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:
3,945
Reviews:
1,309
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
825
Gots:
746
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Photo of chanokokoro
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bryanole27 for this brew.

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a very dark brown to black with 2 finger head. The aroma is thoroughly dominated by coffee with hints of roasted malt and a bit of vanilla. Huge flavor; strong coffee up front roasted malt, slight hint of dark fruit and alcohol. Perfect balance between sweet and bitter. The carbonation is perfect and blends with the velvet smooth creamy full body. Overall a fantastic brew.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ToasterChef
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cellar temperature bottle is poured into a pint glass.

It's a big black beer that has a thick chocolate brown foam head. It is completely opaque, but I can make out a few patches of clinging carbonation.

As I poured the beer, I thought I smelled some chocolate aromas, but once I leaned in and smelled the beer it was all coffee. Lots of roasted coffee bean scents and not much in the way of sweetness makes this beer smell more like coffee than stout.

The flavor does have some sweetness to it, but the coffee is still the strongest flavor. I taste dark roasted malts first, but then the roasted coffee beans come to the front. Some alcohol can be tasted as I swallow, but it isn't very strong. It finishes with some dry bitterness.

This is a creamy, full-bodied beer. Carbonation is average for the style. My lips and mouth are left a little sticky, which also seems to be the norm for Imperial stouts.

This is a very enjoyable coffee stout. If you are a fan that style, you should certainly check this one out!

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Photo of Boitnott
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DCon
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought a 12 FL.OZ.- 355 ML bottle of this from Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC for $2.75. Poured from the Brown/Lime Green Labeled bottle w/ a Hippie Turtle cooking oatmeal cookies and enjoying a Stout into my 12oz Surly Darkness Tulip Glass. Has VINTAGE:2011 on the side of the label but no bottled date.

I am pairing this one with a 5 year old Gouda Cheese from Holland (#1348) from the Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO. Unreal combo!

Aroma- Huge coffee/oatmeal aroma. Roast, espresso, and deep burnt malts.

Appearance- Pours a viscous body but almost no head. A pitch brown, opaque body is present. Dark brown lacing.

Flavor- Deep roast and malts once again. A ton of strong coffee and a sweet background. Has a medium bitterness level and definitely a big hop presence. Awesome!

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Lightest Carbonation, Smooth, and burnt malts/espresso continue to coat the tongue. Perfect!

Overall Impression- Wow! For a Oatmeal/Coffee Stout, this one kicks serious butt! Would definitely recommend buying if you have a chance. I was fortunate to be in NC for a weekend and pick up one for my cousin and myself. One of favorite Coffee Stouts ever!

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Photo of BBP
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with decent head and lacing. Retention is good.

The aroma is loads of coffee. There's a solid stout base beneath it but the coffee is far more evident.

The coffee is in the ranks of peche and fbs, and it's nice how the alcohol is lower. It helps the coffee show itself a bit more. Delicious.

The body is medium to full in body and medium in weight. The finish is dry.

Overall this was quite tasty and way too easy to drink. It goes down faster than my morning coffee.

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Photo of Zachb4au
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Jaldama
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of RepMichigan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GeorgiaBrewed
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought a 4-pack at the Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA.

A: It pours black with a decent sized, tan head that dissipates quickly. A fair amount of lacing is left on the glass. It looks like everything you want in a stout.

S: Strong smell of coffee and a hint of chocolate

T: It tastes like a cup of black Jittery Joe's coffee, and that makes sense considering that's what is used in this beer. There is also a nice, chocolaty aftertaste. It's a pretty sweet tasting beer.

M: Medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation.

O: An absolutely wonderful stout. The color was perfect, and the taste was sweet without going overboard. It's just a nice beer to slowly sip and enjoy. I will definitely get some more on my next trip home.

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Photo of Koel
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of rjacobs6
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of wintbs379
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of silentjay
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

vigorous pour produces a huge cascading dark mocha head that slowly recedes whilst leaving behind tons of lacing atop an opaque black beer.

tons of coffee, as expected, with a vanilla bean kick, roasted oats, toasted malts. lots of sugary caramel sweetness as well. an almost lactose sugar aroma as well.

creamy, creamy coffee with some vanilla bean and sweetened. roasted oats, light molasses. dark roasted, charred coffee is nicely balanced by the sweetness.

one of the creamiest beers I've had with a subtle carbonation that reminds you that you are drinking a beer and not a sweetened and heavily creamed iced coffee.

