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Cigar City Capricho Oscuro (Batch 4)

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A blend of barrel aged Rye Porter, Warmer Winter, and Big Sound.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - AUG 8, 2012
In short: An extremely brutal sticky fruity dark ale of some kind.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when a little over one year of age. Bottle sent to me by hopscotch, thanks a lot Eric
The look: Near black body with burgundy highlights, small beige head with minimal lacings
In long: Intensely scary nose of boozy dark fruits, alcohol fumes and a ton of sweetness. My god, this things smells like some kind of hard-liquor made out of prunes. This is really scary. Taste is just as scary, condensed prune juice, excessive sweetness, a whole lot of alcohol burning. Figs, Rye bread, raisins, oak, thick caramel, dates, unexpected spiciness (hot pepper, nutmeg), some balsamic vinegar, a shot of hard-liquor. That thing is only 9% but it burns like a 14% beer. I tried my best but I just couldnt finish my little 12oz bottle. This beer is excessively brutal and goes over the top at throwing everything at you, even by CCB standards. Im probably the least judgemental person on this site, I would see you having anal sex with a donkey in the back of a Toyota Corolla and Id assume you have a very good reason to do so, but if you give Oscuro Batch 4 a good rating then this is too much for me, youre a CCB homer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11300) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is dark chocolate, rye, and scotch. Thick mouth, nice vanilla, rye, nice booze presence, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9426) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have chocolate, caramel, spices, spicy rye notes, oak, bourbon, vanilla, some dark fruit, with just a splash of bitterness. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
13th April 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good dark tan head. Palate is light and airy, lightly crisp. Mellow sourness in perfect balance with semi sweet dark chocolate. Tangy fruits with a little creamy malt. Semi dry finish. Just a great balance of chocolate and mild sourness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Pours a murky dark brown head with a bubbly dark brown head. Bourbon, a bit tangy fruity, lightly spicy rye, caramel, a bit oxidized aroma. Roasty, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, somewhat tangy, dark fruity, bourbon flavor. A little disjointed. Not too hard to drink but seems to have multiple personalities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9362) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, very dark black pour with tan head that is a bit more heady than I expected, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, raisin, plum, hints of oak, lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, lots of whiskey as well, hints of spice and smoke in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet dark fruits, slight prickly notes, hints of oak, vanilla, bourbon, touch of red vinegar but not bad, nice caramel, toffee, more dark fruit, finishing fairly sweet, slightly burning, oaky and full of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2009 Vintage

11/21/2010: Cigar City Capricho Oscuro Rye Porter (Batch #4)... Aroma: Bourbon char, dark chocolate, notes of fruity rye. Appearance: Very deep brown to near black in color, opaque; brown-colored crown. Flavor: Semi-sweet and dark chocoalte; nice level of sweetness; malt syrup; smooth, nicely blended bourbon; dry, char-like finish. Palate: Thick and chery, slightly sticky. Overall: This is one big beer!

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #125 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8142) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12oz waxed bottle .. . pours a dirty plum juice .. . medium foam . .. wood, earth and mild barrel .. . a touch muddled and maybe something i would have enjoyed before closetting .. . . nintendo golf was where it was at!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
355mL copper wax thanks to the CCB collectors box at RBWG Grand Tasting. Never thought Id get to try this one. Pours a clear cola brown with a larger than expected tan head. A bit overcarbonated. Nose is infected but nice- red wine barrel, funky, bourbon, malted milk balls, vanilla, macadamia nuts, powdered milk. Strange but I like it. Taste is sweet tomato paste, sugar, sticky caramel, denser sugary body. Not quite drained from the infection. Aerated palate with some remaining silkiness. A bizarre, but fun beer that is slowly souring in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8246) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle to taster (thanks Leighton). Looks solid; an opaque dark brown with beige lacing. Smells solid; malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (3191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of heavy malt, booze and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, malty, bourbon and vanilla. Finishes with roast and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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