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:
#3,711
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
500
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
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280
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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

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

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 500 ratings