Too lazy to write an intro to this review, but I promise I’ll get to it. I guess that’s what Wakin’ and Bakin’ will do to you. Here’s my review for Terrapin’s Wake n’ Bake, an 8.1% imperial oatmeal stout brewed with Jittery Joe’s coffee:
Overall rating: 4.34/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks gwdavis for hooking me up with this one. Allowed to warm as I drank it, definitely tastes best after sitting out for around 20 min.
A- Pours a dark chocolate colored, thick, opaque body with a one finger khaki head that reduces fairly quickly to a ring. Leaves blotchy lacing.
S- I get some freshly ground coffee, toffee, and an interesting grassy, earthy aroma. Faint aromas, really needed to strain. Some booze.
T- First to hit the tongue are really nice coffee notes – almost like sipping on a freshly brewed cream. This develops into a charred, roasted malt flavor that really defines this beer. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and toasty.
M- Thickens as it warms with medium carbonation. Very easy to drink for the style and abv.
Overall this beer was very nicely done. The coffee really works here, even though it’s upfront and in your face. If you’re looking for a good coffee/cappuccino stout, I’d call this one of the benchmarks for the style. Highly recommendable.