ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 thatís just my aesthetic preferences talking. It also has decent retention.
S: Well, this brings some decent chocolate character...itís definitely not Choklat in that department, and thatís forgivable considering itís a single. Some slight espresso, cream, and even floral hops make themselves known. Iíve never had Berger cookies before (blasphemy!), but I can tell there isnít 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 ISNíT the cookie flavor - thatís too mild and frankly disappointing - itís how well the floral hops balance the chocolate sweetness.
M: Very creamy, which is nice. Rather thin...which is not-so-much. However, itís 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 doesnít have much of an effect, good or bad. While I have to dock ever so slightly because of this, itís still an enjoyably quaffable dessert beer.
johnnnniee (3789) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Industry Night at HomeBrewCon.
Rich vanilla and chocolate stout onslaught. I got an earful about these famous berger cookies. They must be pretty good if they are anything like this beer. Tasty.
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: Half pint pour.
Appearance: Dark brown pour, cola-colored body. Thin, bubbly tan head.
Aroma: Hints of bakerís chocolate, some toasted bread, vanilla.
Taste: Follows the nose, but not as strong, again bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, touch of coffee.
Palate: Very smooth and creamy, medium body.
Overall: Was expecting a bigger flavor palate, but pretty good.
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Highly disappointed for what this claimed to be. Really nice as a stout, but where is the chocolate? Why is there no sweetness? Honestly, this is not what I expected when you put Berger and cookie in the name. Nice and thick, good color, and good stout as a stand alone, but change the name. bottle
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small, light brown head with fair retention and skimpy lacing. Black pour. Milk chocolate and vanilla nose, hint of booze. Med/light body, creamy with a soft carbonation. Velvety smooth chocolate flavors, doughy malts, dry and chocolaty. Lightly sweet finish, warm and cozy.Decent. 12oz bottles from statelineliquors.
altonbrownd (5648) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Dark chocolate brown body with thin oliy head. Nose is chocolate for sure with stout and licorice in there. All oiled up. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, plums. Quite nice. Better than I thought it was going to be.
jb (2933) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím liking the chocolate and cookie nose. The taste and palate is full rich and tasty. Well as I drink more the palate thins out but very drinkable.
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Baltimore. Black pour, almost no head. Aroma of chocolate, cream, bread, sugary malts, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet, malty, sugary and a bit spicy. A little too sweet for me, but well made.
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->English pint. Black with moderate tan loose head. A: chocolate malt, sweet, latte. T: chocolate, vanilla, lite coffee, soy. Thin.
radio_nowhere (1395) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at MD Craft Beer Fest, opaque black color with tan head. Aroma notes of roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel and some light coffee. Taste adds vanilla, cocoa, light cookie dough, some nuttiness and faint smoke. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with sweet roasty finish. Nice cookie flavored milk stout.
merc7186 (2930) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Smoked Chocolate Malts, Lactose
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Very Minimal Lacing, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Lactose, Smoked Chocolate Malts
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Oxidized