Terrapin Oaked Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2010
On tap at the 2010 installment of Stogies and Stouts pouring very stouty looking with semi creamy tan head. The aroma is a bit chocolate, a bit vanilla and maybe some caramel. The aroma is a little on the light side making it difficult to pick out the competing aroma notes. The flavor however isnít at all light. It starts out with chocolate malts and burnt malts but theyíre sort of semi sweet. Just after that a fruitiness surfaces with sweet grapes and dates. By midway a caramel sweetness overwhelms the fruit notes into the finish. I didnít get any wood treatment anywhere in this. Still, its Wake n Bake, tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
draft/cask at Brewvival as Dugout. finally got to try this one after missing it 3 times in last couple months. pours a deep black with a thick, rich tan head and sticky lacing. aroma is simply wonderful with tons of fresh roasted coffee, oatmeal, chocolate fudge, sweet vanilla, oak, and a unique fruity cereal bar note. flavor, according to my notes, is a wow moment with rich chocolate cake, fresh roast coffee, vanilla custard, whiskey, and perfectly integrated bourbon notes adding a bit of spice. palate is rich and velvety smooth with mild carbonation and a long, sweet, roasted coffee finish. overall, awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Brewvival. Dark pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee and oaky tannins. Flavor is roast, vanilla, coffee, and toffee. The oak adds a spicy dimension

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
Tap @ Dunedin for Stogies and Stouts í10. So how does one of my favorite Terrapin fare? itís insane! pours picth black, mocha head. Aroma roasted/coffee, chocolate and a light oak/wood flavor that is not overly done but really brings the W-B to a new dimension. Flavors, perfect oak aged, palate is not overtaken by a massive amount of oak but instead the aging blends very well with the base beer. Warming mouthfeel, lots of coffee, thick chocolate malt and grainy mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with light oak wood and a lingering coffee roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tap at The Brick Store. Poured black with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Full body with a smooth, creamy mouth feel. Flavor is sweet with big notes of chocolate, roast, and coffee with lighter notes of wood and vanilla. Finishes sweet. Really an excellent beer that I really enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4076) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Draft at the Taphouse at Ghent (Norfolk, VA): Coffee and currant nose. Black pour, medium brown head, good lacing. Sharper than non-aged with pronounced currant flavor, steeped in coffee. Smoky charcoal finish. Medium body. The non-aged version is better, IMVHO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
On tap at Stoogies and Stouts. A: Pours a deep dark black with no real head or lace. S: Aromas of dark roasted malt, coffee, mild chocolate and bourbon. T: More earthy than the standard version. Fresh coffee, milky chocolate, roast, and oak. There is a dash of vanilla, with a hint of bourbon goodness. Some were not fans of this beer. I liked the way the barrel played off the coffee. M: Medium in body, smooth, on the lighter side of carbonation. D: Really good. If there were not so many beers to try I would have spent more time enjoying this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Tap@ TacoMac, Johnís Creek. Black pour. Dark brown head. Loads of earthy green coffee bean flavor. Huge coffee bean. Aroma of bourbon vanilla essence. As it warms it tastes of big vanilla and a touch of big oak barrel. Lots of oak in the finish. An already perfect beer with the perfect tweek. Awesome, Spike does it again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at the Brick Store. Pours dark brown/black with a good size brown head and good lace. Smells of big chocolate and coffee with some slight roasty flavors as well. Tastes of coffee and chocolate sweetness with some roasted malts and not a whole lot of wood character. Lingering dark fruit flavors. Medium/full body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Appearance: Served up at the nearby Taco Mac a black body topped with a half-inch layer of dark tan froth. Smell: A nose of richly roasted malts imparting predominate notes of dark chocolate and robust coffee. Giving it some good deep sniffs, I can glean out some subtle, subdued oak wood accents. Taste: Deeply roasted maltiness boosted with a full shot of chilled Kahlua and tastes of individually-wrapped dark chocolate squares. Faint, smooth hint of vanilla and even some spicy oakiness. Ponderous amount of roastiness throughout. Moderate bitterness. Touch of charred pecans nearing the end. Continuous roast character on the drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body that weighs heavy on the tongue. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Itís good! Never more than a touch of the oak character emerges through the staunch, heavy maltiness, adding to the overall complexity of the brew without bowling you over in oakiness.

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