New Brew Friday- Terrapin Wake and Bake

The first time I had a beer from Terrapin Brewery was back in November of 2009.  I was out in Florida for Thanksgiving and ordered their Espresso Stout at a bar.  I remember being floored by the delicious roasted malt flavor and smooth creamy much so that I put it down on my list as best beer of 2009.  

Unfortunately I found out soon enough that Terrapin wasn't available in New York State.  Since then we've had to find creative ways to get their beers and our most recent acquisition just may be the best one I've had yet- the Wake and Bake.

This Imperial Oatmeal Stout is simply fabulous.   When you take a whiff it smells like your in a coffee shop with a fresh pot brewing right under your nose.  It's similar to a Founders Breakfast Stout but with a lighter mouth feel and stronger coffee and chocolate flavors up front.  It clocks in at 8.6% but is incredibly drinkable for an Imperial Stout.  I paired it with a Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake cupcake from Baked by Melissa the other night and I was in heaven.  Cheers to the weekend!

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