What kind of beer goes with cookies?

Specifically, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?

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Pinup I. January 25, 2012
Founders breakfast stout! Coffee, vanilla, oatmeal, and nutmeg...stands up well with cakes too!
 
StrawberryPye January 24, 2012
I can't believe it hasn't been asked.
 
boulangere January 24, 2012
This may be one of the best questions ever.
 
hrosdail January 24, 2012
Porter, but do really like the above answer.
 
susan G. January 24, 2012
Breakfast? explain the tag, please.
 
StrawberryPye January 24, 2012
What? :)
 
amysarah January 24, 2012
Depends how much beer you've drunk before eating the cookies. But I like the idea of wine/beer and cookie pairing - Cookie Monster would approve.
 
StrawberryPye January 24, 2012
If we have fried cheese why can't we have liquor and cookies?
 
JoannaZ January 24, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout has chocolate and coffee flavors that would go well with cookies. (It also goes quite well with a good vanilla bean ice cream.)
 
rldougherty January 24, 2012
Left Hand Milk Stout would be really good!
 
StrawberryPye January 24, 2012
Thank you, and gold star for introducing me to Milk Stouts!
 
Big Giant chocolate stouts, or sweet earthy barleywines. fruit beers will work as well
 
StrawberryPye January 24, 2012
These all sound delicious, but barelywines are pretty strong, and big giant stouts usually are too. I always feel a breakfast beer should be no higher than 7, 7.5% ;)

I'll try a fruit beer next time so I can tell people I had Juice and Oatmeal.

I went with a chocolatey Dark Ale. Not too sweet, not too heavy. Really really good with these specific cookies.
 
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