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 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 jj21
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle labeled 2006 thanks to timtheenchanta
This beer surprise dme. Pours black, black, black into a pint glass with NO head or carbonation whatsoever. I turned my back for a second and when I looked again there was a perfect thick brown head! Where the hell did that come from? Smells like Hershey's Syrup and Strong coffee. Very similar in appearance and smell to Founder's Kentucky Bfast Stout. Full bodied malty flavor with huge chocolate and coffee bitterness. Slightly hoppy finish. Very thick, creamy mouth feel hides alcohol presence well.

I am extrememly impressed with everything I've tried from them so far and looking forward to more!!

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

12oz Bottle thanks to pugman. Only a half-full bottle though, not sure. :/ I guess we'll see how it goes.

Pure liquid black, dark brown head fades to minimal lacing.

Mmm, amazing intense aroma of chocolate, coffee, and dark malt. Incredibly rich aroma of smooth buttery chocolate.

Super smooth all the way through. First some roasted coffee bitterness that slowly fade to reveal the melted milk chocolate. Creamy as hell, the mouthfeel is perfect. On the low side of carbonation but the medium-full body matches it nicely. Dangerously easy drinking, truely a joy to drink this one.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark-ass beer shows nothing when held to light. lacing is spotty and there is no head to be seen.. kinda like pouring coffee in a chalice. what a novel idea. pretty much what i expect from an 'imperial coffee' beer.

smell? imagine kahlua with molten brown sugar syrup poured in by the fistful. sweet, SWEET coffee accent with some butterscotchy caramel in the back end and little to no hops present. thank god this doesn't smell boozy. at 7.5%, i think terrapin found the perfect midground for the tolerance level here.

tastes a little hoppier than it smells.. sweet mocha meets dry dirt and a slight whisking of botanical crystalline green hoppiness. yep, the buds are strong(er) in this young beer. big flavors yet creamy and rather light on the tongue. still, it leaves the stomach with warmth and the palate with something interesting to interpret. this beer is slightly 'aged' and it shows no signs of off-flavors.

this beer is good. another good entry to the series. long live beer, been enjoying some good ones lately.

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Photo of wcudwight
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Born on date is not marked. Bottle does show Monster Beer Tour 2006
Poured into pint glass
This is the darkest beer I've seen yet. Thick black. Imagine your flashlight going out inside a cave. Yeah that black. Thin whispy tan head that disappears.
Smell is sweeter than I was expecting. Dark chocolate, molassas, liccorice.
Man this is easy drinking for an Impy Stout. Sweet and roasted up front. Some smokiness. Some fruit makes a guest appearance. Coffee presents itself in the finish. Feels thick and creamy in the mouth. Mouthfeel is the highlight of this overall excellent beer for me. I like to just let it set in my mouth for a little bit.
Way too drinkable for an Impy Stout or any 8% beer for that matter.
This is another hit from the guys at Terrapin. Highly recommend and it's worth seaking out.

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Photo of UncleFlip
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice looking in the glass, black topped by a less than one finger tan head. A few large bubbles, but mostly small and tight. Head disappears at a decent rate.

Aroma is quite nice- dark molasses, raisins, and a bit of smoke..

Flavour is sweet and fruity, yet also smoky right up front. a bit of charcoal and raisins, with some plum and chocolate underneath. Very nicely done.

Mouthfeel only takes a hit because of carbonation that's a good bit higher than I'd like in this beer. Other than that, the hearty, thick liquid is very pleasing.

The higher carbonation is the only thing keeping this from getting a five on drinkability.

Be well

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Photo of finepaws
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick dark brown with ruby black undertones. Small lite brown head that separates to the sides of the glass. Absolutely a beautiful beer for a stout. Smells like roasted chocolate malts, and grains of oat. I don't smell much coffee until it warms. Taste is sweet coffee and oatmeal in the front, like a milk stout, then somewhat bitter from the roasted malt, and overall warming from the higher alcohol content, like an imperial. I would have thought this beer had a higher abv than 7.5% The mouthfeel is also thick like it looks when pouring. A good chewy oatmeal feel. Overall, this is one a my favorite beers. Nothing better than one first thing in the morning for breakfast, no, just kidding, though it is filling enough for a breakfast drink. I do however love to have one in the evening after dinner. It is a wonderful dessert beer without being over the top sweet! Terrapin you guys rock!

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Photo of jhammerly
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wcudwight for sending me this.

Pours black with a touch of red where the light hits. A beautiful looking beer that has a dark body and a cocoa head. A rich aroma touched by coffee and alcohol. The tatse is semi-sweet chocolate malt and tones of coffee. The strong alcohol flavor was there at first but as the glass emptied, everything balanced out perfectly. A nice, creamy texture that is pleasantly thick, but somehow very drinkable. I would love to get ahold of this the next time it is released.

