Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by sleuthdog:
4.66/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one given to me by LiquidDegenerate...thanks Jim!
Poured into CC snifter
Pour: I'd call it almost black. I see some lighter dark brown tones along the edges creating the almost black. There was no head and carbonation is not noticed. A very still typical looking beer of the style.
Smell: Oh yeah!! I love the nose on these beers. I get a huge, huge cognac/brandy soaked dark fruit with fig, dates, prunes, and raisins. A wonderful brown sugar type sweetness come through along with caramel. This is an awesome smelling beer!
Taste: Oh yeah again!! The taste follows the nose almost to perfection. The raisins, figs, dates, prunes seem as though they were soaked in the cognac/brandy barrels forever. Vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, dark tart cherries, and a last minute touch of coffee.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full and sticky sweetness all over the palate. Smooth and creamy with a lack of carbonation.
Overall: This is one of my personal favorite styles along with old ales because they blur the line with english style barleywines and I find both to be phenomenally enjoyable styles. This beer hits on all aspects of what it should be and find it near perfection.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2013 01:54:00 | More by sleuthdog
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4.48/5 rDev +1.6%
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 139 ratings.