Thursday, July 6, 2017

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale

I recently saw cans of Cigar City's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale on my local liquor store shelf over on the SE Florida coast. Duh, of course I grabbed one! The story on the back of the can suggests one of the brewers was thinking out loud one day about a beer tasting like an oatmeal raisin cookie. Brainstorming began and here's the beer.

They start with the decadent Maduro Brown Ale as a base then add raisins, vanilla and cinnamon. How could this possibly go wrong? The can story ends with "a beer that tastes like it was baked in Grandma's oven." So get ready! Canned 06/02/17 Drunk (I did that for you) 06/18/17. 5.5% alcohol. 25 IBU.

Smells awesome, full of cinnamon and raisins and chocolate, just beautiful. Smell and taste totally hit the beer name! Chocolate base is so luscious and creamy, showcasing the perfect amount of cinnamon and great sweet raisins. Brown sugar comes too.

Sweet, and that's the risk here I think, but for sure there's enough balance. Can't drink a sixer back-to-back, but the first two were super enjoyable. Great flavors and textures. Maduro, I love you. And Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, I love you too!

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