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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   ABV: -
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All your favorite vices in just one pint...beer, coffee, and genuine Tennessee whiskey. A strong coffee oatmeal Imperial Stout was aged for six months in a Jack Daniel's barrel for a complex concoction that will leave your taste buds wide-eyed and bushy-tailed.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2009
Sampled at Carborro Beverage Co. Pours a dark black that allows some light. Head is two fingers, creamy, chestnut brown. The aroma is dominated by whiskey. Jason and I agreed that it was more of the whiskey than the barrel/oak character, alcohol, mild chocolaty roast. The flavor is warm whiskey, chocolate/coffee roast, mild vanilla/oak character, mostly whiskey from the barrel. Creamy palate with a warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4200) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
29 mar 08. I had this on tap at the brewery during the Grand Opening. What an ass kick this beer is! Dark black pour,no head. Smells like vanilla extract. Tastes like biting into a big bar of dark chocolate. With lots of bite. Super.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Draft at the grand opening of the new brewery. Pours a dark, brown. No head. Aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is unbelievably smooth. Heavy coffee notes complimented by vanilla and bourbon undertones. Finish is creamy. What a knockout!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Draft @ grand opening for Terrapin. Poured brownish/black with no head. Served way too cold. Once it warmed it had a nice oak, bourbon, and vanilla aroma. Taste of bourbon, chocolate, and oak. Medium mouthfeel. Bourbon was not overdone at all. I hope now that they have opened they can bottle this in the future.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 Tap at official opening for the Terrapin in Athens. Poured a deep brown (maybe black) with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, oak, & coffee. Taste is also of coffee, bourbon, malt, with some chocolate and a lightly bitter finish. Bourbon was pretty heavy, like a normal Wake-n-Bake with a touch of Woodford. Overall, a nice brew. ***** On tap at Trappeze. Really enjoyable. Apparently this was from the same batch served at the Terrapin opening. A year of rest has really smoothed out the heavy bourbon burn. This was very smooth. A very nice balance of oak and WnB. Lots of smooth vanilla, oak, coffee, bourbon, malt. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
draft @ brewery. Very nice offering. A very good blend of coffee, chic, oak, and jd. Reminds me of black gold bourbon. Best offering from terrapin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Very black. A ton of coffee and bourbon and roasted malt. Fairly bitter. Finishes quite strong with a punch of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: January 27, 2007
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Atlanta Cask Fest
Appearance: black, scant tan head
Aroma: strong coffee and bourbon aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich whisky and coffee flavor, plenty of alcohol, a bit too much bitterness in the finish

Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: March 29, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Aroma: light whiskey and chocolate aroma with a touch of roasted and light coffee
Flavor: chocolate and whiskey is the dominant flavor with the coffee receeding into the background, lots of vanilla sweetness

Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: April 05, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: trappeze
Aroma: lots of oak in the aroma
Flavor: flavor still has the strong bourbon and chocolate, the coffee has almost faded away, plenty of oak

Name: Wake-n-Bake
Date: June 27, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
bourbon has faded and blended into the chocolate, very rich chocolate, light oak,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2007
rated at the Atlanta Cask Ale tasting in Jan. 2007. Pours dark and thick, just like the Wake and Bake. This was one of the better whiskey barrel-aged beers out there. There’s enough malt and coffee to handle the bourbon without getting overwhelmed.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2007
On cask at the 1/27/07 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting: Pours a viscous opaque with a thin, wispy coating of dark tan head. Has a complex sweet caramel malt, oaky bourbon, roasty coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Body starts fairly full with a nice balance of sweet malt and oaky bourbon toward a lingering coffee bean and dark chocolate finish. My favorite beer of the Cask Ale Tasting, which was also the favorite of the judges.


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