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
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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
Ranking:
#605
Reviews:
1,322
Ratings:
3,999
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Ratings: 3,999 |  Reviews: 1,322
Photo of Shag
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mahak213
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sipping on a 2011 vintage thanks to Bennettrox!

Appearance- Super thick, oily looking, with very minimal head. Turned very quickly into a thin ring of brown around the edges of my snifter.

Smell- COFFEE. Behind that some dark cocoa, and just a touch of vanilla.

Taste- Tons of coffee and sweet cocoa upfront, with a solid roasted malt backbone. As it warms up, you start to pick up a slight vanilla note behind everything. No alcohol taste at all, but you get the warmth from it as you swallow.

Mouthfeel- Very thick and coating. Minmal carbonation, perfect for the style.

Overall- Was really looking forward to trying this one and I'm glad I got to. FBS was one of the first beers I really fell in love with, and this goes toe to toe with it. I just wish I could get it in my area! Very solid beer, and I would definitely give it a try if you can!

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Photo of banglin
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass

A: small head with tan color, very dark/black color,

S: strong coffee and chocolate tones which blend well, also oats

T: starts out with strong coffee flavor and finishes with oats, alcohol taste perhaps too strong, chocolate as well, the more I let it rest, the more oats I taste

M: smooth with almost too much carbonation

O: a good stout with an excellent aroma

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Photo of atone315
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of moskal
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of HopJack
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Poured into Duvel glass

A: One-finger dark mocha head that retains around the edges really well, jet black color, good carbonation

S: Nice blend of coffee and malts, chocolate, oats, bit of vanilla

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, sweetness, bit of booziness, roasted malts, and oats

M: Smooth and creamy, could use a touch more carbonation, medium-full to full bodied, lingering aftertaste

O: Good coffee Imperial Stout, I'm excited to try a couple more as it ages a bit

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Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Juvenile_insanity
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of DersOne
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of psychotia
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter while waiting for the steaks to grill, noon-ish.

A: Black with tan highlights. A half finger head that leaves big bubbles in its wake. A tan ring around the glass. Good lacing.

S: Wake up and smell the coffee! Coffee grounds dominate.

T: A pleasant Jittery Joe's Coffee sensation followed by oatmeal and vanilla undertones. Toffee and malts drive up and take a break.

M: medium and creamy. Full bodied.

O: A great brunch drink. The turtles over in Athens, GA know how to cook their beer-fast. A top notch imperial stout that certainly sticks its neck out to please.

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Photo of MichaelinFishers
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of tobelerone
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A black-bodied beer with a frothy, mocha colored head that settles down fairly quickly. Lacing is minimal. Nose is a nice mix of coffee and cream, roasted malt notes, sweet brown sugar, caramel, vanilla.

Lots of fresh coffee, dark maltiness, cream, oatmeal, vanilla in the taste. Really delicious, one of the best coffee beers and one of the best oatmeal beers I’ve tried. Hop presence is quite low, nearly imperceptible, all bitterness comes from the dark roast coffee. Pleasant sweetness well-integrated with the other flavors, but not overly sugary. The booze is well hidden and only emerges ever so slightly in the finish.

Lovely mouthfeel; full-bodied, chewy and creamy, super smooth with a touch of stickiness. Not a super-huge imperial, kind of falls in between the bigger examples of the style and a regular oatmeal stout, making it one of the more drinkable versions of the style.

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Photo of Deshon2688
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ninner00
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mctizzz
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at room temperature.

L - Jet black color with a 2 finger brown bubbly head that rapidly dissipated. Not much lacing at all.

S - Lots of coffee and roasted malt aromas. Definitely some chocolate sweetness and a hint of vanilla. Almost smells like a cake. Wake n bake, indeed. A tiny bit of alcohol shines through.

T - A rich sweetness, almost dark-berry like, with chocolate and vanilla flavors as well. A full wave of coffee, espresso, and roasted malt bitterness show up in the end. Very tasty. Sweet, but not in the artificial sugary kind of way.

