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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.


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 (1305) - 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 (1062) - 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 (942) - 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 (7887) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
This was a nice offering at the Atlanta Cask ale tasting. Though I am not a huge fan of the Wake-n-Bake due to its over bearing coffee. This cask was a little mellower and the vanilla oak really was nice and helped this beer out a ton. Nice jobs on this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: January 28, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Atlanta Cask
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: black, frothy tan head
Aroma: sweet bourbon and coffee aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice oak character, good sweetness, more oak than bitter

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 10/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: **** /4

Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: January 10, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: coffee and dark chocolate aroma, touch of oak, light sweetness
Flavor: rich coffee and chocolate flavor, oak melds with the hops and roasted malts to add depth

Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: January 23, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac woodstock
Vintage: 2009
picking up more oak and sweet vanilla as it matures, lots of oak, vanilla sweetness pulls out the chocolate,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: November 24, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: huge coffee aroma, lots of roasted, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate and coffee flavor, dark chocolate with just a touch of bitterness, nice roast along with the coffee, milky dark caramel sweetness
Overall: best batch in years

Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: December 17, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, fine tan head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, rich coffee, light ashy character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich coffee and dark chocolate flavor, roasted malt, creamy caramel sweetness, lasting dark chocolate finish

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: **** /4

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Amazing beer. The vanilla chips really made a difference. I had it out of the bottle (edit: regular W & B) the weekend prior to the festival, and just had another bottle tonight, and there is a big difference. I feel badly for the folks that didnít get to try this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting Similar in most all respects to the regular seasonal with an added dimension of faint vanilla oak dryness. The cask version was poured from pitchers and lacked the thick creamy head it probably would have shown with a fresh pour to the glass.


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