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
Ratings:
3,942
Reviews:
1,308
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
825
Gots:
746
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Photo of eifster82
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From CAN into a snifter.

A half inch frothy foam forms on top of the dark-brown liquid. The nose is really dominate by dark roasted coffee. The taste and feel do fall short of what the smell indicates is coming. Not nearly as much coffee in the taste, and maybe because I'm not an oatmeal fan, it dilutes the good parts away. The feel is pretty thin and almost, dare I say, watery (gasp!).

I wish the end of this beer finished as well as appearance and nose would indicate.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter.
Look: Black with a tan head that fades quicly
Smell: Huge coffee and chocolate
Taste: Chocolate and coffee again a little bit of bitterness
Feel: Smooth and silky
Overall: Very good coffee stout. Hides the alcohol well

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Photo of Walleybeer
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lochraneg
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In winnowing through the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, I came across a bottle of the 2014 vintage, which I am going to review now. I understand that 2016 has been CANned & you may rest assured that I will be looking for one for inclusion in The CANQuest (tm). As to the naming of it, I have submitted an Update to have it changed to read "W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout" since that is what the CAN on their website reads. I know that it stands for "Wake 'n' Bake", but you need to go with the label.

From the bottle: "Two Athens, GA companies, Terrapin and Jittery Joe's, have teamed up to create a unique blend of coffee used to produce this robust and flavorful beer. So when it comes to a morning beverage ,,, 'Wake Up with Beer'"; "Brewed with: Jittery Joe's Coffee"; "Monster Beer Tour"; "10th Anniversary W-n-B".

Just before I Pop!ped the cap, I thought about some of the previous reviews and their use of snifters or other glassware than what I had lined up. I then had a change of heart & decided to go with a snifter, instead. This change also meant that I would be conducting a gentle pour as my snifters are more fragile than most of my glassware & I do not need anything untoward occurring. A vigorous in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, deep-brown head that quickly reverted to wisps. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled strongly of rich, freshly-roasted dark coffee, much like I make every morning as a retired U.S. Navy sailor. It also had a breadiness, giving it a fresh-baked brownie odor to go along with the coffee. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was really rich & made me think of Chocolate-Coffee-Peanut Butter Swirl ice cream! Whew. It was quite the riot of flavors, but they meshed well throughout. Warming, I also began to get a light charcoal smokiness, but it remained semi-sweet. Finish was semi-sweet, in the sense that a Hershey's Dark Chocolate bar is semi-sweet. Bittersweet is another applicable term in this instance. This was a pleasant enough beer, but one was satiating.

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

Photo of deebo
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Review of a fresh can; number 2 out of the 6 pack.
A-Poured into a snifter, this beer is black with a finger of dense dark tan head that recedes quickly to a thin layer with a ton of stickiness.
S-Big aromas of dark chocolate, some caramel notes with a medium roast coffee whiff.
T-Chocolately malt dominates, not acrid like some big stouts.
M-This beer really shines in the body. Nice smoothness. No alcohol bite. Quick finish. Makes this a remarkable easier drinker. Impressive with a 9%+ brew.
O-This beer reminds me a lot of another coffee oatmeal stout that is often in my fridge-Founders Breakfast Stout. Great cold weather or breakfast beer!

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Photo of colbster92
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The best coffee beer that I have ever tasted, and that is a high honor indeed, considering that it's one of my favorite categories. If you want intense coffee flavor above all else, with a viscous mouthfeel provided by the oatmeal, look no further.

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Photo of Timtac
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bob_roberts
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Very dark. Nice, dark-tan head that doesn't stick around too long but a lot of lacing remains.

S: Lots of coffee and a bowl of plain oatmeal.

T: Coffee is very prominent. malt, oatmeal. Bakers chocolate finish. Very well balanced, not bitter but not as sweet as the nose would hint.

F: Smooth and creamy. Chewy. Carbonation as one would expect for an oatmeal stout.

O: Awesome coffee oatmeal stout. Would definitely pick this up again and again.

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Photo of OldManMetal
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The 2016 vintage of this coffee-oatmeal imperial stout is an effervescent, almost impenetrably black beer that shows slight mahogany highlights at its base; the giant pebbly brown head leaves good lacing in the form of sticky, spiky bands and cavelets. The aroma is medium in intensity; it leads with a whiff of chocolate-chip cookie dough that is quickly displaced by moderately smoky cocoa and hints of chocolate and molasses; slight alcohol overtones ride above everything else. The flavor is a seamless blend of tartish baker's chocolate and surprisingly subdued black coffee, with more subtle molasses and milk chocolate, and a bit of smoke on the end; modest alcohol overtones ride aloft. The overall result is just about exactly balanced between sweet and bitter. The finish is a modest hit of smoke, booze and cocoa; the linger is a slightly smoky, modestly bitter chocolate flavor that lasts a pretty good while. Mouthfeel is on point for the full body, and is slightly warming; the texture is medium-sticky/creamy, though somewhat slick, and is modestly peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. There is surprisingly little coffee character to be found here; given the lack of an intelligible code date, I cannot judge whether or not this might be a function of the age of the beer. I've given it the benefit of the doubt and graded it as a regular Imperial Stout; graded as a coffee stout, as purchased, it would rate less than a three. (12 oz can, no code date)

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beyondthepalace
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very impressed by this beer. Poured a nice and black with a super thick head. First taste was certainly a wake up call of coffee with the oatmeal peeking its head in there. Good lacing throughout, with some BOMB elements to it. Not always available in my area but I am in love!

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Photo of TH28
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. 2016 vintage. Appearance: Jet black, opaque, with a low lying khaki brown head. Aroma: Wow. Really strong rich roasted coffee dominates. A touch of dark chocolate is there, but the coffee roastiness is the main factor here. Taste: Starts with a rich dark chocolate, slowly turning over to a deep, rich coffee and a moderately high bitterness. Coffee character on the backside overrides the other flavors. Mouthfeel: Relatively heavy bodied with some creaminess from the oatmeal, and a light carbonation. Finish: Some bitterness lingers, but mostly a dark chocolate roasted malt character. Overall: One of the more coffee forward takes on the style, with an aroma that sets itself apart. This beer has some nice dark chocolate undertones, but really shines for the coffee character. Oatmeal adds some viscosity to the mouthfeel, but a bit of a boost in that side would be welcomed.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Okay,Don't know why this isn't labeled as WAKE-N- BAKE...But that's what it is.This is a rating for the 2016 version of wake-n-bake...Since no one has posted that one yet.

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City snifter.

1/2 finger creamy dark khaki head.Jet black in color,no light through the glass.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get strong black dark roasted coffee,and dark roasted malts.I also get some chocolate.Toffee,caramel,and the slightes hint of earthy hops.

The palate follows the nose with strong coffee,some chocolate,dark roasted malts,There are slight hints of earthy pine,and sweet malts.

The body is heavy.

This is a very good BREAKFAST stout,although I'm still trying to figure out the misrepresentation of the title....2016 VERSION OF WAKE- N-BAKE IS AWESOME!!!

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKasten988
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheOakKing
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,942 ratings.
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