ysusi (19) - Mexico, MEXICO - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish mahogany with tiny head. Smells like figs, dates and caramel. Very sweet malts but well balanced with some hops. Medium-full bodied. Some alcohol on the back, definitely warming. Sweet finish with a mild bitter fade.
Best Mexican. Not a lot to compete with, but the best undoubtedly.
mralex (7) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had 2 bottles at the London Pub in Hermosillo, Mexico on St. Patrick’s Day.
Was very surprised and impressed by this barley wine... I was worried that my trip to Mexico on business would be spent trying to imagine that the Negro Modelo actuall had more flavor than it did.
The Cucapa poured dark with a little head, and the aroma was strong and malty. Taste was rich and reminded me favorably of comparisons with an Old Guardian. Looking forward to finding more of this back home in LA.
beerpadawan (4) - Venusville, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 The first thing that will grab you is the nose. It has a bright toffee/caramel aroma. A friend described it as "almost like a Heath bar." There is a good, off-white head on the first pour of the pitcher, which settled to an even coating. However, the next pour settled quicklly with no coating.
It is a sweet beer that went reminded me of an old ale such as Thomas Hardy’s, only with a lighter mouthfeel.
It went extremely well with Pizza Port’s Coffee/Chocoloate Chip Ice cream.