emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
unclemattie (4200) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black. A ton of coffee and bourbon and roasted malt. Fairly bitter. Finishes quite strong with a punch of alcohol.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: January 27, 2007
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
Date: March 29, 2008
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
Date: April 05, 2009
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
Date: June 27, 2009
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
Score: *** /4
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.