Terrapin Wake n Bake vs. Founders Breakfast Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by timahood32, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. kenpo23

    kenpo23 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2009 Massachusetts

    hey bartender.... one of each, thanks.
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  2. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    What he said. Have to agree that Cup A Joe is just outstanding.
  3. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (183) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Hey you and Kevin cheated I didn't see Cup of Joe in the choices!!! :slight_smile: I repent, I'll take Cup of Joe anyday, been sipping on it since Friday and will be so sad when it's gone.
  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Slight edge to FBS, but I would take Peche Mortel over both.
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  5. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Both great beers, and as this thread shows it really just comes down to personal preference. I prefer Wake-n-Bake by a good bit, as I think it has a roastier profile.
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  6. shebby

    shebby Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Utah
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    I don't know what was up, but I had my first WnB this weekend (2011) and it had a strange sour taste that was pretty offputting. I could tell that behind it was a tasty beer and I did get some good coffee notes, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had that experience. Maybe I shouldn't have consumed it out of my insulated coffee mug at 8 in the morning...

    Yes! Tweak is great. Too bad they don't bottle it. It's much heavier than FBS, but from what I remember it's better, too.
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  7. dawg1969

    dawg1969 Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2010 Florida

    Wake n Bake! Though the BS is insane!
  8. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2006 New York

    WnB all day. i prefer it waaaay over fbs Nd kbs and even cbs. its just silky smooth to me.
  9. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    FBS, especially with 6 months to a year on it.
  10. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (195) May 1, 2012 Florida
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    For me it's a tie for fbs and wake n bake, CCB Moat Water now thats a beast with the same abv but the mouthfeel of a shake, I hope it becomes a regular in their lineup.
  11. ncaudle

    ncaudle Defender (602) May 28, 2010 Virginia
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    fresh? FBS > WnB
    aged? WnB > FBS

    (Peche Mortel is better than both fresh or aged and I really like Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout over both FBS/WnB fresh)
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  12. mjcorbin33

    mjcorbin33 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    Founders Breakfast Stout squeaks out the win!
  13. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (578) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    BTW: I recently talked to an Avery rep, and they do plan to bottle tweak! Apparently they've been bugging Adam Avery to bottle it for a while, and its a big hit with the staff too. Score for us!
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  14. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Wake n' Bake.
  15. QuentinCall

    QuentinCall Aspirant (237) Sep 30, 2011 Georgia
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    Wake and Bake is one of the best beers in Georgia and definitively embarrasses FBS.
    Honestly, if we're being fair, it's not even close.
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  16. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I remember FBS being rounder, richer and smoother with all of the flavor components there in balance, which is great.

    I remember WNB having sharper coffee and roast flavors, and to be a bit drier than FBS.

    I remember both being delicious.
  17. Monnie

    Monnie Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 New Jersey

    Ew- Breakfast Stout ALL the way.
  18. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    Haven't tried Wake n Bake yet but will once it comes out. Can't wait to try it since I love me some FBS, one of my favorite beers.
  19. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (578) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    How about everyone blends them and that will end the debate right there. There can be no argument which is better when they become the same beer.... :slight_smile:
  20. InandOutBeerGuys

    InandOutBeerGuys Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2002 Pennsylvania

    Breakfast Stout! While it lasts, we still have some. In the S. Central PA area? $69.99/ case.
  21. BMitch

    BMitch Initiate (170) Jul 10, 2012 Virginia
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    Bumping this thread as I'm drinking my very first Wake n Bake ever...

    Let me just state that FBS is easily one of my favorite beers; in fact I've already gone through 3 cases of it since it was released this year. So with that said...I honestly might have to hand the title over to WNB. This stuff is FANTASTIC! So much so that I feel the urge to drive over to my bottle shop right now to scoop up the last couple cases that they have lol.
  22. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aspirant (298) Aug 2, 2012 California
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    Must try WnB now. FBS is one of my favorites!
  23. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 California
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    WNB this year at leat, 2010 FBS would win though
  24. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2012 California

    Honestly, they are pretty similar brews..both excellent. I like the taste of WNB a little better, but FBS is a little fuller and thicker so its a draw to me.
  25. bcostner1

    bcostner1 Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2010 Tennessee

    This isn't even close...WNB blows FBS away in my opinion. It is amazing (hence my avatar!) :slight_smile:
    And while we're on the topic of coffee/breakfast stouts, Epic Big Bad Baptist also blows FBS away and, I feel, gets very little recognition for being the phenomenal brew that it is.
  26. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Founders would crush Terrapin in any style to style matchup. However, WnB is their best. Fbs is not founders best. Breakfast stout takes this 9 out of 10 times.
  27. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (349) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Usually FBS. This year? W-n-B. I thought that FBS was a little off this year. It wasn't as thick and rich as I remember. Not too psyched to see W-n-B up to $11.99 per four-pack with FBS at $9.99 though. And yes, I'm cheap.
  28. Centennial

    Centennial Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Vermont

  29. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    This year it's WnB fresh bottle vs. fresh bottle. I have some of both aging a little, so I'm curious to see how that changes them.

    WnB is also more readily available to me, but I have a friend in MI that sends me some FBS every year so I guess it's just as easy.
  30. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Wish I could try the Wake N Bake, no Terrapin in NE Ohio. The stuff I've had by them while in Atlanta was all solid stuff, though I've never had this one:slight_frown:
  31. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    Both are fantastic beers, but I would have to say that WnB is at least slightly better. I wouldn't turn down either beer, but if given the choice I prefer WnB
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  32. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    I was hoping to see this thread with a poll.


    Moving on...
  33. Maximus_Prime

    Maximus_Prime Initiate (63) Sep 12, 2012 Colorado
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    Been drinking wake n bake on tap down in fl the past few weeks and as it is good im leaning more towards the fbs. FBS has a stronger darker coffee presence and would be a drink i wouldnt mind having with bacon, eggs and pancakes every morning!
  34. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    ive got a 5gal of W-n-B hanging out waiting to go on at work, i like FBS but ill give the edge to W-n-B, maybe its because i hate babies and love stoned turtles though? Either way they are both exceptional. i just prefer terrapin over founders
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  35. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Savant (994) Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts

    I love both beers. I buy more FBS because they distribute to my area. If someone pulled the 2 out and I couldn't have both I'd probably go with the WnB because it's harder to find for me. Has the full flavor and not quite as heavy as FBS, but again, both are awesome, so you win either way. Slight edge to WnB for me.
  36. nUgZ

    nUgZ Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2012 North Carolina

    Big Bad Baptist is in a completely different league from both FBS and WnB.
  37. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Initiate (32) Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

    Breakfast stout easily. the mouthfeel on wnb is too thin for my preference and the coffee is a bit too strong. my local bar has both on tap at the moment so i might do a side by side and see if my opinion changes. Had a WnB on tap last week though and wasnt impressed. i think it gets tons of local love down here which makes it rated a bit higher than it deserves.
  38. Jeffo

    Jeffo Poo-Bah (2,727) Sep 7, 2008 Netherlands

    Wake 'n Bake = 4.8
    Founders BS = 4.72

    Man, both are absolutely fantastic and are at the upper regions of my ratings here. Impossible to decide. Phenomenal brews.

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  39. mntlover

    mntlover Poo-Bah (1,739) Jun 30, 2003 Tennessee

    Founders for me but wake bake is quite good also.
  40. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (732) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I thought WnB had too much coffee in it but I still liked it. However, Breakfast stout is one of my top 5!
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