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Cigar City Capricho Oscuro (Batch 4)

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of barrel aged Rye Porter, Warmer Winter, and Big Sound.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to boomer0813, dark amber brown pour with a whiskey , woody cherry aroma, flavor of vanilla, malty whiskey, cashew butter and caramel

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Big thanks to Amanda for sharing this bottle. 12 ounce bottle with copper-colored wax. The beer pours a dark brown color with a brown head. This is an excellent looking beer, as I have come to expect from Cigar City. The aroma is chocolate, alcohol, caramel and some brown sugar and molasses notes. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee with some alcohol. I also get some oaked notes, as well as a little bit of vanilla from the barrel aging. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a two finger thick tan head. Light wavy lacing. Aroma is wonderful. Full of oak, spice, esters, and chocolate. Flavor is molasses, chocolate, dark esters, and oak. Wow! The chocolate and dark esters linger in the finish. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesn’t diminish the beer at all. Full body. A fantastic beer. Big thanks to my CCB hook up, Jason.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Thank you so much Dstructo...Thick inky black with brown head. Silken appearance. Aroma is complex, combining fruit and chocolate. Figs, vanilla bean, 65% dark chocolate, and coffee liqueur in the finish. Feels more carbonated than it looks and has a good deal of unexpected acidity. Is pretty light on the tongue. Quince paste, prune, finishing with the slightly unpleasant astringency of persimmon and acidic espresso. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to JW77. Dark brown in color with a large frothy tan/light brown head. Aroma of wood, burnt malt, some booze, and fruitiness round it out. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, vanilla, raisins, and slight cherry tartness that lead to an alcohol warmth in the finish. Somewhat medicinal, too, in the finish. Smooth and creamy mouth feel to this. Good times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Trade bottle from Dosbeerigos. Dark brown pour. Aroma was roasty, coconut, funky, mildly sour. Taste was oak, coffee, mild sourness, and toasted coconut.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1405) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy Ryan - thank you! Black and heavy looking in the glass with a cafe tinged brown head. Smells great. Some type of barrel influence (bourbon?), oak, rye, and peat. Aroma is very tight in its architecture. Hmmm . . . flavors are not so tight with the rye porter up front , boozie barrel influence, barleywine-esque notes of raisin/date, and an extremely sweet tinge through the finish (reminds me of the Big Sound). Unique, enjoyable, but too many big, sugary flavors that don’t properly integrate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Cigar City rate #100. Bottle, fourth installment of the Capricho series. Poured near black with a tiny tan head. Nose has a decent amount of roast with big notes of dark chocolate and bourbon, lighter notes of raisin, vanilla and some oak. Medium to full body with a creamy mouth feel and soft carbonation. Flavor is a moderately sweet mélange of dark chocolate, burnt malt, dark fruit, toffee, wood, light tobacco, and booze with mild tartness in the back. Finishes roasted with light warming alcohol. Thank you CCB for 100 world class beers, I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. A dark brown pour that appears all black once in the glass. A nice frothy foam settles on top that produces thin sheets of lacing after each sip. The aroma shows sweet caramel, bourbon, raisin, vanilla, damp wood. Smells very good. The flavors are a bit on the sweet side but still well done. Raisins, molasses, plum, chocolate, toffee, bourbon, there’s really a lot going on here but it works well. The barrel-aging smooths this out with just enough alcohol to warm the body. There’s some light roasty and smoke notes but the sweeter flavors tend to dominate. That’s probably a lot from the Big Sound but perhaps to a lesser degree the Warmer Winter too. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. With just a touch more roast or something to counter the sweetness of the beer I think this one would be world class.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
bottle courtesy of beerlando, thanks a ton man! pours a nice deep brown with a dark brown head that is very thick and creamy. it doesn’t leave any lacing, but in my dfh glass it leaves a viscous wine like ring with legs on each sip marking your place. very cool. the aroma is big bourbon, lots of nice wood, earthy hops and malts. nice complex flavor profile, excellent body and mouth feel. lots of nice wood, and some tropical floral notes keeping making themselves vaguely known on the tongue and the nose. overall an excellent beer.


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