doublebock (487) - California, USA - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange brown color with little to no head. Big malty aroma with some oak, caramel and port. Rich and sweet malty flavor with toffee, molasses and dark fruits. Could have used some more carbonation. Felicidades to this Mexican brewery for creating a bar that’s up there with its neighbor’s in terms of a tasty and solid barleywine.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had from 750 ml bottle from Hi Time Wines. Pours ruby brown with no head and very slight carbonation. Lacing is good. Aromas of sugar, fruits, raisin, toffee, malts, and caramel. Taste is similar, very sweet, overpowering sugars and fruits. Heavy alcohol flavor with lots of malts and toffee. Finishes sweet. Not my favorite style, but I have had better barley wines. An ambitious beer from Mexico though.
m4rest88 (380) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an amber hue with no head.
Aroma is of dark fruits. Flavor has a somewhat dry beginning and then transitions into a very sweet ending.
Syrupy mouthfeel with lively carbonation.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - OCT 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the TjBeer Fest. Honey copper pour with a small but retaining head. This is officialy my favorite mexican beer... too bad its not for mass market yet. Roberto Gonzalez (Cucapa brewmaster) told me it had won medals at the Beer championships and without any reserch i believe him. The aroma is of flowery hops and sweet malts with a slight twinge of caramel. The flavor is more like a very malty dopplebock with a nice warming without alcohol or ether taste. Now the palate is what i think got this beer its medals... silky, smooth, velvety, with soft carbonation and a full body. Very high marks... i hope they bottle this soon.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium reddish brown pour. Aromas of caramel malt and meyer lemon. Flavor has sweet malt, subtle floral hops, and candied lemon. It is a bit thin on the palate, and could be more refined overall. Not a bad offering.
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I actually purchased it at a liquor store in Mexicali in July 07 one of the few remaining bottles in existence mine was the last at that store because the original 450- bottle limited production to celebrate the Centenary of the city of Mexicali in March 03 .is in exctintion Tough i heard it is on Tap at the Liars Club in San Diego, so americans dont waste that oportunity Pours an orange outstanding top, dark brown body;hoppy,toasted malt, with little carbonation, sour at first sweet at end, GREAT the best Mexican beer that i ever had
Sdaniel90 (204) - Estado de México, MEXICO - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 750ml. Pours a heavy, black liquid with a small offwhite head. Aroma is of dry fruits, dark chocolate and coffee. The body is heavy and robust, with a strong alcohol and raisin aftertaste. Best beer made in Mexico.
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - JAN 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brownish color and white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, malt, brown sugar, and hops, really good!!!
gerardoluna (194) - MEXICO - MAR 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 mmmm! mmm! mmmh!!! great beer, trust me, i eat some bread with "ahuacate" a mexican vegetal before try this beer and Booom! an extraordinary flavor round in my mouth [ i leave the veggie and take a chaiser of coffe liquor mmmmm!!!! try it!!]
Great flavor, amazin balance in the matl and hop, the view is like a good stout. this beer is called over here Cucapa "Barley Wine" please put the cd of miles davis and cannonbal aderley and turn on the volume with the song called "atumn leaves"
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light chestnut color with low carbonation. Strong brown sugar nose, Dark fruit taste, thick syrup mouthfeel. Strong caramel aftertaste. Mapley.