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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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Photo of olfolxholme
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


12 oz bottle from hdelavega into a Duvel tulip

A - Deep dark red, almost completely black. Poured with one and a half fingers of deep tan foam. Head retention is patchy and appropriate to style. Nice lacing - thick and oily.

S - Strong coffee aroma. Very nice. Some chocolate, too. Greets you with every sip. Did I say very nice? Very nice.

T - Whoa. Pretty complex. Delicious swirl of flavors - coffee, chocolate pudding, roasted malts.

M - Pretty thick, could be thicker, but leaves a nice coating on your tongue. Oily, almost. Really enjoyable.

O - Very impressed. Wish I could get this more often. Wowza. I had it with a dark chocolate covered caramel and loved it, but I can see how this would be phenomenal with breakfast. I don't want to over gild the lily, but I really enjoyed this beer a lot. I suppose for an "Imperial" Stout, it could have gone a little deeper in the flavor/aroma complexity, maybe it could have had a thicker mouthfeel... Whatever. It was great. Highly, highly recommended.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DaBubs
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of hopsandstouts
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of hearn006
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of LaCoursiere
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, poured into a tulip.

A - Pitch black, with dark ruby tinting around the edge where barely any light gets through. It formed a 1-finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Thin lacing and collar remain.

S - Slightly smokey roasted malt and fresh brewed espresso. Smells a bit like smoked meats rolled in fresh ground french roast coffee.

T - Intense coffee up front with, then roasted malts that have a brown sugar/maple syrup sweetness. There is a bit of smokiness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied that is ultra smooth on the way in with nice fine, light carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth.

O/D - This one is a nice sipper. Big aroma and taste of coffee that is complemented well by the smoked/roasted malts, and further accentuated by the low carbonation and smooth feel. If you're a coffee nut like I am, make sure and put this one on your list.

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Photo of DrewShal9
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Prescott and David first and foremost!
A: pitch black with a light khaki 2 fingers thick head
S: espresso that mellows out to a vanilla latte mocha. Very intense and complex
T: as the nose depicts, coffee flavors meld with vanilla and chocolate. Some tinges of charred wood and a hint of coconut?
M: medium bodied but very creamy.
O: the hype is not hype but rather accurate for what fellow BAs state about this brew. Very tasty and worth it. Just wish I had open access to this one. May be able to compete with Founders breakfast stout!

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Photo of mkabull
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours pitch black with a slow forming but quickly dissapating dark tan head.
S- Smell of black coffee and sugar
T- taste is initially dominated by coffee and very sweet malt then a tinge of alcohol pops in then drys out with astringent dark malt and coffee
M- Very creamy mouthfeel from the oatmeal
O- The alcohol note in this is the only drawback can not wait to see how a little age effects this

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of afrokaze
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Time for a quick mobile review! Thanks to hmmm for this one, 2011 bottle.

Not the darkest beer I've seen but looks nice.dark red around the edges, nice tan foam with almost no lacing.

Smell is amazing: nutty French roast coffee, oat creaminess, dark chocolate, vanilla-like sweetness, bread, earthy hops and just enough alcohol pops through.

Coffee is really well balanced by sweet oats, chocolate, hints of earthy/spicy hops. Enough alcohol to give it a proper morning kick.gives the impression of vanilla but I don't actually think it's in there.

Mouthfeel is like bliss, turns into a coffee chocolate milkshake when you let it sit on the palate. Really comes together as it warms and just sticky enough to leave the coffee taste in your mouth.

Overall an amazing treat that would be just as good for dessert as it is for breakfast.I will definitely be seeking this one out again, some age might treat it well.

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Photo of RWNewhouse
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of LostInTheFlood
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jrcmlc
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Morningside
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

It pours a jet black color, mild burgundy hues around the glass when held to the light, a nice finger of thick mocha or dark caramel head that has nice retention and is easily conjured with a quick flick of the glass, lacing leaves a bit to be desired however. The aroma is big on the toasted oats, it’s like sticking your face into an oven of oatmeal cookies, the label is not lying about that. Roasted coffee notes come through but it’s mild and extremely pleasant, dark bitter chocolate is a player as well with an almost milky lactose quality at the end that plays well with the coffee and chocolates. Big roasted coffee flavors burst onto the tongue, silky smooth milk chocolate flavors are definitely present, the toasted oats are less dominating but still play a nice role. It has a nice milky texture although has a surprisingly crisp carbonated finish.

Verdict: Great stout from Terrapin. The big oat aromas mixed with the robust coffee flavors really do wonders for this beer. Definitely worth tracking down.

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Photo of ricksrealm
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of sean05luvb
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BHopp12
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -15.4%
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 +4.9%

Photo of rangerred
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
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 -29.8%
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 +4.7%
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 -6.8%

W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,958 ratings
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