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

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3,960 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
Ranking:
#570
Reviews:
1,309
Ratings:
3,960
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
824
Gots:
746
Trade:
54
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Ratings: 3,960 |  Reviews: 1,309
Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KT123
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of archero
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of codytwo
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AuntBea
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a quarter inch thick dense and creamy dark brown cap of foam present. The aroma is deeply bitter and foreboding black coffee and toasted oats. I'm tasting a very bitter dark roasted coffee that is rounded out by the sweet oats. The oats also give this beer a creamy and silky texture especially considering the 9.4% ABV.

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Photo of Adzzz
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured dark silky from the can.
Smell was pleasant, mostly coffee.
Taste includes a chocolatey creamieness that comes right behind the coffee, almost like a mocha flavored espresso. The oatmeal provides such a delicious rich and creamie layer.
Feel is lighter than expected, which means I'll drink more.
Overall a fabulous easy to drink coffee stout. Gonna pair with Hoisin Duck next time.

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Photo of Grizzarky
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a small khaki head that fades to a thin but dense layer of foam.

Nose is fresh coffee, cocoa, and raisins

Taste follows nose with coffee dominating, a warming alcohol presence, with dark chocolate and raisin on the finish.

Feel is thick, chewy, and creamy.

Overall a very solid coffee stout. The creamy feel sets it apart from similar offerings.

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Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark shiny black color. Thick tan head dissipates over time leaving just a ring of tan foam along the outside of the beer. No lacing.

Smell has notes of coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, coffee grinds, and oats.

Taste follows the nose with lots of coffee and coffee grind flavors coming through. Coffee is on the acidic side. Lots of roasted malts and an oatmeal cookie like flavor. Undertones of cocoa and a mild chocolate sweetness come through as well. Picking up a bit of a bitter flavor on the back end, but that seems to be from the acidic coffee and not hops.

Feel is incredibly smooth and creamy. Medium bodied - thinner for an imperial stout, but I wouldn't call it watery. Mild to medium carbonation.

Overall this is a well done coffee stout. However, there are so many well done coffee stouts now-a-days that this one frankly just doesn't stand out like it used too. Still its an outstanding beer and well worth drinking.

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

Photo of Bum4ever
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Wow this is a beautiful looking beer. Poured into a snifter and its dark black with a good size tan head that holds for a little while.
S: Strong coffee scent and then some sweeter things like chocolate and maybe a hint of molasses.
T: Once again a strong coffee taste and followed by a sweeter something, aftertaste is just like a cup of coffee (acidic and bitter, but not in a bad way)
F: This is the only part I am not completely loving, its a little on the light side of oatmeal stouts and my personal taste is for stuff to be really thick.
O: Really excellent oatmeal stout, except a little ding on the feel. This being my favorite beer style I am picky with these and I would definitely want this again.

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
01/31/2015
look: Dark black color. Creamy white head.
Aroma is strong coffee, sugar, molasses.
Taste is strong coffee, some chocolate. Vinegar like after taste.
Medium carb. Some thick syrupy feel.

Pretty good, but no FBS. Peripherals are excellent, but taste brings it down to earth.

**
03/13/2017
Can to Snifter.

I agree with the previous assessment. It's a well crafted brew. The sourish vinegar-like and acidic aftertaste knocks it down from what could be top end excellence.

**
03/31/2017

Side by side with Rise-n-Shine. The barrel aged beer is decidedly superior.

**

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Photo of thisXwar
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks good in the glass, almost black with a two finger head. Smell is roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is as expected with the smell. A little thin on mouthfeel but still a very good stout.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
3.26/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jaketaz
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Terrapin has certainly produced something special with this brew...

Poured from a can, it was a mesmerizing look of dark tannish color, high lighted with caramel hue. The smell was short of amazing - you can smell the coffee, the oatmeal, and a touch of booziness. The feel starts off very carbonated, but then as it warms it eases up. It has a medium to full-bodied feel that eases the overall effect of the carbonation, which is a good thing in my book. Taste was very good, though I mostly tasted the coffee and couldn't quite pull out the oatmeal notes or the booziness of the drink. Overall, it is a very good beer - I think I've had better Terrapins, but this one is certainly special.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,960 ratings
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