kp (10886) - 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 (6971) - 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 (1490) - 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 (3823) - NETHERLANDS - 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 (1358) - 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 (2886) - 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 (12875) - 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
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. A big tan head and the beer is black and well carbonated. Chocolate, vanilla, and prunes in the nose. A powdery cocoa feel. This one is funky and weird. Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, and wood. Plenty is going on in this beer and it kept me on my toes. Fun and tasty.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ang’s birthday tasting. It pours jet black, with a light tan head. The nose is celery, kiwi, big sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, dried cranberry, red grape and liquorice. The taste is caramel, salty soy sauce, treacle, brown sugar, liquorice, seaweed and big alcohol warmth. Full body, average carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Interesting, but the very sweet-salty combination of flavours doesn’t sit quite right with me.