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:
3,943
Reviews:
1,308
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
825
Gots:
746
For Trade:
54
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of GoGators
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ltdantheman
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of throwback
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of GreysonDaniels
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of lovindahops
4.97/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very excited to taste and post a review of one of the best know coffee stouts in America. Many thanks to bullet bill for this rare opportunity

A- a massive black hole of java Joe engulfs my glass with an espresso creamy head of foam lingering and adding to the look. An immediate parallel connects to an iced mocha coffee. Nice.

S- an apocalypse of black coffee beans ripping through with some slight cream/sugar participating in this coffee experience. Heavy duty black coffee theme with some brown sugar and toasty malt. As simple as this... Most black coffee scent I have ever come across

T- ridiculously analogous to an iced coffee with all the flavor you would want. Sweet mocha flavor mingles with the coffee beans to put forth a wicked coffee stout. The best coffee stout I have ever had

M- creamy and coating with flavor. Nor to mention the carbonation keeps the integrity of the stout intact! Amazing!!!

O- best ever. There are a ton of great brews on the market that exhibit the properties of a cup of coffee. Terrapin went out and slayed the precedent with their own offering. Other breweries take warning.... This is where the bar is set when it comes to a great coffee beer

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Photo of YaKnowBrady
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Founders Snifter. Thanks to Wintbs79 for this one.

A: Pours jet black, about a finger of mocha colored head that fades away quickly.

S: Coffee, Roasted Malts, Chocolate, hints of vanilla and a little alcohol.

T: Coffee, Roasted Malts and Chocolate come through quite well. It's not very robust in taste, a little thin. Backbone is a little more earthy with the hops/malts mildly coming though.

M: Lighter than expected, medium body at best - it was lacking carbonation.

O: The small reminded me of Short's Cup of Joe at first but it came through a little thin. Still a fantastic beer but not the best Coffee Oatmeal Stout I've had. However given the availability of this, I'd certainly drink it often if it was around Michigan.

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Photo of kennylopez
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into a globe glass.

appearance: a dark black with a beige head about finger and a half thick in the pour and lasts leaving little spots of lacing.

smells: a heavy coffee front with roasted chocolate malts and slight bourbon hints and a hop note.

tastes: a dark coffee blended with a bread like roasted malt and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: the carbonation is light yet present. a long lasting roasted coffee aftertaste that is quite flavorful. And I don't drink coffee. The tad bit above 8% is smooth and very creepy.

Overall: this is a heavy coffee stout but very enjoyable. I picked up a 4 pack for $11 and I consider it a bargain, only if it wasn't seasonal.

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Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic beer.

Pours black, decent head. Head is dark copper. No light passing through

S- Smells sweet. Roasted malts, coffee underneath the malt smell. The sweetness is mostly chocolate, caramel, brown sugar?

T- Heavenly. Tastes like a great cup of coffee. There is a really nice sweetness to it. Tastes like caramel mixed with the coffee. The oatmeal has more of an oatmeal cookie taste than just straight oatmeal. Lacks the metalic flavor that some of the oatmeal stouts have.

M- Sweet, leaves a great coating. Full body, somewhat carbonated

O- deserves a 5, because it is a great beer coming in 4 pack for under 10 bucks. Cant beat it

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

thanks to liquor outlet in boonton for this one
12 oz poured into a tulip glass

pours an opaque black with a heavy mocha two finger foam head with delicate lacing throughout the range

Aroma of expresso and dark chocolates dark roasted malts and earthy grains come in as it warms

taste is a treasure trove of huge roasted malt chocolate and coffees all very delicately balanced and intertwined

mouth feel is mealy yet smooth silky dark and sinful
Overall a fantastic coffee oatmeal stout one to watch out for

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Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is great!...and best of all is that you can actually find it and it does not cost a small fortune! Never had any other of the many beers from this brewer, but this stout is right on! Smells, taste, mouthfeel...all are really nice. Enjoyed two 2011 Vintage (printed on the right side of the label) on Feb 5th 2011.

Appearance is a nice deep black.

