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Offline Steve L

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Oatmeal raisin cookie stout.. what category?
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:18:36 PM »
I'm at building a recipe for a version of an Oatmeal Cookie Stout with raisins and spices. Not sure what category this would fall into, oatmeal stout, spice beer, fruit beer.... all of the above, :D
Any suggestions from you judges who've had these show up in competitions....

Thanks!
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Re: Oatmeal raisin cookie stout.. what category?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 12:33:27 PM »
If the spice notes are apparent, it will need to go into the SHV category. I doubt that any raisiny flavor would be considered 'fruit' enough to warrant placement in the Fruit beer category.

If the spice or raisin flavors are low, you may be able to pass it into another stout category.
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Re: Oatmeal raisin cookie stout.. what category?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 12:55:40 PM »
Thanks for the guidance. Might be a situation where a taste dictates the direction.
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Re: Oatmeal raisin cookie stout.. what category?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 02:16:30 PM »
If the raisins and spices are apparent then the proper category and subcategory is 29B, fruit and spice beer.

If just spices, category 30.

If just fruit, category 29.

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Re: Oatmeal raisin cookie stout.. what category?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 02:25:03 PM »
Might be a situation where a taste dictates the direction.

Absolutely. It doesn't matter that you put ingredient X in your recipe, if you (and judges) can't perceive it, its not worth mentioning or categorizing because of it.
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Re: Oatmeal raisin cookie stout.. what category?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 06:42:01 PM »
If the spice notes are apparent, it will need to go into the SHV category. I doubt that any raisiny flavor would be considered 'fruit' enough to warrant placement in the Fruit beer category.

If the spice or raisin flavors are low, you may be able to pass it into another stout category.

This ^^^^^. I brewed up Bugeater's (from the BN) classic Oatmeal Raisin cookie ale once and entered it in SHV category. Scored well, and before you know it, the beer was gone!

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Re: Oatmeal raisin cookie stout.. what category?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 11:12:03 PM »
Excellent, Thanks for all the input. Can't wait to brew this one up. :D
 
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