1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout - Full Tilt Brewing

Not Rated.
Berger Cookie Chocolate StoutBerger Cookie Chocolate Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Full Tilt Brewing visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: YardmanFTB on 11-06-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of larryi86
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger tan head.

S- Bitter chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee, touch of vanilla.

T- Follows the nose, but not as strong, again bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, touch of coffee.

M- Very smooth and creamy, medium body.

O- Would be better if the taste was bigger, but still an enjoyable chocolate stout. I could see myself picking this up again.

larryi86, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of qchic
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

qchic, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Circleo12
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Circleo12, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of smokeypeat
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

smokeypeat, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Xandrose
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Xandrose, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BeerForMuscle, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

yourefragile, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +13%

ConradKenney, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

williamjbauer, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a borderline black color. The khaki head is about two fingers high; personally, I could use a creamier texture, but that's just my aesthetic preferences talking. It also has decent retention.

S: Well, this brings some decent chocolate character...it's definitely not Choklat in that department, and that's forgivable considering it's a single. Some slight espresso, cream, and even floral hops make themselves known. I've never had Berger cookies before (blasphemy!), but I can tell there isn't much in the way of a cookie note here. Otherwise, this aroma is rock-solid.

T: The chocolate flavors here are frontloaded on the palate. After it immediately hits the tongue, the flavor shifts towards a nutty, almond-y tone, before a dry and slightly bitter finish. Probably my favorite feature here ISN'T the cookie flavor - that's too mild and frankly disappointing - it's how well the floral hops balance the chocolate sweetness.

M: Very creamy, which is nice. Rather thin...which is not-so-much. However, it's thin body and dry finish makes it very easy to drink. I could almost chug this if it were less sweet. Of course, then it would fail as a dessert beer, which is what this is all about.

O: The lack of a defined cookie character is disappointing - it makes this come off like a regular chocolate stout in its stead. Realign your expectations for this one: the cookie addition is more a gimmick in an otherwise solid chocolate stout, and doesn't have much of an effect, good or bad. While I have to dock ever so slightly because of this, it's still an enjoyably quaffable dessert beer.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of srgj88
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

srgj88, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of revchris01
2.73/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

With all the hype surrounding this stout, I was eager to get my hands on some of it. Especially since I grew up eating Berger Cookies. Was quite disappointed with this beer: def did not get any type of Berger cookie flavor and very little chocolate flavoring. Barely could smell the chocolate as well. Would I drink it again? Well yea, after all I have 3 in the fridge, though I would like to try it warmer and on tap.

revchris01, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of thezach
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think this is a fun and enjoyable stout. Is it the best? Are Berger Cookies the best? No. Will I have it again? I sure hope so.

The addition of actual Berger Cookies into the kettle might be a bit kitsch, but hey, they're toasting a Maryland icon and a childhood throwback, and I love it! The stout is rich and creamy with definitely more than a touch of sweet lactose and fudgy chocolate. The aromas of chocolate and roast are subdued, but I still enjoy it. Maybe I'm throwing them a bone because I'm biased, but regardless, they did a good enough job on a beer that I didn't let get overhyped for myself and it delivered. It does have a surprisingly light mouthfeel, definitely no "chew" on this one, which is good. I could probably knock back a couple of this and really enjoy myself.

---

Bottle:
I tried this one out of the bottle as well. It was nice, but it did lack some of the creaminess that I felt I got on draught and there isn't much there for aroma either. Perhaps they filter for the bottle?

thezach, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of bmur112
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bmur112, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Boone757, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of jryanj927
4.25/5  rDev +13%

jryanj927, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mendvicdog, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of TomG2751
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TomG2751, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of SUP3RDAV3
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SUP3RDAV3, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Proclarush, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of sammy806
4/5  rDev +6.4%

sammy806, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

duceswild, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of GodlessWatermelon
2.18/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is pretty standard for a stout, jet black. Thin beige head, and although it was not a vigorous pour, it quickly dissipated.

Smell leaves something to be desired, there's really nothing here. Maybe I'm stuffy due to the recent cold weather, but all I'm getting is some roasty coffee aromas.

Taste is the biggest letdown. There's no Berger cookie here at all, and it's not even a strong chocolate flavor either. I do get some bittersweet chocolate/coffee/espresso flavors on the finish but they're pretty weak.

Mouthfeel is very thin, doesn't feel like a stout. In my opinion, it's not nearly as rich or robust as a stout should be.

Overall this beer was a pretty big letdown. As a Berger cookie beer it fails miserably, and as a chocolate stout on its own it isn't much better.

GodlessWatermelon, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of BradStokley
4.25/5  rDev +13%

BradStokley, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of WMD-1002
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

WMD-1002, Nov 21, 2013
Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout from Full Tilt Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.