Definitely one of the better coffee/breakfast stouts out there without being over the top in any category, just perfectly balanced.

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Photo of Meerkey
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: No head, just a couple of bubbles on top. Impenetrable brown-black. Dark, thick, viscous.

S: Mmmm...Delicious! Tons of roasted coffee, chocolate, malts, toasted grains. Sweet and a little bitter -- a little like cold coffee. So good! I could smell this all day.

T: Coffeeee. Bitter and roasted. Some grainy malts and chocolate again. With just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness. Very tasty.

M: Good, not the best. Smooth and thick. Hint of carbonation.

O: I like this beer. Very good. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a viscous opaque black. Very little tan head. Tight bubbles. Quickly dissipating. Some spotty lacing.

S - the nose is dominated by oily roasty coffee beans. The other arokas are faint. Some vaguely sweet maltyness, and some hints of chocolate.

T - sweet chocolate malts on the front end with hints of caramelized sugar. Coffee bitterness enters around center palate. Sweetness melds seemlessly. Sort of like black coffee with a touch of sugar. Some earthy notes on the back palate. Sort of hoppy and coffee bean mixture in the finish.

M - full bodied. But its slick, oily texture makes it much easier to sip.

O - very nice example of a coffee stout.

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Photo of bitterbeerguy
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to businesstime for this great bottle!

Pours a midnight black color, well carbonated with off-white bubbles that lingered through the entire consumption

Aroma was nice, but a little confusing. The coffee flavor was absent (thus the confusion), but traditional stout characters were present- nuts, marshmallow, hint of oak/bourbon, and maybe some coffee in the background.

Taste really stole the show for this brew. There are not many hidden flavors- just unrelenting, crazy-good coffee. I have no idea how they packed this kind of flavor into the brew, but WOW. Without a double the best coffee stout I have had to date for coffee flavor. Also impressed by that lingering coffee flavor. You could easily convince me that I just had a cup of coffee at breakfast. Also recommend letting it warm up for 20 minutes, the flavor profile got even more intense as time passed.

If you are a coffee drinker, please find a way to get this brew- thanks again, Jeremy.

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Photo of sommersb
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 03-09-2012
Freshness: 2011 Vintage (November)
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Terrapin Snifter
Purchased: 4-pack from Moon Wine & Spirits, Brentwood TN

A: Pours dark black and opaque, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Almost no lacing on the glass.

S: Aromas of coffee and dark, roasted malts are dominant, followed by chocolate, molasses, and some earthy/woody smells.

T: Rich flavors of coffee and bittersweet chocolates. Hop bitterness is low. Very nice tasting, this beer is balanced well between malt sweetness and the bitterness from toasted malt and the hops.

M: Full bodied brew, with a smoothness from the oats. Carbonation is on the low side. Aftertaste is of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. Pleasant warmth from the alcohol in the finish as well.

O: Overall an exceptional coffee stout, smooth drinking and well-balanced.

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Photo of OldTime
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of StoutPreacher
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DevilsCups
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle to Duvip.

A - Pitch black. I mean, black like the basement in the final scenes of "Silence of the Lambs". Beauty of a dark brown head. Just like I want my stouts to look! Fair lacing.

S - Strong coffee and chocolate notes. A bit of metallic scent drops this down a point from stellar. Still, wonderful bouquet on this one.

T - Amazing. Strong coffee and chocolate notes follow the aroma. Earthy notes from either the hops or the coffee, most likely the coffee. I want some of whatever this coffee is for the morning! Great choice. Aftertaste is black coffee with a bit of roasted malts and toffee.

M - Very, very good mouthfeel on this one. The oatmeal really gives it the thickness it needs and carbonation is spot on.

O - I actually enjoyed this more than FBS. It's better in my mind, but only by a tad. Outstanding beer.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,945 ratings.
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