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Terrapin Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stigs on 01-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of devinoconnor
2.62/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Although there's only 35 reviews to date, I was still very surprised to see the high rating for this Terrappin stout. I enjoy stouts quite a lot, but this one just wasn't for me.

Poured a dark brown color.

Smell was the only thing I enjoyed. Rich espresso, chocolate undertones. Hint of oatmeal as well.

Nose was ok. But then a strong citrus, sour taste came in. Almost like someone poured a bottle of chardonnay into the stout. Tough to handle.

The sours ruined the experience for me. Aftertaste was awful. Tough to drink.

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Photo of Soomars
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of walaguh
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of jsanford
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of klkatz
3.39/5  rDev -21%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

As advertised this is strong, coffee-flavored brew.

The pour is excellent. Coffee black with a tan head which seems to slowly rise well after the pour.

Smells of coffee, malt and slight chocoloate. Tastes like strong coffee, kind of a smokey/burnt hint in there. Malty flavor.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Thick black coffee sits with you... like the consistency of office coffee left overnight.

Drinkability is ok/average. I'm good for one before bed. Maybe I should try one in the morning.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of LockeSD
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of rel
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this out of a bottle.

Engine oil. Pitch black. Looks like an espresso. New and exciting look for a beer.

It smells a coffee ice cream. Hints of dark rum. Maybe the look makes me think it also smells like engine oil on the backend.

The taste was a little disappointing compared to the excitement of the smell. A whole lot bitter, roasted malts, which I liked.

For mouthfeel I gave this a low score. The residual taste is pure alcohol fume. Like gasoline.

It's a good beer, maybe not my style. Enjoyable once in a blue moon (I hate Blue Moon).

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served at Tyler's Tap Room in Apex, NC

Whao! This arrived at the table in a standard pint glass boasting a modest head. The head quickly dissipated to a ring. No lacing to speak of. And then the sniff - it was like straight up coffee!

The first pull was interesting. I took a nice long pull and let it wash around for a second. Again, Whoa! This is the first time I have experienced a 'coffee' beer that seemed to me to be more coffee than beer. It was just short of carbonated espresso. If you let it settle out on your tongue, you can pull out some lighter hits of malt in there, but this one is definitely about the coffee.

One thing that I found slightly distracting was a slickness in the mouthfeel. I don't know where it came from but it was clearly present. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it seemed a little out of place somehow.

If you like coffee, this one is for you. It was a bit much for me, but my wife had one too and she absolutely raved about it. Extreme brewing? I don't know, but this one is a coffee lover's dream.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Kickbacks. Big stout aroma. A sipper: with wine character, fruitiness, and coconut. The coconut throws me off a bit, though others like it. Black, little head, this one was aged a while.
Decent mouthfeel. I have to have this in the winter in front of a fireplace. As a cask, would throw off the carbonation and be easier and smoother to go down.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of KAP1356
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another review from notes. On tap at Smokin' Joe's in Pittsboak doesn; really come out urgh. Poured in a standard pint glass...

A - Presented a

S - Hmmm. The oak doesn't really come out like I hoped it would. Strong roasted coffee and milk chocolate come out. Some light licorice and roasted malts come out. A bit of molasses in there too

T - Coffee really stands out off the bat along with some nice semi-sweet chocolate. Molasses and sweet vanilla also comes out. The oak is quite light and unpronounced overall.

M - Medium bodied beer with a smooth, creamy feel to it. Carbonation was moderate.

O - I was hoping for more from this one and it didn't really measure up. I really preferred the regular version to this one. Not too bad of an offering though.

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Photo of Nesued
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of this at the Piney Grove Green's "Rare Keg Thursday". Always a good show.

Appearance - Poured black as night. Ample/lively head formed upon pour. A good stout head filling 1/4th of the glass. Let that bad boy settle and then fill the rest of the glass. A thin ring remains after the head falls.

Smell - Big coffee nose, no loss from the base beer here, lots of vanilla as well. Hints of toffee and wood as well. Some chocolate notes as well.

Taste - Where to begin. How 'bout the opening? Dense/slick opening as it coats your tongue. Huge coffee and chocolate. Moves gently into the great middle-game of strong malts and mild alcohol making it's appearance. Interesting. didn't expect to feel/taste that at only 8%. Good roasty notes continue the experience. Nice finish a bit of a bite, but hardly worth the mention.

Mouthfeel - As mentioned above the opening samples coats your tongue nicely with a lush full body. Not much of a contribution via carbonation (at least, I didn't get it), all density provided by the heavy grain bill, in my opinion. A bit thin at the finish.

Drinkability - Good stuff, not great stuff. I personally didn't see a big overall difference between this and the "regular" wake-n-bake. Great to have a chance to try this rare breed.

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Photo of williams7187
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lerxst
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kickbacks

A-Pours black with a one finger mocha colored head that has decent retention and leaves a bit of lacing.

S-Coffee hits right off as you would expect. Some roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. No oak notes as I would have expected.

T-Strong dark coffee leads and stays throughout. A bit of chocolate surfaces. Oats are there lingering in the back along with a touch of vanilla.

M-Medium body, smooth and a bit creamy with the carb on the low side. Coats the palate well. My favorite part of the beer.

D-Huge coffee taste and nose make this a sipper and more than one in a sitting is unlikely for me.

Overall, I was a bit disappointed. This is by no means a bad beer, but there is very little difference between this and the regular Wake 'n Bake.

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Photo of Gtreid
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Lost Kangaroo.

A: Pitch black. The pour dropped a thick two finger head that retained well and left nice lace.

A: I think the oak aging toned down the aroma here. I get the great coffee and chocolate, but it dosen't seem to be on par with the regular version. I also get a nice earthiness and some light oak.

T: Coffee and chocolate all the way. Earthy and bitter. The oak aging really gives it a smooth finish. No hint of the ABV.

M: Velvety smooth. Good amount of carbonation, heavy body.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is great. I really enjoy coffee brews so I could have quite a few of these. Overall, really nice brew. I too would still prefer the regular version, but this one is still worth seeking out. Skal.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage shared with Thirstybird. Pours one shade shy of black with a thin skim and a tight band. Nose expresses coffee grounds, a trace of espresso and a sweet quality - perhaps lactose. Taste reveals molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, brewer's licorice and a faint metallic quality. Coffee grounds flavor lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an oily/creamy texture and a carbonation level falling just short of crisp. A solid oatmeal stout, with a well-hidden abv; however, coffee grounds get a little trying over the course of the tasting.

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Photo of biglite351
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark as night with thick head leaving mild lace.

S - coffee chocolate and malt, well grounded.

T - sweet coffee, mild chocolate. Almost oatmeal stout like, but with coffee.

M - very thick but only a mild tingle on front sides of tongue.

D - very drinkable.

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Photo of JulianB
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Conquest
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of wchasse222
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of icehawk
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sean32
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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