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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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!


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (887) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10283) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle with jackl. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma has decently balanced roasted coffee grounds and light pine. Taste is bitter and roasty. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle pour thanks to Travlr. Deep brown pour with a small head. The nose is pretty mellow. More malt-forward than expected. Coffee cake and pain au chocolate. Some spruce tree. Taste is hoppier than suggested in the aroma. Spruce and orange peel. Ashy roasted grains. Slightly acidic and hot on the finish. Substantial, oily. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3984) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bomber from Ed. Aroma is solid, sweet chocolate, cream, cola, dark toast. Nice body, medium with average carbonation.Flavor is semi sweet chocolate, dark toast, chocolate malts, cola. Good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
22oz waxed bottle from hawgwild on HBT. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, herbal hops, and old citrus. Taste of burnt toast, cardboard, pine, citrus zest, chocolate, and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
5/6/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt aromas with pine, citrus and hops. Chocolate, hops and spicy flavors with a long dry finish. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (661) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Cool beer - great name and bottle and excellent black ipa. Dark brown pour. Great mix of pine and coffee in the nose. Taste was well balanced and interesting parts of pine, lemon, cocoa, and coffee. High carbonation and full bodied. Worth a try for sure!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Picked up a bottle in Talequah Oklahoma. Pours dark brown with a thick very creamy tan head. Almost looks like nitro. Aroma is hoppy with some roastiness. Flavor tastes like a good ipa with some roast instead of caramel. I don't generally like the style but this one works pretty well. Medium bodied and finishes dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1562) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1348) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1928) - 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.


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