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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4.25/5  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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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%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of silentjay
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
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%
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 -9.6%
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%
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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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,999 ratings