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Cigar City Capricho Oscuro (Batch 4)

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RATINGS: 128   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Black color/ tan head. Vinous, rye, chocolate, vanilla whiskey aromas. smooth mouthfeel with medium viscosity. Very good chocolate, vanilla, red wine, wood, dark rye bread, whiskey flavors-nice barrel brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with creamy tan frosting. Nose is chocolate, oak and coffee with sour cherry and smoke. Silky medium body, sticky and warming with a soft tang. Taste is super saturated fig, orange peel and cocoa. Tropical fruit, vanilla and dates fade in and out. An intense flavor explosion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
My latest CCB from fishingnet had some goodies. Thanks, Ben! Pours a luscious dark blackish opaque pour, lush and dark, thick with a moderate darker brown head, dies to a film, laces small. Aromas have a sour cherry tang, moving into rich bourbon spirit, vanilla tannins and wet oak, roasty malts, rye, touches of vanilla, dark fruit, faint peat and some sweeter rich cocoa, and sweet toffee, caramel, and biscuity malts. Some orange marmalade citrus from the Winter Warmer, the Rye Porter falls behind.. The Big Sound adds some nice complexity and strength of flavors. Initial is an infected beer, sour red cherries, touches of vinegar, wet oak and Bourbon spirt. Vanilla, touches of roast with caramel and toffee malts pushing through. Some lingering roast, sweet fudge, the orange marmalade and sweet malts, decent deadened hopping and crisp and slightly oxidized grainy malts show a decent Winter Warmer component. Tartness falls out as I get used to the beer.. But the cherries are still there. Would have loved to have tasted this before infection, but it is still a pretty good beer and blend, perhaps the infection even adds another interesting layer. Overall, I was ok with this.. But it was no uninfected Rurik blend.. That was great. A nice BA beer that seems to have gained an infection, though not for the worse. A good beer, but I think it aspired to be more.. The infection doesn’t make the beer bad, but it does take away from what I think it was supposed to be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) near black ring of tan bubbles. Nose is mossy, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, alcohol and cherry. Taste is very smokey, cherry, weird combination and some fudge plus moss. Medium body, fudgey linger. Alcohol kick too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle shared by Geiger. Pours a deep dark brown black with a thin lasting head. Aroma is bourbon, medium alcohol burn, fruity esters, plum prune, raisin- light green apple acetaldehyde, toast, burnt wood, vanilla, chocolate, roast. Flavor is lgiht ashy leathery roast, chocolate, burnt notes, bourbon barrel, red grape skins, tannic, burnt leather and paper, apple brandy with more green skins, burnt toffee and sugary sweet in the middle- more barrel, wood, earth and alcohol in the end. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, Batch #4, courtesy of boomer0813) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, vinous, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, caramel, toffee, and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1985) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2010
bottle poured a dark black in color with a covering of brown head. aroma has chocolate, barrel wood, fruits, cherry, caramel, and some brown base. mouth feel is medium but it coats well with a bit of carbonation. flavor has molasses, fruit,, brown malt, bourbon, wood,and some funk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4052) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2010
12 ounce thanks to smith4498. Complex blend of flavors largely dominated by chocolate, caramel, and cherry tartness. Very interesting and nice even if all that tartness may not be intended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Cool, bronze wax dipped 12oz bottle courtesy of boomer0813. Poured an imposing, deep, ruby highlit, dark brown body with a soapy off-white head that was very leggy/sticky. Aromas were vinous, black cherries, some alcohol, roasty, cocoa and caramel. Flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate, roasty, alcohol in the finish and vinous again. Medium mouthfeel with softt carbonation. Another nice American strong by CCB. Thanks Amanda!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6022) - 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


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