W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

American Imperial Stout Terrapin Beer Co.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout, an American Imperial Stout by Terrapin Beer Co.

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W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout is an American Imperial Stout brewed by Terrapin Beer Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a bottle.

Appearance

The ale pours an opaque black and is topped by a thick cap of dense, tan-colored foam that shows excellent retention. Once the head recedes, a soapy collar and a thin film cover the liquid.

Aroma

Upon pouring, the aroma is floral but as the beer warms a scent of coffee roast mixed with booze asserts itself.

Flavor

The palate begins with a note of floral hops and a mild coffee roast. Taste recedes to its base of oats and brown bread. A stronger coffee roast follows and the tasting finishes with a dose of booze, dark chocolate, and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is smooth and creamy with a full body and low carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and warming.

Overall

Its appearance is excellent, the aroma is inviting, and those oats lend to a luxurious feel. Its palate is on the verge of being too sweet with dark chocolate but there’s just enough roast and booze to counter. The flavors blend harmoniously to make W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout a decadent treat.

Recommended Pairings

Terrapin Beer Co. recommends the following food pairings with their W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout: Parmesan or Stilton; grilled steak topped with blue cheese and char-grilled brussels sprouts.

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About the American Imperial Stout

Rich, dark, and complex, the American Imperial Stout has a strength similar to that of an American Barleywine. Its bitterness typically runs high from hops, roast, or booze, and it should have a silky, luscious feel. The style originated in the Russian Imperial Court, became popular in England, and then all but disappeared. The modern craft brewing renaissance resurrected the style in America and in England.