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Photo of Brian700
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poors a dark black with a thin brown head with very light red tints. Minimal lacing going on.

The aroma is of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. There is a little alcohol there too.

The flavor is chocolatey up front and lots of roasiness and coffee in the middle and the finish. There is a little bit of an alcohol presence in the flavor as well.

The mouthfeel is full bodied and medium carbonation. It is nice and chewy and leaves a heat in the mouth.

I think this is a pretty drinkable brew.

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Photo of sinistrsam
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, brown/black with a medium tan head and mediocre retention. Decent lacing throughout. The aroma was faily typical, roasted coffee and mild chocolate, bitter roasted and sweet malts. The flavor was very good, leading off with a malty chocolate and caramel feel and ending with a smoky and bitter taste, mayeb some floral and bitter hops. The feel was very good, not too bitingly bitter, but creamy and smooth throughout. Good ammoutn of carbonation, and not too watery. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black, opaque. Filtered. Started with a decent head but fell flat. Real flat, like no head what so ever. This beer could have been so much better with a beautiful pillowy head.

Aggressive coffee flavors, much more than oatmeal. Richness comes thru as it opens up.

Mouthfeel not as creamy as I would have hoped.

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Photo of John1985
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours with an expresso color with little head, Aroma had faint roasty malt with coffee overtones. Rich, dark roasted flavor up front that rolls off the tongue very smoothly into the finish. Chocolate and coffee flavors are evident. Well balanced with sweet malt, and roasted bitternes. This masks the strength of 8.1% very well. A very well made strong stout that will please most palates.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a big foamy dark brown head with good retention. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt with a sweet touch. Taste is well balance between coffee and roasted sweet caramel malt. Body is full and alcohol is not noticeable. Not the most complex of imperial stout but I could see this going very well as a session beer. I also appreciated the medium-level of alcohol and the well balance mix between coffee and sweet malt.

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Photo of edmundfitzoil
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wake-n-bake poured from a brown, 12 oz. bottle with a large "Monster Beer Tour 2006" on the top label around the top of the bottle. The "Best if Enjoyed Before" date was not filled in.

The beer poured a dark, pitch black with a very quick, fizzy head that came and went. After pouring the beer, the top of the pour visibly undulated as the heavy carbonation bubbles hit the surface. The nose predominately featured heavily roasted malts mostly. This turtle's flavor was a smooth, chocolatey malt concoction with a dry hopped finish with an adequate amount of hoppiness. The amount of carbonation lifted the beer off the tongue and gave it a suprisingly light mouthfeel. The 8.1% alcohol was entirely hidden, and - if I had more than one of these - would be dangerous to keep around in a quantity beckoning me to kick these back all night long, but I would still like finding this beer, with its solid taste, with a lower amount of carbonation with its very good taste.

Thanks to pugman for this sample.

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Photo of walleye
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to captaincouger and the ga crew. poured dark dark brown with a brown head that left a small amount of lacing, aroma coffee, metallic, malts, chocolate, cola, flavor, malts, coffee, brown sugar, hints of hops, alcohol cherries, nice drtness to this. good beer

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Melted chocolate mahogany with the slightest sliver of reddish gold along the bottom edge of the glass. This is one of the light rejectingest stouts that I've poured in quite some time. It's difficult to see how the coffee-with-cream colored cap could be any thicker than it already is. This is not the sort of beer to leave much lace (thanks to the 8.1% ABV and relative absence of hop resins)... and it doesn't. No matter, though. It absolutely nails the Big Stout look with both barrels.

There are no surprises in the nose, but then I've come to expect quality from Terrapin. Each sniff is hugely fudgy with a near equal amount of black coffee and molasses. I couldn't have identified the Columbus and Northern Brewer hops by name, but I can definitely appreciate their contribution. Columbus is an interesting choice for a stout. And a good one.

My first impression is that the mouthfeel is a shade too light for Wake-n-Bake to be called an Imperial Stout (brewery) or a Double Stout (this site). Perhaps, as is so often the case, it'll coalesce and creamify as the beer warms. The flavor needs no help in that regard since it's pretty well-integrated as is. Why did it take me so long to start my big stouts out at cellar temperature?

Bittersweet chocolate is the star of the show, along with healthy lashings of black coffee and blackstrap molasses. I'm impressed by the 'dark blackness' of the flavor. That quality is easily achieved, I suppose, when one roasts the beejeezus out of barley malt and coffee beans. There's just enough char to make things interesting without descending into 'ashy charcoal' territory. A little smoke would have been interesting.

