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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Black as night, rich, full bodied, and loaded with coffee taste and aroma. It pours with a creamy brown head and has a mouthfeel that is velvety smooth. It includes Coasta Rican coffee roasted by J. Martinez coffee roasters in Atlanta. This 7.5% abv cask version has been aged for over a month on French vanilla oak chips.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
aussiebrewer (2) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
Tastes like a milk stout coffee combination. Lovely roasted coffee tones that are not overdone with a lovely sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at Kickbacks, served in a Unibroue tulip. 2009 vintage. Pours a deep, opaque brown - near black - with an inch of creamy dark tan head that laces the glass for a while. The aroma is very oaky, with oatmeal, chocolate, dust, pumpernickel, and old coffee beans. Flavor of oak, chocolate, roast, oats, and rich, sweet dark bread. Full-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel that finishes a little chalky. Mellow carbonation. Solid imperial stout; Id be interested to try a fresher vintage of the Oaked version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2012
A delicious blend of coffee and imperial awesomeness... I perfect end to a long day at work. It is the molten chocolate cake of beers, the tastes cary from note to note until your pallet is exhausted

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Tap @ Cypress St. Black pour with mocha head. Aroma was more subtle than the regular WnB. Hints of coffee, cocoa and light wood. Flavors were just the same. Similar to the regular with small notes of vanilla and wood. More wood in the finish than anything else. All around subtle and tasty. Smooth mouthfeel, nice job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Kickbacks. 2009 vintage. Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and a little sweetness. First taste is roasted coffee along with a little chocolate sweetness. As it warms you can get the oatmeal as well as the vanilla flavor from the oak. Very smooth on the palate and finishes nice and warm but nowhere near overpowering at 7.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4727) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
From an old tasting note. Not sure where I tried it. sweetens smooths and vanillas out the rough edges on the regular wake-n-bake. Liked it very much, but still would lean toward the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2637) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2011
oh wow what a creative idea, a coffee flavored alcohol brew! or maybe not? still this dark brown billowy capped black monster is powerful and, you cant ignore the refined finish that comes in early. no powerful acrid or acid flavors (THAT I LIKE) yet a powerful enough coffee flavor that is well smoothed out, hey, that is demonstrative. refreshing because it is not substantive in body, actually kinda thin like cold coffee. no use going into anything else that might be in the flavor cause it may just be your imagination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Black body with a terracotta head. Heavy oak, alcohol and molasses on the nose. Full body, appreciable soft carbonation, medium sweetness. Rich roasted malts. Solid Imp. Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Appearance: solid black with nary a peep of light making her way through. Thick khaki head fades into an active bubbly head of mousse which persists to crawl up the sides of my glass, or is that crawl down
Nose: burnt and roasty with chocolate everywhere. Chocolate coated roasted oatmeal. Brittle black chocolates with crunchy espresso beans underneath. Wood, burnt and brittle with a touch of port. Vanilla bean then licorice root.
Palate: ohmygawd. Smooth creamy chocolate, all cleanly roasted along with vanilla beans, espresso beans, and cacao nibs. Lips are sticky with chocolate and caramel truffles so moist they melt in the mouth. Dry in the back of each swallow, inducing thirst I am happy to sate. Opens up nicely. Burnt wood dries the top of my tongue while a tar-like thick nature grows to fill her sides out nicely. Cherry chocolates in the back as port truffles bob in and out. No hint of the higher ABV. Exquisite.
Final Thoughts: the Wake & Bake from Terrapin on her own is delicious so take her and add some French Oak to the mixbeervana. Tears shone as my first kiss sent shivers up and down the spine. Many thanks to Vine & Barley and JJTaylor and Terrapin for this blessed moment in life.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
On tap at Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA - 03.09.2010 A: Pours a very, very dark brown with a nice beige head. S: Loads of roasted malt dominated by an extreme chocolate presence alongside some nice oat, oak, and coffee notes. T: Loads of chocolate and coffee, alongside a nice roasted oat tenderness. Beautifully mixed with the oakiness of this version of the beer. The regular version is quite nice, but the oak has taken it to an entirely new level. A bit sweet, and a bit dry from the oak. M: Medium bodied and slightly dry from the oak. No detectable alcohol presence. D: Very, very nice. Highly drinkable, especially with the complexities that the oak brings out. Overall, very smooth and delicious. Very glad that this was still on tap. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-10-2010

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