Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 - Cigar City Brewing

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 108
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
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 retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with no head on a muddy, dark brown body.

S - Lots of caramel, toffee, red apple, vanilla, licorice, and whiskey.

T - Sweet toffee malt and caramel covered apples up front. Some more caramel and brown sugar notes in the middle and a finish of warming alcohol, brandy, and vanilla.

M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a very sweet finish.

D - Nice, with a great barrel and toffee character, but somehow lacking in the finish. The aroma is amazing, the flavor is a bit less so, while the drinkability and appearance are lacking. A touch of roast or just a bit more bitterness was needed to balance out the significant sweetness. As it is, the beer finishes a touch on the flabby side with a cloying sweetness that makes this one to share with friends as it seems like drinking too much of it would diminish the experience.

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4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma offers roast, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Just ridiculously smooth. Wow. Alcohol heat is there in the finish, but even so, rather mild and delicate. Teeming with flavor. Chocolate and roast with prominent bourbon throughout. Medium bodied and silky smooth on the palate. Fabulous.

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3.69/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - A few wisps on a deep caramel head. Thin collar. Reddish flecks.

Smell - Lots of cognac and brandy. Smells like apple brandy, but the description doesn't say that. Caramel.

Taste - Lots of liquor. Very strong. Nondescript caramel and some roast. Very hot brandy finish. Boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Very hot. Low carbonation. Alcohol overwhelms all the other flavors.

Overall - I blame the brandy barrels. More cognac, less brandy. The blend of beers is very muddled.

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4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours an opaque color of darkness with a tiny tan head that evaporates like the rain in an August Orlando. Aromas of heavy brown sugar and lots of vanilla with hints of oak and dark dried fruits. Lightly vinous with hints of caramel, toffee, licorice, and chocolate. I could smell this beer forever. Sweet brown sugar with vanilla up front. A vinous alcohol flavor with a hint of heat comes in next. Light pitted fruits with caramelized sugars and hints of molasses and soy. Finishes with a lingering alcoholic sugary sweetness. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Big thick sweet beer that I thoroughly enjoyed sipping on for half the night.

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Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.