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Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 - Cigar City Brewing

Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5

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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.6%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a blend of at least five different beers, including Hot Blooded Foreign Stout, Puppy's Breath Robust Porter, and several vintages of Warmer Winter Winter Warmer. These beers were aged in some cognac and brandy barrels before being blended together. This will be a tasting room exclusive.

(Beer added by: Lare453 on 03-02-2013)
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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.

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Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.