Smells of coffee (of course) and some really nice toasted notes (lol)..seriously

Taste is really nice and smooth..no overpowering tastes at all, just a nice well rounded smooth tasting stout.

I need to try some of the other brews from this brewery...

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

2011 vintage, poured into my Samuel Smith pint glass with the turbinator style bump-out near the top.

A: Black as night with a very attractive dark tan collar that settles quickly into a thin disk at the edge, leaving very little lacing. Has legs.

S: Coffee, roasted malt, toffee and slight hint of vanilla. Many big, yet seemingly balanced. Slightly stinging the nostrils with the booze. Some hop notes are there, but they are muted and soft.

T: Smooth flavors of roasted malt and coffee resound in a nice, not overpowering way. Well rounded.

M: Pleasant, yet thinner than expected for this style and ABV. Deceptive. Creamy, and then slightly dry at ultimate finish.

As it warms up, all the aforementioned characteristics amplify nicely. I do end up liking this quite a bit.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of eclipse54
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle from inlimbo77, 2011 batch. Thanks Bill! Into a DFH signature glass.

Pours black with a very thin layer of dark brown, mahogany head. Bubbles dissipate quickly, and there is virtually no lacing. Nice swirling legs, however, do adorn the surface of the liquid. The aroma is of coffee, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, oatmeal, raisin, and sugar. Smells like a freshly baked cookie was ground into a stout. Tastes of oatmeal, raisin, vanilla, cocoa, coffee grounds, mocha, toasted sugar, and caramel. Very well balanced and complex; well done. Mouthfeel is not overly sweet, as the nose may suggest, nor does it finish dry or resinous. Ample carbonation promotes a clean finish, and accentuates some of the more subtle flavors. Overall, a delicious stout that is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sending this one Aiptasia

Appearance:
The beer pours an octopus ink black, completely light-absorbing darkness, but is clean looking with a 1/2 inch of tan head. The head dissipates into a soft halo, but leaves nice lacing. There appears to be no sediment.

Smell:
A light stout sweetness followed by roastiness from the malt and coffee. The fruitiness reminds me of tart, green grapes and ripe plum. There is also a hint of vanilla, but not as if it were oaked.

Taste:
Very clean stout with bold roastiness and chocolate. I'm not entirely impressed, but it's certainly not bad. The lingering aftertaste is both bitter and sweet and doesn't linger. The fruitiness is something less common in coffee-stouts and likely hints to quality coffee being used.

Mouthfeel:
This stout's over-carbonated, but not champagne-like and can be categorized as having a medium body. I feel like I would not have liked this beer without the oatmeal. The aftertaste is a slight vanilla, carbon, and roasted coffee.

Overall:
This is a great beer at a price that beats other high-end coffee-stouts. Unfortunately it's not easily available in NY, but the times are a-changin (in terrapin distribution). I look forward to drinking the other bottles I sequestered at my convenience.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of psuwiz99
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with dark brown head

S - definitely smells like coffee (almost burnt). Actually was worried that the flavor would be too burnt as well, I was wrong...

T - The taste surprised after the smell. Can really taste the coffee, very roasty, and definitely some chocolate (i want a cookie or brownie with this).

M - Mouthfeel was nice, just the right about of carbonation, and it goes down smooth.

O - Very solid overall. The ABV is hidden well behind the roasty coffee and chocolate flavors. I'd really like to have this beer with dessert.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Sean9689
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received as an extra...forget who to thank. :-(

A - Pours black, tan-colored head, thin collar, spotty lace.

S - Nice level of roasted coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal(ish) malts. The nose is enjoyable, and the coffee is pretty up-front. The chocolate sweetness and malts help balance out the coffee.

T - Similar to the nose. Coffee, chocolate, malts, and roast. Again, everything goes together here nicely and is very enjoyable. Not quite as good as the nose, but still, pretty good. Finish is roasted dark chocolate and cream.

M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A really nice Imperial Stout with a good level of sweetness and coffee, but not superior to Breakfast Stout. That said, if available locally, I would drink this quite often. Good stuff.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,943 ratings.
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