Jobu | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
capitalbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BrownAleMale on 02-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of RobinLee
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scaliasux
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L - Dark brown. Opaque. Thin off-white head. Not particularly persistent.
S - Sweet dark malt. Chocolate and prune. Brown sugar.
T - Not as rich as I expected. Quite sweet. Dark fruit and a little tart citrus. Chocolate is in the background.

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Photo of Murphious
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with weak head but nice dark reddish brown cola color. Smells like musty, rummy, and fruity, but was surprised by tartness. I was expecting something similar to Smutty's "Really Old Brown Dog". Love the sour! Reminds me of apples or sour cherries....? The rum takes a back seat to the sour after a while and I still enjoy it.

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Photo of Benish
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweet and malty while chilled and up to room temp. No notes of barrel-aging at first but was able to pick up some highlights of the rum as it warmed up. It's not bad but I find it to be a bit too sweet and light. Felt like there were no substance to it. Also not sure if this was this years or last years release.

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Photo of DanielSolorzano
4.54/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The rum scent is up front. It's sour, so most likely you'll love or hate it on that alone. You get a lot of the barrel in the flavor. Very easy to drink at 8.5%.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of einman
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. The local beer store is still holding down bottles of this, so I thought I'd give it a go. My first big bottle from Capital Brewery; this one a 'rum barrel-aged brown ale'. 8.50% abv according to the label. Aged for six months in Jamaican rum barrels.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a hazy caramel / ruby colored body with a half finger of tan head that falls to a ring quickly. Leaves behind scattered patchy lacing. Some fine sediment visible when held to the light. Looks very nice.

S - Initial booziness gives way to a slight acetic vinegary tartness, but pleasant in my opinion. Lightly tart & musty smelling. Notes of wood, oak, vanilla, and light band-aid. I can definitely see where the tropical rum notes have taken effect here.

T - An initial light sour / tartness hits you, but it subsides to waves of caramel, vanilla, wood, green apples, & dried earthy fruitiness. The tart is very enjoyable, in my opinion, and integrates well with the rest of the flavors.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, & tart. Lingering notes of vanilla and tart fruitiness. Lightly coarse carbonation, but very easy-drinking for the 8.50% abv.

Overall, I'd certainly say that the rum barrel-aging has done it's thing - for good or for ill. I am of the opinion that it is rather enjoyable, and I am liking this beer quite a lot. Certainly a unique and different beer experience, which is always something I am on the look out for. While perhaps not the most pristine example of a barrel aged brown ale, I'd recommend this one. Keep on with more experimentation like this, Capital Brewery.

Capital Brewery Jobu -----4/5.

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Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of kkleu357
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From notes on 4/30/14

Dark body with minimal head. Very grainy bread like aroma. Some alcohol smell. Sour taste. Was not expecting that. Some alcohol taste. Minimal flavor imparted by the barrel. It's ok.

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Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Kraty1
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of bitter
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Rborre321
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Tafyob41
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of stogirelli
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of CWhite
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Jobu from Capital Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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