Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown AleOatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale
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4.12/5
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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:
#3,939
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
512
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
47
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Ratings: 512 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of needMIbeer
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice brown color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has subdued raisin, cinnamon and milk sugar hints
T-The taste follows the nose with raisin, cinnamon and milk sugar flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A nice take on an oatmeal raisin cookie

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Photo of TomTrocc
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjg584
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

**
05/30/2018

Can to snifter.

Look: Dark Brown, decent beige head. fades to a thin sheet. Excellent retention.
AROMA: cinnamon and raisin are there but distorted a little by something like baking soda. yeast and bread dough are apparent.
TASTE: raisin, wine, cinnamon, malt. Brown sugar in the finish.
FEEL: Light carbonation. Smooth. a tad thin.

Very nice. Offput at the start by some random flavors, but making my way back into liking this.

**

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

Smells and taste just like the description. Strong notes of a sweet cinnamon mixed with raisins. Delicious, and would buy again

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Photo of jhartley
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Ghost cookies!

Pale tan to a khaki colored head, of a solid three fingers, and a good forming cascading action into the glass. Quite dark, almost looking more Oatmeal stout in character than brown, with a nearly black and opaque body. Quite a nice looking brew.

Aroma is just gang busters on the money. Smells exactly like an oatmeal raisin cookie. More touches of winter warmer like spices on the nose, but with a good cherry to raisin fruit quality. Touches a little chewy roast and touches of vanilla as well. Real impressive smelling brew.

Impression just keeps getting better. Definitely feeling on the palate more brown ale than oatmeal, but touches both with some impressive other character. Creamy but milky almost lactose sensing body and flavors. Spicy winter warmer like qualities and chewy malt mixing in with raisins and cinnamon. Finishes creamy vanilla with a cookie softness, and a light malt richness somewhere between porter and creamy English yeast qualities.

Ah ha, definitely lactose added, making for a real rich and crafted brewing pleasure. They hit it real nicely on this one.

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Photo of bb-magic
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of twax
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 3/26/2018 and poured into tulip glass. It pours mahogany with cola hues when held to the light, and a half finger of foam, light khaki lacing that dissipated quickly leaving thin, soapy lacing. The nose improves as the glass warms a bit and features roasted malt, coffee, raisin, oatmeal, cinnamon, and nuts. There are also whiffs of tobacco and char. The first thing I taste is cinnamon followed by a strong flavor of oatmeal that lasts. While I can taste the raisin it's subtle. It finishes with notes of brown bread, nuts, and burnt coffee. What's interesting is the pleasant oatmeal after taste. There's almost no bitterness. The feel is rather thin with moderate carbonation, and at only 5.5% ABV you can easily have a second pour. Overall, this is quite good. Not an every day beer but a nice change of pace. It would pair well with light pub fare or for casual drinking.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap

A- pours a deep brown color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that has great retention and lacing

S- roasted brown malts, bread crust, cinnamon, raisin

T- malty caramel up front, followed by cinnamon, dark fruits, toasted bread crust. More bread crust on the finish with a linger of cinnamon

M- medium-light body, low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- good drinkability

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a simple dark brown color with some coper edging and a finger of head. The nose is on point - it has the essence of an oatmeal cookie. It tastes like oatmeal cookie but unfortunately, like fake cheap oatmeal cookies. The body is thin even for the style.

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Photo of curlybird
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epterina
4.76/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of teromous
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED 04/16/18 CHEERS 6357"
On the side of the can: "BREWED AND CANNED BY CIGAR CITY BREWING, TAMPA FL"

Appearance: The beer has a black body and a short creamy textured light tan head. It has moderate head retention.

Aroma: There is a light roasted grain and chocolate aroma.

Taste: Up front there is a bit of a chocolate taste and a cinnamon flavor. There is a bit of a tobacco leaf flavor to the beer which is interesting. It doesn't taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie but it does have a lot of cinnamon in it.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium-light body with just a very light touch of roasted bitterness. It is easy to drink. Carbonation feels a little high.

Overall: The beer states that it is made with "raisins, cinnamon and milk sugar." The cinnamon comes through but that's really it. The beer really deosn't taste like oatmeal, the raisins don't come through, and it doesn't have the body or sweetness that lactose often provides. The brown ale which is the base of the beer is nice but nothing about this screams "oatmeal raisin cookie." It's not a beer I would likely buy again, especially considering that it doesn't live up to its namesake, but it is enjoyable enough to drink.

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Photo of wafers
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smudged stamp, canned 02/26/18?

Appearance - Pours dark cola brown with a light tan, half finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a mostly barren surface with a thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. A few small spots here and there make up the lacing.

Smell - Chocolatey aroma, brown sugary sweetness. Hint of spice. Mild roast.

Taste - Wow, much better than the nose would indicate. Chocolate hits first before big waves of raisin and cinnamon crash the party. Oatmeal develops near the finish along with some mild roast. Aftertaste really does have a fresh baked oatmeal raisin cookie flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with fair, tingly carbonation. Slick drinker with a slightly dry finish. Some creaminess would do it some good.

Overall - They nailed it, from a flavor standpoint. A bit thin and soda-like in texture; some creaminess would take this to another level.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 512 ratings