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:
3,951
Reviews:
1,309
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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748
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Ratings: 3,951 |  Reviews: 1,309
Photo of yamar68
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to crunkchiggin2002 for sending a 4 pack of this goodness my way! Such a classic label. Poured from bottle to snifter, vintage 2011:

Pours a thick muddy brown coffee colored body, producing a solid finger of milky light brown head. Absolutely perfect lacing.

The nose smells like my breakfast: coffee (occasionally burnt), something in the toaster and some oatmeal if I feel like it. Really a great smelling beer. Doesn't take any aggressive directions. The booze is dialed back, the coffee doesn't overpower, the oats tie the two together.

So smooth on the tongue. Mild coffee presence, pushing bitter. The velvety mouthfeel + the oats make for a magical combo. I wish the flavor profile was a bit more complex to be honest.

Overall, so glad to have had the chance to try this one. Thanks Bill!

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: a dark brown black with a 1 finger mocha head

smell: coffee, roasted malts,

taste: more coffee, bitter

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, full body

overall: a good coffee imperial stout not as good as founders breakfast stout which is my goto.

Cheers,
the CPJ

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  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%

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Roasty coffee beans, some milk chocolate, rich breadiness, touch of vanilla.

L: Jet black, tan head that dissipates quickly.

T: Coffee like malt with some bready sweetness. Low bitterness with cocoa and more coffee. Some roast near the finish that is both coffee-like and grain-like.

M: Medium full body, low carbonation.

A really solid beer, reminds me a lot of FBS.

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Photo of jremigio
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of popery
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours wall to wall black. Thick. Small, heavy, brown head. Very dark.

Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and strong coffee. The coffee has a nice round aroma with both roast and fruit. The chocolate is particularly rich, like a shot of dark chocolate syrup. Big sweet imperial stout aroma.

Sweet with plenty of roast, dark chocolate and coffee bitterness. It starts with more of that liquid dark chocolate flavor mixed with sweet caramel, but the bitter roast/coffee note quickly takes over. There's a bit of hop bitterness in the mix, as well.

Mouthfeel is thick and relatively low on carbonation. It's a bit sticky, but there's little booziness.

Very good coffee imperial stout. The oats give it a nice feel. There's lots of sweetness, chocolate and coffee. Good stuff.

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get the coffee grounds coming off the nose, it smells like freshly roasted beans. Speaking of roast, lots of roast on this one. I get a little chocolate and a bit of dark fruit on this one too.

The beer looks like a stout alright! Dark tan java head that falls back into the beer rather quickly. No penetration of light whatsoever.

There is little chocolate in the flavor of Wake & Bake, but rather that of cacao beans. Pure cocoa before it becomes chocolate. The coffee stands on the forefront and leads you through the long finish. After the finish, a bit more chocolate comes out and rounds out the experience nicely.

Full bodied, medium-low carbonation, and only a tad boozy. Another Terrapin winner!

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Photo of FrankShirley
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of herman77
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

A: Black with a creamy brown head. Decent lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malt. Coffee. Chocolate. Very coffee forward. Smells like a good cup of coffee with a lot of cream and sugar in it.

T: Sweet roasted malt with chocolate and a bit of vanilla and cream. Still coffee present, but I think it died down some, which for me, is a good thing.

M: Full body. Smooth and softer carbonation. Very nice.

O: Pretty good drinkability. Probably more so even since the coffee has died down some I believe. A very well made beer. Glad I got to try this.

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Photo of acevenom
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks are due to EgadBananas for providing this bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a thin, dark tan head. The beer is completely opaque. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a wispy cap atop the beer. Coffee is very forward in the nose. There are also well pronounced aromas of dark roasted barley malt, chocolate, and oats. There's a mild sweetness in the smell and the ABV is well-hidden by all the aromas. The taste follows the nose. The coffee flavor is very forward in the taste. The coffee notes marry well with the dark roasted barley malts, oats, dark chocolate, and molasses. For an 8.1% ABV beer, I can't taste the alcohol at all until it starts to warm up. The flavors are well balanced. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and creamy. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer. This coffee stout works well as a breakfast drink or as an afternoon beer.

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Photo of mlhenson
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mulder1010
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 ML bottle
From Black Booty BIF

A-- Poured pretty much black. Just a few slivers of ruby but settled midnight black. Looks quite dense for the ABV. Nice one finger mocha colored head. Good head retention to this and settled to a a finger of head and film through drinking. Nice spotty lacing with this.

S-- Big jolt of coffee of the bat. Nice fresh roasted stuff. Good quality coffee. Underneath the coffee was oats with brown sugar and chocolate. Just spent a few minutes just on the nose. Really nice stuff.

T-- Feel the caffine rush right off the bat. Good dose of coffee. Big thing to me was the use of quality stuff and right amount of roasting. Rolled oats, sweet brown sugar, slightly bitter dark chocolate. Has a small dose of coffee acidity. Not a lot though.

M-- Light carbonation, medium body. Carbonation smooths out the beer quite well. Nice dry oatmeal finish. Lingering aftertaste. Like how it went oatmeal, chocolate and oatmeal finish. Good stuff.

O-- Nothing crazy but just a great, fun beer to drink. Can I get more please?? On par with FBS, if not better, as get a really nice coffee rush from it. Exceptional stuff

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Steasy66
3.56/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into clear dixie cup
A-Black with dark brown head, just what I want out of a stout.
S- Sweet, malty, some roasted coffee
T- Pretty sweet, but not overly so, not very roast, a lot of coffee.
M- Good conistency and carb.
O- Pretty good beer, just too coffee forward for my taste.

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Photo of bootdown21
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,951 ratings.
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