Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Barley Wine
Mexicali, Mexico
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Tequila Barrel Aged Ale
What is more representative of Mexico than Tequila? Our inspiration comes from the mountains of Jalisco where agave is king. This is the first tequila barrel aged beer in the world! We took a batch of our multi prized Barley Wine and put it into tequila barrels and here are the results, the experience is overwhelming.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
umich03jm (3427) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours a murky dark brown color with a slight amount of beige head. Aroma is maple syrup, caramel, wood, cough syrup and some funkiness. Kinda has the aroma you get with certain barrel-aged sours but worse. Taste is a very sweet thin syrup. Alot of caramel and candy mixed with some odd off-flavors like soy sauce and cough syrup. This is just not a good beer at all. Drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2012
22oz bottle...Thin rather sweet earthy liquid that lacked any sort of BW complexity or mouthfeel. Not much in the way of Tequila type flavors either nor alcohol for that matter. Maybe they should have left it in the barrels longer...a lot longer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (8752) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a liquid caramel color with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel mixed with musty sweaty socks. The flavor again shows some sweet caramel with musty basement and cobwebs. This strange earthy notes don’t go well with anything. Very light tequila and barrel notes. This is a one time taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Poured cloudy brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate earthy musty wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2012
22oz bottle shared with friends. Judging by how quickly they finished their glasses, they seemed to like it much more than I did. Thin khaki head, fading to minimal. Hazy dark cranberry color. Nice, interesting dark fruit aroma. Strong tequila-flavored sort of bitter finish. Good, sweet taste, bit of alcohol. Light carbonation. It’s unique. But not delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle with Steve and the Foco BA crew. Cloudy, dark red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Honey, spicy, tequila, toasty malty aroma. Spicy, sweet fruity, tangy, orange fruity, fairly strong tequila, honey flavor. Bleh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
So the tequila is present more in a feel in the mouth that is difficult to describe, it has a slickness, but not as much actual tequila flavor as we wanted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1486) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours a mahogany color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet at first with the dark fruits and caramel malts. Slight tequila notes with some oak as well. Flavor is similar with the dark fruits and caramel malts up front. Not as much tequila on the flavor but it does have some oak. Nice warming on the finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pours a mahogany red with fair lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, licorice, and alcohol. Taste is complex with figs, molasses, soy sauce, and hard chocalate candy. Hints of lime and maybe agave on the backend. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3722) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Local Belmont bottle. Pours a much darker brown than expected but you pick up the ruby highlights when you hold it to the light. Foamy, slightly off-white head that settles into bubbles. Brown sugar, slight sweetness and a little spice dominate the aroma. I honestly find only a hint of the barrel or tequila in the aroma but its nice either way. You can definitely still find the base barley wine in the flavor. Overall the flavor is fairly muted with sweetness as the strongest taste. Pretty nice and glad it wasn’t over-the-top.

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