Irish Buh-Bye Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

Review Date 3/20/2021 By John Staradumsky

St. Patrick’s Day! That’s always fun! Of course, there was corned beef and cabbage and Guinness for our 2nd stay-at-home version of St. Patrick’s Day. This thanks to Covid, of course. There was also, however, a beer I had been saving just for this special day: Terrapin Irish Buh-Bye Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. I bought this last April at Stout’s Growlers here in Canton, and thought it looked interesting. It seemed like a release for the wearing of the green, and seemed well fortified enough to sock away until that time. So I did.

Terrapin Irish Buh-Bye Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout is one of many variants on the classic, original Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal stout. Of this one, Terrapin says on the bottle:

Top off your morning with our “Irish Buh-Bye” Wake-n-Bake. This version of our beloved Imperial stout incorporates flavors of velvety smooth Irish cream and dark roasted coffee from Jittery Joes. Because this Irish cream flavored beer is so sneaky good, it will have you staring at the bottom of your empty glass and wondering why it left without saying goodbye. Slainte!


Ingredients from the website:

Hops: Nugget

Malts: 2-Row, Dark Crystal, Barley, Oats, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley

Other Ingredients: Lactose sugar, coffee, natural flavors

Terrapin Irish Buh-Bye Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout has an alcohol content of 9.4% by volume with 50 IBUs. I paid $7.99 for my 16.9 ounce bottle, but if you live close to the Athens brewery, you can get it for $6 a bottle right now, and there are a number of other Terrapin specialty beers available for that price, too.

Terrapin Irish Buh-Bye Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout pours to a dark black (but not opaque) color with a thick fluffy tan head and an intense coffee grind nose. Taking a sip, the beer is full in body with a thick luxurious mouthfeel, notes of caramel, cream, powerful black coffee and coffee grind flavors, and a cup of morning coffee laced with Baileys Irish Cream. The beer finishes roasty dry with yet another hint of Irish cream.

Really and truly an excellent beer, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll have to get some more for next year. Buh-Bye!

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.