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Capricho Oscuro - Batch 2 | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of Big Sound Scotch Ale, 110k+OT Series #2, and Bolita Double Nut Brown, aged in Makers Mark Barrel.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Lare453
3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one did not hold up well... Brown in color, small light brown foamy head that quickly dissipates. Way oxidized... a little sour. Not a no barrel left, very meh and way past it's prime.

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Photo of stakem
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle #347 of 450 poured into a matching CCB snifter. Endless thank yous are owed to the very generous KickbacksSteve who gifted me with this rare gem 6+ years ago. (Yes, im really only opening it now.) The brew appears dark brown to black in color with lighter clarity around the edges. A dark khaki head rests atop and holds very well.

This smells of chocolate-like roast, espresso and some tangy bourbon alcohol component. Tangy in a strange whiskey sense like some are, not bacterial tang. It tastes roasty with espresso and dark chocolate bitterness, some oaky vanilla, caramel and whiskey-like tang like the nose suggests. Its tannic in the aftertaste with a leathery earthen feel.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. An interesting and unusual brew with a bunch of unique flavors upon each sip.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Lledd
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2, 2009, bottle 298 of 450

Very dark appearance, not pitch black, but a nearly opaque brown with a quickly settling mocha head, with carbonation you can hear popping in the head.

Wow oh wow, this beer smells great. Up front there are notes of wine and hops. They are blended very nicely with a roasty and chocolatey malt profile. It smells complex and balanced.

Chocolate, coffee, wine. There is a slight booze flavor which is not unpleasant in the slightest. The slight tartness of the wine/grape flavor balances wonderfully with the malts. This is really special. The aftertaste has an authentic whiskey flavor, like you took a shot a couple hours ago.

The body is similar to a bcbs. It's thick but not heavy. The carbonation is small and course, but there isnt too much. There is just a hint of heat in the throat. It feels like it coats your tongue when sipping, but the carbonation keeps it refreshing.

Overall this beer is simply amazing. It has the complexity of a bcbs, but more balanced and refreshing, and with less heat. This is a must have.

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of seeswo
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cola brown with a very minimal trace of head. The nose is strong and has dark fruits, a hint of sweeter fruits, a strong maltiness and a bit of tannic and leather flavor. The taste is a really interesting, tame blend - those dark fruits and a bit of sweet fruit suggest almost Dr. Pepper blended into a stout (with chocolate flavors) and put in oak. Not as sweet as the description and comes together really nicely. This was split across several people and I wish I could have spent more time with more of the 12 oz bottle. Mouthfeel is bigger with medium-low carbonation. Very good beer that I would love to see replicated.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Chris! Been. Wanting to try this ;)
Pours a reddish brown. A touch murky. Sme nice light brown head. Looks pretty. Smells malty and rich. Some nice light roast. Tastes rich and malty. A bit boozy and harsh. Sptastes really strong. Sme roast. Maybe light fruits as well. Really enjoyable. :)

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Photo of koopa
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 2 Bottle 317 of 450 (2009)

My second and last bottle of this delicious brew. First one was shared at a great tasting with beerloco, callmemickey, and a handful of other great BA's last year.

Appearance: Pours a nice deep mahogany boardering on black with a 2 finger mocha crown that displays medium retention and lace.

Smell: Lots going on here indeed. I'm picking up on chocolate, roast malt, molasses, a dark fruit medley, loads of brown sugar, and a hint of caramelization.

Taste: Same as the nose with the dark fruits and the brown sugar getting buried a bit by the oak presence.

Mouthfeel: Thick side of medium bodied with active carbonation.

Overall: Such a solid and enjoyable beer!

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Capricho Oscuro - Batch 2 from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 65 ratings