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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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!


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 (2030) - 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 (4085) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a very dark near-black color. Nose is slightly floral, which was a great element. Feels light, with a slightly bitter taste from the hoppiness. Good solid easy drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
This was well done. Malty sweetness and hops that leave you guessing about what is to come. Very dark, in fact, I couldn’t see through it with a quickly dissipating head. A big mix of flavor with sticky sweetness and burnt malts, some caramel essence and big hops throughout. Syrupy palate. Nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Bob. Pours dark black. There is a firm cocoa and coffee presence. The hops a pine, spicy, citrusy, resin. There is a big American hop character to this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2750) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
Trade. Bottle @ Odense tasting. Dark brown body with a small brown head. Aroma is hops, coffee, grapefruit, malt. Flavor is hops, coffee, grapefruit. Rather delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from Bob - thanks! Pours black with a rocky tan head. Aroma is roast, sharp pine, perhaps some citrus, and a strong underlying sweet malt character. Taste is very roasty with dry tobacco and char followed by sharp pine and malt sweetness (with some dark fruit showing) into the finish. Oddly light and clean mouthfeel. I like this beer. Nice take on the style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle at la Cave à Bulles, Paris, courtesy of Brendon
Black color with brown rim; medium sized compact head. The aroma is very hoppy, pungent, resiny, piney; really wonderful. Lean body; it starts with a mix of roasted malt and dark chocolate, then resiny hops bitterness, finally. Long roasty final.
Very good, unbalanced nevertheless.


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