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
Ranking:
#570
Reviews:
1,314
Ratings:
3,974
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Ratings: 3,974 |  Reviews: 1,314
Photo of legalpete19340
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
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 -6.8%
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 -76.7%

Photo of jayhawk73
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -1.4%
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 +4.9%

Photo of Duff27
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Photo of beergod1
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an extremely dark coffee brown color. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Thin tan head melts away to edges. Lacing is a very fine foam. Mouth feel is smooth, but medium to light bodied for a Stout. Taste is mostly nice smooth coffee and a touch of chocolate, some dark fruit in the finish. Finishes bitter and with some alcohol burn. I liked this, although I felt it lacked some complexity. Maybe aging would improve a bit. But still a very nice Stout.

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Photo of Shagtastic
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Chimay Chalice

A: Jet black with very little head. What head there was was dark brown and faded quickly.

S: Tons of coffee and then more coffee on top of that. Great nose and one I can smell with my glass sitting a few feet away.

T: Huge coffee notes throughout. I get chocolate in the end which finishes it up really nicely. Maybe a little over the top on the sweetness but really enjoyable.

M: Great carbonation but a little thinner than I hoped for.

O: This is an awesome beer. I really enjoyed it. I don't know if I'd put it on equal terms with Founders Breakfast Stout but its as close as I've found yet. This is my first offering from these guys and I'm truly impressed. I'd highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of whallgren
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of smchasta
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of StoutishDan
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of sbricker
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a pint glass for $5.50. Still named 'Wake n Bake' when reviewed. Sampled 2/1/11.

A: Served with a small dark brown head, creamy in texture and mediocre retention. The body is black through and through. Minimal lacing.

S: Very impressive. Malt heavy with an enormous amount of roasted espresso, supported by some fudgy chocolate notes that remain distant due to the dominant strong, black coffee aroma.

T: As advertised by the nose and just as good. Espresso in full force, rich and robust. Big bitter, dark chocolate compliment the bitter, somewhat citrusy hop profile. Lightly astringent and acrid enough to keep the sweetness at a pleasantly low level. Gently warming alcohol presence.

M: Damn near perfect. The use of oats plays into the creamy texture as well as the modest amount of carbonation.

D: [DRINKABILITY] I'm not a huge fan of Terrapin but they did an exceptional job with this brew. I'd gladly revisit this one.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thinnish tan head, opaque dark brown body.

Smells like cold coffee with cream and sugar.

Tastes like cold coffee with cream and sugar. Very breakfast-able.

Not much carb here, but slightly fluffier than coffee.

I was warned, and disregarded those warnings. This is a good coffee stout. Though it is maybe 80% coffee and 20% stout.

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Photo of dlello2
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of KajII
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a thick pitch black with a thin (less than 1 finger) medium brown creamy head that reduced quickly to a small amount of residue that was left clinging to the glass thus producing some fair lacing.

The aroma was right of front with the odor of fresh ground roasted coffee, cereal malts and a doughy yeast with a note of dark chocolate and a touch of molasses.

The taste was extra malty and a tad bitter sweet with a nice chocolate note, and then a large dose of roasted coffee took over with a slight molasses sweetness and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor was left to linger for a really long time after the swallow with the taste of coffee being the most dominant.

Mouthfeel was a thick, chewy, and full in body with the texture being smooth and creamy yet just a bit oily and having a soft carbonation.

Overall a very impressive Oatmeal Stout with the coffee and oats melding so well it was almost breakfast in a bottle.

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Photo of Jakers90
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of anwo56
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of leschkie
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Adrianized
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and absolutely pitch black with a dark mocha head which dissipates to just a ring around the glass.

The nose has a huge black coffee aroma along with dark chocolate and maybe some anise/licorice.  This one is going to be bitter...

Again, lots of black coffee right up front.  This is followed bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, and oatmeal.  Finishes moderately bitter with a touch of anise.

Medium-full body.  It has the silky creaminess you'd expect from an oatmeal stout.  Superb drinkability.

Overall, a very nice coffee stout!  Closest beer I've had to FBS, just a tad thinner.  Certainly worth seeking out.

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Photo of WMEugene
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage

A - Pours a thick, dark black with a tan head that dissipates to a thin ring with some swirling on the surface of the beer. Ok lacing.

S - Roasted coffee, cream, malts, faint traces of the oatmeal and some cocoa. The coffee smell is strong and rather pleasant.

T - Big, bold coffee flavors. A little sweet and a little earthy. Roasted malts, notes of oatmeal and cocoa. The coffee is definitely the most assertive flavor here.

M - Full bodied, surprisingly drinkable and creamy with almost no detectable alcohol heat. Ok carbonation.

O - Wake and Bake is a fantastic coffee stout. It's big, bold and assertive in flavor and a must-have for any coffee aficionado.

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Photo of fantasyroach
5/5  rDev +16.6%

W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,974 ratings
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