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

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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Photo of krembl
3.59/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter: opaque with a small, rapidly dissipating head.
Nose is dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark, dried fruits.
The taste starts with coffee sourness upfront, right at the tip of my tongue, fading into the flavors from the nose in the middle and finishing with a pure, dry bitter coffee. As it warms I get more chocolatey sweetness and apparent alcohol. Overall, a very solid Imperial Oatmeal Stout, but it pales in comparison to Founders offerings of the same style.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got the last 4 pack at Wegman's today. I've heard such good things about this one but I've never tried it until today. Pours black. Very, very black. Smells deliciously like coffee. Tastes like coffee with sweet alcohol. Awesome coffee stout. Didn't really get any oatmeal flavor fromthis, which is too bad. Overall a great beer on a boring Sunday the week before the Super Bowl. Go Giants!

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing.

Aroma is rich with coffee and dark chocolate.

Taste follows the smell pretty closely. Rich chocolate and coffee. Mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is great. This is thick and creamy. Full bodied. Not a lot of carbonation but nice for this style.

Overall this was excellent. I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of dcloeren
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to xxcarpxx for this bottle.

Paired this with homemade banana pancakes, and it was an excellent choice.

Poured black with a finger of frothy mocha head. Slowly receded to a thin film.

Amazing aroma on this beer! Bold notes of delicious coffee with a good amount of vanilla shining through, which makes this aroma so amazing in my opinion... also luscious notes of rich chocolate shine through.

Taste follows the nose. Bold coffee, big vanilla notes and rich chocolate.

Medium to full in body with a solid amount of carbonation. This stout coats every inch of my tongue with each sip. Smooth, like a hot comb on nappy ass hair (Big Boi reference)! This beer goes down extremely easy.

Overall, this is an amazing breakfast stout. If I could, I would wake N bake every damn day! It really is a shame that I only have three more of these. I need to find more of this asap. Definitely in my top 3 breakfast stouts I've ever had.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of claaark13
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a HF snifter. Thanks ghost, I haven't had this in a while and enjoy this beer. 2011 bottle.

A - Pours black with a very nice, creamy and light-tan head. Eventually gets down to some thicker lacing with good retention. Falls off the side of the glass quite easily. Probably higher than a 4, but I'm rounding down.

S - Sweet, slightly strong coffee aroma. Some chocolate coming through.

T - Light yet burnt coffee, sweetness, flavors coming together in the finish. The flavors fall off in the middle and pick back up in the finish, possibly due to the body. The coffee finish is enjoyable, yet slightly burnt. I don't mind it, but that's just me.

M - On the lighter side of medium. A little more body would do the trick.

O - I could probably drink this quite often, especially if it were available to me. It is all around a very solid seasonal. I probably shouldn't have reviewed this after Birth of Tragedy.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours an ink black with a one finger mocha colored cap. The head fell rather quickly, receding to just a thin collar and some small patches over the body of the beer.

The aroma is fresh ground coffee beans, deep roasted malt, some booze and maybe a little toffee/butterscotch. Coffee dominates, no doubt about that.

Bitter roast, fresh ground coffee, rolled oats, and some creamy dark chocolate through the middle before bitter roast and coffee blend with a little ethanol heat in the finish. A mild warming, nothing detracting.

A nice, big, full body with a smooth, creamy feel. The finish is a little bit of warming, but mostly bitter roast malt and coffee.

This beer is delicious. The oats lend a nice balance to all this roast and coffee. This is one I would seek out.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: jet black, trace tan head, patchy lacing

S: big dark chocolate, vanilla, malt,
roasted coffee

T: dark chocolate, oats, vanilla, malt,
roasted coffee, mild boozy

M: med/heavy body, smooth/chewy mouth

O: OH MY WORD! incredible
stout and will get again, seriously
recommend this delightful assault
on your palate.


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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jegross2
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company out out of Georgia. After trying three new beers that turned out to be disappointments, I had to go with a new one that I knew I was going to enjoy.
Score: 93

2011 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 01/26/12. Thank you BeerAdvocate user mecherd for hooking me up with this brew!

Appearance: Pours a jet black color -- light does not cut through any part of this beer -- with a finger of foamy tan head that settles into a thin cap of head atop the beer. Excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Heavy doses of coffee, roasted oats and fresh oatmeal. Smells a lot like the Founders Breakfast Stout. Dried dark fruit, milk chocolate, roasted malts and a little hops. 5/5

Taste: Bitter espresso, dried dark fruit, roasted and cocoa throughout. The chocolate sweetness really balances out the coffee/espresso bitterness. Lingering finish of coffee breath. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation. Perhaps a little watery for the style. Very average stout mouthfeel and slightly creamy, finishes bitter but not dry. 3.5/5

Overall: An absolutely excellent oatmeal imperial stout. I wish I had easy access to this stuff. Not quite as good as Founders Breakfast Stout, but how many beers are?

Recommendation: Seek this beer out unless you absolutely can't stand coffee.

Pairings: A s'more would go great with this.

Cost: $10.99 for a four pack.

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

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a jet black color with a nice thin and tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Looks like a stout should look. Smells of lots of malts, chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is very bitter with all the chocolate. Some vanilla and hops also come through. Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied. Overall this is an amazing stout. Loved it.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

P: 12 fl oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter.

A: SRM is black/deep dark brown. Opaque. Head is darker tan, 1 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium/light carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Oat, coffee, dark roast chocolate malt, hops (cascade/tettenager?), a slight waft of alcohol.

T: Big rich dark roast chocolate malt, oat, coffee, light hops, a bit of alcohol.

M: Full body. Viscous. Feel is very full and robust, but not overwhelming. Big malt, chocolate notes, full dark roast coffee, and mild alcohol give a lot of thickness to this beer. Hops step in to balance everything nicely. Semi wet finish.

O: W-O-W. This beer is fantastic. Such a full bodied stout. Great flavors and everything is well balanced. Overall, a tremendous beer. Will seek out again.

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3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

poured into my bruery snifter
Pours a dark black with a big fluffy dark brown head with a hint red to it.
I am immediately hit in the face with the smell of coffee followed by a little burnt sugar, vanilla, toffee and more coffee.
SO MUCH COFFEE!!! flavors greatly mimic the nose, fantastic! Im loving the intensity this beer offers
the mouth feel is a little thin for an oatmeal stout but it does have that nice, traditional creamy finish.

overall this is a nice beer by Terrapin. I will definitely seek this beer out again... and again

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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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: Pours dark brown in color with a small brown cookie dough colored head. Head retention and lacing are good

S: Rich espresso, burnt malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of smoke. Smells delicious!

T: Black coffee and dark chocolate. Coffee lends a nice bitterness and finish while chocolate balances it with a slight sweetness. The finish is excellent the coffee lasts for an eternity after the sip.

M: Full bodied, creamy, and smooth, with prickly carbonation. Has a slight stickiness to it.

O: Great coffee stout! Very tasty! I wish it was available year round.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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