Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
This was one of those beers that did not seem that great until a close inspection. Don’t be fooled by the relatively mild mannered appearance; this will treat you to a good evening. I hope I get to try some of the other blends in the future.
Aroma / Appearance - A giant surge of chocolate colored head did not inspire too much confidence until it began to settle into a deep brown base. Vanilla, blackberries, plums, and used motor oil give this a strange blend of porter and other influences.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee, plums, warm vanilla beans, and oak mix well. Completely out of the blue this immediately perks up the senses and had me wondering how long it could last. The bourbon is well balanced. The mouthfeel is dense like coating your tongue in a chocolate fountain. Overall this is a beer that is a close cousin of Port’s Older Viscosity which I also wish I had more of at the time.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Semi-gusher. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood, peaty, bourbon, and some wood. Tastes of chocolate, peat, vanilla, roast, and wood.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Capricho Oscurto
Date: October 01, 2010
Vintage: Batch #4
Appearance: opaque dark brown
Aroma: rich bourbon and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, vanilla candy, hint of barrel tartness, light roasted
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured deep brown with a huge, fluffy dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet and metallic bourbon, rye, and oak over roasty, yet softer chocolates and warm molasses.. seemed like a sweet base.. solid overall. The flavor opened with tangy oak, bourbon, and peppery alcohol, with warm, aged caramel and molasses behind.. a touch of smoky character not far after that.. finished dry with grainy barrel and residual sugars.. darker fruit at the very back. Medium-bodied with a whole lot of carbonation on the palate.. filled up the mouth a bit too fast.. other than that, everything came together well. Interesting brew.
GMCC2181 (1587) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle B#4 (gold wax) from beace. Good looking pour. Big head, black in color. Aroma of fruits, malty and alcohol..... Taste is like the nose, alcohol very prominent. Sweet malty, fruity... meh... rather drink something else. Needs balance. Just to big. Medium body. Thanks to brad for the beer!
Bullit (4398) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ cgarvieuk’s Need some Cupboard Space tasting. Thanks for sharing! Black colour, tan head. Nose is sour, red wine, slight roastiness, port, spicy. Flavour is roasted malts, sour, red wine, spices, oak. A bit boozy. Slightly sour and roasty finish. Really well done.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s tasting. Deep, deep reddish brown pour. Musty, earthy nose. Hints at sour cherry maybe. Rich and sweet palate, hints of chocolate and more tangy cherry with a really luscious mouthfeel. Lovely, rich beer.
JohnRMurdoch (4307) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Craig Garvies. Strong sweet alcohol malt aroma. Dark brown colour, not much head. Spicy cheese & ham flavour. Smooth with sweet aftertaste. Not my thing but I appreciate it is a quality beer.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In bottle. A black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, coffee, chocolate and caramel with a subtle sourness. Light balsamic vinegar.
Flavours of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, musty hay and a nice long alcohol hum. Beautiful oily mouth-feel. Quite tart with port wine and oak to finish. Very complex. Superb!
cgarvieuk (21036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home ... deep black ..thin lacing ... big roast malt ... big toffee treacle nose ... big roast ... dark malts ... strong smooth an heavy ... hint of port ... soft oak ... complex but balanced... heavy but real nice