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Over the course of a few visits down to the Southeastern region of the country, Terrapin has become one of my go to breweries when picking things to take back to home base.  I know they’re not the most trendy of picks, but so far I’ve really liked all the beer I’ve had from them. With that in mind, it only seems appropriate that I end my series of vacation beers with them.

Beer Name: Wake-n-Bake

Brewery: Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA)

Style: Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.4%

Description: An oatmeal stout brewed with coffee from Atlanta, GA based Jittery Joe’s.  You can find the full specs here.

Appearance: It poured to a thick black body topped by a thin tan layer of foam.

Smell: A sweet and grainy blend of oatmeal and dark malt with light roast coffee in the background.

Taste: Sweet and creamy right from the start, this rather inviting opening was followed by dark malts and oatmeal grain mid-sip before taking on some light roast coffee and a bit of heat on the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body was on the plus side with a low-level of carbonation.

Hype: Personally elevated.  In addition my affinity for the brewery I have also heard a ton of great things about this beer over the years.

Overall: Very good.  This one met my high expectations and was an excellent beer to end our trip with.