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Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 | 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:
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.

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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 22
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4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Thanks Jcartdamg for this love you bro!

a:Pours a dark brown black pour:
S: toasted almond, toasted coconut, milk chocolate, bourbon, dark spirits
T: all of the above in the smell, cocoa, coconut, dried figs, dark fruit, a bit of alcohol booze in the back
M: a bit light in mouthfeel, light carbonation, assuults the palate with all the aforementioned characteristics
O: a great beer one of the most complex beers I've ever had so much going on an assuults on the palate a must try for any fan of barrel aged beer like myself

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
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.


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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Capricho Oscuro (Batch 5) from Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida. According to Cigar City: 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.

Score: 91

2012 vintage bottle served in a Goose Island Chicago flag snifter and enjoyed on 04/23/13.

Appearance: Pours a dark, distinctively brown color with just a whisper of head that quickly and totally dissipates. No lacing or retention; this beer just leaves behind a clear, oily coating on the side of the glass that slowly oozes back into the beer. 3/5

Smell: Huge notes of toffee, raisins, figs and sweet maple. I can smell the dried dark fruit notes at least a foot from the glass. Vanilla, brown sugar, caramel and more raisin. This beer is an absolute raisin bomb. Big, bold and decadent in aroma. This beer smells sweet, but it does not quite get to the point of sugary sweet. The aroma gets sweeter as it warms up and airates; this made me downgrade the aroma score a quarter step. 4.25/5

Taste: Upfront is sweet brown sugar, maple, sugary vanilla and raisin. There's a bit of booziness thereafter, but not in an overly intense cringe-inducing sort of way -- more just in the warming sensation and bold accompanying flavor. Toffee, caramel, leather, brown sugar and maple in the finish. Tons of dried dark fruit throughout. A little oak as it warms up. This tastes a sweeter than the nose and is a bit sugary, though not "Dark Lord sweet." 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium, maybe slightly sub-medium, bodied with low carbonation. Sweet overall. I was expecting a little more fullness and a little less sweetness, but this does not fall so short of the mark to hurt this brew. 3.5/5

Overall: This beer has some awesome qualities going for it. The flavor profile is reminisce of Melange 3 and Fruet. Alas, the sugary-sweetness and lesser bodied restrains this one from true greatness. If you love your sweet raisin-forward beers, this one is calling your name.

Cost: $10 for a 12 oz bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Capricho Oscuro - Batch 5 from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 173 ratings
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