Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Lare453 on 03-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
173
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 22
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of nickfl
4.24/5  rDev 0%
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
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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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dipped in yellow wax poured into a matching CCB snifter. The brew appears dark brown in color with a thin tanned cap that holds in a ring around the glass.

Aroma is rich with toasted coconut and woody elements blending to caramel and vanilla sweetness. Lots of complex sugary appeal going on here.

Taste is sweet with layers of malt contrasted by booze and barrel nuance. Vanilla, caramel and some fruity suggestions upfront taper off to alcohol and dryer barrel character leaving a tannic woody feel in the aftertaste.

This is a rich brew, moderate to heavier in the feel with low but ample carbonation. A delicious sipper that id love to have again.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours a dark murky brown, little head, looks imposing and malty.

Intense malty aroma as expected, caramel and vanilla and chocolate and lots of pure sweet sugar. Smells insane.

Taste is an explosion of caramel, then some vanilla and chocolate, some sweet booze, then some more caramel. Yum.

Kinda hot and boozy, pretty thick, excellent beer but not too high on drinkability.

8.6/10

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Lare453
4.99/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz into a riedel snifter

A dark cola brown, little to no head, nice crown of bubbles, scattered islands, very pretty

S lovely, big cognac, vanilla, dark dark chocolate, bakers chocolate, licorice, lemon peel, oak, bitters, cherry, other berries... Tis beer is super complex! There are several flavors I can't identify.

T phenomenal. This is very very cognac and brandy forward. Lots of licorice, vanilla, coca, big dark cherries, brandy and cognac oak, lite powdered sugar, light coffee, sweet malt, brown sugar, cane sugar, Cabernet grapes, several other flavors that I cannot identify. A lot of cherry.

M thick and full bodied, very light carbonation, smooth

O this beer is phenomenal, I dare to say its as good as Leon, sweet stout and other ba beers from ccb. I may have to say its the best ba beer from ccb yet. Exceptional. Another unbelievable drink from ccb.

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Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 from Cigar City Brewing
4.24 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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