Despite the massive maltiness, the flavor profile has plenty of room to spare for citric hops. The impressive bitterness (noted especially on the finish) is coming from either the massively roasted malt or a stealth amount of Columbus hops. Probably a little of both given Terrapin's love of the little green cones. I'm not sure the beer changes much over time, but I do like the last few swallows better than I liked the first few. Why isn't this stuff in bombers?

As hoped for, the mouthfeel filled out with the few degress of warming from cellar temp to room temp. It's now medium-full, with a fluffy creaminess that can only come from the use of flaked oats. It still isn't Imperial/Double big, but it's such a pleasure to drink that style guidelines might as well be chucked out the window. Alcohol is barely noted on the palate. My central nervous system isn't so easily fooled.

Who wouldn't love a chef hat wearin', cookie bakin', stout drinkin' terrapin on the label of a coffee and oatmeal beer called Wake-n-Bake? Those wacky guys down at Terrapin Brewing know how to package beer. Even more importantly, they know how to brew great beer. I was expecting a lot from this one and am happy to report that it delivers the goods.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Impenetrable brown hue, here, with toasted cocoa foam above, though it slips away too quickly.

Deep aromatics, rich and roasty, unfathomable, lightly bittersweet, yielding some oatmeal tones, but not much from coffee. Likable, though.

Taste: everything you'd want from a stout. Creamy, sumptuous, slick, thick, abounding with chocolate and coffee flavors, wrapped up in malty delciousness. And just when I think it's mainly cocoa, the coffee tips in for a bit. Like a two-step, these flavors jump in and out, showing themselves in succession.

Rich and luxuriant, this Wake and Bake (Oddly, these words are missing from the label...wonder why?). I like it. Very tasty, and a dream to drink.

Yum, yum...way to go, Terrapin, you kooky turtles!

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Photo of BeerRun13
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The last beer from BIF Across America. Thanks to DeaconBluez for this one.

I think this is the right beer. My bottle says Monster 2006 Beer Tour, and has a highe ABV of 8.1%.

Pours black as night. A slight garnett color maybe appears on the sides when holding to a 100 watt bulb. Has a small tan head that settles to a ring and laces decently.

Strong aroma of sweet malty coffee and dark chocolate. A slight fruit essence behind there somewhere. A definite alcohol aroma also wafts up.

A strong roasted coffee flavor hits you up up front followed quickly by a sweet burnt chocolate flavor. A roasted coffee biterness is left behind. The first sip is the strongest for sure.

Very full bodied. It is somehow as slick as the motor oil looking beer would suggest. Flavor grabs the palate just right.

It might be tough to drink to many of these. It would probably be great with dessert. Overall a good beer, but could use a little more variation in the flavor. But I think they got what they were trying for.

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

2006 vintage bottle that says ALC/VOL 8.1% a particularly potent batch I would hope.

Pours a used motor oil black colored beer with a small brown head. I can not pass a very powerful light through this beer.

Smell is extremely intense and fruity in the first sniff. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma in this that compares in a favorable way with Founders Breakfast Stout. Cake like malt aroma under the chocolate and coffee. There is a slight whiskey and port like scent here that might suggest this was soaked in a barrel for a while.

Taste is semi sweet chocolate and coffee in the first sip with a STRONG roasted flavor. Very quickly your mouth adapts and the chocolate flavors come on very strong. After you get over the first slap of coffee, and it is quite strong here, this beer becomes super smooth to drink.

Mouthfeel is very near to a milkshake in thickness.

A great tasting and easy to drink double stout here that is very close to being a great stout. This beer only needs a slightly more complex flavor to make it world class. But I wouldn't exactly pass this on by in the store; this is far above average.

Sampled through the blood, sweat and tears of dnrobert24 and 2MBBIF.

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Photo of RedwoodGeorge
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a thick, motor-oil black with a small, dense mocha head. The foam disappears pretty quickly leaving no lacing on the inside of the glass.

The aroma is more coffee than stout but that's not a bad thing at all - there's a strong roasted component to the nose and a complimentary sweetness that's very inviting.

The flavor is nicely balanced with a smooth sweetness of treacle and molasses complimented by a strong roasted coffee flavor and a good deal of bitterness as well. If there's any alcohol in this beer it's not present in the taste; there's no odd sweetness and no alcohol burn at all.

The moutfeel is textbook oatmeal stout with a lucious creaminess and smooth mouthfeel. The beer is lighter bodied than you'd expect - it's medium bodied at best but the texture is pure latte foam with a very full, smooth consistency and enough carbonation to really liven up each sip. The finish is a wee bit on the bitter (roast bitterness, not hops) side which is about the only think keeping this from a perfect score.

