Oculto is an odd one, so I’m going to get right into it.
Brewed by the Broken Barrel Brewing Company, Oculto is “blended with beer aged on Tequila barrel staves,” according to the label. What does this mean, you ask? It means that it tastes like tequila.
It tastes like tequila.
The problem is that I don’t really like tequila.
It’s an interesting flavor experiment, to be sure. I mean, I didn’t particularly like it, but that doesn’t mean you won’t. Off the top of my head, I can think of three reasons to pick some up. First, if you happen to like tequila, you should certainly have some. That much should be obvious. Secondly, all you experimental mixologists could probably find something amazing to do with it. I added a squirt of lime, and it suddenly became much better, but anyone making actual mixed drinks could probably substitute it for tequila to make something new and exciting. Thirdly, try it because it’s something new. If you never try anything new, than what are you doing with your life?
So, if you’re looking for something new, something a little wild, consider a bottle of Oculto. Just don’t forget the limes.