Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Cookie, what beer?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by elshaggy, Jan 26, 2013.


What imp stout should elshaggy add to his cookies.

  1. SN Nawhal

  2. Dark horse's Plead the 5th

  3. 2011 Abyss

  4. 2012 Abyss

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  5. 2011 Darkness

  6. 2012 Darkness

  7. Gonzo Imperial Porter

  8. Stone IRS

  9. "Just drink the damn beer!"

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  1. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    So I've got a wild hair and lots of quick oats here and I want to make some cookies with beer. I've got a few things in the cellar or maybe I pick up something (Rasputin or ?)

    The question is what imperial stout should I add to a chocolate oatmeal cookie. Maybe I throw in some white chocolate chips to make them look pretty.

    Poll to follow, results will follow that.
  2. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    The worst one to drink, its the one to add to cookies.
    All of them are pretty tasty, but I'll pick the Gonzo.
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  3. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    You should get an oatmeal stout
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  4. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Sounds like a fun experiment but I agree with this sentiment - Bake with the Gonzo and drink one of the others
  5. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I don't know what the hell is going on here. But let me say, Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout is out of this world!
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  6. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

  7. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Terrapin oatmeal stout
  8. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    recreational baker here:
    make it an inexpensive or unimpressive, but very strong stout. as close to molasses as possible. Or a stout you're drinking now. How much are you adding? Can't imagine dough tolerating more than a 1/4 or 1/3 cup / per batch.
  9. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    Possibly boiling it down and cooling it, I've been doing some reading looks like she reduces beers a lot to add. She suggests Old Rasputin. But I picked up some Samuel Smiths oatmeal (not organic chocolate) as I checked the thread at the liquor store a few minutes ago.
  10. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Virginia

    I could see 2011 Abyss pairing nicely with a cookie.
  11. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    Add some raisins to highlight the dark fruits?

    I'm mulling it over while I drink a Sam smith oatmeal stout and make my BLT.

    I'm tempted to try a Darkness because the local Surly hot spot here is having their Surly Tap Takedown tomorrow with 10 varietals on tap. I'd would be cool to bring a few for the wait staff and barkeep.
  12. vthippie

    vthippie Initiate (146) Dec 18, 2012 Vermont

    Don't really see the point of taking a beer that you took the time and effort to age and dump it into a cookie unless you have popped one and think it has fallen off the cliff. I would pick what is cheapest and easiest to replace and for me that is Narwhal (still on the shelves here) or something from the cellar that has shit the bed.
  13. vthippie

    vthippie Initiate (146) Dec 18, 2012 Vermont

    That changes things, do this with the 2012.
  14. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    I'm hearing ya, wild hair quelled. I'm going to try with the Samuel smiths oatmeal stout. Though I would have liked to use am imperial stout.
  15. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Would you seriously waste a 2011 Abyss on an experimental batch of cookies?

    Send it to me.
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  16. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Disciple (305) Aug 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Darkness or Abyss in cookies? Must be nice!
  17. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    Must be wreckless!

    I've seen or heard of both being used to create deserts or sauces. I don't know if they had access to pull off a keg though.

    The Gonzo is drinking fantastic bottled 10/11. The Oatmeal stout however doesn't smell so good while boiling.
    Edit: Now with pictures
    That's not my coffee BTW.

    Thanks for the input BAs
  18. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Probably something more bitter like the gonzo so it balances it out.
  19. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

  20. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    I don't think I've ever had the opportunity to try Abyss. Though I found an '11 on Christmas Eve 2011. The 2012 didn't make it very long after it was released.
  21. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    Ding! And done. They turned out nicely, I think the plain oatmeal stout was a bit too subdued in flavor to stand out much in the finished product. Next time I'll go bigger. You are all too kind, in your position I'd want to see someone else use a limited release and see what the results were. It's only beer after all and it all in fun. Thanks again for following my experiment tonight.

  22. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Aspirant (210) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    mad river extra stout................add oatmeal and on!!!!!
  23. vthippie

    vthippie Initiate (146) Dec 18, 2012 Vermont

    Don't count Sammie Smiths out yet, next time try the Organic Chocolate Stout.
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