F - Full-bodied, tongue-tickling sweetness, slightly bitter finish that builds and lingers very nicely. Mouth-coating feel and a wonderful throat-warming effect from the booze that warms without having any of the astringent taste.

O - I was highly impressed by this offering from Terrapin. I had heard good things, but I honestly wasn't expecting this much. Looks nice, smells good, tastes great, and has a great full body. What more can you ask for? For me, this is on the sweeter end of some of the "coffee" stouts I've had, but it is simply a different quality, not a bad one. The sweetness does not overpower the beer, does not taste artificial, and does not overshadow the coffee bitterness. This beer can certainly hold its own with some of the more famous imperial stouts out there.

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Photo of MatthewWilde
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Dark espresso, almost black, light medium brown lacing, almost no internal carbonation

S: Very fragrant, extreme coffee grounds, very mild cocoa, some sweetness but very heavy espresso notes

T: Tastes how it smells, truly feels like drinking a black iced coffee, a little alcohol on the finish, but so heavy on the espresso it's difficulty to report on anything else

M: Quite smooth despite its heavy taste and nose, again, if I woke up to find this in a mug and I drank it I can't say I wouldn't believe it to be coffee, definitely a bit lingering on the palate, strong espresso aftertaste

O: A coffee lover's dream, a but too heavy on the single flavor in my opinion, but for how it's advertised it certainly delivers

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass. 2011 vintage.

A - Pours a nearly black color with a bubbly light brown two finger head that dies to a halo. Not much lacing.

S - The coffee dominates the nose. Little else gets through aside from some toasted malt and vanilla beans. Smells like a cup of coffee.

T - The flavor is impressive. There is an obvious abundance of coffee, but there are also layers of complexity. Starts with some semisweet chocolate/coffee and a mild darkfruit tartness. A brilliant roasted character in the middle. Continues to a finish with big oat, coffee, and vanilla smoothness. It leaves vanilla and coffee on the breath. Very enjoyable flavor. I can't get over how much I enjoy the finish/aftertaste.

M - Nice medium feel with good carbonation and a moist finish.

O - The strong-point of this beer definitely comes from the complexity of the flavor. The finish is a smooth and delicious vanilla-coffee experience. I stocked up on this beer before it disappeared for the season, but I am almost out. I can't wait for next year's batch and I may age a few to compare.

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Photo of godmare
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep black pour with a half inch of fairly dakr brown head. Head doesn't last and lacing is minimal.
S- Definitely coffe and some oatmeal, touch of vanilla.
T- Strong coffee flavor, very sweet, bit of chocolate. I was told that there was some spice to this beer but I did not detect any. Very nice.
M- Medium to full body, coating, and very smooth.
O- I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and am disappointed I'll have to wait a year for more. Highly recommended!

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from the 2011 vintage poured into a brandy snifter. Sampled side by side against Oct. 2011 FBS poured into a DFH signature glass.

A: Pours a deep, dark black color. Definitely a fairly thick viscous beer. I initially got about a half finger of dark mocha head on this one (darker than the FBS head). The head does fade to a ring quickly though. Nice dark lacing sheets on the swirl.

S: The nose on this beer is killer for a coffee lover (even more so than the FBS). I get bombarded with dark roast, espresso like coffee hints. Then you pull some milk and dark chocolate hints behind that as well.

T: On the front of the tongue you get that dark roast coffee bitterness. It's definitely not as hoppy as the FBS is. Towards the middle of the mouth that coffee is met with the chocolate hints that you were smelling: dark, semi-sweet type. The oats really help to smooth this brew out. It's silky almost, which I love. I can't taste the alcohol at all. On the finish, you are left with some lingering coffee flavors. But people who like that will be craving for their next sip.

M: Full bodied mouth coating from the oats.

O: I have to give this one an A for sure. I LOVE FBS, but on this occasion I don't know if it was the age of the bottles or a screwy palate but I liked the WnB more. Coffee was definitely more pronounced.

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Photo of DawgPhan
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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