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RATINGS: 1147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a pitch black color with great opacity. The head is a one finger khaki color with low retention. On the plus side, this leaves nice lacing where it can. S: It’s very rich with coffee, as expected. There are also underlying notes of dark fruit, roasted malts, and plenty of chocolate. It really does strike me as being similar to a good mocha cappuccino. Actually, make that a great one. T: Well, it smells like mocha cappuccino, and it tastes like mocha cappucino. Man, this is fuckin’ tasty. It starts off with subtle roast, before giving way to an explosion of bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, and coffee - lots of coffee, actually. I love how it stays in balance despite all of the intense yet competing flavors. I’m amazed how the coffee comes across as being both subtle and monstrous at the same time. M: On the sweeter side of a stout in terms of how it finishes and lingers on the palate. There isn’t much coffee or roasted dryness here - the oats dominate the palate with lush, decadent smoothness. The low carbonation is appropriate for this beer’s profile. O: The only thing this really lacks is drinkability - but that’s more of a testament to the staying power of the brilliant flavors than anything else. This is everything I want from a coffee stout. I expected something great here...yet this is so much more. It’s bold and massive, yet there’s a real sense of finesse and sophistication here.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (834) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2016
DATE: July 24, 2016... OCCASION: a HOT summer day turns to a night of AC that will pair well with this stout... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... this "monster beer" pours a pitch-black body, a ring of brown, thin, bubbly head, and a nebula swirl in its middle... with the weighty alcohol content, this is a good-looking beer... robust espresso brine--like damp or dank decaff--blams the nostrils, with oatmeal and rum-like ethanol... a lively, instantaneously warming impact accompanies the smooth, creamy body that is beyond sippable for the power it packs... halfway through, the beer continues to deliver a stunning combination of peat, smoke and salty oatmeal with an intense chocolate and coffee bean punch... having trouble finding holes in this profile.. perhaps the only regret is this isn’t a bomber.... from its name to its label, from its impact to its flavor, quite impressive... I would seek this out again in a heartbeat, and what a boon from a breakpack mix...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1888) - - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are lots of bitter coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasted, taste is similar, light sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, faint cinnamon. Taste is more of the same. Light sweet finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan head. Chocolate/espresso aromas. Tastes just like it smells, deep coffee and chocolate flavors. Excellent!!!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jrwhitney6 (447) - - MAR 31, 2016
Pours black with almost no head. Nose is not too strong - some coffee. Taste is great - black licorice, some coffee, and some bitter hops that linger (in a good way) for a while. Alcohol well hidden. Really good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (300) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On tap at Kickbacks. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with some malt sweetness also. Taste the same with some caramel flavor dark fruit and licorice. Very nice complex beer. Medium to thick mouth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5445) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Nice dark black body with minimal brown head. Very inviting. Nose is plummy, malts, dark berries. Taste is of oatmeal up front with nce coffee and dark chocolate notes. Great creamy texture. Enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gripweed57 (1344) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Opaque brown black color topped by a small creamy tan head. Aroma is subtle; roasted malt and rich dark roast coffee come to mind. First sip is sweet roasted malt and strong coffee. Rich silky mouthfeel. Midtaste has dark chocolate and warming alcohol notes. Finish is bittersweet with hints of licorice and resiny hops. This is a big brew with smooth flavor and complex integrated flavor throughout. One of the best American-made Imperial Stouts I have tasted. Definitely worth seeking out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Pours pitch black. Big tan head. Aromas are massive coffee. Really good quality coffee. Aromas of cold coffee, dark fruit, sugar, vanilla, bubblegum. Tastes like cold coffee with sugar. Really tasty.


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