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:
3,952
Reviews:
1,309
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
826
Gots:
748
For Trade:
54
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Photo of kawilliams81
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Alesmith Horny Devil snifter.

A- Pours a thick, dark black with a 2" dark cola head. Spiderweb lacing on the glass.

S- Just a crazy amount of coffee/espresso!

T- Roasted malts with a bit of char, then the coffee overtakes this beer but in a good way. slight bitter dark chocolate at the end.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Thick, creamy feel with a bit of alcohol at the finish.

O- Amazing beer! I really like FBS, but I love Wake n Bake! Terrapin needs to come into the Chicago beer soon.

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

Bottle shared by ajsdad06.

A - Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing.

S- Moderate chocolate, coffee and caramel aroma.

T - Heavy roasted chocolate bittersweet flavor with a heavy roasted bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

M - Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.

D - This is a standout brew.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition

A: poured into a snifter to a very viscous black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: smells of loads of coffee some roasted malts and a little chocolate
T: taste is coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate chocolate. very smooth and well blended flavors with the swallow bringing more roasted malt, toasted marshmallow, coffee and a little more chocolate
M: full and creamy on the palate with a nice mouthfeel from the oats. carbonation is soft from bottle conditioning and feels perfect. the finish on this beer is just slightly drying
O: a very good beer with great flavors and complexity. I'm sure the coffee shined a little brighter when it was fresh but it aged very well. definitely one to try if you like coffee stouts.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Dopplelbockulus – Thanks Charley!
Notes taken 11-30-13 with my Sierra Nevada Balloon Glass

First time with this one…

A: Dark chocolate brown, not quite black even once collected in the glass. Looks dense and murky with not much head production. Very still with only a mere wisp of dark khaki that slides out to a collar with ease. Some oily legs paint the glass ever so slightly leaving behind only a few dots. A more aggressive pour yielded some better results here.

S: Dense with dark coffee roast and a touch of molasses. I get further into some toasted oats and other sweetened black grains with hints of brewers licorice as well. Really nice with some mild alcohol presence.

T: Black coffee roast with a higher than expected level of hoppy bitters. Nothing acrid but has a nice peppery hit. Blackened malts with toasted oat cereal, molasses, bakers chocolate, and cherry tobacco. Fairly robust and a touch sticky sweet with some alcohol intensity. Finishes up with some earthy minerals. Very nice coffee infused roast character here.

M: Semi thick body and definitely leaning on the heavier side but with a smooth and creamy consistency that gives a much lighter impression. Fairly bitter with some mild alcohol heat and sticky slickness on the finish.

D: Probably my favorite Terrapin brew thus far. Everything else I have tried from there has been a bit of a letdown for me. This is nice rich and roasty with good java character. Would accept as an extra anytime.

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Photo of number1bum
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

krisandajt hooked me up with a bottle of this. Pours a thick black color, I don't see any light getting through, with two fingers of creamy dark tan head. Retention is pretty average, however, as it keeps only a thin lace and doesn't leave much of any stick.

Smell at first has a rich dark chocolate nose, and then the coffee opens up big time. It's a bold, very nice coffee aroma, a dark roast yet not burned. There is some roasted malt here as well. Enticing.

Taste also consists of a rich combination of chocolate and coffee. It's sweet dark chocolate, somewhat milky as well, and the coffee is bold and flavorful. There is a big sweetness to this beer, but the coffee and roasted malt balance it nicely, and there is some espresso bitterness in the finish, as well.

Mouthfeel is a creamy full body, rich and chewy, soft on the palate and very smooth. It's thick and filling.

This is very good. Lots of flavor and the coffee character is excellent - a bold roast but not burned tasting. A very tasty imperial stout. I'm excited to see Terrapin in PA now. Thanks Joe!

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Photo of FrankHammer
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chossboss
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leftoverburrito
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_Dave
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of colts9016
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle from xhermit, thank you.

Poured into a pint glass at 51 degrees.

Appearance: Jet black in color with a one finger head. The head is foamy and creamy the retention on it is just okay. The color of the head is a dark brown. There are few bubble trying to reach the surface appearing on the side of the glass. There is no clarity, so don't ask.

Nose: A dark roasted malt, rich coffee aroma, dark chocolate, oatmeal, nice molasses sweetness, caramel, and some burnt character.

Taste: A very intense coffee, roasted malt, hint of molasses, toffee, some burnt character, and dark bittersweet chocolate.

