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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1857) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4023) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4271) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1730) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2750) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1439) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17490) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1954) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
A good finger of tan head. Dark brown body. Smell is distinctly a spruce tree. There’s a tree in my glass. Whoa, taste is a big serving of spruce and lemon bitterness. There’s the smallest bit of roasted malt in the background. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation. A good drink, but be ready for the assault of bitter flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
22oz bottle from the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a cloudy, deep brown, almost black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is big piney grapefruits with a bit of a floral and slight earthy undertone. Medium roasts and a nice chocolate backing. Flavor is similar. Bigger citrus grapefruits with a nice pine and light floral note up front before a solid chocolate sweetness comes in while still allowing the hops to shine. Roasts come out more towards the end as this finishes dry and bitter with plenty of grapefruit pines and a light sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a softer, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice Black IPA. Lots of bold grapefruit pines with a solid chocolate sweetness and balancing roast. Highly enjoyable beer.

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