In this review we’ll be checking out the Terrapin Beer company’s Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout, weighing in at 8.1% abv. Definitely not available in TX but, get into beer and start trading for some of this delicious delicacy.
Terrapin is from Athens, Georgia and has a pretty solid following in the craft beer world from what I understand. Every beer I’ve had from them (6 including this one) have been good and I’m fairly impressed with them. Now if they’d only start getting distributed in TX I’d probably feel a little better about them
Onto the beer though, it’s and Imperial stout so the color is perfect (black) and the head is very small surprisingly. I typically like a stout with a nice espresso head but the nose on this beer makes up for it. The aromas are clearly chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal with some notes of roasted malts drifting in the background somewhere.
The beer could be a little bit thicker for an Imperial stout but maybe it just needs some age on it. I believe my 4 pack was
bought in January so it hasn’t had much time at all. At first, the coffee hits your palate in full force and slowly gets bitter thanks to the chocolate after it works it’s way back. Once the beer hits the back of the mouth it’s almost completely nothing but sweet oatmeal with the roasted malts checking in in the aftertaste.
TX really needs more Impy stouts like this, I’m appreciative of the few that we do get through. Hope everyone gets a good idea about this beer and wants to get more involved in trying new beers when you’re out of state.