Terrapin Wake ‘N’ Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

So, I picked up a Terrapin Wake and Bake Stout yesterday with the hopes that this particular brew didn’t taste like the used coffee ground coming out of my coffee pot the next morning.

As the Terrapin website summarizes:

This is a full bodied imperial stout with flavorful coffee taste and aroma. Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of flavor. It includes a special blend of coffee created by Terrapin and Jittery Joe’s Coffee.

Well, my hopes were quickly diminished that very night. This beer just does not appeal to me. In fact, I found it disgusting. I had a similar experience with Bell’s Java Stout. Am I crazy? Am I the only one that feels like they are drinking a pint full of used, burnt coffee grounds? A 97 percentile rating on Rate Beer. An A- (excellent) rating on Beer Advocate.

I’ve almost decided that these beers are just not my style. But not until I try the Redhook Double Black Stout bomber that I picked up today.


2 Responses to “Terrapin Wake ‘N’ Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout”

  1. i found the Terrapin to be pretty sucky too, but i enjoyed the Bells Java. for some reason the Terrapin just tasted like dry chalk with some coffee residue, whereas the Bells was just yummy

  2. I did end up drinking that Redhook Double Black Stout (well, a couple of them). I must say it is great! I’ll put a blurb up on it as soon as I find the time.

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