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RATINGS: 1085   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.”


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (117) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle from Paula in jersey. Pours a medium to dark black(not as thick as some others). Aroma is huge coffee and chocolate, some smokiness and alcohol. Flavor is black coffee, some burnt chocolate, a little dried fruit and alcohol. Finish is very dry and ashy. Very nice coffee stout. Probably will age well. This was a 2014, 10th anniversary model. Only complaint is a tad thin for the style. My bottle said 9.4% not 8.1%

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers4Abigail (6) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite beers from Terrapin, roasted black coffee aroma, full bodied, pours jet black, strong flavors of coffee and chocolate, light notes of ash and tobacco.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DKing2706 (16) - - JAN 19, 2015
Fantastic coffee stout with a good flavor, maltiness and coffee balance well with a good heat from the alcohol content. This is a top five coffee stout for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesonpatz (24) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Smells boozy and woody with plenty of coffee aroma. Brew looks amazing--opaque black with a thin tan head. Taste is malty sweetness with a bit of alcohol bite on the front end. Then the coffee flavors hit you and sit for a while. That woody, nuttiness come around on the finish with a pleasant alcohol warming in the chest. This is a good brew to warm up with on a cold night. Palate is just perfect--full and rich with lower carbonation that gives the beer its delectable smoothness. Tasty tasty tasty. Another, please? "Never turn your back on your beer."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..dark pour with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..dry,malty,sweet and bitter..very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJ_Pain (154) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Love it. French toast coffee aroma immediately on both the nose and palate. One of the best coffee stouts out there. Mouthfeel is 100% perfect. High abv but it must be the strong coffee cause it is not taste boozy at all. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (283) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours used motor oil black. Very good head volume, excellent retention and lacing. Rich nose of coffee (most pronounced) and semisweet dark chocolate (background). Minor notes of roast and dark fruit (prunes). As it warms, alcohol and prunes are quite noticeable. Medium bodied with a smooth texture - and it has to be nearly room temperature to achieve this. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is reasonably intense, reasonably balanced, but lacks the complexity of World Class stouts. It begins with a blend of coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol flavors that slowly separate over a slight sweetness. In the middle, prunes and alcohol dominate over slight notes of roast and bitterness. These fade out slowly as the finish. Very good, at best.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (847) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
(bottle) The aroma os freshly perked coffee and roasted coffee beans. The flavor is dominated by the natural coffee flavor and need a bit more malt and oats to balance. Probably the most intesely coffee flavored beer I have tasted to date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1623) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with tan head. Coffee, oats, and lots of chocolate malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a combo of chocolate and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are super duper coffee, robust, intense bad boy


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