Cookie O'Puss
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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American Stout
Ranked #563
Ranked #24,318
3.83 | pDev: 10.44%
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Cookie O'Puss™ St. Patrick's Day Stout is brewed with signature chocolate crunchies from Carvel®, fudge, ice cream and milk sugar. With a deep, rich chocolate flavor and a strong roasted malt backbone, this stout is sure to hit the spot for beer and chocolate lovers alike!
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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, little else. Taste is roasted malts, touches of chocolate. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall it ain't bad, but I was expecting much more of a chocolate profile than it delivered.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours black in color with a two-finger foamy khaki colored head that has great retention and leaves a bit of lacing behind

S- roasted malt, chocolate, milk sugars, coffee, caramel

T- sweet and malty up front with come creamy lactose, followed by notes of chocolate and caramel. The finish brings out a roasted malty note that adds coffee and char, lingers of lactose and caramel

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

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Photo of avalon07
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a 3/4", creamy, off white, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very muted aroma of malt, a creamy quality, chocolate, vanilla, and lactose.

T: Tasted of a bit of the creamy quality (quite fleeting), some chocolate notes (not quite enough), a lot of malt (present throughout), a hint of vanilla, and lots of lactose. A surprisingly thin and uninspired flavor. All of the ingredients seem to be there, but they're not pushed far enough. It comes across as watery and uninteresting.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: on the whole, this is kind of a misfire. Could've been better.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Can to snifter.

LOOK: Dark black color, medium tan head, bubbles recede in a patchy pattern which is something that I don't normally see. Good retention.
AROMA: Chocolate, vanilla.
TASTE: roasted barley, chocolate, vanilla. It does remind me of a chocolate cake.
FEEL: medium body, respectable carbonation, smooth and creamy

Pretty good. Wasn't expecting much, but this is pretty tasty and enjoyable.


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Photo of Jwale73
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in my Spiegelau tulip. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a loose, quarter-inch, khaki-colored head that slowly sizzles and pops as it dissipates. Ruby highlights present when backlit. Nose is a bit off - cocoa, roast and an artificial quality. Perhaps also some minty and metallic notes. Taste expresses unsweetened chocolate, roast, a light ashy quality. It all comes off a bit watered down, however. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a fizzy carbonation. Overall mouthfeel is a bit thin and watered down. I was looking forward to trying this, but was fairly let down. Not at all worth the price point. Lackluster and disappointing.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
2.64/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

L = Black color, three fingers of tan head

S - Burnt coffee and nuts

T - Same as the nose. Just burnt coffee grounds and overly bitter black coffee.

F - Too thin for 8%

O - No sign of chocolate. Too burnt to be a good imperial stout.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. can dated 2/22/19. So excited. Poured into Aslin anniversary glass.

L: 1F+ light brown head with good retention, same lacing, and a cap and ring. Beer is very dark brown.

S: Pretty standard roasted malts. Doesn't change much with warming.

T: Tastes just like a good no-frills stout, TBH. Either the malt bill is so strong it completely wipes out the adjuncts or I have lost my ability to taste things. There is a faint cocoa/chocolate hint, but not much else. That said, this is pretty good. I would drink it just as a regular stout.

F: Moderate body, not much carbonation. Construction solid if not what is advertised, well-balanced to the point of slightly bitter.

O: It doesn't taste like a Cookie O'Puss cake, but Captain Lawrence makes a nice base stout and that's not a bad thing.

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Photo of Billolick
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tall can from the source - 02-26-2019 canning date.

Pours a very dark shade of brown, dark mocha cap, that quickly departs.

Rich milk chocolate sniff.

Full bodied brew, with rich notes of more chocolate, fudge, mocha. Decent stout to pair with a rich chocolate dessert. Much better than the Captains's Carvel themed IPA...but that is not really saying a great deal

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Photo of Kendo
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Having grown up with Carvel's commercials (and their ice cream cakes), I'm interested to see what Captain Lawrence does with this one. . . .

A: Poured from the can into a Duvel tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is midnight-black with a BIG (nearly 3 fingers) chocolate milk-colored head on top - which settles fairly quickly.

S: Modest roasted barley and roasted coffee beans along with milk sugars and a touch of milk chocolate.

T: Roasted barley up front, then chocolate malt, cocoa powder, some fudge, and that lactose/milk sugar taste. Drinks more like a Milk Stout. Finishes with lingering chocolatey sweetness (kind of like chocolate milk) that detracts from the earlier impression.

M: A little on the thin and watery side - this beer could benefit from some additional body and heft, IMO, which might stand up to that chocolatey finish a little better.

O: OK. Decent for a "gimmick" beer - and out of a nostalgic sense of duty towards Carvel, I'm glad I tried it. But I'm also glad I only bought the single.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head and lace ring. Roasted, chocolate shaving aroma with hints of lactic qualities. Thick body, slightly sweet with roasted chocolate and hint of lactic sweetness. Enjoyable albeit a tad dry for my [email protected]

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Photo of 57md
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a healthy finger of head. The nose has both roasted notes and something sweet that's hard to place. The flavor follows the nose. The sweetness has a bit of a fake quality to it, however.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky extremely dark chestnut brown in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate black + dark cola brown + mahogany colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy soapy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted + charred + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of lactose sweetness. Light aromas of fudge.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + charred + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by just shy of moderate flavors of fudge and light flavors of Carvel chocolate ice cream. Hints of earthy hops. Moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with a hint of dryness. Slight hints of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with decently hidden alcohol. This is an interesting beer - kind of a hybrid between a Dry Irish Stout and a Milk Stout with aspects of both and then the adjuncts giving the chocolate flavors. A nice choice for St Patrick's Day.

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Photo of Shade1951
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting and pretty tasty. It's not sweet, per se. The chocolate is more of a dark chocolate flavor; hence, the bitterness. There is some hoppiness in the aroma, but it's not off putting. It's lightly carbonated, though a pour produces a large tan head that hangs around for quite a while. Good for a limited-edition brew, as I don't know if this would appeal to many people year 'round.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The burnt bitterness saps all the life out of the dessert-like qualities. I love bitterness in a dry stout or porter, but this was not a very enjoyable drinking experience.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark tan head that left a think ing of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted and chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but doesn't have as much in the way of roasted malts—there are added flavors of fudge with hints of chocolate ice cream.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is definitely very rich in flavor but comes across as being very dry and like a much heavier bodied version of an Irish Dry Stout. It definitely looked like it had some ice cream in it because some light brown colored clumps came out from the bottom of the can when I was rinsing it out.

Serving type: can

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Cookie O'Puss from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 51 ratings