Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout | Full Tilt Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
127 Ratings
Berger Cookie Chocolate StoutBerger Cookie Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Tilt Brewing
Maryland, United States
fulltiltbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by YardmanFTB on 11-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 18
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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

Photo of GodlessWatermelon
2.21/5  rDev -41.7%
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.

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Photo of revchris01
2.69/5  rDev -29%
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.

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Photo of bluehende
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RichardMNixon
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Marraybay
3.14/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

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Photo of slasich
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexk307
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of wiscokid920
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bret717
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Cook82
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Rast
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Devman171
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout from Full Tilt Brewing
3.79 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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