Bakery: Oatmeal Cookie
The Bruery

Bakery: Oatmeal CookieBakery: Oatmeal Cookie
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Stout - American Imperial
4.25 | pDev: 6.59%
The Bruery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Bakery: Oatmeal CookieBakery: Oatmeal Cookie
Notes: Sink your teeth into this boldy decadent, freshly-baked imperial stout. This barrel-aged treat was brewed with old-fashioned oats and packed full of cinnamon, raisins, and granola for the perfect balance of sweetness, spice, and chocolatey richness, reminiscent of oatmeal cookies hot off the pan.
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 59 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of TooManyGlasses
TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Might be my favourite from their Bakery series…
Pours thick black with 1/2 finger tan head on slow pour (4 ounce pour).
Aroma hits with dark fruit, raisins, cinnamon and chocolate with notes of the bourbon in back.
Tastes of sweet chocolate malt, distinct (subliminal) oatmeal cookie - raisin, cinnamon, oatmeal - but my cookie has been adulted and soaked in warming bourbon - sweet but not excessively.
Silky smooth medium full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation - warming, sweet and creamy and delicious.

Jun 20, 2021
Photo of SHODriver
SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A:  Poured into a snifter to a black beer which is topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger of light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S:  Smells of raisins, chocolate, bourbon barrels and a touch of cinnamon
T:  Taste is pleasant dark malts with sweet chocolate leading the way with a touch of oatmeal, cinnamon, some raisins, and some definite bourbon barrel notes.  On the finish there's more sweetness, another wave of bourbon barrels, more cinnamon, chocolate, and raisins. 
M:  This beer has a body which is on the heavier side of medium with a silky feel.  Carbonation is low but adequate for the style while the beer has a slightly drying finish due to the ABV.
O:  Overall this is a very well done pastry stout.  The amount of sweetness here is kind of impressive and there's a good amount of complexity coming from the adjuncts.  I wouldn't mind seeing this one come back.

Jun 04, 2021
Photo of mschrei
mschrei from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A sweet tasty dessert beer. Dark fruit flavors for days over a roasty warm stout base. Thick, big bodied, slightly oily. It’s got some booziness, but I’m not getting much of a barrel presence. Reminds me of a winter warmer with some spices, but with a strong dark malt character. Really good.

Dec 19, 2020
Photo of jakecattleco
jakecattleco from California

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into imperial nonic glass.

L: Jet black with nearly 1 finger of high-density tan head with good retention and left limited mixed lacing.

S: Sweet, candied brown sugar and dates.

T: Follows the nose but with added dimension of a bit of toasted malt and oatmeal. Still heavy on sticky sweet.

F: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Not my thing too much emphasis on the sweeter side of things. Probably last purchase from the Bakery series for me, not my personal 'cup of tea'.

Nov 22, 2020
Photo of BerryKumquat
BerryKumquat from California

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: A beautiful jet black beer.
S: A very light sweeter with some cream on the nose.
T: A slowly start of cream and sugar into vanilla flavors and a chocolate and oat finish.
F: A sugar cookie.
O: A simple but sweet cookie-like beer that's enjoyable until the last drop.

Nov 16, 2020
Photo of Limazulu
Limazulu from Idaho

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark mahogany, with think khaki head
S-raisins and toasted oats jumped out of the can when opening and when poured.
T-oatmeal cookie in a beer. Above average sweetness.
M-full (-) body, maybe a bit more carbonation than you'd expect from the style
O-a real decadent treat. They nailed the flavor profile.

Sep 26, 2020
Photo of jzeilinger
jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown hue with toffee colored lacing.

S - Sweet oatmeal cookie malt aroma.

T - Oatmeal cookie and subtle cinnamon.

M - Big and silky.

O - How do they do it? This is pretty fantastic and recommended.

Aug 04, 2020
Photo of REVZEB
REVZEB from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lighter black with a finger of light brown creamy foam. Smells far more like a cookie than it tastes: cinnamon, raisin, granola, bready sweet yeast, and of course chocolate with touches of bourbon and vanillins to round into form. Taste is underwhelming in comparison, just tastes like a chocolate bba stout with cinnamon and granola floating around in it. Feel is choppy and non-uniform in this regard as well, but has nice warmth and malt depth

Jul 30, 2020
Photo of brureview
brureview from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep chocolate brown with a thick 4F head in a Stone RIS glass.
Wafting aroma of cinnamon, raisin, and oatmeal cookie.
Dry thick, viscous, malty MF. Not the usual MF of most imperial stouts.
Intense oatmeal cookie, granola, raisin, cinnamon taste. With warming
More roasted malt.
Great beer. Best at 45° as suggested by the brewed.

