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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Wake-n-Bake is brewed with coffee roasted by Jittery Joe’s Coffee in Athens, GA. Terrapin and Jittery Joe’s built a unique coffee blend specific for this big Imperial Stout. You can purchase the actual Terrapin Wake-n-Bake coffee blend at Jittery Joe’s or online in 12oz. coffee cans.”


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Enjoyed this one at the Oak Cafe courtesy of MikeMac. Aroma was of rich chocolate and coffee. Aroma seemed weak after having the kent. bourbon breakfast stout before this. This was very smooth though and the alcohol was barely noticable. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Opaque black body, tan head that dies away. Scent of cold coffee. Probably better as it warms. Rich, thick coffee flavour with some oatmeal and a teeny bit of malt. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Huge thanks for brentfeesh for sending this to me. Prefect appearance with a deep brown body and a creamy brown head. Fruit and coffee based aroma, roasted malts also come to play. Excellent body, creamy smooth with an awesome taste. Coffee and oatmeal definatly show up nicely, roasted malts and chocolate are also present. Roasted, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2009 Bottle courtesy of RealityDeviant on 04/23/2009. Dark black body with a medium creamy brown head. Big roast and coffee aroma with a bit of chocolate. Big coffee flavor some roast and chocolate and a bit of caramel. Medium body with moderately low carbonation. 8/5/8/3/16 - 4.0 07/29/2006: Thanks to brentfeesh for randomly sending this to Numenor. Dark black body with a creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, fruit, and some bitter. Dark chocolate and coffee flavor. 7/5/8/3/15 - 3.8

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Pours black/brown with too liitle head to mention. The aroma is ripe fruit perfumy hops and roasty maky. Taste is much the same. Dry/slightly sour finish. Palate a lot thinner than I expected from the pour. Decent,,,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Absolutely opaque, black with a bright brown head that has red highlights. Interesting aroma that comes through mainly as milk, milk chocolate, subtle dark fruit, and brown sugar. Other aroma intricacies include a graininess from the oatmeal, no sign of the coffee. The flavor though, shows plenty of coffee. Many of the aroma components are in the flavor but are subdued (I find this quite often in unfiltered, not fully fined beer). This is a big beer but it is not overly complex. The "velvety smoothness" from the flaked barley and oatmeal seems to overly "smoothify" the beer and creates a muddy, uncomplex palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
This is a tasty brew from a brewery that is fast becoming my favorite Georgia brewery (a shame that Dogwood closed...). The beer pours very dark. The aroma is of baking cookies, some coffee bitterness, a little hop aroma. The mouthfeel is excellent (I love what oatmeal does to a beer’s texture). The flavor has hints of oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookie, some coffee and roasted barley bitterness. And there’s a touch of hops to balance the beer and provide more complexity to the flavor profile. You know its a strong beer - the alcohol flavor isn’t too strong, but the thick consistency and very strong malt flavor gives it away. All in all a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2006
thanks to Matt for this bottle (BeerCellar2). I dont really get as much coffee from this one as I would expect from these types of stouts. The coffee was present but more roastiness and some faint chocolate smells come through when you dig deeper. The flavor is what I thought was so good about this beer. Great meld between coffee roastiness and bitterness, and with the flaked oats the palate is incerdibly smooth and silky. Overall a very good beer. Now I just wish I could buy it in Ohio.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Any first impressions?
-A brown veil sits atop the opaque black.
-Subtle, engaging roasted coffee beans benefit from some vinous qualities in the nose.
-Black grapes, capuccino, and dark chocolate all unite for the pleasure of all tastebuds.
-Yet another luscious, classy, nourishing body from Terrapin, knowing how to avoid obesity.

What if you dig deeper?
-Biscuity oatmeal comes out beautifully.
-Roastiness builds as well, keeping the sweetness in check.
-I was expecting the coffee character to be more obvious because of the beer’s name.
-Alcohol is present, but very delicate.
-An imperial stout which emphasizes drinkability with its light vinosity and fruity tartness.

Bottles; 2006 and 2007 edition.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
12oz. bottle. Opaque black with a thin film of dark brown head. Burnt toast, chalky coffee, alcohol, and dark alefruit in the aroma. Heavy roasted malt flavors, followed by cocoa powder and alefruit. Coffee character in the finish with chocolate syrupy and tinges of alcohol and toasty malt. Mouthfeel is heavy, thick and chewy.


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