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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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4.13/5
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown AleOatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by tpd975 on 10-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,072
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
406
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
282
Gots:
26
Trade:
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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Certainly accomplished what the name sets out to do, but comes off a little gimmicky. Medium brown body with a thin off-white head and almost no lacing. Absolutely smells like an oatmeal raisin cookie, with strong notes of vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, bread dough, cereal grains, and a little nutmeg. Taste follows with some spicey notes but a lot of almost artificial sweetness on top of a muddled base brown beer. Feel is very thin with very little carbonation.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. canned 05/10/17

Pours dark mahogany red-brown with a dense creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells like immense oatmeal raisin cookies, balanced cinnamon, sweet vanilla, whole raisins, toasted bready malts, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, cookie dough, sweet molasses, with mild earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like big raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, toasted bready malts, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, cookies, sweet molasses, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice oatmeal raisin cookie brown ale.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wjbent
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatche2
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mscudder
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
3.32/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Unfortunately the pour and look is this beers best quality. Deep, dark brown with off white head. Roasty malts,some char, marshmallows maybe way in the back. Roast, raisins, chocolate in the taste. This beer is horribly thin, was expecting a smoother, chewy body. Not impressed.

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Photo of Satsuma
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xyz_entropy
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of larryi86
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- A dark brown, almost black, with a small mocha head

S- Roasted malts, coffee, caramel malts, cinnamon, some vanilla, raisins.

T- Roasted and caramel malts, some oats, rasins, touch of vanilla and cinnamon .

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A nice brown ale that does remind me of an oatmeal raisin cookie.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TildenKatz
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alecmedeiros
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 406 ratings
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