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

BA SCORE
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3,943 Ratings
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:
824
Gots:
746
For Trade:
54
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Ratings: 3,943 |  Reviews: 1,308
Photo of ricksrealm
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sean05luvb
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BHopp12
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A: Dark almost completely black with a slight reddish tan head that quickly dissapates.

S: Strong coffee smell with roasted malts and a little sent of hops

T: Coffee taste with roasted malts. Very smooth and thought there would be more of a coffee taste but just right

M: Medium carbonation with a little bit of hops with the roasted malt feel

O: This is one my favorite beers. Fantastic mix of malt and coffee, where the coffee is not overwhelming at all. Highly recommend

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Photo of Rifugium
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Labeled as "Wake a& Bake Oatmeal Stout" on the beer list.

Poured like a typical stout: opaque black with a small cap of tan head. Aroma full of roastiness and notes of coffee and cocoa. Taste is very coffee-y, but unlike some coffee beers that overdo it and taste like straight up cold coffee, this one was a bit more under control; otherwise, roasty notes, dark sweet malts. Pretty good. Medium mouthfeel, and pretty drinkable, especially if coffee is your thing.

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Photo of spkissane
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of rangerred
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance is jet black with a tiny dark tan head that is quick to fade into a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smells of strong, dark coffee with some chocolate. Almost mocha like. Wonderfully rich.

Flavor is like an iced coffee drink. Rich espresso with dark chocolate and roasted malt. Some dark fruit comes in towards the finish with maybe just the faintest hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is nice and thick.

Overall an exceptional beer. Alcohol is barely detectable and the flavors are amazingly rich. One of my all time favorite beers.

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Photo of beerandcycling88
3.01/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

More tasting notes.

A Pours a black topped with a mocha head.

S Smells like used coffee grounds that were slightly burnt.

T Pretty smiler to the smell with slightly burnt coffee being the dominant note.

M Full body, with good levels of carbonation. Can't complain I guess.

Overall this is a mediocre beer that tastes like someone turned the stuff in the filter of my coffee pot into beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours extremely dark black with very little tan head that dissipates quickly. There is little or no lacing and very little visible carbonation.
S: Extremely strong notes of coffee and as it warmed up some notes of chocolate. Wonderful notes of roasted malts. I liken the aroma to that of the first cup of coffee in the morning, pleasant and welcoming.
T: The taste of coffee is very present in this beer, along with hints of bitterness in the finish - just like a great cup of coffee. There is a good amount of complexity and some notes of chocolate.
M: Slightly effervescent and surprising light for a beer this dark and with this rich an aroma and taste. Slightly creamy like a latte.
O: This is a real easy drinker and is a great complement to a weekend brunch. I wish that it was more generally available and available all year long. Unfortunately this was my last bottle and I might have to wait a while to get my hands on some more. It also ages well as this was the final bottle of a six pack that I have had since 2009.

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Photo of RedHaze
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of grittybrews
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From South Sound tasting notes:

Poured black with a finger of mocha head. Big coffee aroma -- smelled like spent coffee grounds. A little dank.

Moderate carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee up front, but it takes on a smoother espresso character than the aroma indicated. Some nice notes of milk chocolate and caramel balance this one nicely.

Very tasty!

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Photo of mdvatab
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as extra in recent trade w/ a GA BA.
Poured from 2011 vintage 12oz bottle into snifter.

A: A full-on coffee attack with dark, roasty cocoa, mocha frappuccino, and milk chocolate syrup. One can tell by the intoxicating aroma that this one's gonna be great!

A: One-finger dark brown head dissipates slowly, and falls to a thin layer of fine bubbles. Body is pitch black. A thin sheet of foam clings to the inside of the glass with each tip.

F: Smooth, roasty coffee, sweet chocolate maltiness, and a soft, bitter finish. Drinks like mocha candy, but the sweetness is balanced enough not to be cloying. After drinking this one, I still felt like having another. It's that good.

M: A full-bodied beer with medium carbonation. Oatmeal lends a smooth silkiness.

O: This one easily gets a 4.5 overall. One of the best coffee imperial stouts I've had--maybe even better than FBS. (would like to do a side-by-side tasting if I can get another bottle). Highly recommended!

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Photo of Rhettbuck
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark as night, pours like motor oil. Left just about half an inch of foamy head which quickly dissipated. Some slight lacing along the glass as you drink.

Smell: I've had a number of stout beers in my time and this is perhaps one of the strongest beers to trigger my olfactory sense. Coffee is the most prevalent, with lesser notes of chocolate and what I would describe as almost nutty

Taste: Remember that coffee smell? Well after taking a sip you're going to know where that came from. The bottle description tells you that they use local coffee in the brew and I believe them. Overall a good stout, but honestly maybe a bit too much on the coffee

Mouthfeel: Smooth, clean, one of the cleanest stout beers I've ever had. I will say that the taste of coffee does seem to linger.

Overall: I love this beer, but for my money (and this beer is somewhat expensive) I would rather get an Old Rasputin. But certainly right up there in the same ballpark. If you like stouts, and haven't tried this one, then you need to.

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Photo of cvm4
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black with a nice tan 1 finger head that doesn't waste any time dissipating. A good amount of lacing is leftover when one drinks it down.

S - An abundant amount of coffee here. I get some roasted malt as well.

T - The coffee doesn't waste any time showing itself. This leads way to a nice bitter, malty finish.

M - Nothing watery here. Smooth and medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation.

