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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
386
Reviews:
150
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
286
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22
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly see through brown beer with a tan head that fades and leaves no lacing. The aroma is oatmeal raisin cookie all day with tons of raisin, cinnamon and vanilla with a little coffee/chocolate. The taste lightly sweet with a decent amount of raisins that are accented with vanilla and cinnamon. This is a great beer.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TCHopCraver
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TCGoalie shared this 12 oz. bottle with zoso1967 and I on 2-18-11. Thanks, man!

The brew pours a light brown color with a nice ruby tint. It is just barely see-through. A light khaki head of about a finger rests on the body. The carbonation bubbles move lazily and are quite sparse. The lacing is light, but still pretty sticky and dotty.

This smells exactly like what it is- a brown ale with oatmeal raisin cookie flavors blended in. On second smell, the raisins dominate the show along with the oatmeal. Sweet cinammon also resides in the bouquet. I am not really getting any nutty hints from this brown ale.

The taste translates quite well from the smell. It is not quite as cinammon-spicy, but it is very much an oatmeal raisin cookie. It is also more like a brown ale than the smell would lead me to believe. A little nuttiness is evident in the flavor and the finish is quite toasty.

The mouthfeel is silky smooth and light bodied. The oatmeal lends a very nice smoothness. A nice toasty and bitter bite on the sides of my palate complements the smooth body.

This is good novelty drink. It isn't something that I would want all the time, but Cigar City pulled off the oatmeal raisin cookie taste well. This is a well crafted, smooth drinking beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of JayEvans813
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer poured on tap at Cigar city brewery. Smells and tastes like an oatmeal cookie. Absolutely delicious and would recommend to anyone.

A- pours dark brown with very little head. Slight purple hazes

s- smells of an oatmeal cookie, sweet aroma

T- bitterness of brown ale meets sweetness of oatmeal and raisin. Delicious.

M- goes down easy with bready follow through

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into pint glass. Dark brown with thin head (can says to gently pour). Cinnamon, vanilla and malts greet nose. Medium body with nice balance; spices and raisins are on front of palate with slight bitterness on back. Enjoyable and it gets better as it warms!

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Photo of GarrettM99
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Color is a deep rich dark brown, as mentioned it almost looks like cola. It had a thick long lasting foamy head.

S- That of a cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie. What more can I say??? Fresh out of the oven? Either way it was like delicious smelling.

T- The taste is very raisiny, but not overpowering as some might hint at. The cinnamon hit me towards the end and once my pallet picked up on both is was quite harmonious. Clearly a nice roasted flavor and of course a malty oatmeal taste.

M- Medium bodied. I feel that it was too carbonated.

Over all, it was a great beer from a small local brewery and I will be trying more as soon as they restock.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of danpam1024
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jeonseh
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Brown with purple accents and a small foam head on the sides

S - Smells like an oatmeal raisin cookie with a slight metallic tinge. There is lots of big raisin and prune

T - Cinnamon with a bready aspect as well as brown sugar and raisin. Light astringent brown ale in the finish. Definitely tastes like a cinnamon laden oatmeal cookie

M - Light body with low carbonation. Light spice and slight astringency in the finish

O - Solid beer that tastes just like an oatmeal cookie. It has a slight bite to it from the brown ale

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap.

Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of brown sugar and molasses with mild amounts of toasted malts. Also present are mild amounts of raisins and dried figs.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by raisins dusted with brown sugar. Midway through the sip small amounts of sweet oatmeal flavors work their way into things. Right before the ending heavy molasses flavors make an appearance before fading out into a crisp and mildy bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was better than I remembered and I was very surprised at how well the flavors worked together. Very much worth a shot and I imagine it will be even better in the colder months.

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Photo of tugg407
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jcbroome
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeardofSteele
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

CCB growler poured into a CCB pint glass. Filled on 09/23/11

A: Pours dark brown with a creamy white head that disappears fairly quickly, leaving a thing ring around the outside of the glass.

S: The nose of this beer is raisin dominate with hints of cinnamon, chocolate and nuts. Pretty much like you'd want oatmeal raisin cookies to smell like.

T: Follows the nose nicely. This beer is quite full-flavored without being super sweet -- especially for a cookie-themed brew. You can taste each part: raisins, oatmeal, cinnamon and hint of chocolate.

M: I'd like for this one to be a little less carbonated. Doesn't really mess with the flavor profile, but it may be a personal preference more than anything else.

O: A really nice brown ale, and unique too. CCB is really good at these Maduro variants, and this one may be the best. Definitely worth trying any time you get the chance.

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Photo of BennyL1
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with GallowsThief, thanks Rich! Another offering from Cigar City, poured into a NB globe.

A - Beer pours a nice and deep chestnut color with some slight hues of ruby. About two fingers worth of brown foamy head bubbles to the top. Impeccable lacing kicks the grade up a bit higher then average.

S - A lot of brown sugar and caramel notes up front. A bit of molasses and toasted malt in there as well. Definitely a good amount of the raisin/dark fruit aroma to round it all out. Overall it actually does smell like a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie. Very impressed.

T - What a great tasting brown ale. Caramel up front leading way to a nice dark fruit character. Some brown sugar in there too. Really liking the oat aspect of this brew as well. Very slight touch of bitterness a the end.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. My only gripe would be that it seems a tad watery. No big deal though, doesn't really detract from the brew at all.

D - Great brown ale that I could drink on multiple occasions. If you have the opportunity to give it a shot I would recommend it.

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