Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 - Cigar City Brewing
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4.48/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Batch 5 poured into snifter.
Pours a dark brown with small fizzy tan head that disappears just as quickly as it forms.
Aroma on this is huge dark dried fruit. Old fig, date, caramelized raisin, oak, brown sugar, blackstrap molasses, horse saddle, and a spirit character leaning towards whiskey but with a rum and port like presence as well.
The palate shows a complexity similar to that of barrel aged Old Ales. More of that brown sugar, tobacco, molasses, fig jam, raisin, earthy leather, and prune come out. Plenty of barrel character as well with oak tannins, Brandy, and Rum. I believe part of the blend did use bourbon barrels but the taste doesn't really express it.
Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I think it should be but good nonetheless. It's expected with some barrel aged beers.
Overall, I'm very impressed by this. Very much a la FW Anniversary style with the blending and it results in a tasty concoction. Blurs the line between Old Ale, Barleywine, and American Strong. Wish they produced these on a large scale!
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 02:40:31 | More by MarcWP
Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.