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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487 Ratings
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:
#2,328
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
487
pDev:
9.71%
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of Alkoification
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very solid dessert brew. Quite dark when seen in a glass and has a smell to back up such a rich color. Feels quite thick as it goes down, but not so much that it takes away from any flavor. Starts like most brown ales, but ends with hints of sweet oatmeal.

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and almost appears to be opaque because no light shines through near the edges of the glass. It poured with a finger high dark tan head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of oatmeal raisin cookies are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but there are additional hints of cinnamon spices. There are just enough underlying hops and spices to mask any traces of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a very good job at both smelling and tasting like an oatmeal raisin cookie. I liked how there were just enough hops and spices to mask the sweetness without taking away from the cookie aromas and flavors.

Serving type: can

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Photo of khargro2
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Can dated 3/26:
A quite daek brown in the glass, it poured about medium brown. Nice solid beige head that remains until sips start being taken.

Nose hits with cinnamon, nutmeg, and granola cereal notes. The spices play more than the base beer as highlights, but the cookie-like nature of the base quite likely has its roots from the toasted malts.

Taste also hits with the spice notes up front, no deviation from the nose. A medium to slightly above carbonation breaks up the party and we get a little tang and then a more standard English brown baked bread, with a hint of brown sugar sweetness. A nice light ending leaves the palate clean and ready for the next sip.

Nice impression of the proclaimed intent, spice with an oat/granola nose with a little tang that gives the raisin impression; solid beer, lightly malty and could maybe use a little more smoothness in feel.

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

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

12 oz can poured into a nonic.

Appearance
Deep mahogany with ruby highlights. Short khaki head. Good clarity.

Nose
Cinnamon, brown sugar, raisin, sugar cookie, caramel, and earth.

Taste
Sugar cookie, raisin, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Nutty, caramel, and touches of earthy hoppiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Spot on!

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.83/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It tastes like what it says, cookies and beer not my thing.

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

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jbwood829
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at the Bearded Buffalo just outside of Downtown Jacksonville. It poured a nearly opaque mahogany with off white head. The scent and taste were Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pies fo shizzel. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall its a decent beer....especially for desert.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Huge fan of the base maduro brown, this one works really well with the flavor additions. Not overly sweet, however don't think I could drink a full 4pack

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Pours a dark brown bodied brew with a good head on top. Smells of spices, cinnamon, dark sugar. In my opinion, the flavor profile is pretty accurate to that of an oatmeal raisin cookie. No over the top flavors. The cinnamon is there, but balanced. The wholesome oat flavor is present. There is some sweetness but not cloying in the least. I wish the body was a touch heavier, but this is overall a great beer. Would absolutely have this again.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 487 ratings