Capricho Oscuro - Batch 3 - Cigar City Brewing
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3.73/5 rDev +0.8%
Many thanks to Gillard for the chance to try this beer. Poured a deep reddish brown like clay with only a slight head but that is to be expected with a barrel aged beer. The nose had notes of vanilla, oak and slight citrus. The tastes is more wood than beer, with no real distinguishable traits of any of the base beers. Light to medium body with a buttery quality similar to Firestone 11. Pretty drinkable now, but I expect/hope this beer to improve with time. Overall this is a pretty decent beer but not their best offering by far.
12-15-2009 22:57:58 | More by PretzelCity
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
12 oz. bottle poured into my CCb tulip.
A: Deep brown color. The pour produced one finger of kahki head the recedes to a thin rim and leaves very little lace.
A: Nice burbon tones to go along with strong coffee and chocolate.
T: Really nice chocolate and coffeee tones with a pronounced burbon taste.
M: A little thin here, but I guess it's because this one's a brown and not an Imperial.
D and overall impression: Drinkability is very high here. I think this is the first barrel aged brown I have ever had. Not nearly as thick as an Impreial Stout, just different. I think I like it, it's just very original, and for that, I give it props. Skal.
12-06-2009 03:35:47 | More by Gtreid
4.15/5 rDev +12.2%
Huge thanks to tpd975 for bringing this to a recent get together on his recent trip to Philly. Thanks again man!
Pours a very dark chestnut brown color with slight mahogany edges and a beige frothy head that slowly settles into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic spotty lacing.
Earthy oaky aroma with a lot of oaky tannis, vanilla and a huge b ourbon presence. This beer has an amazing nose resulting from the time spent in the barrel. Lots of chocolate malt underneath the sweet bourbon character. I took in the aroma of this beer for several minutes before even taking a sip.
Lighter end of medium body with some very sweet chocolate malt presence with more sweet bourbon and alcohol. Lots of silky chocolate malt with hints of caramel and subtle tobacco. The bourbon presence is subtle and nowhere near as prominent as it is in the nose. Also a good bit of earthy oak tannis and vanilla but the flavors of the original base beers are not overpowered. Slightly watered down but still a complex, quaffale blend.
12-06-2009 00:27:32 | More by corby112
4.03/5 rDev +8.9%
A: Pours a nice nutty brown hue with shades of copper showing through. Rather thin small head that exhibited no real retention or lace.
S: Lot's of barrel in the noose. Vanilla just oozes from the glass. Nice notes of charred oak, and bourbon. Sweet notes hide beneath with some caramel, and brown sugar coming out as well.
T: Flavor is very similar to aroma. The barrel component is big in this beer not as big as the nose would lead you to believe though. Nice bourbon flavors with the vanilla once again leading the way. Some stewed dark fruits, and the sweetness of darkened brown sugar.
M: On the thinner side for the style.
D: Very drinkable. I liked the mix of this one. It is the lightest in body of all the capricho's, but still pretty darn tasty.
12-04-2009 14:04:15 | More by tpd975
Capricho Oscuro - Batch 3 from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.