starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
A- obsidian pour with 1 1/2 finger reddish copper head that looks like cake batter. Very viscous. Very pretty beer.
S- semi sweet dark chocolate aromas, fresh ground coffee, some chocolate sweetness as well, like a coffee liqueur. Smells amazing.
T- big sweet and dark chocolate flavor up front followed by mellow lightly sweetened coffee notes. Bit of dark fruit in the mix as well. Bitter chocolate finish.
M- velvety smooth, thick & creamy, medium carbonation (slightly aggressive), great alcohol warming in the chest. Mouthfeel is spot on. Excellent!
O- thick & creamy chocolate coffee wonderfullness. Pitch black and heavy. The glass I poured it in looked like a giant polished Onyx. Beautiful head. Great mix of both bitter and sweet chocolate flavors as well as bitter and lightly sweetened coffee notes. This is the best breakfast stout to date. Better than Founders Breakfast Stout. Truly Excellent.
blueshockey24 (194) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
dlovell2 (1479) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at gregwilsonstl’s tasting. It poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma was of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and some oatmeal. The taste was similar to the aroma with more coffee, oatmeal, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and some cocoa. Awesome.
gregwilsonstl (1709) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of coffee. Jet black. Tasted side by side with French Toasted and Cinnamon. Tasted at my variants themed tasting.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a thick, tan head; chocoalty, coffee aroma with wiffs of alcohol; super smooth, choclaty, espresso flavor; fairly bitter; very well balanced; medium bodied
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into an IPA glass. The aroma is a sweet, smooth cold brew coffee with a grass and oats dry character, and a light, nutty Kahlua hint. It pours a dark, brown-black topped by a dense, soapy brown head with mild retention and good lace. The taste is a medium high bittersweet that’s nicely balanced. The texture is chewy with creamy smooth carbonation and a full body. Flavors of coffee are most prevalent with an undertone of oats. The finish is nutty and smokey with a slight ash and grass cleanliness that’s crisp and, as it lingers, reveals coffee and a dank herb / pine cleanliness. The aftertaste is bitter, dark coffee, but has a clean, fresh grass note to it.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a tan head. roasted malt coffee and dark chocolate taste
jeffreylee (13) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you don’t like coffee and stouts, you wouldn’t buy this, but if you do, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious beer loaded with great coffee flavor wrapped in a rich stout. Very dark brew with light foam and loads of coffee flavor. Very rich and full flavor.
odinstyr (667) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Smells of coffee and kahlua. Taste is bitter and sweet - dark roast coffee, bread, mild hops.
NikkTwist (2250) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bru Craft. Opaque black pour with a layer of brown foam. Nice splashes of lace. Coffee forward. Felt thin when cold but warmed thick. Dark roasted coffee. Burnt pecans. Caffeine. Liquorice root. Molasses. Hints of complex dark fruit. Dried blueberries. Black curants. Vinyl. Solid stuff. Betters greatly as it warms. Grew on me.