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:
3,951
Reviews:
1,309
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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Photo of Phocion
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle with "VINTAGE08" stamped under the Enjoy By date, which makes this six and a half years old. Note that BA lists this at 9.4%, but the bottle says 8.1, perhaps a change over the years since this was bottled. Poured into a Surly Darkness tulip a thick motor oil-like texture with a dark brown, almost black color. A finger of light brown head quickly dissipates but leaves substantial lacing.

I always get nervous when opening a beer this old, but this one has thankfully escaped the evil grips of oxidation. The most noticeable aroma is, unsurprisingly, coffee. Toffee, nuts, brown sugar/molasses, and roasted malts.

The flavor is primarily sweet, though not cloying. Coffee is very evident, but hardly dominating. Thick, complex malts provide quite the background. A very Anglo toffee flavor combines with demerara sugar and molasses, but all are quite subdued... whether that is a product of excellent design, aging, or both I don't know. Nuttiness from the oats combines with bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, and the previously mentioned sweeter malts to give it a very complex profile. Slight lactic creaminess/sourness. Complex bittersweet finish.

Full bodied and low carbonation. Thick, chewy, and feels like I'm gargling a much tastier motor oil. Filling, but clean. Slight alcohol warmth and very creamy from the oats.

This is a truly amazing beer. Very complex profile and the perfect smooth and creamy finish. I don't know how it tastes fresh, but in your cellar for six years this thing is incredible.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.54/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
Vintage 2012
8.1% ABV

A - It is black night. I barely got any head. Just a sparse covering of mud colored foam was on top. It dissipated quickly.

S - The smell is straight up coffee and cream.

T - The taste starts out with dark chocolate and vanilla. Then comes the coffee with rich roasted flavor and just enough bitterness to balance out the sweeter start.

M - Full with relatively low carbonation.

O - This is one of the better coffee stouts that I have had. It reminds me of Short's Cup A Joe which I love.

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Photo of Jeff_Byrd
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wake n Bake is the definition of a fine Oatmeal Imperial Stout. It's the first stout I fell in love with and still is one of my highest rated to this day. The smell is phenomenal as it hits you mid pour. You get the strong coffee scent along with slight hints of chocolate and cocoa before you even put your nose in the glass. The taste full of coffee and chocolate with hints of vanilla and oatmeal. Goes down smooth with the alcohol on the finish. Wake n Bake is a staple in my beer stash.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,951 ratings.
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