Overall: The mouth feel is creamy and slightly carbonated. The body of the beer is thick and chewy. The finish delightful and pleasing. This is fantastic brew. It has a great nose, wonderful taste, and the finish near perfect. I am going to have round up a few more of these brews. There is not much else to say.

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Photo of spw109
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from the bottle into my KTG snifter. 2012 vintage.

Poured a dark brown nearly black color with a one finger mocha colored head that disappeared after a few.

Smells of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a slight milkiness.

Taste is nice. A bit roasty, nice coffee notes and some chocolate. A bit bitter.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, thick but not syrupy.

Solid "breakfast stout." Not quite on the same level as FBS, but very, very close.

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Photo of AltBock
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with the Terrapin turtle in a chef outfit with a spatula and a frosty glass of beer in his hands. In front of him is a pan of fresh baked cookies and a steaming pot of coffee. To the far left is a description of the beer and to the right is the Government warning and a vintage year. This bottle is from 2012. This Georgia beer was poured into a Peg's Cantina snifter.

This coffee beer poured a straight up roasted coffee black color. It was one of those solid black colors where light had problems shining through it. I held it up to the light and all I saw was a reflection of myself. You can even hold a flashlight to this beer and the light will bounce back into the bulb. Impressive color! This would have been a top notch appearance if the head of foam was better. Up rose from this black brew a skim of mocha colored foam. It was around the 1/4 of an inch mark. When the beer realized that coffee doesn't have a head of foam, it disappeared in a blink of an eye. It only managed to leave behind a almost invisible string of tiny rings.

Saying this beer smells like coffee would be an understatement. It didn't smell like roasted coffee beans. It smelled like roasted coffee grounds. Behind the thick coffee ground wall was a touch of dark chocolate, a decent amount of roasted malt, a drop of molasses, and a subtle whiff of vanilla at the finish line. I certainly got the coffee portion of this coffee oatmeal Imperial Stout. I didn't get so much oatmeal in the aroma, but it was still a very good coffee based aroma. My nose had no problems with this beer.

Not only did it look like coffee, smell like coffee, but it also tasted like coffee. This beer sure loved the coffee grounds. Fresh coffee grounds. At least it didn't taste like coffee grounds that have been sitting in the coffee machine for a week. Stuck inside the coffee grounds was the roasted malt, dark chocolate, a dash of oats, a drop of molasses, and even a pinch of vanilla at the end. There's no denying this beer's love for the fresh coffee grounds.

This was a medium to full bodied coffee imperial stout with a nice level of carbonation and an aftertaste that was coffee ground based. That's not shocking considering the smell and taste. This coffee ground aftertaste also contained dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a little drop of molasses. This coffee based aftertaste didn't stick around. It left in a hurry like the head of foam.

Looked like coffee, smelled like coffee, tasted like coffee, but guess what? It's not a coffee! I've had coffee beers that tasted like coffee beans instead of this beer's love for the coffee grounds. There's nothing wrong with that if it does it well. The coffee grounds work well with this beer. Would I drink this again? I have and I will do it again.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage thanks to mikesgroove.

Pours black with a finger and a half of fizzy brown head.

Scent of bitter chocolate, sweet oats, dark fruit, sugars, earthy spice, and caramel. This is still pretty potent after over two years.

Taste of fairly rich semi-bitter chocolate, creamy oats, sweet dark fruit, and a hint of caramel. This one is still going pretty strong after the aging.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick and biting, unappealing for the style.

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Photo of jhartley
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown to black body, thinnest amount of head makes an appearance. Small amount of lacing left in the glass.
Aromas of coffee, chocolate and lightly roasted malts.
Taste has coffee up front and then falling slightly into some bittersweet chocolate, small amount of sweetness.
Mouth feel is full with the oats adding that nice smoothness throughout and not a hint of the 9.4% at all!
Overall, a really tasty beer! One I would definitely pick up again! Nice amount of coffee, but not too much too make it bitter; there's that nice amount of chocolate in there as well. Really tasty.

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Photo of Hophead717
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Kubrickx
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Vivs85
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ninaturner
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.51/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ChainGangGuy.

Poured black like the abyss. Creamy brown-tinged head and it is bloody stubborn. Never quite went away. Sheet-like lacing all along the inside of the glass. Nose was all muted tones of coffee and roasted malts.

Very creamy flavors. Not as much coffee as I thought. Actually made me think of coffee milk. Some slight bitterness from the hops and roasted barley. Nice oat flavors provide a sweet backdrop to it all. Full mouthfeel and very creamy smooth. Rather silky. Nice 2XStout but not living up to its billing.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev 0%

W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3,952 ratings.
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