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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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial StoutW-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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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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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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of themind
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You want thick? well look no further. This beer is motor oil with a hint of coffee. Dont get me wrong it's a good stout but it's VERY thick and dark.

The taste is good, pours pretty much no head and is almost like a dessert beer. Interesting beer but when do you drink it? for me on an evening its one and done! any more then one of these in a night and you will end up bloated and full. Its that heavy.

Bottom Line: pretty good, if you see it grab it cause its kinda hard to get. But in the end I feel this is overrated.

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Photo of socon67
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black and syrupy thick. Some lacing is there, and a thin amount of brown foam.

S - Impressive smell of oatmeal and coffee. Just as advertised. Very rich and a bit of cocoa scent.

T - oatmeal comes right through and makes this a real treat. A subtle flavor of breakfast blend coffee, toffee, and milk chocolate. Just about perfect for dessert.

M - A sipping beer; thick, heavy, and the flavors linger.

O - Nice big stout that is worth the hype. Glad to find a 4pk of this.

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Photo of onewetpaw
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Roasted coffee is the predominant note. Slight dark chocolate as well. There's also a hint of black malt there, that comes out somewhat as the beer warms.

A- Near opaque. Poured with a minimal dark beige thin head.

F- Coffee is upfront and center. It tastes like what a premium coffee blend should. Rich and slightly roasty. I don't perceive much bitterness, but there is definitely some there. No real sweetness perceptible. No hot alcohol or appreciable warming effect on the throat.

M- Thick, full body, probably helped along by the oats. Minimal carbonation, which seems to work for this style. This is a beer calling out for Nitro to me.

O- Awesome rich coffee flavors and aromas. Not harsh or astringent at all. Drinkable and interesting. A sipper, but something you could have more than one of. Not a go-to style for me, but something that's worth experiencing.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +4.9%

Photo of ToasterChef
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of DCon
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +3.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBrewed
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -18.4%

W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,982 ratings
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