Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout

Sweet Stout Anchor Brewing

2.5

Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout, a Sweet Stout by Anchor Brewing

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Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout is a Sweet Stout brewed by Anchor Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a mug from a bottle.

Appearance

The ale pours jet black and topped by a generous cap of tan-colored foam that shows good retention. Ample lace and a thick soapy collar ring the glass.

Aroma

The aroma is sweet with a scent of chocolate cookie and a hint of sugary dark fruit.

Flavor

A taste of semisweet chocolate meets a taste of dark fruit and a slight taste of booze and vanilla. Finishes with a mild floral bitterness and a hint of booze.

Mouthfeel

Relatively smooth with a medium body and medium-light carbonation.

Overall

Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout presents fairly well. Its aroma is pleasant and suits the style and concept nicely. But its palate doesn’t translate quite as well.

Celebrating Trader Joe’s 50th Anniversary

Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout was crafted by Anchor Brewing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Trader Joe’s grocery stores. The brew utilizes Joe-Joe’s cookies in its recipe to make this chocolaty stout.

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About the Sweet Stout

The Sweet Stout and Milk Stout originated in England in the early 20th century and were marketed as a tonic for invalids and nursing mothers. The Sweet Stout is very similar to the Milk Stout but its use of unfermentable sugars doesn’t include lactose. Like other stouts, its color ranges from dark brown to black and is either opaque or clear. Full body or nearly so with a creamy feel and low carbonation. Roasted grain combined with the sugars give the aroma and palate a coffee and cream or sweet espresso character. Chocolate and fruity esters may be present. Hops typically lend an earthy or floral flavor. The Milk Stout and Sweet Stouts are sweeter than other stouts with a milder roast character. Its balance is similar to that of an Oatmeal Stout.