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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1855) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours a dark dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of slight pine and roasted coffee. Tastes slightly sweet to start with an intense hop bitterness at the finish. Medium body and medium high carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a very nice, fine bubbled, two finger khaki head into this glass. It retains well here, with fine cobwebs present. The nose is nice as well ; roasted coffee bean, chocolate malts, and piney hops are present as you’d expect. It works better than some, I believe. I found the flavor profile to be slightly more subdued than I’d like. Bittering pine initial, roasted coffee and chocolate moving forward, with modest caramel rounding it out. A lingering bittering rounds it out - its just lacking heft in the center.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2235) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bomber thanks to soonerchamps. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head that fades to a ring and leave nice oily webbing. Aromas are roasted malt, cocoa, grapefruit and flowers. Taste is very roasty with dry cocoa, lots of grapefruit, and some caramel. Finish is very floral, piney, and bitter to mix with the dark roast and cocoa. Medium to thick body with a very creamy mouthfeel. This is basically a hoppy, thick stout and I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Big citrusy, lemony, grapefruity, lightly roasty, cocoa, orange peel, and floral aroma. Taste is very hoppy - big citrus, lemon verbena, orange peels, grapefruit - solid malt backbone - cocoa, roast, and caramel - with a big bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really solid black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1287) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
A - pours as dark as a porter. Holy black ipa batman. No real head but a little ring of bubbles. S - soft floral and resiny piney hops with a sharp almost rye tone and some sweet malt notes. Almost catty. Simple and thick. M - fluffy carb. Bitter and dry with a sharp bite and lightly sweet end. Quite well balanced. Medium body and nicely round. T - dank hops, centennial hops. Dry bitter resin and grasses are first. A sharp front. The palate rolls to an I identified sweetness. Malty and lightly citrus. The end is bitter and dank. O - easily the best black ipa I've had yet. Smooth and drinkable. Not overly malty or hoppy. And so dark. 3.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7158) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of fresh pine hops with a bit of grass and a backing dark grain note. Flavor has more of a musty dark grain note with roasted malts, a good amount of pine and just a bit of resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a foamy white head that dissipates reasonably soon. Nose is of sweet, floral pine. The pine carries through to taste, along with chocolate, caramel, citrus and hops. The bitterness hangs around a bit. Medium mouth with a bit of carbonation. This is a nice black IPA. I’ve been searching for it a while, and it did not disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
motherkucker (3) - tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
Probabky the best black ipa on the market. Biggest downfall is limited availability. When thus beer hits the you better act fast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5856) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3095) - 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.

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