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Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 1041   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Wake-n-Bake is brewed with coffee roasted by Jittery Joe’s Coffee in Athens, GA. Terrapin and Jittery Joe’s built a unique coffee blend specific for this big Imperial Stout. You can purchase the actual Terrapin Wake-n-Bake coffee blend at Jittery Joe’s or online in 12oz. coffee cans.”


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a thick black with a khaki colored head of foam that dissipates down to a ring of foam around the edge of the glass. The aroma is like sweetened coffee and hot chocolate powder. Some toffee notes come through as well. In the taste, i am overloaded with sweetness. It’s kind of like a rich, intense caramel. Kind of like one of those sugary coffee and whipped cream drinks from starbucks that has caramel drizzled on top of the whipped cream. That’s what it reminds me of. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. Low carbonation. As the beer begins to warm, the coffee gets less and less appealing as it tastes more and more stale. This just isn’t doing much for me, unfortunately.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (884) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours deep dark brown/black with a decent sized mocha head that settles down fairly quickly and leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves a nice blast of roast coffee and milk chocolate, almost some hot pepper notes, some underlying dried dark fruit, some crusty brown bread, nearly some pipe tobacco, some marshmallow, some evergreen and mint. Quite sweet, also quite a bit bitter. Rich, full body, creamy, velvet yet a fair prickly carb, oily yet finishing pretty dry and toasty with lingering roasted marshmallow notes. Very good brew, lots to love about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle, poured to snifters, and showed a black/brown hue, sudsy, brownish tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was roasted, with a little stale scent, burnt, dry, and more cocoa notes than coffee. The flavor was roasted, with a dry, lingering bitterness, day old coffee taste, medium body, low carbonation, and hidden alcohol. Not bad, but by no means great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
There is something that does not convince me from this brewery. I recognize it is a good work but the taste is just not my type. Very nice and thick, some bitterness to high and creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
12 oz bottle, thanks to jtclockwork. 9.4% ABV. Pours thick, viscous and headless, nearly black. Aroma is dominated by coffee, along with graham cracker and milk chocolate. Smells like a cookie, though maybe that image is planted unfairly by the grandma turtle on the label. Taste: Sweetened coffee, with an unpleasant metallic tone. Taste lingers sweetly, with bitter bite and lasting sweet chocolatey finish. Some raisins are in there as well -- oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie, with metal wrapper partially intact? Full body, thick, viscous texture. Overall: cool beer. I’d drink this for breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning where I could go back to bed for a nice morning nap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a very dark brown. Big ground coffee bean aroma. Very roasty. That oatmeal creates a nice smoothness. Then it transitions to a dry finish with coffee acidity to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours an opaque very dark brown with a short mocha-tan colored head. Knee buckling aromas of smoky coffee, chilis, olive, and greasy spoon griddle grease. Full body, slightly coating mouthfeel. Flavors approximate the nose, but scaled back a bit. Very well blended. Best terrapin I’ve had by far.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewdork (204) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2013 edition. 12 oz. bottle poured into snifter. Pitch black with finger of dense tan cap that dissipates in a few moments. Rich, roasty malt and coffee aroma. Very nice slightly sweet coffee flavor... kind of like Kahlua. Good viscous mouthfeel. A well-executed coffee stout.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
auee92 (8) - Lawrenceville, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, licorice, vanilla, brown, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bropgh (21) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
A: when poured, a caramel colored head forms which dissipates quickly and thin lacing is left. Pitch black in color. S: oh this smells delicious: fresh coffee and dark chocolate smell neither smell overpowering the other. T: chocolate at first with the coffee coming through later and lingering on the tongue. Slight bitterness keeping this beer from becoming too sweet. M: thick, chewy, mostly dry. O: very nice beer. Unique for sure and a good choice for breakfast.


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