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RATINGS: 1143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Thanks to several people for bottles and also tried on tap... rating from a 2006 bottle. Poured a medium-viscocity black with not much head sticking around. Aroma picked up an array of dark malts with an overriding aire of soy.. very good coffee presence and dark chocolates.. some milkier chocolate and oats emerge with warmth.
Flavor picked up rich medium-roast coffee, dark and milkier chocolates, and the soy again at the finish. Medium-heavily bodied with some grainy feel and bitterness from the coffee. Solid beer, but didn’t much care for the soy (don’t recall that flavor from having this on tap).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 On draft at Tyler’s, Durham, NC. Having had this several times in bottles, I was delighted to try the tap version. Same huge coffee aroma, same inky body, and - alas - same mouthfeel. I was hoping for something a bit more viscous and creamy, as I feel that suits this beer’s many virtues. But hey, this is still a really enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee and spice. Taste is of espresso and chocolate with some underlying sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Boboski. Poured like black gold with small esspresso color head. Aromas of dark molasses, bitter chocolate and black coffee; taste had resinating black coffee on the back of the tongue with slight biter alcohol overtones. As it warmed, richer coffee and dark roasted barley came through. Amazingly med/light body with such a thick appearance in pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Thanks to jasonmech77 for this longtime resident of my BeerList. Deep rusty black body with noticeable carbonation and a soapy deep tan head with an oily fade. Aroma of green and roasted coffee beans, green squash, and alcohol. Flavor is creamy sweet with medium roasty bitterness and light coffee acidity. Has some green grassy qualities. Nice array of dark malts emerge as it warms. Fizzy, mouthfilling carbonation and an oily texture. Overall this is good, but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Heavy chocolate, coffee and vanilla sweetness in the aroma. Deep oily black. Full/Silky mouthfeel. Very sweet. This stout is dosed with sweet chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied. An enjoyable brew, but not terribly complex. Very very sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Pours a thick black with creamy brown head. It has a big coffee and roasted malt aroma. Some bit of bitterness and a bready malt. Sugary sweet and a bit of alcohol. Vanilla and cinnamon flavors are also strong and distinct. A strong coffee flavor and a definite powdered chocolate flavor. Nice full stout flavors and feel. It has a sweet malt and full chocolate and very nice coffee finish and fullness along with a lingering cinnamon role flavor at the finish which goes nicely with the coffee character.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2007
On tap, pours black with a thin, off-white head. Not much to the aroma, but I was in a smoky bar. Not impressed with the taste. Strong, overwhelming flavor of freezer burned chocolate, bitter coffee. I’m a fan of impy stouts, but I really didn’t like this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 On draft - Stogies and Stouts at Dunedin Brewery 02/08/07. Very stouty looking with semi creamy tan head. The aroma is a bit chocolate, a bit vanilla and maybe some caramel. The aroma is a little on the light side making it difficult to pick out the competing aroma notes. The flavor however isn’t at all light. It starts out with chocolate malts and burnt malts but they’re sort of semi sweet. Just after that a fruitiness surfaces with sweet grapes and dates. By midway a caramel sweetness overwhelms the fruit notes into the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Thanks to Joebrew for sharing. This is a pure coffee stout along the lines of Peche Mortel, though not quite as thick as that beer. The aroma is nothing but coffee, but it is done well. It is not too bitter and there are no flaws. The same goes for the flavor, which is cold coffee and lightly bitter chocolate. The oatmeal is there as a roasted grain flavor that works well in this beer. A world class coffee beer.


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