Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout
Full Tilt Brewing

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #737
Ranked #27,358
3.8 | pDev: 12.63%
Full Tilt Brewing
Maryland, United States
Very Good
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Jwilly459 from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this tasty stout on a 94 degree day and it was perfect. Refreshing in a way that a lot of stouts aren't, enough chocolate flavor but not overpowering. Very drinkable

Aug 11, 2016
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Industry Night at HomeBrewCon.
Rich vanilla and chocolate stout onslaught. I got an earful about these famous berger cookies. They must be pretty good if they are anything like this beer. Tasty.

Jun 25, 2016
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beerme626 from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Berger cookies are great. What else do you need to say? This stout has the shortbread and fudge feel from the cookies. It stands alone as a stout, but adding a cookie feel just ups the ante.

Sep 08, 2015
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Zaktcc from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a smooth dark brown color; good resemblance to the berger cookie. 1 finger, coffee colored head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave lacing.

S - As to be expected, a very sweet aroma is present with this beer. Pleasant and not too overwhelming aromas of chocolate, milk and sugar are present. Very enjoyable!

T - Unique and interesting yet good tasting beer. The flavor doesn't pop as much as the aromas do but still can pick up on notes of chocolate and sugar. Pleasant overall but wish the flavor was more defined.

M - Light bodied beer with a little too much carbonation for me/ the drink. Feels like I'm drinking a glass of milk. Very smooth.

O - A great beer overall from a local MD brewery. Greatly enjoyed the aroma though, again, wish the flavors were more defined.

Jul 19, 2015
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #90 (July 2014):

Roasty, Smooth, Cocoa, Thick

The subtlety of extreme beer, here we have a robust sweet stouts brewed with not only lactose and Cacao nibs but with Berger cookies. These are simple but tasty shortbread style cookies with a thick layer of chocolate on top, now think of these brewed in a stout and then pairing those cookied with the beer. A beautiful thing.

STYLE: Sweet Stout | ABV: 6.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Jul 07, 2015
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Marraybay from District of Columbia

3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Chocolate, vanilla, Berger Cookies: What's not to like??? Only one problem - these things exist on the label only. Pours a jet black color: Head a bit weak. Decent thickness/creamy mouthfeel though with some lacing. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Taste is dry, bitter: Basically a generic Guinness; definitely not sweet; definitely not milk stout. The Perfect Pour in Columbia more or less giving this stuff away as an overstock, which now makes sense. Nice idea: failed execution.

Jun 24, 2015
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StanleysCup from Maryland

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While at first I thought it was a total gimmick, I'm slowly coming around to this offering (full disclosure: I love Berger cookies). Pours a pitch black with a minimum amount of mocha-colored head. Smells of your typical stout, albeit with just a bit of burned cocoa to it. Tastes of heavily toasted malts, burned cocoa (lingers a bit), and a tiny bit of a dark bitterness you'd expect in a stout. Mouthfeel is nice, but would be *ideal* with a nitro offering. While it doesn't taste like an actual Berger cookie fudge icing-bomb, the chocolate is unmistakeable. Not bad for a nightcap (with an actual Berger cookie, of course).

Jan 03, 2015
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Did you buy the milk stout? yeah you did. But it has COOKIES and it's from BALMER HON! Let's see what gives?

Boy this is real dark and has a very inky pour. Nearly black but just a hint of brown to it. Two finger barely tall for the head, very light tan and coffee brown. Manages a good thin puck and collar while settling.

Bit of lactose like souring going on, or possible mild acrid quality, but nothing horid. Milk and dark chocolate starts to dominate as it warms, a bit of chewy quality also. Fairly decent.

Palate brings a nice mild and milky texture. Fairly balanced with a soft roast and mild bitterness. Not particularly sweet but a hint of bakers like chocolate in the mid palate a bit. Finishes a little dry, much of the sourness hinted on the nose doesn't luckily come through on the palate. A bit of playful carbonation but the fizzy quality has some jarring to it.

Overall fairly decent and ok.

May 01, 2014
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into a "pint" glass. Pours dark reddish black with an off-white head. Smells of dark roasted malt with sweet gingerbread. Tastes of chocolate with a nice cookie added to it, a nice winter combination. Beer is light bodied, a tad watery, but nicely carbonated. Overall a very good beer.

Jan 11, 2014
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KSmith33 from Virginia

4.82/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I've had this been on tap and out of the bottle. I prefer it on tap but it's excellent both ways. I could drink this stuff every day and it's one of the best chocolate stout beers out there. People have said it doesn't taste like a Berger cookie but I think the chocolate part does and it's well balanced with the vanilla

Jan 10, 2014
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown pour, settles into the glass as a cola-colored body. Thin, bubbly tan head that settles quickly and leaves a ring around the edges of the glass.

S- Hints of baker's chocolate, some toasted bread, vanilla. Not huge aroma, but a nice nose.

T- Roasted malts, hints of chocolate, some dark chocolate, maybe a hint of sweetbread or vanilla too.

