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Fishin' In The Dark | Capital Brewery

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3.67/5
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37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ri0 on 06-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,695
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
37
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
3
Trade:
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danmullens1
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You and me go pissin' in the dark.

Or was it fishing.

Anyways it's a dark color, kind of like karo syrup woo. A frothy, gummy head forms on top with nice lace left lingering lively.

Aromas of smoke, molasses, and roast malts.

Flavor is much of the same with hints of sap swirling through the molasses, peat, and roast malts.

Feel is on cue with slight parch and roast, with a semi-dry yet still creamy finish.

I'd buy more if I had access to it. Nice to have on an unusually warm February night. I'm in shorts on my deck for crying out loud!

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Photo of jakea
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EOTBeerholder
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fishin in the dark pours a black color with a very small but lacing head. Nice full spicy meaty aroma. The taste is very full, big smokey malt flavors, with a hint of smoke and meat. Good full flavors, good body. Overall its a very full and complete flavors.

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Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is a little coffee and cocoa, but flavor is fairly bland - just s small amounts of sweet and roast. Ok beer.

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Photo of mjpolzin
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good aroma that smells a little like Red Vines. It relies a little too much on an oaky flavor, but still good. Not as refreshing as some of its peers.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stouts4me
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Gross. Described as an Imperial Schwartzbier, nothing imperial about it. Taste is way off on this.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark black body. One bottle Poured with a nice lasting 1.5 inch head, the other Poured with a 1/2 inch fast dissipating one. Spicy sweet aroma. Heavy tasting beer. Flavors of pepper, sweet malt, mild bitterness. This is a big improvement over some of the old Capital beers. Looking forward to trying some other new ones.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Chaz
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a luxurious dark brown in color -- black to the naked eye. Topped with a silky-smooth darker tan head, comprised of small, uniform bubbles. Head drops after a good couple of minutes and leaves plenty of sticky lacing behind. GREAT first impression.

The nose is rich and malty-sweet, and reminds me very much of an American porter, minus the new-school take on hopping, of course. Midnight Wheat? I wonder... Lightly tannic/tanginess to the nose, also, and definitely smells a bit more ale-like than lager-like. Fruity and full of dark fruit notes: Bing cherry and plum.

Bold and expressive on the first sip, with BIG cocoa notes. Coats the palate and really gets a good first impression going (or second, I guess.) Lightly-bitter, and with notes of a precious dry, biscuit malt co-mingling with the cocoa. No coffee or espresso notes here, and I am okay with that, as I had been told that it was an experimental or hybrid take on Schwarzbier (an 'Imperial Schwarzbier' of sorts.)

Come to think of it, this does reminds me a little of Sprecher's very good flagship 'Black Bavarian' lager, but gussied up, stronger, while at the same time slightly lighter in body.

A.B.V. on bottle states 7.5%, and that seems right for this one. Reminds me a little of some of the Imperial Porters which have been around for a while now ("Gonzo"), but just a touch mellower.

Seems to me that this would make for a good dessert beer, and maybe even one to pair with a sweeter biscuit or a cake course. Ultimately, this isn't bad at all, and that's a good thing as it's the first new beer from Capital that I've had in years, and they are getting hard to find in my neck of the woods...

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Fishin' In The Dark from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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