Caballero Aguila | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by moonman00:
Photo of moonman00
4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can only get this beer on a local supermarket chain. It is from the makers of Potro (Cervecería Mexicana).

It has a nice presentation, comes in a blue bottle, with a Caballero Águila (eagle knight) that comes from Aztec culture.

I poured it on a Beer Glass. Nice black beer, with decent head.

Very nice smells, coffee and chocolate predominance.

Tastes a lot like coffee, with a touch of dark chocolate, almost no bitterness. Carbonation is fair.

Along with Potro, the best stout ever produced in Mexico.

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Photo of Zorro
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strange blue bottled beer from Mexico found at San Roque in Santa Barbara CA.

Pours an extremely dark colored beer that can't pass light, no real head formation.

Smell is a little sweet with lots of chocolate and some dark caramel scents to it. Milder scents of figs, raisins coffee and a faint wisp of smoke.

Taste is sweet and chocolate with some smoke and coffee at the beginning. Very tasty but is more milk stout than dark lager in taste. Flavor stays all about chocolate and coffee with a bit of smoke.

Mouthfeel isn't all it could be needs a bit more carbonation.

Despite the classification here this is a milk stout and a good one. Sweet chocolate and coffee in a very dark beer that can't pass light? That is a Milk Stout in my book! I suggest you try this if you see it.

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Photo of tesguino
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

good for the Cervecera Mexicana, they are in the right way; without pimping, this is a genuine stout, NOT AN EURO DARK LAGER, although the gringos get angry, in mexico also is made good beer, this is an excelent example, the beer is offered in stores by USD$1.70 every bottle, the price does not matter, this is a good beer and point. Earthy notes, chocolate malt, precise bitterness, round and special mouthfeel for demanding drinkers are perceived, special for English and American cuisine, strong for the Mexican food, take in a pint glass for enjoy its smell and deep brown color, recommended 97%

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Photo of DogFood11
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at a small liquor store in Santa Barabara off the beaten path a bit. Blue bottle was unique, although I have to admit red flags and warnings in my brain saying its not worth the purchase went off. Like always I slapped down the naysayer and gave it a whirl. Poured into a chalice it forms a loose dark tan head that is weak and falls to an outer shell w/ little lace. Black body.

Roasted malts are heavy in the nose. Coffee/chocolate combine nicely. Chocolate seems to win out over the coffee but its a close battle and one I enjoyed. Milky texture to this brew. Coffee sharpness tends to linger. There isn't much bitterness even off the charred malts. More of a one sider that still held my interest somewhat.

Notes: Pleasantly surprised but that doesn't say a whole lot as my expectations were low. At the end of the day this won't see my fridge again due to availability and if I had a chance at another I'll be drinking it in Mexico.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Funky looking tall & thin 355ml [12 fl.oz.] blue glass bottle which has a distinctive shaped main label and a logo’d silver & blue crown cap. The main label is a colorful dark red, blue, gold and green affair which has a picture of some dues head covered in some kind of Indian head-dress, linked to the name Eagle Horseman obviously, this design is also embossed on the bottles neck. Listed as a “Dark Ale” and labeled as “Cervecera Mexicana – Caballero Aguila”. The reverse label states that this is Lot 00101, that it is 5% ABV and that it is imported by the Wine Warehouse in LA.

Appearance: Dark brown body, with little to no head when it settles. Finishes looking like a flat lifeless Porter. The head is a thin light brown colored halo which struggles to survive. Staid rather depressing looks.

Nose: Rich home-made toffee ice-cream nose blends with malts and a light hint of freshly roasted Coffee beans. After the disappointment of the appearance, the nose make sup somewhat for that.

Taste: Very much like the nose, molasses, sweet toffee and dark malts with some dark roasted coffee beans. Finishes with a somewhat chocolate-peanut-fudge feel, rather distinctive. Rather simplistic, but not that bad to be honest.

Mouthfeel: The sweetness and toffee feel gives this brew some wide shoulders, but overall it manages only to feel above average in the torso. Nice body but nothing to write home about.

Drinkability: As it warms it develops a toffee like milk chocolate laden Ale feel which is rather nice, the sweetness is not too high, I found this one rather easy to get on with, and I’m no fan of overt sweetness. That said, a few bottles would be enough for me.

Overall: I had prejudiced opinions prior to sinking this one, shame on me but there are not that many great Mexican brews out there (bar say Casta). But this isn’t all that bad really. Nothing outstanding and it is fair to say that the bottle is much more impressive than the contents, but that said - appearance aside, it is worth trying, there aren’t that many micro-brewed dark ales from Mexico after all. Give it a whirl.

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Photo of Dubbercody
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blue bottle. Dark, malty, and an interesting aroma of coffee and malt. Tastes quite malty and well, the best way to describe it is unique. Not wonderful, but defiantly not bad.

Found this in a little shop while venturing out on the Mexican bus system. One of the more interesting Mexican beers I was able to find throughout my vacation.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -15%

Caballero Aguila from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
3.53 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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