Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout
Full Tilt Brewing

Berger Cookie Chocolate StoutBerger Cookie Chocolate Stout
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #742
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,552
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 12.63%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
127
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Full Tilt Brewing
 
Maryland, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  29
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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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 character...it'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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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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qchic from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Dec 19, 2013
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BColton1 from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Nov 17, 2014
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brheuer from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Aug 02, 2014
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thufflife from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Aug 12, 2014
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BillRoth from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Aug 16, 2014
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Latarnik from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

May 31, 2014
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Nov 26, 2013
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Dec 12, 2013
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

Dec 10, 2013
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AndrewMichael from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Mar 05, 2014
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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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sammy806 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nov 22, 2013
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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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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Nov 21, 2013
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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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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Nov 10, 2014
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MarvinSnyder from West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Oct 03, 2014
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scott27 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Nov 20, 2013
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2dogbrew from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Aug 04, 2014
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rbfurr3 from Delaware

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 24, 2014
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wrightst from Maryland

5/5  rDev +31.6%

Jul 12, 2014
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bylerteck from Canada

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Mar 12, 2014
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oline73 from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Jan 25, 2014
Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout from Full Tilt Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 127 ratings