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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown AleOatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale

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92
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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 277
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"O. R. C." pours brown in color with an aroma reminiscent of oatmeal raisin cookies (of course). Mild cinnamon and vanilla notes upfront in the flavor with emerging raisin notes. Lingering spices in the finish with hints of toasted bread.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 10-01-2009)
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Reviews by TBlightning:
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

TBlightning, Jun 26, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%

TCGoalie shared this 12 oz. bottle with zoso1967 and I on 2-18-11. Thanks, man!

The brew pours a light brown color with a nice ruby tint. It is just barely see-through. A light khaki head of about a finger rests on the body. The carbonation bubbles move lazily and are quite sparse. The lacing is light, but still pretty sticky and dotty.

This smells exactly like what it is- a brown ale with oatmeal raisin cookie flavors blended in. On second smell, the raisins dominate the show along with the oatmeal. Sweet cinammon also resides in the bouquet. I am not really getting any nutty hints from this brown ale.

The taste translates quite well from the smell. It is not quite as cinammon-spicy, but it is very much an oatmeal raisin cookie. It is also more like a brown ale than the smell would lead me to believe. A little nuttiness is evident in the flavor and the finish is quite toasty.

The mouthfeel is silky smooth and light bodied. The oatmeal lends a very nice smoothness. A nice toasty and bitter bite on the sides of my palate complements the smooth body.

This is good novelty drink. It isn't something that I would want all the time, but Cigar City pulled off the oatmeal raisin cookie taste well. This is a well crafted, smooth drinking beer.

TCHopCraver, Feb 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

warnerry, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

mctizzz, Feb 12, 2012
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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%

Excellent beer poured on tap at Cigar city brewery. Smells and tastes like an oatmeal cookie. Absolutely delicious and would recommend to anyone.

A- pours dark brown with very little head. Slight purple hazes

s- smells of an oatmeal cookie, sweet aroma

T- bitterness of brown ale meets sweetness of oatmeal and raisin. Delicious.

M- goes down easy with bready follow through

JayEvans813, Aug 08, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +1%

A-Color is a deep rich dark brown, as mentioned it almost looks like cola. It had a thick long lasting foamy head.

S- That of a cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie. What more can I say??? Fresh out of the oven? Either way it was like delicious smelling.

T- The taste is very raisiny, but not overpowering as some might hint at. The cinnamon hit me towards the end and once my pallet picked up on both is was quite harmonious. Clearly a nice roasted flavor and of course a malty oatmeal taste.

M- Medium bodied. I feel that it was too carbonated.

Over all, it was a great beer from a small local brewery and I will be trying more as soon as they restock.

GarrettM99, Jan 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

TKEbeerman, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

danpam1024, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

SPRichard, Dec 24, 2012
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3.86/5  rDev -6.8%

A - Brown with purple accents and a small foam head on the sides

S - Smells like an oatmeal raisin cookie with a slight metallic tinge. There is lots of big raisin and prune

T - Cinnamon with a bready aspect as well as brown sugar and raisin. Light astringent brown ale in the finish. Definitely tastes like a cinnamon laden oatmeal cookie

M - Light body with low carbonation. Light spice and slight astringency in the finish

O - Solid beer that tastes just like an oatmeal cookie. It has a slight bite to it from the brown ale

jeonseh, Jun 16, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

On-tap.

Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of brown sugar and molasses with mild amounts of toasted malts. Also present are mild amounts of raisins and dried figs.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by raisins dusted with brown sugar. Midway through the sip small amounts of sweet oatmeal flavors work their way into things. Right before the ending heavy molasses flavors make an appearance before fading out into a crisp and mildy bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was better than I remembered and I was very surprised at how well the flavors worked together. Very much worth a shot and I imagine it will be even better in the colder months.

glid02, Sep 07, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

tugg407, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

johnyb, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

acurtis, Apr 16, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -4.6%

CCB growler poured into a CCB pint glass. Filled on 09/23/11

A: Pours dark brown with a creamy white head that disappears fairly quickly, leaving a thing ring around the outside of the glass.

S: The nose of this beer is raisin dominate with hints of cinnamon, chocolate and nuts. Pretty much like you'd want oatmeal raisin cookies to smell like.

T: Follows the nose nicely. This beer is quite full-flavored without being super sweet -- especially for a cookie-themed brew. You can taste each part: raisins, oatmeal, cinnamon and hint of chocolate.

M: I'd like for this one to be a little less carbonated. Doesn't really mess with the flavor profile, but it may be a personal preference more than anything else.

O: A really nice brown ale, and unique too. CCB is really good at these Maduro variants, and this one may be the best. Definitely worth trying any time you get the chance.

