Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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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

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Ranking:
#3,846
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
509
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 509 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

can with 15.05.09 bb date. Surprisingly good. Doesn't fall into any of the traps that you would worry about -- not too sweet, not too overpowering. Could maybe do with a little more raisin to live up to the name, but mostly delivers what the name/concept promises - a spicy baked good in beer form.

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Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours an opaque, dark brown amber with a thin head that poofs. nose; toast, light coffee, caramel, brown sugar, & yes, light oatmeal cookie scents. taste; dark bready malt, cinnamon, brown sugar, light coffee, cashew, & light hops. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. maduro brown ale base with some spices added in. this attempt at a novelty beer didn't go overboard, and the result is a decent spiced brown ale.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown, thin beige head

Cinnamon and raisins are present in both aroma and taste. Apart from that, very nutty, some caramel notes. Some esters. Cookie dough notes
Quite dry for a lactose beer
High carbonation, a bit watery
Overall a nice brown ale

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Photo of DavidFLetts
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Daniellobo
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Classic visual with a thick, soapy head. Aroma is a bit lacking, you can get just a little roasted malt and very vague cinnamon. Cinnamon is more noticeable on the tongue, and you do get an oatmeal raisin flavor, but the foundation beer is just wimpy & washed out

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 15th May 2018. Poured into an Epic Brewing pint glass.

Appearance: A clear dark brown colour with a slight red hue and a slightly more than one finger foamy tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly to a lasting thin cap while leaving some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Strong cinnamon and raisin followed by caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, cream with light biscuit and toasted oats.

Taste: Cinnamon, raisin, chocolate, brown sugar, cream, vanilla with some light caramel and toasted bread.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: Cinnamon was a bit too strong for me and body was probably on the light side, but raisins and chocolate still is a good combination.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with minimal light penetration. There's a fingernail of brown on top. The aroma is of oatmeal with a hint of fig. I'm tasting oatmeal, caramel, and light malt along with some sweet lactose. The mouth is light and smooth from the lactose.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is exactly as advertised smells of oatmeal cookie and taste is a bit better and more rounded with oatmeal, chocolate, vanilla lactose, dough bread and just a hint of raisin and cinnamon. Very smooth and good finish. I would recommend this great experimental brew!

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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh at the brewery

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 4/10/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cream, raisin, toasted oats, biscuit dough, and brown bread/crust; with light notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, molasses, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malts, lactose, raisins, spices, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cream, raisin, toasted oats, biscuit dough, and brown bread/crust; with light notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, molasses, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness and cinnamon spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cream, raisin, toasted oats, biscuit dough, brown bread/crust, light cocoa/coffee, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malts, lactose, raisins, spices, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an amazing spiced English brown ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malts, lactose, raisins, spices, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; insanely smooth and easy to drink with the minimally bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very rich/well rounded malt complexity and balanced raisin/spice/lactose flavors; with restrained fruity English yeast and mild earthy hops against sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I’ll keep this one short and simple because this beer is straightforward. The nose smells like a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie. Baked oatmeal cookie dough, cinnamon and some raisin. These characteristics come through on the palate as well, but the beer is not overly sweet and drinks like a beer that resembles a cookie. It does not drink like a cookie.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to jhartley for this can. Canned on date is 4-10-18.

A - Dark brown / raisin colored pour with nice clarity and thick off white lacing and foamy head.

S - Light roasted malt aroma with cookie crust, spice, and raisins.

T - Some cinnamon and spice, roasted chocolate, cookie crust, raisins, vanilla, and closes with a lingering chocolate spice finish. Very balanced finish overall.

M - Big medium body that's borderline full, nice viscous texture

O - Not a fan of Brown Ales (at all) but really enjoying this beer.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BonnieTWM
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was so good! Pours opaque blackest brown in the glass with about an inch of head that settles quickly into a nice cap. Strong aromas of cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, and baking spices in general hit the nose with some chocolatey malt. Medium to full body, with flavors of dark raisin, cinnamon, and toasty dark malt. Sweet, smooth finish. Pair with -what else? - fresh baked cookies or churros.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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