Style: Stout (Pastry)

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 15.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Great Lakes Brewing Company Cookie Exchange Milk Stout

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What the brewers say

“Treat yourself to our seasonal milk stout brewed with a special rotating cookie-inspired flavor.”

What our panel thought

“Fig Newtons on the aroma—crumbly, slightly toasted, soft crust wrapped around some chewy, sweet figs. Cookie dough in the flavor creates a thick mouthfeel and decadent quality. Caramel sweetness, chocolaty depths, mysterious dark, jammy fruits combine to create a fascinatingly complex beer with layers of cookie goodness.”

What our editors thought

“Persistent, light tan head on a deep brown body. Strong vanilla note in the nose, with a brown-butter unctuousness that draws you in. Lighter and semidry in the sip, less ‘pastry’ than the nose promises, with very light roast bitterness and just a hint of hop structure that keeps it together. Surprising in its restraint.”

Review printed in: The Malt Is the Message (Spring 2024) (View All Issues)



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