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Terrapin Oaked Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Black as night, rich, full bodied, and loaded with coffee taste and aroma. It pours with a creamy brown head and has a mouthfeel that is velvety smooth. It includes Coasta Rican coffee roasted by J. Martinez coffee roasters in Atlanta. This 7.5% abv cask version has been aged for over a month on French vanilla oak chips.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft at redlight. Pours a pitch black color with a light brown around the edge and topped by a small film of tan colored foam that quickly dissipates to a thin ring with no lace left behind. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, roasted barley, and a touch of oats. There is a touch of oak and vanilla in there as well, but the chocolate and coffee are dominant. The flavor follows the same theme with the bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee up front while hints of oats, earthy hops, and touch of vanilla are detected on the back end. There isn’t much there from the oak, which is dissapointing for sure. Medium bodied on the mouthfeel, but a touch thinned compared to the base beer and a long, roasted coffee finsh. It’s still a good beer, but I had high hopes for this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle, thanks to exiled, thick brown color with sticky legs, and a rich roast coffee and Pall Mall aroma, flavors of ashtray, roast nuts, espresso, chocolatey thick finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7895) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Handbottle thanks to exiled. Pours like ink with a small tan head that fades. Aroma is tobacco, ashy, earthy, bitter, cookie, chocolate, coffee. Taste is earthy, coconut, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, and nutty. Silky mouthfeel with light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight. The body is nearly black, showing just a bit of mahogany brown when strongly backlit. A very thin brown film dissipates into a skinny ring around the edge, leaving no lacing behind. Aromas are of dark, bittersweet chocolate, roasty coffee, and toasted barley, with hints of cooked oats and a little fresh, oaky vanilla character. Flavors follow suit, mainly based in baker’s chocolate, barley and oat grain roast, and day-old coffee bitterness, hinting at some earthen hops on the back end. The oak hasn’t added much, and in fact, I don’t think the chocolate or coffee are as robust as they are in the base beer (perhaps just a batch difference). The biggest surprise (read: disappointment) comes on the palate, where the substance is relatively lacking, and the consistency is semi-dry, almost to the point of being chalky on the finish. While it’s a good brew, it is quite disappointing when compared to fresh batches of regular Wake-N-Bake from a couple years ago.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
32oz growler for Bryan...pours a medium dense dark cola black pour with a thin light beige head... Spent coffee grinds, sweet and bitter, chocolate and roast. Oak remains pretty non-existent, aroma-wise... Flavors are much of the same with a big coffee component, good flavor, but lacking in body. Unfortunately can hardly detect any oak. Nice but not much better than the original. 8/4/8/3/15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this 12 ounce handbottle. The beer pours dark brown to black with very small brown bubbles. There is no head. The aroma is oak, roasted malt, cayenne pepper and chocolate. The flavor is very heavy on the oak with a ton of chocolate, vanilla and some coffee. Thin-medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. I wish the beer was a little thicker, but other than that, the beer is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Growler shared by kan! p blk creamy tan head, n choc espresso vanilla, fl choc, espresso vanilla, thin body, bakers choc fand vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2010
On tap at Rustico. Pours a viscous, opaque black with a thin, creamy, ruddy brown head. The aroma is absolutely perfect, great coffee, the sort of coffee aroma that’s got a hint of fresh berry as well, brown sugar, dark toast, wood, whiskey, a little vanilla. The oak is lacking a touch in the flavor, but the coffee is still there, bready, malty, sweet. Finish is full bodied and a little creamy. I really wanted more oak flavor, but either way I highly enjoyed this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3463) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2010
32 oz mini-growler. Nose is French Roast, oatmeal, oak and bittersweet chocolate. Soft medium body with a faint tingle. Taste is coffee bean, vanilla and oats. Alcohol kicks in with a roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Growler… This beer rocks!... Deep black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Good retention. Hearty, chocolate mousse and mocha aroma – lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and creamy with stiff carbonation. The smooth, decadent flavor provides mocha, charred wood, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. The base beer is a dangerously easy drinker, but the wood aging further mellows any rough edges. Lengthy, bittersweet, mocha finish. World class imperial stout!!


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