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:
3,952
Reviews:
1,309
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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826
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748
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of thecheapies
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pitch black and oily-looking n the pour. Half an inch of light brown head that fell to thin congregation on the surface.

Sweet lactic nose with some medium-roast coffee, tart berry, and caramelly grain. Not so heavy with the roast. No char or smoke. Just a fruity coffee, with some sugars.

Now the taste, on the other hand, is a fully-realized sweet coffee with cream. A dollop of cream, implied from the lactose. There's a nice chewy, bitter oatmeal quality that punctuates the malt. Very oat-forward malt bill. It does wonders for the mouthfeel, too. Nice and chewy and smooth, but the taste bows out for that great coffee flavor and bitterness to finish out the taste. Some tart cherry and almond in there. Maybe I should say orgeat.

A prime coffee stout, and an even more prime Imperial Coffee Stout. A beer I always seem to forget about, and when I see it again, thoroughly enjoy it like it was the first time.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, purchased 1/2011, bottle marked Vintage 2011, well stored after purchase.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature snifter

Pours a nice thick head which rapidly reduces to a thin cap, typical of the style.
Easily revived, it is a lively ale.
Black opaque color, dark tan head with some lacing here and there.

Big aroma of coffee, coffee au latté, yeast and deeply roasted malt.

Rich, crisp entry on the palate of refined dark roasted coffee, malt, and yeast. Not much here in the way of hops, but that is to be expected. The very full mouth feel, with a wonderful carbonation and good acidity, gives this ale a nice balance. A very enjoyable brew.

Long finish of coffee, coffee au latté and dark unsweetened chocolate.

Well this is a very good Stout even if there is nothing that really stands out as exceptional. Very smooth and easy to drink. The 8% ABV is of course not even noticeable. IMO like most stouts everything starts to come out at about 50-55 degrees.
This is a very tasty stout and definitely worth a try. Recommended.

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Photo of Merkur
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Beer pours a thick dark brown, almost black. There is a slight amount of brown head that fades fairly quickly.

Beer smells very, very strongly of roasty coffee. Also faintly of smoke, as well.

Beer tastes very strongly of black coffee. Very roasted and slightly sweet. Hints of dark, bitter chocolate as well. Finishes less bitter than one would think.

Mouthfeel is fairly thick and not very carbonated.

Great Coffee Imperial Stout.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours viscous and black. A very dark, thin head is present around the edge of the tulip glass.

Smell: Intriguing. Not the most floral or most powerful, but quite complex. I can't quite put my finger on the dominating scent. Coffee and toffee play around with some vanilla and caramel. I do get some of the smooth oatmeal notes that add a good base and depth.

Taste: Smooth and complex. This beer certainly doesn't punch you in the face but rather plays with your taste buds. Like the nose, I can't quite put my finger on the dominating flavor. Certainly pull out some coffee notes and some yummy chocolate but there is a pleasant lack of sweetness. Great flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nothing amazing, but nothing offending. Nice carbonation and the viscosity it spot on for its style.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer but I'm just kind of confused. There is a good amount of coffee and chocolate notes, but I just can't get a hand on what the beer is trying to do. The flavor is good, but I really have a hard time trying to figure out what they are specifically going for. Certainly enjoyed the heck out of the beer, though.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Alesmith Horny Devil snifter.

A- Pours a thick, dark black with a 2" dark cola head. Spiderweb lacing on the glass.

S- Just a crazy amount of coffee/espresso!

T- Roasted malts with a bit of char, then the coffee overtakes this beer but in a good way. slight bitter dark chocolate at the end.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Thick, creamy feel with a bit of alcohol at the finish.

O- Amazing beer! I really like FBS, but I love Wake n Bake! Terrapin needs to come into the Chicago beer soon.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a near black with a small caramel colored head that quickly dissipates leaving only thin outer ring around the edge of the glass. Ok lacing

S - Roasty coffee grounds, sweet chocolate/oatmeal notes, sweet caramel malts.

T - All the aromas come through in the taste. Sweet oatmeal and chocolate flavors transition into a nice bitter roasty coffee flavor, perfect balance.

M - Medium bodied, not too heavy, mildly carbonated. Could drink a 4 pack of these for breakfast everyday.

O - Probably my favorite coffee stout, sweet and roasty well balanced and super tasty. love it

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4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle brought to you by Doodler. Thanks for this one. Been interested in trying some stuff from this brewery for a long time.

From a bottle into a snifter.
Vintage: 2010

APPEARANCE: A thicker black pour yields a small, medium-looking, mocha colored head with good retention. Black, opaque body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick ring and full, swirly wisp with carbonation decorating the top. A ring and splotchy wisp remain leaving some nice dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking for sure.

SMELL: Big nose off the pour. Lots of roasted coffee beans, caramel malts, roasted aromas and some nice dark baker’s chocolate. Oats are in there as well. Chocolaty and coffee goodness with a caramel touch. Aromatic and inviting.

TASTE: Just like the nose. Lots of wonderful flavor in this one. Roasted and burnt coffee begins the show with some caramel sweetness and oats up front. A nice dose of bitter, dark chocolate comes through after the swallow with roasted coffee and notes of sweet vanilla cream. Bold and persistent aftertaste of bitter coffee, dark chocolate, sweet cream and a nice caramel touch, all on top of a solid roasted base. This is really flavorful and complex. Phenomenally blended and potent taste profile. Delicious.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes somewhat sticky. Oats have done their job here, making this very creamy and silky.

OVERALL: This was just stellar! Bold and complex flavor profile with a superior balance all the way around, and a big, creamy palate to support it all. The nose was fantastic as well. One of the best, if not the best, coffee stouts on the market. I can imagine the coffee may have been a little much when fresh, but with a year on it, everything works just so well together. This really is as good as it gets. Great stuff Terrapin, and thanks for brewing it in reasonable quantities. Cheers Doodler! Highly recommended.

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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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