Capricho Oscuro – Batch 2

12 oz bottle, many thanks go out to Steve for the chance to try this one.
On the neck label the Batch # (2), and the bottle count (205/450) are noted.
Pour is a dark, chestnut brown with quite a lot of sediment, a lovely rich, coffee colored head, some which brings with it some decent retention and lace.
Big ‘ole which malty notes with some sherry and alcohol.
Tastes reflect that, but come in with a bit more subtlety. The sherry and alcohol notes are reflected early, but then we get more chocolate character.
Body is a touch thinner than the style and the nose would suggest, but the shortcomings are not significant and still delivers a smooth feeling.
Interesting. A beer that seems to sit closer to a coffee-based, chocolaty porter or stout than an American Strong. Definitely low hop character for the style, and the mouthfeel doesn’t match.
Interesting beer.

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04/03/2011
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bottle
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.08
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