Terrapin Tart Cherry W-n-B | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Tart Cherry W-n-BTerrapin Tart Cherry W-n-B

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout and it is a stout brewed with Jittery Joe’s coffee and Montmorency cherry juice added,

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-16-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 19.9 OZ bottle, stored properly and enjoyed on 5/4/18. Had to use a utility knife to get the stupid wax off the cap so my bottle opener could open the cap. Why 16.9 and not 16? Why the wax? other than that I will continue with an unbiased review.

L Poured down the center of the glass and beer has a dark brown with a slight ruby red color letting virtually no light through. One inch head that dissipated rapidly leaving a small island with some nice lacing on the glass just above the liquid.

S Dark malts, dark mocha and bitter chocolate, caramel, cane sugar and tart cherry .

T Milk chocolate, dark malt a hint of vanilla and some cherry up front. In the middle the chocolate changes from milk chocolate to bakers cocoa the caramel and vanilla meld to become a creamy medley and the cherry becomes a little tarter. The finish is nice as the chocolate flavors combine to become a nice semi dark Swiss chocolate, the tart in the tart cherry kicks in a sour note that is pleasant and the caramel combines with a roasted malt and dark fruit flavor with a slight smokey coffee finish. The coffee is a nuance but it is good. Could be that since this bottle has aged for a couple of years the coffee faded but I am good with just the nuance. ABV is not hot but there is a pleasant warming in the finish.

F Light for in imperial oatmeal stout when it is cold but gets thicker and chewier as it warms, with a creamy and lingering coating on the pallet. Carbonation is light to medium and perfect for the style.

O If it wasn't for the stupid wax seal and the extra .9 OZ I might rate this higher. Actually the extra .9 OZ really doesn't bother me but the wax seal does. The beer is in the top 15% in my opinion and worth finding but the wax seal making me work way too hard to get to the beer looses points. A great beer if you have patience to get rid of the wax,

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Photo of Vylo
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 25oz bottle into snifter glass. 9.4% abv

Appearance- Dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Brown, mocha colored head, fine bubbles. Some lacing.

Smell- Coffee, chocolate, cherries.

Taste- Rich, chocolate notes, with cherry tartness. Cherry builds as the flavor increases. Coffee becomes much more prominent as well. Finishes extremely tart from the cherries, still retaining a coffee finish. Light chocolate notes on the back end as well.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A bit aggressive with the tartness. not actually a sour, just a stout with a ton of cherries on the tart side. It is complex however. Made for sipping. Think chocolate covered cherries, just the extra tart variety.

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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/4/18 bottle

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Photo of Pencible
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured an opaque black with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like fresh espresso and bitter dark chocolate, with some molasses and toasted oats.
T: It tasted like smoky French roast coffee and bitter dark chocolate, with some tart cherry and toasted oats and earthy molasses. It had a clean bitter and earthy aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Great big body.
D: This was a very nice brew with well integrated and delicate scent and taste. Lots of complex character that was rich yet balanced. The body was solid and the finish was relatively smooth with well hidden alcohol. So it was pretty easy to drink, but worth sipping. A few years might help it mellow even further, but it was still excellent fresh. One of the better non-barrel aged stouts.

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Photo of socon67
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TH28
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage 500ml bottle. Appearance: Deep black and opaque with a fairly thick dark khaki head for an imperial stout. Nice lacing. Aroma: molasses, roasted coffee, and cherry dominate. All malt here, no noticeable hop aroma Taste: Rich, deep malt sweetness, quickly balanced by tart cherry, and finished with a deep roasted coffee. Bitterness just enough to balance Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with an oatmeal creaminess that has leaned more syrupy after a year of age. Low carbonation. Finish: Strong coffee roast is dominant, with a tart cherry undertone Overall: Really nice take on a coffee imperial stout by offering a tart cherry to balance the rich maltiness and roasted coffee notes. Very complex beer, with the oatmeal adding a nice creaminess to the body

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of outdoor7or24
2.84/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500 ml poured into pint glass, shared with Rob who brought this.
A: pours a ruby dark brown body, small amounts of lacing, carbonation
S: tart cherry, chocolate, coffee
M: medium-heavy body
T: tart cherry is well pronounced, chocolate, coffee, oatmeal drying in the finish.
O: unusual brew to me, the cherry just is not helping the heavy stout

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Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kirb for sharing. 500ml bottle into a snifter appears black with dark mocha head that foams up and retains well.

Aroma has a hint of pepper, cherry almost medicinal and earthy/herbal.

Taste has plenty of earthen roast with a tart cherry character to contrast.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. I honestly cant say that I enjoyed this more than a normal wakenbake bottle. The cherry was noticeable but it also brought some nuance that seemed off.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-08-16 in Columbia, PA from a 16.9 oz 2016 bottle

A - Opaque dark brown with a 3/4-finger beige head and decent lace.

S - Dark mocha-latte, brown bread, semi-dark chocolate, hint of cherry.

T - Like Wake-n-Bake with tart cherries; as you would expect. Lots of coffee, medium-dark roasted grain, chocolate and lactic sweetness up front followed quickly by roasted bitterness; and finally, the tart cherry flavor appears before being subsumed into the lingering dark-roasted bitterness.

M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Smooth and creamy at first before becoming a little prickly as it dries out. It's not sweet in the finish.

O - A tasty twist on W-n-B but to me, the tart cherry flavors diminish rather than improve the base beer flavor. Still enjoyable though.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark black color stout with a medium foamy head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt with some coffee notes and tart cherry is pretty interesting. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malt with subtle bitter notes with some floral coffee notes and well-balanced tart cherry notes are also discernible. Body is about average with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol notes. Well-brewed with great mix of flavours.

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Photo of Crashed
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to Ian

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Photo of mtomlins
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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