coffee-forward beer. It really is a perfect mix between a pleasantly bitter coffee flavor and the dark roasted malt flavor you'd expect from a good stout.

M: Nice and creamy.

O: It could just be that I love coffee, but this is a really inviting beer. The smell draws you in and it holds up throughout. I look forward to having it again.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.37/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 bottle poured into a snifter thanks to a BA trade.

A: Pours motor oil black, with a thin 1 finger head. Great retention though.

S: Not overly aromatic. Decent coffee, got some oatmeal smell as it warmed up. Sweetness is prevalent.

T: Very sweet, Coffee that blends better as it warms. Some chocolate and roasty malts come in as well.

M: Medium bodied. Not a lot of carbonation, sweet on the palate. Smooth, but biggest complaint is this is thin for an Imperial stout. Very thin, I'd consider it on thinner side for a regular stout as well. Not as thin as drakonic, but doesn't burst flavor or fullness that is usually there on Imperial stouts.

O: Decent beer, didn't live up to the hype for me. Aroma wasn't very strong, fairly sweet and thin IMO. Even with those flaws, I still really enjoyed this beer and would drink again.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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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 3,952 ratings.
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