Ales From The Wood: Rise-n-Shine | Terrapin Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep inside a Tennessee whiskey barrel our award winning W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout has been patiently aging for over one year. Please enjoy "Rise-n-Shine," the second offering in our "Ales from the Wood" series of beers.


This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
44
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of leroybrown10
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of robgage
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBruin2
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFFjunkie
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look is near black. Just a bit of light pokes through when you hold it up. 1 finger of khaki splotchy head.

Aroma is big oak/barrel spice, coffee and chocolate.

Taste is coffee, whisky, some chocolate and maybe vanilla. It also has an odd "twang" (for lack of a better word) on the finish . I'm not sure if that's the oak tannins the brewers refer to or something else.

Feel is creamy and surprisingly balanced for the abv. It does feel a tad thin.

Overall a really nice job balancing the whisky barrel with the rest of the stout.

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
2.64/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Showing early signs of infection with a distinct red berry tang on the finish. This may have been great fresh but right now it's a below average BA stout.

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

pours the typical "barrel-stout" oil sludge with visibly dense carbonation that doesn't form a head. nose; whiskey, oak, dark chocolate, light coffee, & light mellow hops. taste; follows the nose exactly with some plum/fig, cashew, & vanilla notes thrown in. smooth and interesting malt base and is surprisingly not hot for the abv and all of the whiskey character. medium carbonation & mouthfeel; less malty and thinner than expected. a great whiskey stout!

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Photo of bb-magic
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

**
03/31/2017

Bottle to snifter, side by side with wake-n-bake from can. Barrel aged is superior.

LOOK: thick dark black, medium tan head that sticks around.
AROMA: heavy oak and bourbon dominate, some coffee and roasted malt round out.
TASTE: more whiskey and wood. Charcoal. Chocolate is gone from the w-n-b, but thankfully so is the chemical/plastic after taste.
FEEL: pretty thick and viscous.

Great upgrade from the original which is decent in its own right, but can't say this offering warrants a box. Glad I tried it and would buy again if available.

**

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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shaking off the fuzzies, Terrapin goes from wake-n-bake to all rise-n-shine in one year- ...a year in which their imperial coffee oatmeal porter remains comotose in a Tennessee whisky barrel. What emerges sees only a shell of its former self, as the beautiful butterfly of a beer come out of its cocoon in the most lush and sherry-like ways.

Onyx black and with a mirror-like sheen, the stout is shy on froth while preferring a brandy-like stillness, equipped with oily legging and tawny bronze shoulders. As the roasty sweet scent of chocolate, coffee and char offer first impressions, bold complementing aromas of sherry and port ensure a mature and rounded session. Savory and sassy, the beer's taste is filled with toffee, honey and silky smooth roast along with those additions of fortified wines.

And as the stout seeps deep into the tastebuds, the lingering malt sweetness and roasted grains are tightly fused, coming across like brownie batter with a strong espresso taste. Coffee gives up its freshness for a huge uptick in maturity- leather, tobacco, sherry, port and a kiss of soy sauce gives a tart and savory complement to the coffee, chocolate and roast. Lightly bittered, the finish is savory, herbal and edging toward absinthe earth and spiced rum.

Full bodied but given a drying, almost powdery sensation, the beer's oxidation and wood spices balance the sweetness and savoriness while its simmering boozy spice warms the throat along with a vanilla, caramel and coconut softness. Aftertaste of chocolate, sherry and dry leather is long but not indefinite.

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

really quality stout to begin with, this barrel treatment enhances what i already loved about the beer, its not too much whiskey or wood, but the overall beer here is really great and intensely flavored. motor oil black, thick and heavy looking, with some nice creamy head, lively for such a strong barrel aged brew. my only real critique of this is that the coffee smells a little stale, oxidized in up front, but its not like that in the flavor at all, maybe its just a little tight in the bottle, but the coffee in the flavor is amazing, earthy and bitter and strong like espresso, a little acidity, but in such a huge bodied beer, its almost preferable that way. very dark chocolate here, a complex rich malt base, roast with the coffee, even some compatible char from the barrels. majorly full bodied, super smooth from the oak, light vanilla, and the oats of course, which are all over this one. a bit of alcohol heat on the end, this is a big one. some of these classics that have found their way into barrels in recent years are great to try, i am a fan of the original, and this really does take it to the next level. a bit of rum sweetness, spice in the coffee, almost cinnamon in my head, and a general richness and bigness that is well beyond the original. huge thanks to my buddy for sharing this one with me! a beer to share, not as different from other great barrel aged coffee stouts as i expected, but super well done.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black coffee body with a decent mocha head that recedes to a thin layer leaving spotty lacing and thick alcohol legs. Aroma is more like a BA Russian Imperial than a Coffee Oatmeal Stout. Smells of whiskey and dark fruits are prominent with just enough alcohol notes to let you know you're in for something big. Flavors are big whiskey and oak up front with faint sweet cherries and plums on the middle of the tongue followed by fairly heavy and dry alcohol on the back of the tongue and throat. There is zero evidence that a coffee oatmeal stout was the base for this beer. Mouthfeel is thick and coating with a very dry finish. I bought two of these so I could enjoy one now and cellar the other. While it is very hot and whiskey dominant now, it is very enjoyable. I am shocked that W-n-B is the base for this beer though. I was expecting more coffee notes. Had someone poured me a blind glass I would've assumed I was drinking BA RIS (possibly Old Rasputin) for sure. I'm excited to experience my second bottle in a year or two when the alcohol subsides a bit.

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

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Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 44 ratings