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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brown ale aged on raisins, vanilla beans and cinnamon.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Cloudy dishwater brown color, no head. Faint cinnamon raisin aroma. Taste starts off like a brown ale and definitely finishes like an oatmeal raisin cookie. Medium full mouthfeel. Glad I got to try this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
oobawa (1498) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Yes, it does taste very much like an oatmeal raisin cookie, with vanilla and cinnamon forming a base and fruity raisin notes playing off the caramel malt center. Also not terribly sweet, although the vanilla does produce a clingy brown sugariness that haunts the back end. But I’m a grump, and this beer’s gimmicky as hell, and I’m not a huge fan of gimmicky beers that taste more like bakery treats than a frosted barley pop. So there. Not all that pretty, with a dark brown pour but little head and no lacing. Nose is pure oatmeal raisin cookie sweetness. Sparkly texture seems a bit thin and boisterous for a cookie brown ale. I’m sure this beer rates through the roof, but it’s not for me.

3.9
drsordr (2736) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Can from alexsdad06 pour opaque dark brown with ruby tones and moderate tan head. Nose caramel, toffee, cinnamon, cooked oatmeal cookies. Taste nice spicy cinnamon, cooked oatmeal, raisin. I think they hit the goal on the head.

3.6
rdixon77 (2876) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2017 Very good, very sweet brown ale. Definitely hit the cookie mark with plenty of vanilla and cinnamon. As tad sweet for. Untested but CC usually goes big.

3.5
phaleslu (10329) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2017
12 oz. can from Homer321 - thanks again, Sean! Pours a mostly clear amber with a deeper hue and a finger of fizzy beige head that settles into a ring and small island of film. Notes of cinnamon, vanilla, toast, brown sugar, nuts, raisins, tobacco, and earth. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a thin, sweet, lightly spicy, lightly tangy, earthy mouthfeel. Good, but didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

3.8
ljthiessen (1350) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Can. Brown pour with a beige head. Sweet oatmeal raisin cookie aroma, lots of raisin and cinnamon, kind of creamy. Taste is a little less sweet and less pronounced, but really nice.

3.7
drjoeng (1325) - SINGAPORE - MAY 1, 2017
5.5%ABV. Brown ale. Tapped out dark brown. 26 SRM. Nose is roasted nutty with roasted chestnuts. Mouthfeel is drip coffee. Palate has caramel, light toffee, roasted chestnuts and a strong base of wheat toast. Element of ume fruitiness, like the wet plum preserves, maybe prunes. Coffee flavor.

3.7
Fred82 (2329) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2017
Can. Nose brown biscuity malts. Light raisons with cinnamon. Quite malty. Taste raisins and cinnamon. Quite hoppy. Nice raisins notes. Toasted Raisins bread. Interesting.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10482) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2017
12 oz can from Cigar City in the hotel room. Pours a clear mahogany brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has mainly cinnamon and raisins, simple but nice. The flavor has raisins, cinnamon, oatmeal sweetness, I can get the nice oatmeal cookie malts, hints of the vanilla, definitely a positive spin on the basic brown ale.

3.6
djd07 (15094) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa, roast, raisin, wood. Medium body, nuts, cocoa, raisin, caramel, nice sweetness, very good.

4
RLiddell (135) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2017
On tap at CCB tasting room. Pours a nice, dark copper. Smells of vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is very smooth, vanilla and cinnamon in a rich dark beer. This has always been one of my favorites.


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