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RATINGS: 78   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
A solid offering from marshall. Dark pour and a small light brown head. Good hop presence with great notes of coffee and toasted malt. Floral with a little orange rind

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (354) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22oz Bomber. Tasted on 10/24/14. Beer from Moore Liquor. Pours to deep black color with a light tan head. Aroma has a lot of hops with an earthy more to it. The taste was great with the hops upfront & a great malt balance that worked well. Overall a very nice black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13023) - 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 (4797) - 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 (4168) - 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 (2197) - 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 (2438) - 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 (817) - 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 (1937) - 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 (1718) - 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.


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