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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our seasonal winter ale. A big oatmeal stout with hints of cinnamon & raisin. You know Santa would rather have this than a plate of cookies.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours black with little head. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with a hint of raisin. The raisin flavor is more subtle than I was expecting. Gets better as it warms. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
Theydon_Bois (20143) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Keg at RB Best awards dinner, 30/01/16. Black with a decent tan cap that retains well. Nose is chocolate biscuit, spice, toffee, dried fruits. Taste comprises chocolate chip cookie, light roasted malts, spice, raisins, biscuit, toffee. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok stuff.

3.8
Strykzone (7482) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. My bottle was too cold and needed to warm. This had a sour aroma that I wasn’t crazy about but a little more going on. Flavor definitely changed while warming. It began with some of that oatmeal raisin cookie. Ok, actually I never really got the cookie. Raisin for a bit and then grapes. Oatmeal for a god while. Then earthy chocolate and then milk chocolate. And then some tobacco. A little bit of a bitter earthy fruity hop bite. I expected a gimmicky forgettable beer but liked this much more than expected.

3.9
hayduke (5572) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. I love having a beer with Dave. Black. Light tan head. Nose of chocolate malts. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel probably from the oats. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit like overripe red grapes and a hint of raisins. Finished with a bit of spice. Very nice drinking. I will have to forgive the name as Cookie was never found.

3.3
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is light brown with a small off-white head. Flavor and aroma of dark caramel, light oats, and a tiny bit of raisin sweetness.

3.6
phaleslu (10454) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Draft at the RateBeer Best Awards. The branding is confusing here; the table banner was just marked "Cloverdale" - nothing about Ruth McGowan’s - so for those of us without any knowledge of the place or these names, it was hard to find in the database. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a medium khaki head that settles into bubbles and a light film. Notes of coffee, oats, toasted and mellow roasted malts, earth, black olives, raisins, cream, and cinnamon. Light-medium bodied, with a smooth, bitter, roasty, lightly sweet mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Good. Nice complexity.

3.5
DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Draught sample at RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Black. Aroma of roast, chocolate, cookies, some dark fruits. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with chocolate, dark fruits. Medium-bodied.

3.9
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Creamy and flavorful it has a very little light tan colored head and beautiful ebony color. It has a flavor of roast coffee and smoke. It has a raisin like aroma.

2.7
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 6, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. I was hoping for something more well crafted. This is a stout with cinnamon. Chocolaty, roasty, spicy/fruity cinnamon. No cookie, no raisin. No flaws other then that it is not oatmeal with raisins.

3.6
illidurit (2347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at TAPS in Petaluma. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is pleasantly sweet, lactose and chocolate. Flavor isn’t very cookieish, more like a typical oatmeal stout. Some roasted malt, coffee grounds, some chocolate. Pretty tame beer.

3.7
oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
On tap at sacramento chilli cookoff. Taste was lots of roasted malts and chocolate. Some creamy from the oats


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