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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full Tilt Brewing’s BERGER COOKIE CHOCOLATE STOUT is brewed with Baltimore’s legendary dessert. This Sweet Stout starts with grist of 2-Row Pale, Crystal 85L, Carapils, Chocolate Malt, and Chocolate Wheat. The Berger Cookie character begins by adding actual Berger Cookies and lactose to the boil with Nugget and Tettnang hops for balance. Cacao Nibs are added during secondary fermenation enhancing aroma. Finally, vanilla is introduced in the brite tank rounding off Full Tilt’s homage to DeBaufre Bakery. "Anytime is a good time, with Berger Cookies"... and Full Tilt!

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
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 that’s just my aesthetic preferences talking. It also has decent retention. S: Well, this brings some decent chocolate character...it’s definitely not Choklat in that department, and that’s forgivable considering it’s a single. Some slight espresso, cream, and even floral hops make themselves known. I’ve never had Berger cookies before (blasphemy!), but I can tell there isn’t 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 ISN’T the cookie flavor - that’s too mild and frankly disappointing - it’s how well the floral hops balance the chocolate sweetness. M: Very creamy, which is nice. Rather thin...which is not-so-much. However, it’s 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 doesn’t have much of an effect, good or bad. While I have to dock ever so slightly because of this, it’s still an enjoyably quaffable dessert beer.


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jrodooo5 (1725) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2017
Outstanding all around! Pretty black pour w/ a tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma has a lovely chocolate chip cookie thing going on. The taste is similar to a chocolate chip cookie but not over the top. It’s light, it’s smooth, & it’s delicious! The sweetness is slighy subdued & fantastically balanced. Excellent!

3.3
Bricks (1153) - Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2017
Something a bit off on the smell.. like an artificial flavoring went bad. Taste is sweet malt, some chocolate.. This one’s decent.

3.7
johnnnniee (4434) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2016
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.

3.7
BierMeHoos (650) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2016
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 baker’s 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.

2.7
katrinaez (2307) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
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

3.5
sloth (2944) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2015
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.

3.6
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
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.

3.5
jb (3426) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
I’m 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.

3.4
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2015
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.

3.3
DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle->English pint. Black with moderate tan loose head. A: chocolate malt, sweet, latte. T: chocolate, vanilla, lite coffee, soy. Thin.


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