Irish BUH-BYE Wake-N-Bake
Terrapin Beer Company

Irish BUH-BYE Wake-N-BakeIrish BUH-BYE Wake-N-Bake
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #664
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,080
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.1%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
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Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
93
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Light spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee, cream and roated malts.

T - The taste black coffee, sweet cream, dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Very tasty stout.

Apr 05, 2020
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light carbonation with an above average body. Has a nice creamy thick feel
Aroma is roasted malt,coffee and cream. Theres some vanilla that blends really nice with everything else
Taste follows the nose,rich deep mix of cocoa,coffee and cream that's just a touch sweet. Still it's an irish stout as it finishes dry

Nov 05, 2019
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beerrat from Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I rated this over a year ago Now drinking the other bottle that has aged over a year in my beer cellar. It is hard to remember what it taste like the first time. Should’ve wrote it all down The first time but it still taste wonderful and got a lot of coffee taste don’t taste strong alcohol even does 9% alcohol.I think it was better with age but I cannot remember

Oct 05, 2019
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with no penetration to light. There’s a quarter inch of creamy brown on top. The aroma is of oatmeal, caramel, and of faint coffee. The flavor is of dark roasted coffee, caramel, and oatmeal. The back of the palate is more coffee and lactose, making for a bittersweet combination. The mouth is lightly oily and dry.

Jun 23, 2019
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oberon from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a snifter jet black with a creamy half finger deep beige head atop that never really settles,a frothy mass is left.Milk chocolate aromas over top of vanilla/caramel,sweet and very inviting.Chocolate malt balls are the the dominant traits up front on the palate,some caramel and booze come in late,very chewy in the mouth.I could start the day with this beer,off the charts rich without being overly sweet.One of the top beers I have had in 2019 so far.

Apr 01, 2019
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Dessert in a glass. (And it nearly fooled me that dessert was not necessary.)
While Irish Buh-bye offers a nice foam, its Looks are not special.
This is not true of how it Smells, which is nearly off the charts: lots of coffee, cocoa, rich milk and sweet.
Tastes come in the same, but surprisingly not cloying. This sits so wonderfully in my mouth that I don't want it to end.

This is only my Second from Terrapin, so I hopped on their website and it hopped back. This is what they use, but seem very accomplished in the stout and porter categories. They don't reveal too much else about themselves, so I guess I'll just assume they have made it starting in a college town and persisting.

Mar 21, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bringing a balance to the strong char, roasted grain, smoky cocoa and peppery character of the standard Wake 'n Bake, Terrapin Beer softens the aggression of roast with the sweet, milky creaminess of Irish cream. So savory that this beer may never leave my glass. ...or will it?

Black like coffee and topped with a loose but persistent mocha froth, the Irish Buh-Bye Wake 'n Bake pours with the same lush and lavish visual textures as the original, but its scent carries a little more of that creamy weight of heavy cream, vanilla and marshmallow over the natural perfume of campfire, Turkish coffee and cocoa. Early sweetness is much easier to find because of the soothing decadence of sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate, caramel and scorched toffee.

The sweetness is much slower to release as the cream and caramelized malts stew on the palate patiently and confidently. Trending roasty with French pressed coffee, baker's chocolate and black walnut, its earthen toasty, raosty flavors are highlighted by the alcohol spice of coffee liquor and a nearly mesquite smokiness. The soothing taste of vanilla, cream and caramel take the rougher edges off of roast even as the dark ale seems like slightly more bitter mocha latte on the late palate.

Full bodied and slow to turn toward dryness, the decadent marshmallow textures has the beer seeming less of a drinkable stout and more of an after dinner digestive, or a taste that replaces any desire for dessert. The spice of Irish whisky isn't hard to find while the stout drifts into a long linger of chocolate covered espresso beans.

Jan 25, 2019
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and lace patches down the glass. The beer has an aroma of mild coffee with some chocolate sweetness. Smooth and clean beer, medium to heavy body, real easy to drink, there is a balance that comes across as vanilla cream (Irish cream I guess) along with a mild, java-like/lactic coffee feel so it's more sweet than dry/coffee stout. Finishes clean, a little sweet, and is enjoyable.

Jan 24, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent head production, retention, and lacing atop a dark black brew.

Nose is a wonderful blend of dark roast coffee, brown sugar, cream, chocolate, and more coffee.

Flavor follows. It's a sweet stout, but balanced by huge coffee bitterness. Slightly nutty, with lots of brown sugar, coffee, and some chocolate and cream. I don't get much "Irish Cream" from this, nor do I know how they tried to achieve that profile.

A little thin, but very easy to drink. Quite lively.

Jan 21, 2019
Irish BUH-BYE Wake-N-Bake from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 46 ratings