Jul 21, 2020
Photo of avalon07
avalon07 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, opaque consistency, There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Not much lacing here.

S: A sweet and enticing aroma of dark fruit, spices, oatmeal, malt, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of the advertised oatmeal (present throughout, though subtle), lots of dark fruit (raisins, in abundance), some chocolate (always welcome), spices (cinnamon, in particular), and a little bit of malt (mostly in the finish). Yes, it does taste like an oatmeal cookie. Very well-balanced, rich, and flavorful.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a very smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An exceptionally likable stout. Drinkable.

Jul 08, 2020
Photo of rudzud
rudzud from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this can with me.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin moch ahead that fade sto leave a thin wispy blanket and halo.

S - Aromas of oatmeal cookies and raisins, flashes of bourbon and barrel, almost rum like. Raisins and dark fruits, I do get something on the finish that is...a bit off. Almost articifically sweet.

T - Taste is similar to the nose just SUPER intense. Tons of cinnamon and raisisn here. Almost granola like flavour as well, oats too. The cinnamon becomes more intense as it warms along with some sweet almost caramel like notes from the bourbon.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, sweet, creamy, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a very enjoyable imperial stout. There was some really pleasant notes here; the cinnamon/oatmeal/granola/raisins are just lovely and simply scream 'oatmeal cookie'. Really, really well crafted.

Serving Type: Can

Jun 20, 2020
Photo of jlindros
jlindros from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared with rudzud
Pours a large tan colored creamy rich head with great retention, great lacing, pitch black color with decent legs

Nose is like boozy oatmeal raisin cookie, rum raisin character, a hint of chocolate, some creamy oatmeal and caramel, butterscotch brownie like character, some baking spice and cinnamon notes, light vanilla and buttery oak, no real bourbon though, a little perfumey alcohol

Taste super rich oatmeal cookie, lots of granola and oamteal, rich cookie dough, cinnamon, caramel, butterscotch brownie and baking spice, as well as fruity rummy raisin, a little vanilla buttery oak, a hint of bourbon, a little perfumey alcohol, rich creamy malt as well, little grainy, a little bitterness, drier finish, bit of sweetness

Mouth is med to fuller bod, not as rich as I expected, med foamy carb, very little alcohol hidden well

Overall really interesting fun beer, basically an oatmeal raisin cookie with some barrel notes, pretty interesting

Jun 20, 2020
Photo of firesidewithphil
firesidewithphil from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Oatmeal Cookie was a much anticipated follow up to Cherry Pie from The Bruery's bakery series. The raisin flavor is slight and it has a big boom of baking spices. The beer finishes with a tangy, yeasty bite, however lacks in overall flavor.

IG: @firesidewithphil

Jun 13, 2020
Photo of maximum12
maximum12 from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. I like the idea of big barrel aged beers in 16 oz. cans. I also like the idea of a hangover banishment pill.

The Bruery Baker: Oatmeal Cookie can be summed up easily. Smells like an oatmeal cookie, tastes like an oatmeal cookie. Dipped in bourbon. All the components noted on the can are there, I don’t need to type them out for you again, you lazy arse. Thick, rich, full.

Problem is, I don’t like oatmeal. At least raw. It drives me away like a cross to a vamp. The smell is appallingly vomitous. This? The Bruery hit the bullseye in execution. Very good brew.

May 31, 2020
Photo of RMW66
RMW66 from Australia

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an unfair review, and I apologize for that. The name gives fair warning, but it is just too sweet for my taste. Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad beer by any stretch, just not my favorite style. If you enjoy a sweeter style or pastry stout the aggregated scores suggest you will really enjoy this.

May 29, 2020
Photo of PKasten_OhioBeer
PKasten_OhioBeer from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter glass, dark brown. Good mouthfeel with moderate viscosity. I get a fair amount of cinnamon and some bitterness from the raisins. The barrel aging and high alcohol content are noticeable but not overwhelming. Overall a tasty treat, one i’d probably try again.

May 24, 2020
Photo of EnderFett11
EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured moderately hard from a tall can into a snifter glass, forming a few fingers of brown head that slowly faded. Deep black/brow color. Subtle smell of oatmeal cookie and some cinnamon. Taste is definitely some oatmeal cookie and cinnamon, fairly sweet too. Not quite too sweet, but close. Probably the best tasting oatmeal cookie-like stout. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, a bit oily but a nice feel.

