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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 ó 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!


4.8
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Supertrapped (6) - USA - DEC 8, 2010 does not count
Out of a bomber bottle into a glass A-pours a dark brown hazy color. Small head. Lots of lacing. S-smells amazing. Nice cedary and piney hop smell with a possible tobacco hint in the background. Not sure. Also some great floral notes. Makes my nose happy. T-outstanding! Nice hop. Seems a bit of chocolate as well with a few other things I canít quite make out. With 8.6abv, itís well hidden. This is one of the most interesting brews I have tasted In a long time. Hoppy and malty. M-medium body. Very creamy and smooth with some playful carbonation. Seems right on par. D-if it werenít for the 8.6abv, I could kick back and drink this all night long. Two bombers of this beer and Iím feeling superb! All of Marshall brews are great. In my opinion, Big Jamoke being there top beer. But El CuCuy takes top now. Well done!! Also, this beer is the first of their Loco Gringo series. I canít wait to taste the delicious awesomeness of whatís yet to come!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Pours an opaque dark brown, almost black. Moderate tan head with decent retention. Aroma is wonderfully hoppy, with some grassy, pine and herbal notes. Slight roasted coffee undertones. Flavor is similar, with hints of coffee and roasted malt, but the definite IPA hop presence. Nice clean finish and hides ABV well. If you like Stoneís Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, I have to say this compares very favorably.

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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3661) - Everett, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
22oz bottleĖpours a rich foamy brown head with trailing lace and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, pine/resin. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, pine/resin. Soft/OK carbonation. Full body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
By far one of the best Black IPAís out there. perfect balance of Hops and Dark malt, its a shame this beer isnít in Arizona!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Enjoyed at the Black Friday Tasting courtesy of swillbur pouring up deep mahogany supporting up a tan like foam head. The aroma offers up pine and grapefruit like hoppiness as well as dark roasted malts and a bit of spicy black strap molasses. The taste is refreshingly good with some dark roasted malts, citrusy grapefruit hops, pine hops and hints of cherry like sweet dark fruity esters. D-Lish Black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3069) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours black with a medium tan/mocha head...nice bottom up forming head...great lacing and retention. Aroma has nice hoppiness and some chocolate and burnt wood...maybe the faintest hint of citrus creeping in. Flavor has great charred woody notes and dark chocolate with nice bitterness...faint spicy citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty and dry with charred woody notes...lingering. awesome! May be my favorite BIPA!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (685) - USA - APR 4, 2012
i could smell the aroma from where my face was when pouring. crisp fresh citrusy pine. on closer smell some malt comes through an exciting deep hop smell. when it pours it just looks thick. beautiful deep black with tan two finger head. as good as a beer could look especially for this style. it is pitch black.this beer is densely hopped, citrus and piney resinous hops dominate the initial taste and blend with a strong malt that has evident roast and hints of coffee. unexpectedly one of the best black ipaís iíve ever had. up there with the best. super aggressive beer that is very well done.


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