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Caracu - Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu

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79
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with bottom fermenting yeast.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2003)
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Photo of intovert2438
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of denisconrado
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Accompanying a cat chokes; had never read the "stout" in the can, but he can not hide the roasted corn metallic. A very cold and in a place with no option, tin is better than a lager, or even a malzbier corn.

Photo of factoide
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Etrusco
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BTHU
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of cervezango
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of srbcurti
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of FLima
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

One feels a bit melancholic when drinking this. Long time no see. Black color with a caramel head that disappeared in a blink of an eye.
Sweet aroma of caramel and toasted malts.
Taste follows nose, sweet caramel and malty taste with wood and toasted notes. Hints of earthy hops. Dry aftertaste, a bit astringent, with burnt wood notes.
Medium to full body with low carbonation.
A bit too sweet for my taste, but not as unpleasant as local malzbiers. You can better feel the toasted malts and hops, not just the caramel. Nourishing breakfast. Still… It could be more alcoholic and cut down on the sweetness.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a strange)
from a grocery in Porto Alegre BR.
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a bubbly thick tan head that fades to a sticky thick ring of head and last a good bit. The body is too dense to see any carbonation.

S- The aroma of slightly sweet roasted black malt has some nice molasses and raw sugar aromas to support it. There is a nice graham cracker aroma that comes through as the beer opens.

T- The creamy black malt flavor is a bit roasted with no bitterness and a touch of prune/vinous quality to it. There is a brewer's licorice and coffee hint in the finish with some more slightly sweet molasses flavor with a tang in the finish.

M- The tight fizz has a medium-light creamy mouthfeel to it with no alcohol notes.

O- This is a classic tropical Foreign Export Stout. A bit sweet but the fizz cleans it up in the finish and with a nice fruity and roasted character with no bitterness it makes a nice session beer in the heat.

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Paracatu
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Beertracker
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

CRS's Caracu (Cerveja Forte Escura) pours up with a modest effervescance that creates a smallish tannish-brown head that neatly rings the glass above the deep reddish brown-nearl black body. Head retention OK! The aroma is very sweetish e.g. Malta Goya with hints of blackstrap molasses, burnt caramel & marshmallow cream. The flavor is very one-dimensional with sweetness overwhelming the roast towards the finish. This medium-full bodied lager is overly cloying and hard to finish. Less milk sugar & more stout. Very nourishing!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed the Caracu beer. I don't know if I would classify it as a Milk Stout, to me it seemed more a dark lager. The beer poured dark not quite opaque with nice tan head. The smell carried roast and malt. The taste also included roast and malt, but there was also presence of chocolate/molasis sweetness. The mouthfeel was pretty light and tasted great on a mid-winter evening (25C) in Ipatinga Brazil. Overall this was a good beer.

Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black body, khaki foam. A little light gets through around the edges. Retention is decent, foam has a somewhat creamy texture. Nondescript sweet coffee scent.

Sweet with a chalky dry aftertaste, mildly robust flavors of coffee grounds, molasses, fig and chocolate. Mellow feel overall, pretty light bodied. Some raw grainy malt and tangy notes of dried dark fruit come through. Pleasant enough to drink... in Brasil they mix it with light lager apparently, also heard the "raw egg mixed in this beer for breakfast" story.

Obrigado Paulo e Duda!

Photo of cambabeer
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Very dark black. Little red head.

S- Malty, mollasesy, and a little wine like. Ethanol and burnt. Good coffee.

T- Not too great of an aftertaste. A good and nice amount of malt which brings nice bitterness.

M- Big carbonation and thick body. Feels nice on the throat.

D- Not too easy, but it doesn't need to be.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

350 mL can,

A: Pours black with a medium off-white head, good retention, good lace.

S: Dark malt, some chocolate, does have a bit of a phenol problem.

T: Lots of chocolate malt flavour, cocoa powder. Dark porter type flavours, not really roasted. Minor phenols on the back end.

M: Medium-bodied, fairly smooth, has the lager smoothness, bitter aftertaste.

D: The malt has a good flavour, tastes a bit chemically though at times which takes away from a nice base.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml bottle served in my favorite chalice.

Reviewing this beer is pure "nostalgia". It was my granpa's favorite one. So, it brings me some good memories of my early life in Brazil. :) Anyway, that's the first time that I review it after having a better beer background.

A: Pours dark brown to black color (with some particles in the bottom) and medium carbonation (with a 1 to 2 fingers beige head). Low retention and some lacings left

S: Roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Some yeasts too

T: Roasted malts, toffee and some coffee background. Sweet upfront. Mild roasted bitterness. Light sweet end. A bit too sweet, in fact

M: Medium to body, bit creamy and molasses. Mild roasted bitter aftertaste

O: Good drinkability, compromised by its exaggerated sweetness. Besides that, an authentic Foreign Stout

Photo of DoubleJ
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

350 ml can bought at a grocery store, on to the beer:

A finger´s thick of tan head rests on top this black body with a hue of leather brown at the bottom. The coffee aroma that rises out of the body is pleasant and warms up my engine. To taste, it is very sweet. Sweet as creamer, mixed with mild notes of coffee. The body is somewhat viscous in feel, but leans towards a medium feel.

This is dessert beer. I wouldn´t have another can in a given session because of the sweetness, but it´s a tasty and inexpensive treat (cost me R$1.79, or US $0.79).

And another note, in the past, truck drivers in Brazil would consume this with an egg mixed into the beer and call it their breakfast.

Photo of dirtylou
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, brought to me from brasil by Blackie

apperance: pours into sweetwater pint glass....cola-mahogany body, light garnet highlights, light creamy tan head with minimal lace

smell: aroma is a tad unusual...strong sweetness coming out over a rich malty body...coffee, strong cocoa...creamy and milky

taste: Coming from a beer culture that I have never had any exposure to this is a strikingly different beer. The flavor rolls my tongue, not because its bad, but more just unusual. strong cocoa powder, very rich dessert-esque flavor, creamy, milky sweetness

mouthfeel: very creamy and smooth

drinkability: hmm, i can handle it

Photo of schiaveto
4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caracu can easily be included as a "sweet stout" beer, despite the fact that it is a bottom fermented beer, using lager yeast. The recipe includes roasted malt, maltose sirup, and the fermentation in interrupted when the beer is about 7 to 8 °Plato.
You'll find notes of chocolate and roasted, the foam could be better, if the brewery improves the ratio malt/(non-malted grains+sugar). Very smooth and flavourfull, I consider this beer one of the best brazilians, and by far the best among the "industrial beers" of Ambev.

Photo of nekronos
4.88/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yumi!, One of the best beers I have ever tried worlwide. This type of Bock is what I like, very sweet but at the same time strong, with coffee tastes. The can is Black with a BUll drinking, is great!. My brother brought it to me from SouthAmerica some years ago, and it was deliscious.

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Caracu from Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu
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