M- Pretty creamy, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Right in the sweet spot feel and abv-wise.

O- It's a nice chocolate sweet stout. Not huge flavors, not a huge nose, but very well done with both. The local love of Berger cookies may have given this one unrealistic expectations, but this is a good beer.

Dec 28, 2013
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larryi86 from Delaware

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger tan head.

S- Bitter chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee, touch of vanilla.

T- Follows the nose, but not as strong, again bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, touch of coffee.

M- Very smooth and creamy, medium body.

O- Would be better if the taste was bigger, but still an enjoyable chocolate stout. I could see myself picking this up again.

Dec 25, 2013
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a borderline black color. The khaki head is about two fingers high; personally, I could use a creamier texture, but that's just my aesthetic preferences talking. It also has decent retention.

S: Well, this brings some decent chocolate's definitely not Choklat in that department, and that's forgivable considering it's a single. Some slight espresso, cream, and even floral hops make themselves known. I've never had Berger cookies before (blasphemy!), but I can tell there isn't much in the way of a cookie note here. Otherwise, this aroma is rock-solid.

T: The chocolate flavors here are frontloaded on the palate. After it immediately hits the tongue, the flavor shifts towards a nutty, almond-y tone, before a dry and slightly bitter finish. Probably my favorite feature here ISN'T the cookie flavor - that's too mild and frankly disappointing - it's how well the floral hops balance the chocolate sweetness.

M: Very creamy, which is nice. Rather thin...which is not-so-much. However, it's thin body and dry finish makes it very easy to drink. I could almost chug this if it were less sweet. Of course, then it would fail as a dessert beer, which is what this is all about.

O: The lack of a defined cookie character is disappointing - it makes this come off like a regular chocolate stout in its stead. Realign your expectations for this one: the cookie addition is more a gimmick in an otherwise solid chocolate stout, and doesn't have much of an effect, good or bad. While I have to dock ever so slightly because of this, it's still an enjoyably quaffable dessert beer.

Dec 04, 2013
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revchris01 from Pennsylvania

2.69/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

With all the hype surrounding this stout, I was eager to get my hands on some of it. Especially since I grew up eating Berger Cookies. Was quite disappointed with this beer: def did not get any type of Berger cookie flavor and very little chocolate flavoring. Barely could smell the chocolate as well. Would I drink it again? Well yea, after all I have 3 in the fridge, though I would like to try it warmer and on tap.

Nov 30, 2013
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thezach from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think this is a fun and enjoyable stout. Is it the best? Are Berger Cookies the best? No. Will I have it again? I sure hope so.

The addition of actual Berger Cookies into the kettle might be a bit kitsch, but hey, they're toasting a Maryland icon and a childhood throwback, and I love it! The stout is rich and creamy with definitely more than a touch of sweet lactose and fudgy chocolate. The aromas of chocolate and roast are subdued, but I still enjoy it. Maybe I'm throwing them a bone because I'm biased, but regardless, they did a good enough job on a beer that I didn't let get overhyped for myself and it delivered. It does have a surprisingly light mouthfeel, definitely no "chew" on this one, which is good. I could probably knock back a couple of this and really enjoy myself.


I tried this one out of the bottle as well. It was nice, but it did lack some of the creaminess that I felt I got on draught and there isn't much there for aroma either. Perhaps they filter for the bottle?

Nov 28, 2013
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GodlessWatermelon from Maryland

2.21/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is pretty standard for a stout, jet black. Thin beige head, and although it was not a vigorous pour, it quickly dissipated.

Smell leaves something to be desired, there's really nothing here. Maybe I'm stuffy due to the recent cold weather, but all I'm getting is some roasty coffee aromas.

Taste is the biggest letdown. There's no Berger cookie here at all, and it's not even a strong chocolate flavor either. I do get some bittersweet chocolate/coffee/espresso flavors on the finish but they're pretty weak.

Mouthfeel is very thin, doesn't feel like a stout. In my opinion, it's not nearly as rich or robust as a stout should be.

Overall this beer was a pretty big letdown. As a Berger cookie beer it fails miserably, and as a chocolate stout on its own it isn't much better.

Nov 22, 2013
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alexk307 from Maryland

3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Motor oil black with absolutely no head.

S: Chocolate, coffee, malt, the usual you'd expect from a Stout

T: It tastes more like a porter, not too much taste and nothing rememberable.

M: Thin for a stout

O: I'm pretty disappointed to be honest. I love Full Tilt's other stuff but I'm not getting any Berger Cookie taste or anything like that. Pretty underwhelming beer, probably won't try again.

Nov 21, 2013
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CSpoons from Maryland

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in MD. Lots of bitter chocolate up front with subtle vanilla on the back end as it warms up. Thinner than most stouts but easily on of the smoothest stouts I've had. Only complaint would be the serving glass, can't wait to try this out of a snifter as opposed to the pint glass this bar uses.

Nov 16, 2013
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