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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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The Loco Gringo Series — El CuCuy India-Style Black Ale
In Latin American cultures, El Cucuy is an imaginary creature of the dark, similar to the boogeyman, which haunts the minds of children and adults alike. El Cucuy India-style Black Ale features dark roasted notes that sneak up on the subdued caramel malt backbone and the irresistible bitterness creating a harmonious and frighteningly delicious balance. But beware, this beer is dry-hopped providing an intensely vibrant floral and citrusy aroma and at 8.6% abv is not a monster to be carelessly dealt with. Be good or the Cucuy will get you!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and pine. The flavor is bitter pine, roasted malt, chocolate, cream and light smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

5/04/2011: Marshall El CuCuy India Style Black Ale... Aroma: Chocolate citrus and herbal hoppiness. Appearance: Very dark brown, opaque, dark beige crown. Flavor: Big grapefruit citrus and floral hops, high bitterness that sucks the moisture out of the mouth, dry finish, nice malty base that doesn’t get In The way of the hops, cocoa in the finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full, really smooth and slightly sticky on the lips, oily. Overall: This is super great black IPA, great representation of the style, quite good.

1 pt 6 Fl Oz bottle (Alc 8.6 by Vol) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #60 for this beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown body, just a little lighter in color than a lightly colored porter, with a finger of creamy brown head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet and inviting; citrus, pine, light roast, and cocoa. Really what I love about this style... leads to a nice flavor that hits a nice balance of sweetness, roast, and hops. The caramel and pine work together well. A very drinkable ale that really hits the mark on the style. Thanks soonerchamps!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1459) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Dark black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, some citrus and piney hops. Taste is citrusy sweet and roasted malt. A real tasty beer. Nice lacing and the roasted malt leaves a wonderful aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
This one was well done, I’m so proud that decent beer is being made in my home state. Malty front, citra in the back rounding out a nice hop profile. The most impressive thing about this brew to me is that it has alledgely shown consistency. Well done Marshall, congrats on brewing the highest rated OK beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, peach and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, citrus, grapefruit, peach, chocolate and coffee.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Pours black with chestnut edges. 2 fingers of tan head slowly dissipates into a frothy top. Spotted lacing throughout. S - Bright mandarin/grapefruit citrus, green pine needles, caramel malt, salty wood, baked dark bread. T - Candied pine needles, a generous amount of sharp grapefruit citrus, tropical fruits, salty pine wood, toasty caramel malt, pumpernickel and rye bread, brown sugar, hints of dark cocoa, roasted maple. M - Medium to moderate carbonation, full bodied, super creamy. The hops are bursting with flavors of citrus, pine, and seem to be infused with tropical fruit sweetness. The malts are mysteriously amazing. If you closed your eyes you would probably think you were drinking a perfectly balanced roasted double IPA. This is the best in class for this style so far for me, even after a blind taste test. This beer is simply amazing! Serving type: bottle 01-21-2011

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bomber compliments of soonerchamps. Pitch black pour into a tulip. Dark roasted malt aroma, sweet caramel and piney hops. Nice amount of sweetness upfront. Hefty malt backbone mellows into a nice balanced hoppy bitterness. Great specimen of a black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1686) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with foamy head. Aroma is pine and bitter hops, Flavor has chocolate and coffee. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bomber from beerhandy. Nose is pine, citrus, floral, and a little roast. Black with a medium, heavy lacing, tan head. Flavor is moderately bitter with some light caramel sweetness and a little peppery note.


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