Terrapin Wake n Bake vs. Founders Breakfast Stout

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  1. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (460) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    both very solid beers but not in the same league IMHO. WnB seems more like a lighter coffee porter compared to the FBS.
  2. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Hmm, this thread is bigger than I expected it to be. WnB is superior, IMO, but Victory at Sea blows both of them out of the water. No pun phrase intended.
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  3. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    While W-n-B is a good brew, there was too much of a roasted/burned taste to it for me to rank it higher than FBS. FBS is almost heaven on earth.
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  4. chrisrose30

    chrisrose30 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 California

    I dig the coffee flavor in many coffee stouts, but I think that's because I am highly addicted to black, rich coffee. Makes me a big fan of FBS.
  5. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    DId a blind side by side on draft yesterday. FBS had a better aroma and appearance to me. More chocolate and coffee.

    I was shocked that I could find ZERO discernible difference between the two when it comes to mouthfeel and taste. I mean identical to me. Need to give the bottles a shot and see if that changes.
  6. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Devotee (458) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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  7. ERRL710

    ERRL710 Aspirant (242) May 6, 2013 Illinois
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    WnB takes it...and I did a blind test about 4 different times. HUGE fan of that black roasted coffee flavor.
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  8. Streaky

    Streaky Initiate (98) Mar 26, 2013 New Jersey
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    Love both, WnB seems to have a thinner body, feels more like a porter than a stout.
  9. Thrashsquatch

    Thrashsquatch Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2013 Virginia

    Wake n Bake edges FBS out just slightly.
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  10. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (399) Apr 3, 2013 Florida
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    Two different brews. Both fantastic in their own rights. WNB has a darker, more bitter, black coffee taste to it and FBS has a smoother, more chocolate-y richness to it. Not really about which is "better" but more or less about what the consumer prefers in a coffee-esque beverage. I love both because they both have different qualities to offer and I'm able to find both in town for only $9.99 a four pack.
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  11. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Cafe Americana wins. :slight_smile:
  12. MPorts25

    MPorts25 Aspirant (232) May 24, 2011 Michigan
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    Breakfast Stout is one of the best beers going. I just got a WnB and Cinammon Roll'd WnB in a trade and I'm expecting them to be great, but they are going to have to be REAL great to best Breakfast Stout.
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  13. mj81

    mj81 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    Fbs has better balance. I had to cut wnb with some moohoo to balance the coffee.
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  14. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,508) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Accidentally cracked and drank one of my bottles yesterday of WnB. Will crack the other WnB with FBS next time.

    I'll be back in results soon.
  15. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (399) Apr 3, 2013 Florida
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    I bet that was delicious.
  16. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    I'd give up access to FBS for a couple years for a few more bottles of cinnamon rolled.
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  17. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (399) Apr 3, 2013 Florida
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    Was it that good? I wasn't able to make it downtown before the hoards demolished the limited supply we got.
  18. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York


    FBS wins mouthfeel. There's just something about that beer that makes me think "damn" every single time I have a bottle.

    WnB, though...the taste. Holy mother of god. Every time I've had it (which, sadly, is fewer than ten times), I take that first sip and am absolutely floored by the flavor. This beer alone is the reason I regret moving out of PA and into a Terrapin-less state.
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  19. Quickicks

    Quickicks Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2013 North Carolina

    That CR WnB is too awesome.
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  20. Eric15

    Eric15 Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2013 Alabama

    Last year I liked FBS better. This year, WNB kills it for me. Closet thing to coffee+beer Ive tasted that wasnt limited like Cafe Americana. Would love to compare it to Espresso IRS but sadly dont have any.
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  21. Halluxone

    Halluxone Aspirant (257) Dec 7, 2012 Georgia

    I'd be hard pressed to call one "better" than the other....although I'm intrigued by the thought of mixing Moohoo and Wake n Bake. Wake n Moo? I'm still in awe of FIS, Victory at Sea and Cocoa Puffs. Yes, the cereal.
  22. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (763) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    WnB couldn't wipe the butt of fbs (imo)
  23. Eamonn-Cummings3

    Eamonn-Cummings3 Meyvn (1,284) Jan 23, 2014 New York
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    Terrapin Wake n Bake, but maybe that is because they don't distribute in NY and I can taste the rare.
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  24. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Your comment about cocoa puffs got me thinking that they need to make a coffee flavored cereal.
  25. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (205) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    I really like them both but Wake 'n Bake is better IMO. I would choose it every time over FBS.
  26. KirkC

    KirkC Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2014 Texas

    Hmm - I'm having a difficult time imagining something better than FBS (because really it's out of this world good). Note to self - must track down Wake n' Bake and try it!
  27. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    BBB is perhaps the most undervalued beer I have ever tasted. If Epic made 1/10th the amount, waxed the bottles, and sold it brewery-only on a one-day ticketed event, it would would dominate the ISO forums.
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  28. mj81

    mj81 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    It was pretty glorious. My personal taste goes to fbs but understand why others would like wnb better.
  29. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    Honestly thought Cinnamon Roll'd was Terrapin's best beer. Ever.
  30. Lochnessmonster

    Lochnessmonster Defender (673) Dec 4, 2013 Florida
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    I've had Terrapin WNB in bottle and on tap, found it to be good but not great. Founders Breakfast Stout wipes the floor with it.
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  31. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I recently did a side by side. I liked the WnB better, although the Founders had more of a coffee flavor. Both are tasty, just a matter of preference.
  32. jdaddy

    jdaddy Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I really like both of them equally. Neither is hard to find, however FBS is easier to find. FBS is about 15% less per case, thus about 15% better than WNB imo.
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