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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.”


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a pitch black color with great opacity. The head is a one finger khaki color with low retention. On the plus side, this leaves nice lacing where it can. S: It’s very rich with coffee, as expected. There are also underlying notes of dark fruit, roasted malts, and plenty of chocolate. It really does strike me as being similar to a good mocha cappuccino. Actually, make that a great one. T: Well, it smells like mocha cappuccino, and it tastes like mocha cappucino. Man, this is fuckin’ tasty. It starts off with subtle roast, before giving way to an explosion of bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, and coffee - lots of coffee, actually. I love how it stays in balance despite all of the intense yet competing flavors. I’m amazed how the coffee comes across as being both subtle and monstrous at the same time. M: On the sweeter side of a stout in terms of how it finishes and lingers on the palate. There isn’t much coffee or roasted dryness here - the oats dominate the palate with lush, decadent smoothness. The low carbonation is appropriate for this beer’s profile. O: The only thing this really lacks is drinkability - but that’s more of a testament to the staying power of the brilliant flavors than anything else. This is everything I want from a coffee stout. I expected something great here...yet this is so much more. It’s bold and massive, yet there’s a real sense of finesse and sophistication here.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan head. Chocolate/espresso aromas. Tastes just like it smells, deep coffee and chocolate flavors. Excellent!!!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jrwhitney6 (426) - - MAR 31, 2016
Pours black with almost no head. Nose is not too strong - some coffee. Taste is great - black licorice, some coffee, and some bitter hops that linger (in a good way) for a while. Alcohol well hidden. Really good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (281) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On tap at Kickbacks. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with some malt sweetness also. Taste the same with some caramel flavor dark fruit and licorice. Very nice complex beer. Medium to thick mouth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5103) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Nice dark black body with minimal brown head. Very inviting. Nose is plummy, malts, dark berries. Taste is of oatmeal up front with nce coffee and dark chocolate notes. Great creamy texture. Enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gripweed57 (1273) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Opaque brown black color topped by a small creamy tan head. Aroma is subtle; roasted malt and rich dark roast coffee come to mind. First sip is sweet roasted malt and strong coffee. Rich silky mouthfeel. Midtaste has dark chocolate and warming alcohol notes. Finish is bittersweet with hints of licorice and resiny hops. This is a big brew with smooth flavor and complex integrated flavor throughout. One of the best American-made Imperial Stouts I have tasted. Definitely worth seeking out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2567) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Pours pitch black. Big tan head. Aromas are massive coffee. Really good quality coffee. Aromas of cold coffee, dark fruit, sugar, vanilla, bubblegum. Tastes like cold coffee with sugar. Really tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Appearance: pours with a very tiny dark tan head, the beer looks jet black as its coming out of the bottle, it's the same way in the glass with practically no brown edges Aroma: very strong coffee, dark toasted grain, maybe some alcohol Taste: coffee, has subtle and nicely balanced milky sweetness and coffee bitterness, some chocolate too Palate: soft carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a big stout with lots of coffee Aroma and Taste, abv is hidden decently but this is a sipper, I like it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Brian Parker! Pours pitch black with a medium sized long lasting beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate, liquorice and a bit ashy. Flavour is medium bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, oilyish texture, soft to average carbonation. Finish is coffee and roasted malt.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (313) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with think tan head. Aroma is coffee chocolate and malt. Taste is sweet coffee and malt/chocolate with a coffee finish. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1544) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffe, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor is roasted malt, black coffe, caramel, vanilla, and unsweetened cocao. Roasted bitter finish. Underlying tart berry flavor.


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