Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Share this beer with friends!
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.”

kempshark's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kempshark (6) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Wow....coffee, coffee, and more coffee...I like this beer, but it the first time I had it I immediately wished I had a Krispy Kreme doughnut!!! Talk about a coffee stout!!! Almost makes me want to add cream and sugar to it! I have another three bottles waiting for another breakfast!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - SEP 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-21-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance –The brew pours a pitch black color with a two finger brown colored head. The head fades rapidly at first leaving a small persistent brown head that fades slowly over time to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is heaviest of chocolate, coffee and molassas. Mixed with these smells are some aromas of vanilla as well as smells of some oatmeal. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet flavor of chocolate and oatmeal and dark fruits A strong coffee flavor, much stronger then the nose depicted, came to the tongue and was mixed with a light vanilla taste that grows stronger as the flavor advances. During this time the oatmeal like flavors grow in intensity from the beginning to the middle of the taste, only to dwindle some as the flavor moves on to the end. In the end, while the brew still maintains a high level of sweetness, it bitters slightly with a more burnt coffee like flavor coming to the tongue to leave a sweet and more roasted coffee flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the creamier side, but has a high level of smoothness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower than average side. It is pretty nice for the style with it coasting the mouth in its robust flavors. The only thing that may have accentuated the oat flavors slightly more would have been a slightly chewier body, but even so, it was nice overall. Overall – A rather enjoyable, sweet and coffee accentuating stout. A rather god drinker and one to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocMcGrain (15) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
A decent stout, but not the top of my list. It's even, full-bodied, and doesn't have a bitter taste at any point. It smells fantastic, and had a definitive coffee flavor. Overall a decent beer that I would love to try on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (411) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep black to brown color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, peppery spice. Flavor is a nice mix of roasted malts a light coffee bitterness with a touch of chocolate. Medium body with a lingering coffee bitterness and cacao sweetness. Very tasty indeed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (104) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Green pepper smell. Coffee, roasty, and bitter taste. Medium sharp carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with small frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong coffee roast, dark chocolate, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with nice spice, roasted coffee, dark chocolate with sweet finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6447) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
2012 bottle. Nose of coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Nice lace on black. The body is a bit too thin, flavor of cola, coffee, vanilla, bitter finish. Good, but gets too thin and watery compared to the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (707) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2012 vintage. Pours a completely opaque black with a big, creamy dark khaki head that sustains well and leaves good lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate, mild brewed coffee, sweet molasses, some vegetal and umami and a mild cellared quality. Taste has coffee, fudge, dark chocolate, a little cherry and mild roastiness followed by bitter bakers chocolate. Aftertaste has some charred roasty bitter and a little of the cellared notes and chili pepper vegetal quality. Finishes dry with roasty bitter that builds and lingers. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium/full bodied with low carbonation. Forgot to review this the first time I had it but a year and a half of age hasn’t really hurt this beer as much as I feared. I’m sure the coffee has dropped out somewhat but the vegetal notes that coffee beers get with age were neither strong or distracting. This was a nice surprise and one I enjoyed very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to RJ5020. Pours opaque black with a small brown head that dissipates fairly slowly leaving a ring that laces well. Aroma is heavy coffee, whiskey, roasted malts. Flavor is roasty, cocoa, anise, lots of coffee, espresso, medium sweet and light bitter, bit of ashtray. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel, some acidity. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nakedwhendrunk (2079) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in several trades. Sometimes this was poured into a nonic and other times it was poured into a snifter. For the most part, there wasn’t any difference. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a decent off white foamy one finger head that had a decent amount of fading lacing trying to coat the sides of the glass but doesn’t for the most part. The smell had a nice authentic roasty coffee of sorts with a decent light milk chocolate entering in on the side (as it warms). The taste was a decent light sweet overcoating some bittering hops. The aftertaste was super nice and roasty with a super nice dry roasty finish. On the palate, this one wanted to show me a decent light on the body, but for the most part, it sat closer to a medium on the body. Sessionability, hmmm...maybe, could have one or two in a session...hmmm...it wants to show a decent sipper quality to it, but for some odd reason, its not quite there. Overall, for the most part, this is still a wonderful brew to have and as someone who lives in Southeast Alaska, this is a super wonderful brew to have almost any time of the year up here because its never overly freakin’ hot. I would love to have more of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daytonbeer (644) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours black with no head. Aroma of Folgers coffee and chocolate. Taste is the same with dark chocolate and roasted malts, licorice, and soy sauce. Complex, but not very pleasant.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 106

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50