BeardofSteele, Oct 01, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Received in a trade with GallowsThief, thanks Rich! Another offering from Cigar City, poured into a NB globe.

A - Beer pours a nice and deep chestnut color with some slight hues of ruby. About two fingers worth of brown foamy head bubbles to the top. Impeccable lacing kicks the grade up a bit higher then average.

S - A lot of brown sugar and caramel notes up front. A bit of molasses and toasted malt in there as well. Definitely a good amount of the raisin/dark fruit aroma to round it all out. Overall it actually does smell like a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie. Very impressed.

T - What a great tasting brown ale. Caramel up front leading way to a nice dark fruit character. Some brown sugar in there too. Really liking the oat aspect of this brew as well. Very slight touch of bitterness a the end.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. My only gripe would be that it seems a tad watery. No big deal though, doesn't really detract from the brew at all.

D - Great brown ale that I could drink on multiple occasions. If you have the opportunity to give it a shot I would recommend it.

BennyL1, Mar 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

cacostaj, Jun 28, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%

On tap at Cigar City takes NYC event at Rattle 'N' Hum Yummy,though on the sweet(sugar and lots of malt) and spicy side: cinammon, this kicked early.
The chocolate malt, raisiny taste was in the background. Dark with a whisp of head, appropriately carbonated. Cute, but I could not drink pints of this.

Sammy, Feb 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MADPolo, Feb 19, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +7%

Appearance: Clear dark chestnut body with a crimson cast beneath a short head of creamy tan foam. The head retention is good, and it leaves average lacing about the glass.

Aroma: Malty and gently toasty with a distinct note of dark caramel and almost burnt sugar. Ginger bread cookies. Dark fruit... plum/prune. Brown sugar. A hint of vanilla.

Taste: It's really hard to separate the aroma from the actual flavor one this one. The nose gives me spice (mainly cinnamon) and raisin, but the flavor is giving me more dark sugar. Overall, raisins and spice are the first to appear on the palate. As it warms a bit, the oatmeal comes out (Is this even made with oatmeal? It doesn't matter, the flavor of oatmeal seems to appear). It finishes with a quick dollop of golden syrup on the front of the tongue, dark skinned fruit from end to end, and drying 'oatmeal' in the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with a dextrinous edge. Standard carbonation level.

Drinkability: Never before has a beer nailed the flavor of an oatmeal raisin cookie so completely. It is, at the very least, an amazing holiday beer - but it's also a surprisingly drinkable spiced ale. Worth seeking out!!!

NeroFiddled, Dec 26, 2010
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4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

Tried at the CCB tasting at Beer City in North Babylon, NY.

Poured into a Hoffbrau mug.

A - Dark brown pour. Some obvious carbonation, and a littl elacing in the glass. Creamy foam head.

S - Smells sweet of spice and oatmeal. Very complex and interesting.

T - This is phenomenal! I swear it does taste like an oatmeal cookie with raisins. Sweet, balanced, and just a tasty treat. Could not be better. The madagascar hops give this such a unique twist is is just a standout beer.

M - A little soft for the style, but quite smooth and enjoyable. Finishes well.

D - Could easily have a couple. Easier to have than a stout, but they complexity and style amke this a beer that you may want to limit at 2.

Not sure if I will have a beer with this mix of flavors anyitme soon. Kudos to CCB for making an excellent beer.

socon67, Mar 03, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -7.5%

32oz. growler from Decicco's Ardsley. Packed on date of 4/16/11. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a fluffy, 2 finger light mocha head with good retention. Beer is a clear, dark purple-mahogany. Lacing is patchy, stringy, and spotty with good cling. A very nice looking brown ale.

S: Nose is nutty. Notes of brown sugar, cinnamon spice, and a slight oatmeal tarness are detectable. Sweet and enticing but faint overall. Nothing to really stir the senses.

T: Opens nutty and with hints of brown sugar. Oatmeal raisin flavor hits full force right afterwards though. Cinnamon, brown sugar, and purple grapes erupt from nowhere. Fruitiness fades quickly leaving the cinnamon spice and brown sugar lingering at the end. Finish is remarkably clean with just a touch of cinnamon bark bitterness. Slightly grainy brown sugar aftertaste. A deliciously novel beer.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly, light, and lively in the mouth and goes down rather smooth and slightly warming. Finish is clean with a briefly lingering aftertaste. Hugely light and quaffable.

O: While I'm not a big fan of CCB's philosophy of "make 4 or 5 average beers and age them in 20 different ways", Oatmeal Raisin Cookie stands as a real winner. Very drinkable and easy to appreciate, this one's worth seeking out.

SpeedwayJim, Apr 17, 2011
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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