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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1472) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1432) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4551) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap @ Brick Store. Pours black. Nose is heavy rich roast coffee, roasted grains, smoked malts, earthy hops and fresh cut wood. Flavor is oak heavy, fresh strong coffee beans, cocoa, earth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Draught at Taco Mac Metropolis. As I said with the last brew I had, I donít understand how this one got a relatively low score, in comparison with the original Wake-n-Bake; I liked this one better. Nice black body (obviously opaque), with a nice light chocolate head. A nice looking brew. Head slowly fades away to a wispy head. Wow, nice big oak presence in the aroma. Actually, much more present than I had expected. The coffee is much more subdued in the oak-aged version. Chocolate aroma is also coming through much more than expected. Ok, coffee is coming through as I let it "chill" for a minute. A nice and nuanced aroma. I think the original version is very astringent, in terms of aroma, because of the damn coffee. Chocolate and oak are present at first and then the coffee comes right through. It (the coffee) mixes with the chocolate quite well. The oak provides an underlying presence throughout the whole experience. Very smooth and creamy texture. The chocolate, at times, seems to come through more. Glad to have tried this, and again, I feel this represents the Wake-n-Bake better than the other one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Pours black with light brown head. Medium aroma of pure espresso bean. Full and creamy on palate with coffee flavors--lots and lots of coffee. I love coffee, so I love this beer and could probably drink it with breakfast. That said, it doesnít have a whole lot of dimension, so if Iím rating objectively, I think I can only give it a 15/20.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
This is an improved wake and bake. The carbonation is lowered, the wood is there but subtle. Taking an already great beer and making it better. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2010
On tap. Poured dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, oak, vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dry oak, vanilla, light chocolate. Mouth is creamy and then dry in the finish. Overall, a nice take on WnB and a beer I would like to see more of.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8634) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 draft, brickstore pub. deep black. mocha up front - milk chocolate and fresh robust dark roast coffee, extremely full and frothy, and thank god itís not overly sweet or over oaked. creamy, decadent and semi sweet. rich and full bodied. surprisingly well-made.


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