tsd08460 (1279) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2018 Jamesthebrit (484) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours thick and black. Little head. Little lacing.
S: Huge coffee note. Acidity seems to cut through in the smell. Seems like.... a breakfast coffee? You know, medium body a bit of acidity. I prefer french roast....
T: Pretty solid on the taste. Pretty much just like the smell. Coffee... a bit of acidity but not too much. I’m scared to see what happens as the beer warms though. Finish is a little rough. Alcohol starts to cut though as the temp rises.
P: Pretty smooth on the palate. Carbonation isn’t terrible aggressive.
Alright, let’s be honest here... when I see coffee oatmeal imperial stout I’m thinking of that Founders Breaky..... So this had some tough competition. Plus, having moved from GR down south I figured I’d have a little battle do see if I’m still a yankee or if I’ve moved on. The truth is... this beer just isn’t even close. It brings a lot of good aspects but none are really prefect. Like everything is good but nothing is great. Worth grabbing: yes. Better than others... sadly no.
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2018 On tap at Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes in Virginia
Aroma: coffee, roasty
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter
Palate: full body, average carbonation, long finish, creamy feel GregMooreNH (258) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 Pours black with no head. Aroma is coffee and caramel. Taste is sweet latte with hints of vanilla, moving to a rich chocolate finish. A very solid, though not particularly complex imperial stout. willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Can from Discount. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of tan head that lingers. Big coffee forward nose, dark cacao nib aromas. Wow, the coffee on the nose is really endless. Lots of coffee on the palate as well. Medium body with creamy coffee and milk chocolate yoo hoo on the palate. Rich dark chocolate fudge. Lingering coffee and bitter cacao on the finish with creamy, coating texture. Maybe my favorite Terrapin to date. AndyW68 (1641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Near black pour with deep tan head. Aroma burnt wood, chocolate and coffee.taste follows nose with a nice set and bitter balance. Nice. Bill Becker (2004) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 1, 2017
From Dec 2007
I got this bottle in a trade with RustyDiamond. Thanks Rusty!
This pours from 12oz bottle a pitch black with a large head of tannish foam.
The smell is a strong nose of coffee and roasted malt. I almost want to break out the fry pan and cook me some eggs and bacon. ;^)
The taste is coffee dominated with side orders of chocolate, roasted malt, and just a bit of citrus hop bitterness lingering in the background. It finishes with a very roasted malt bitterness, the body is medium full, and it's fairly lightly carbonated.
This is the first coffee inspired IS that comes close to going over the edge with the flavour. This is good and all but it's definetly going to take me some considerable time to finish this bottle and it's not because of the alcohol as I think it is hidden pretty well.
Thanks again, Rusty!
Jan 9, 2011:
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout...2007. I can't believe I let this one slip by for so long.
There's certainly nothing wrong with the sound...a nice big pop when I removed the cap, and the look...Blackest of blacks and a decent though short lived head of tan foam.
The smell has with a big Port like aroma with a ton of caramel malt and chocolate. No coffee left at all but I reckoned that would be the case.
Big milk chocolate, caramel, Port flavours with mucho dark fruits. Holy hell. This is superb! Not what the brewer intended, for sure, but at this stage in the game, it drinks very much like a beautifully aged Old Ale or English Barleywine Ale.
Still close to full bodied and there's mostly lightish carbonation until the swallow when I get some very spritzy notes on my throat.
This is the surprise of this century so far for me. I would never have guessed that a most excellent coffee Stout would evolve into something even better. I wish I had a case of them so I could share!
Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2017
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of black coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of dark roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, oats and light caramel. Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Can. For me this is a knockout. Worthy of the 9.4%, aromas reminded me of walking into the local roaster. Nice, frothy, persistent head when poured into a shallow, wide mouthed belgian glass. Really thick and really rich, smooth chocolate with a roast coffee bite. Almost ice creamy in the finish. Thanks, Max. edgallow (4629) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is basically nice coffee and chocolate.
closey22 (2126) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Black with Foamy Lacy tan head; aroma is of black coffee; flava
Is rich dark roast coffee with hop and sweeet malt notes; feels medium to
Thick and creamy subtle fizzy zing; finishes dry bitter hop and coffee notes jt78 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2017 does not count
Very delicious lots of coffee and chocolate dominate this one very sweet with a touch of bitterness pours pitch black thick with a light carbonation head rich and creamy and just a hint of oatmeal flavor to it would not have guessed it was 9.4% alcohol until I was done with my glass and could feel it.