Cookie Jar Porter - Brooklyn Brewery

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Cookie Jar Porter
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87
very good

76 Reviews
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Reviews: 76
Hads: 98
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 33
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kasper on 01-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Last winter, while the Brooklyn brewing team sat around a peat fire drinking some inspirational drinks, brewer Tom Price mentioned that his friend's bakery made some very fine oatmeal cookies. Before long, we were all talking about oatmeal cookies and how good they are with beer. Pretty soon we'd somehow decided that the cookies should actually become a beer. Funny, the things people come up with while drinking in front of a good fire. Of course, oatmeal in beer isn't a new idea. For centuries brewers have added oats to the mash, giving the resulting beers - usually stouts - silky smooth textures. But how best to create the flavors we had in mind? Out in Jersey City (NYC's 6th borough), Tom's friends at Feed Your Soul Bakery make some of the tastiest oatmeal cookies we've ever had. After talking to the bakers (and eating a lot of cookies), we brewed a beer from floor-malted barley malt, golden oats, raisins, brown sugar, honey, vanilla beans and a subtle dash of spice. Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter brings all these flavors together with light chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors to create a beer that will warm up the coldest nights, even if you don't have a peat fire. It's very nice by itself, but perhaps even better with roasted pork, barbecue, or traditional Mexican mole dishes. Or, of course, some oatmeal cookies and ice cream.
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Reviews: 76 | Hads: 98
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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an evil brown, or a few shade from black. Nice, inch-high mocha head that's both creamy and foamy when poured from a growler. Small patches of lacing stick to the glass.

S: Raisons, dark chocolate, bakers dough, tad of espresso, bit of cinnamon granola. Overall, aromas are reminiscent of a what you'd find in a bakery.

T: Quite a luscious brew from start to finish. Flavor profile is similar to Coca-Cola, if you ask me. Bit of maple, coco, cinnamon, bit of oat and vanilla.

M: From a growler: carbonation was low to moderate, while feel is slick yet slightly velvety from the incorporation of the oats.

D: Dangerously smooth. Alcohol is masked well by the sweetness of the beer, which presents itself nicely. This one just goes down way too easy. Best I've had from Brooklyn. (791 characters)

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Cookie Jar Porter from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.