Black And White Cookie
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
3.91 | pDev: 9.72%
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Brewed for 2013 NYC Beer Week. Speakeasy Black and White Cookie Ale – 6.3% – Milk Stout brewed with cacao and vanilla, inspired by the tasty treat whose name it bears.
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 07/08/13 notes. Had this on tap at Gingerman in NYC.

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Some moderate lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, roasted malts, burnt sugar, cocoa, and burnt malts. Nose is very sweet and lives up to the type; vanill and chocolate.

t - Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, lightly sweet vanilla, cream, roasted malts, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Taste is similar though a little less sweet, and the coffee is nice.

m - Lighter body and low carbonation. It is very smooth and easy to drink, but hurt a tiny bit by being a bit thin for a stout. Still nice.

o - Overall an interesting and nice sweet stout. Lots of sweet vanilla and chocolate, though the taste is not too sweet. Mouthfeel is thin, otherwise would be very good. Doesn't necessarily taste or smell exactly like a black and white cookie, but I liked it. Worth checking out if you like sweet milk stouts.

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Photo of palma
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost no head.

Very smokey nose. Burnt cocoa beans.

Taste reminds me of that popular candy of roasted coffee beans covered in chocolate. A good sweetness but not overkill. Vanilla is there if you look for it. Enough hop bitterness and burnt flavors to keep this beer in balance. Good flavor profile in this beer. A complex milk stout to say the least.

I would have enjoyed a more creamy mouthfeel. A little thin.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass (and yes I am drinking all 64oz to myself).

Appearance: A very thin dark brown that which bubbles are hard to see. Head is dark tan coming off thick roughly a finger's length.

Smell: Burnt chocolate and coffee cream, complex and rich.

Taste: This finish is awesome, roasted chocolate with a rich vanilla bean at the end that is incredible. Comes off almostl coffee-ish to the point you think you are drinking it. It's bitter but yet richfully sweet.

Mouth: Medium and crisp. Love the roasted finish. One thing is missing and it's the friggin dessert.

Overall: This is good brew, straight up no with questions asked. I would prefer it to most if not all "Milk Stouts" that I've had and god willing, I will more. Salud!

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Photo of vfgccp
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark brown body with a mixed-bubble white head. Ok retention and lace.

S - Nice dry roast coffee. Toasted grains. Burt wood.

T - Medium roast coffee, touch of smoke, biscuity malt, sweet cream.

M - Light, thin body. Disappointing.

O - Not a bad stout, but it doesn't live up to the name.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from Big Z (thanks mike!!!!) enjoyed from a speakeasy pint glass. Apparently this was brewed for NYC Beer Week. Brewed with cacao [sic] and vanilla, inspired by the tasty treat whose name it bears.

a - beer pours an ominous black with a massive three fingers plus of frothy grey head that hung out forever. this is the definition of a milk shake head. thick a frothy and leaves giant chunks coating the glass.

s - great roast. some vanilla and chocolate. black malts. some char to the roastiness.

t - hmmm....that's interesting. big roast bomb with a finish that boasts has some soft marshmellows and vanilla to it. it is pretty good, but not earth shattering. if the roast was dialed back in favor for stronger chocolate this could be the ultimate dessert beer. lots of big roast with vanilla and cocoa.

m - the body was a big surprise. it was rather watery and thin for such a roast monster.

o - overall, the mission of creating a beer that brings a black and white cookie to mind was somewhat accomplished. is that a good thing for a beer? decide for yourself. this is definitely a unique beer and i found it to be pretty good. certainly will have no trouble ripping through a 32oz growler of this one.

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Black And White Cookie from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 24 ratings