O - I could have this for breakfast in place of my coffee. This is a coffee beer through and through. An easy drinking beer that won't disappoint.

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Photo of BierBliss
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of match1112
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

just scored two four packs in trades this week, so i wanna give a big shout out to both awesome ba's. Chefmikeanderson and ATLSaint!

a: pitch black body, looks oily pouring into the glass. a fingers worth of creamy mocha colored head falls off rather fast. there is a good amount of lacing left behind along with a decent sized frothy ring.

s: coffee, coffee and more coffee. just a real rich earthy coffee bean smell with some milk in there.

t: more coffee, go figure. also picking up on that milk again. more earth tones, probably from the coffee and oats.

m: the oatmeal provides a full body, not quite chewy, feel. super smooth and creamy. nice amount of bitterness from the coffee, which also lingers for a bit on the back of the tongue.

o: this is an excellent coffee stout, and i cant wait to share the rest with family, friends and a tasting group.

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

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass. ABout time I got my hands on this beer. Thanks Virginia!

A great oily almost, but nearly black pour out of the bottle, hits with a ridiculous creamy dark brown cocoa head formation. Lots of staying power on the head, a good sheen, and real nice edges. Impressive.

Fantastic nose. Earthy coffee, with roast bean action, but really gives way to something more impressive. Soil. Incredibly earthy, dirty, just real grit in your teeth smelling.

Palate is ridiculous creamy and silky. Rich coffee with a milky texture upon the taste. Rich coffee with a hint of sweet cream, milky, but a good backbone and nothing watery.

Overall, this might be one of the best coffee beers I ever had.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Surly "Power of the Pint" pint glass, shared with a fellow BA.

A- Pours a 1 finger dark brown head, nice dark brown color, splotchy lacing, decent looking beer.
S- Big coffee presence, dark malts, nice roastiness, reminds me of coffee bender.
T- Huge coffee notes, oats, dark malts, nice roasted coffee, really enjoyable.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking, crisp finish.
O- Enjoyable, really enjoyable if you love coffee, love the roasted coffee notes, really easy drinkability for being 8% abv, would easily drink again.

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Photo of legalpete19340
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured pitch black. Took an aggressive pour to get less than a finger of rich cappuccino head. Fell immediately to nothing. Looks oily and angry (in a good way).

S: Lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Very rich, but not sweet. Has an earthy, dark soil-ness about it.

T: A quick burn of carbonation then everything smooths out with lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Wet grass and dark soil. As it finishes there is definitive oatbran and grain. Everything is accented by a solid very earthy and grassy hop profile throughout. The finish is smooth and bitter coffee.

M: Thick and velvety with just the right chewiness.

O: Just a great beer. Everything comes together perfectly for an oatmeal stout. The coffee and chocolate flavors are balanced with grain and grassy hops. Awesome.

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Photo of HardTarget
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011 (reviewed Jan 2012)

Appearance: Black glass glows slightly with back light. Holds a thin dark tan head that gives some lacing.

Smell: Strong chocolate malt/burnt coffee nose with some nuttiness and earthiness elements. The burnt coffee aspect borders on overwhelming.

Taste: Malty monster. Coffee, cookie dough, burnt barley, and a little papery oxidation. Strong straightforward tastes go a bit acidic and drying.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body with a good chew. Slick smooth texture and lightly prickling carbonation.

Overall: Ye Gods, what a beast of a beer. Strong flavors, heady alcohol, chewy body, bone dry finish, not one for after mowing the lawn, this is a slow Sunday sipper. Kudos for going big, but burnt aspects brought my scores down a bit.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample!

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Photo of michaeltheisen
1/5  rDev -76.5%

Photo of jayhawk73
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark brown w/ a nice one finger chocolate milkshake head. Good lacing left on the side of my snifter glass. This is truly a black hole- like motor oil in appearance. The nose is really pleasant- coffee, vanilla, hops, chocolate- no 'burned coffee' smell, which I'm not a fan of- It smells fresh. The flavor is right in line with the nose profile, but it's just a little on the thin/dry side for me. I'd like more malt last through the taste. The hops definitely take over after the first second and into the aftertaste. Still, that's nitpicking- this is a really excellent brew. Feel is malty and on the thin side of medium. Hops immediately take over for an acidty/bite through the aftertaste- w/ a dry finish. Overall, a really good beer. I'll definitely pick this up again. Cheers.

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Photo of engagechad
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single from Wine and Beer Westpark in Glen Allen, VA - pint

Pours a deep dark black with dark head. nice.

Smells deeply of roastly chocolatey coffee

body is smooth and some sharp coffee acid in there. body is very nice.

Overall, for a quickie review - very good stout, lots of hype. I guess it lived up to it.

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Photo of tugg407
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Duff27
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Inch-tall mid to dark mocha head on a dark brown/black bodied beer. Above average head retention and some lacing.

S- Deep rich chocolate with equal parts coffee. Loving the smell!

T- Follows the nose. Big time coffee flavor with chocolate mixed in. Drinks in the upper single digits of alcohol percentage...slight booziness. Yum.

M- Thick and chewy mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

D/O- Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is the the top of it's class as far as "breakfast" stouts are concerned. The opening whiff of chocolate and coffee let you know you're in for a pleasant drinking experience. Low drinkability due to the in-your-face flavor and thicker mouthfeel...one serving will do for most. Recommended for any stout fan, as long as you like coffee. Thanks johntangus!

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