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Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter



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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Last winter, while the Brooklyn brewing team sat around a peat fire drinking some inspirational drinks, brewer Tom Price mentioned that his friendís bakery made some very fine oatmeal cookies. Before long, we were all talking about oatmeal cookies and how good they are with beer. Pretty soon weíd somehow decided that the cookies should actually become a beer. Funny, the things people come up with while drinking in front of a good fire. Of course, oatmeal in beer isnít a new idea. For centuries brewers have added oats to the mash, giving the resulting beers Ė usually stouts Ė silky smooth textures. But how best to create the flavors we had in mind? Out in Jersey City (NYCís 6th borough), Tomís friends at Feed Your Soul Bakery make some of the tastiest oatmeal cookies weíve ever had. After talking to the bakers (and eating a lot of cookies), we brewed a beer from floor-malted barley malt, golden oats, raisins, brown sugar, honey, vanilla beans and a subtle dash of spice. Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter brings all these flavors together with light chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors to create a beer that will warm up the coldest nights, even if you donít have a peat fire. Itís very nice by itself, but perhaps even better with roasted pork, barbecue, or traditional Mexican mole dishes. Or, of course, some oatmeal cookies and ice cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2193) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 3, 2013
GCB: Tart yeasty finish. Almost citrusy. Did not get the cookie feel from this beer...but it was nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
From old notes. Pours dark brown with reddish tints on the edges. The aroma is cool... filled with baking spices. It is hard to analyze this beer without thinking about the name, but it really does smell like cookies. The flavor is sweet with chocolates and doughy notes. Fun beer... nice for desert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
Really enjoyed this one. On tap at the Blind Tiger. Ginger nuts and choc chip come through on the nose. More comes out as it warms. Very tasty and unique porter. Actually tastes like a doughy choc chip cookie with vanilla notes coming through. Loving it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
deep, rich mahogany in color. almost ruby. coffee colored head with a solid retention rate. Solid roasted malts with hints of dark berries, big quaffs of brown sugar. strong fruit esters, some chocolate and hints of toffee. The raisins really come through with hints of brown sugar and honey. The oats create that nice velvety feel on the palate. Bold porter flavors, roasted malts, chocolate, etc. I get a hint of cinnamon, but it could be the name playing with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a deep copper with an off white head. Nose brings in some yeast, bread, oats, and a bit of brown sugar. Taste is mildly sweet with some dough, brown sugar, caramel, and a tad bit of roast. Feel is medium but a bit light and not quite chewy enough. Tastes good, but I prefer the CCB version. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 10-19-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Draft at Capones mid February 2010. Pours a deep chestnut hue with some ruby highlights, topped with a medium-sized tab head. Aroma is a bit mild, with notes of oats, chocolate malt, and molasses. Chocolate and oats hit the palate first, and are complimented by vanilla, molasses, raisin and brown sugar. Finish is fairly sweet. Thinner body than I expected. Nice beer, Iíd seek it out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at Mekong for the 15th Anniversary Party on 08/19/2010. Clear dark blackb doy with ruby highlights and a small creamy tan head. Cookie dough and chocolate aroma. Yeast, cookie dough and chocolate flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Poured from the tap with an opaque mocha brown color with only a fringe of reddish light peeking around the edges. The aroma, although not prominent, is also indicative of a nice porter with only a clean caramel malt sweetness. The flavor has earthy oats, a subtle raisin sweetness, and hints of brown sugar, vanilla, and spices (cinnamon, maybe ginger?). Despite the name and ingredient list, the cookie flavor is certainly not over-the-top or overly sweet, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Dark pour, nice fluffy off white head. Aroma is sweet, some roasted malts, vanilla, cream and sugar and some cookie like oats and raisins. Flavor is sweet, smooth, goes down really nicely. Sweet caramel malts, raisins and chocolate. Finishes clean and crisp and not on the sweet side. Almost dries out a bit. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Deep black-brown pour. The nose is a little bit toasty with a little bit of cocoa and a light oaty earthiness. There is a little bit of sweet raisin. A light chewiness on the palate but there is also a fairly astringent ashiness as well. There is an almost Belgian character here.

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