Caracu | Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu

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Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with bottom fermenting yeast.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2003

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Photo of dandy14
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matuto
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355 ml bottle (exp. 10/2016), pouring in a mug. 5,4% ABV. Dark and opaque liquid, with brown reflexes and short retention brown foam, which still keeps a dense ring after a while. Nice flavor from the roasted malts, which is much more complex than its aroma. Sweetness is not overwhelming. Medium body, and round mouthfeel with somewhat of a spicy finish. For its price, it has no competitor in Brazilian mass beer market.

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

It was pretty average all around, but looks cool

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Photo of Vagner
4.24/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On of the best brazilians stout.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

170515 on the bottle -- presumably meaning best before May 17th 2015. Well, it's May 27th. Fingers crossed I don't die. (sarcasm...)

Appearance: Looks great going into the glass. Super thick and rich looking pitch black color with a tan head. The color is just about pitch black with only a little bit of ruby on the edges of the glass. Head slims down and stays there -- virtually no lacing to be found.

Smell: Eh, something about it smells cheap. It smells very sweet -- artificially so. Very sweet on the nose with almost a corn adjunct aroma underneath some cheap milk chocolate and roastiness. Kind of nervous going into this. The aroma isn't horrible, but it doesn't smell like a beer reeking of quality.

Taste/feel: A fair bit like the smell. It has a flavor of cheap gas station coffee with two or three packets of sugar... that's the best way I can describe it. There is a definite low quality barley (maybe some corn?) flavor there that I very often get in cheaper brews. This beer goes in sweet, and stays that way. The finish has a slight (and much needed) dark roast flavor with a modest-at-best bitterness. The feel of this is fairly creamy with a slight prickly carbonation... that carbonation is much needed, as it keeps this beer from drinking a syrup. The mouthfeel is just about perfect for the particular style.

I'm a bit surprised I'm even rating this so high, since the sweetness I'm getting out of this comes off as straight corn syrup. That, coupled with the seemingly budget quality ingredients, should make for a very unappealing beer... but it's actually pretty decent. If you're looking to try a beer from Brazil and want it to not taste awful, this is probably your best bet.

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Photo of safaricook
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A tad too sweet but very drinkable Milk Stout. I have seen this on my trips to Brazil. It would have been a nice change from the usual adjunct lager dessert.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Paracatu
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Beertracker
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
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

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
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!

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Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 35 ratings