May 21, 2020
Photo of teromous
teromous from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The lettering on the bottom of the can are a bit difficult to read given that they are not centered properly, but they appear to display: "B 1 14 2 PKG 03/19/20 09:03:07"

Appearance: The beer has a medium-short dense head with a khaki color. It has decent retention but not much lacing. The body is black.

Aroma: It smells like alcohol and it has a light bit of cinnamon. There is an acrid aroma of burnt wood. At first it smells pretty unappealing with this sickly acidic aroma but as it sits in the glass for a little bit the cinnamon takes over the airspace and it smells a little better, pushing that odd aroma out of the way. As the beer warms up a bit the aroma stays mostly the same. It's pretty average for a beer made with what appears to be cinnamon.

Taste: The flavor is much better than the aroma; there are notes of cinnamon and toasted caramel with a strong cinnamon roll character. It has a toasted dough flavor similar to a cinnamon roll or French Toast. There are notes of brown sugar, dates, and figs as the beer warms up a bit. It's a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: The beer is very thick and smooth with a full body. It is worth pointing out that while the alcohol is present it does an excellent job of blending it into the background, much like a liqueur.

Overall: The can states that this is an "IMPERIAL STOUT BREWED WITH OATS AND AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS WITH RAISINS, CINNAMON, GRANOLA AND NATURAL FLAVORS ADDED." The cinnamon came through and it is possible that the oats came through a bit, but the bourbon and barrel characters were lost. The can also states that this is an "ALC. 10.2% BY VOL." beer and it does a great job of reigning in that alcohol content when it comes to the flavor. It is still present but it melds with the beer. The can states that this is called "OATMEAL COOKIE" and it does have that quality, but it could just as easily be called a cinnamon roll beer. It's worth pointing out that it was not called an oatmeal raisin cookie, even though raisins were included as an ingredient, because while the alcohol has a bit of fruity character to it, it doesn't taste quite like raisins. As a whole this is a very enjoyable beer. It would work great as a Winter Warmer or a holiday beer. I would recommend it to people who enjoy cinnamon or like dessert-style beers. I could drink it again on occasion, but I would probably buy it closer to Christmas rather than in the Spring.

May 15, 2020
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber from Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a quarter finger brown head with great retention and light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cinnamon, mild cocoa and raisin; kind of like a Mexican chocolate style stout, really. Flavor is semi-sweet, dark toasted malt, raisins, cinnamon, sweetened oatmeal. Lingering cookie finish that really does taste like an oatmeal cookie, but with a slight tartness (from the "raisins"). Medium bodied with light creaminess. As with the other stouts in this series, they really did a great job with the accuracy of the cookie taste. As a matter of fact, I kept looking at the glass, because the malt taste is more like the light flavor of oatmeal and raisins than the typical dark malt expected from the opaque near black color. This is the other side of the coin from those odd stouts that are light amber in color, but taste like a dark malt stout (but look like they should taste like a cookie). Anyway, mission accomplished. An interesting dessert stout that tastes remarkably like an oatmeal raisin cookie. The mild tartness is not my style for stouts, but it works in this context.

May 05, 2020
Photo of faraday326
faraday326 from California

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On the nose its sweet, with cinnamon and raisins. Hints of vanilla. The taste is just over-the-top pasty stout! You can easily pick out the oats/grain flavors, the raisin flavors, and the cinnamon as well. It's also quite strong at 10.4% so the cinnamon-y finish combines with the high alcohol to leave a slightly too-strong punch. The finish lingers awhile... the scent of cinnamon and raisins will stick with you.

This is a bit of a crazy beer. Excellent experience but not an easy drink!

May 05, 2020
Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a finger and a half of creamy, medium brown head. Tightly packed bubbles slight lacing.

Nose is cinnamon, dark fruit/raisin, mild bourbon sweetness, granola/oat, some booze. This captures an oatmeal raisin cookie quite perfectly. Something the Bruery just does so well is really nailing these adjunct based dessert stouts.

Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Taste is much stronger than the nose. Cinnamon, raisin, oat, more bourbon than the nose. There is a nice slight bittering quality on the back end that keeps this from being too sweet. Much like an oatmeal raisin cookie, that slightly tart raisin flavor persists through to the end. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is fullbodied but not heavy or too dense. A little sticky and cloying. Not too oily. Slightly above mild carbonation. A lively feeling for what you would normally suspect from a stout like this.

Overall this is a great brew from The Bruery. Having had, but not reviewed, two oatmeal raisin brews before this, Cigar City's and Dragon Milk's, I'd have to say that this one is probably the most accurate to the real thing. Well balanced, not too sweet, and just nails the flavor profile. Well done.

Apr 22, 2020
Bakery: Oatmeal Cookie from The Bruery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 59 ratings