This is a very drinkable beer and I'm looking forward to having another one soon. It's not likely a beer you'd want to session (even if the ABV were lower) because of the 'big' taste but it's certainly something worth craving!

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Photo of dirtylou
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz single, received by trade with nisjer05

Unfortunately, the wake-n-bake label is no longer

appearance: pours very dark, bold and black, head is a thin chocolate layer of fizz with no retention...chocolate brown collar along the rim. very deep and bold appearance

smell: dark robust coffee aroma, creamy chocolate, heavily roasted malts, slight espresso, cocoa...definitely a grown up oatmeal stout

taste: creamy and robust...bold dark coffee roast, creamy chocolate, dark roasted malt, slight licorice, moderate alcohol feel (8.1% abv), oatmeal presence does not hide. A nice little double stout from terrapin

moutfeel: medium-fully, creamy and robust, slight alcohol warming, moderate bitterness

drinkablity: quite high

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Photo of rodrot
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured an opaque black color with a small tan head that left some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma reminded me of espresso and a little bit of roasted malt. Other than that, not much smell. Taste was very good however, with notes of espresso coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and dark malt. As the beer warmed I could also taste a little bit of sourness, but it meshed pretty well with the overall taste of the beer. Mouthfeel was very smooth. Alcohol was barely evident and it was easy drinking for a beer of this strength(8.1% as stated on the bottle). Don't drink this one too cold though. I noticed that as it warmed to cellar temperature, the flavors became much more pronounced.

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Photo of Brewfan
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Bonhoeffer for the bottle.
Monster 2006 Beer Tour on bottle.
Poured a dark, dark, dark chocolate brown Almost black, with chocolate highlights. Smallish tawny head gives way to a ring of tan lacing.
Aroma of strong dutch chocolate beans and espresso. More chocolate than coffee in the aroma, but mocha does come through nicely. Picking up some almond, praline butter and oatmeal. Very sweet smelling.
Quite chocolatey. Like deep, dark rich chocolate you eat off of the beaters when mom is making brownies. Like the aroma, the coffee takes a backseat to the chocolate, but more coffee makes it's bitter way to the front as the beer goes on.
A mouthfeel so heavy, I feel like I could almost chew this beer. Perfect for this style.
Finishes heavy and thick and tasty. Very nice stout indeed.

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Photo of bubrewer
3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark, with a very thin head; about what I would expect from a big-ish beer like this.

Label may have change recently - the example I have has no "best before" date printed in the box provided for such information on the label, but the "wake and bake" line is nowhere to be seen.

Coffee is delightfully understated and the alcohol level is just at the warming threshhold. This could be a sneaky beer if one is not careful. The high gravity level of this beer makes the oatmeal character a bit difficult to pick out, but it definitely falls between the acrid sharpness of a dry stout and the sweet smoothness of a milk stout.

A very pleasant glass; I'd be pleased to have another.

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

Wow, this is not what I expected. The appearance is a very, very dark beer with very little in the way of head, even though the carbonation seems to stick around. The smell is nice sweet brown sugar and roastiness. Maybe it's just the label but I swear I can smell fresh baked cinnamon buns. There is a rich coffee and mocha flavor that I get first followed by a fair amount of bitterness that lingers until the next swallow.
I like the mouthfeel alot, it is full and satisfying, it isn't slick or oily like I've seen in this style.
Overall I really like the beer, the alcohol % is perfect for me, and at 12 oz it won't be a chore trying to kill it so as not to waste.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gotta love the name of this brew. Arrives in a brown 12oz bottle. Monster 2006 Beer Tour. 8.1% abv per the label. Pours into my tulip glass a dense deep black with a half inch of dark tan foam. Completely opaque, very inticing! Aromas of dark chocolate covered oats entangled with a wonderful fresh roasted coffee. A touch creamy and quite roasty. Like opening a pack of chocolate covered espresso beans!

First sip brings a smooth, slighty creamy dark roasted maltiness. A blend of chocolate and coffee follows. There's a great balance between the roasted coffee flavors and the smooth burnt oats and barley. I get a touch of dark fruit on the finish with a touch of coffee that lingers on. This is a very tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and so lusciously smooth. Mellow carbonation works really well and this goes down almost too quickly! I would love to sit down to a few of these as I love a good coffee stout. Ranks up there with my favorites in the style. Cheers to Terrapin..there's nothing like a good wake-n-bake! Thanks to warriorsoul for passing this off to me.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 4,007 ratings