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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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!


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3.8
   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Herbal, earthy and grassy hoppy aromas, light roasted tones. Light malty flavors, some hints of herbal and chocolate tones.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2015
12 oz pour from room temperature bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours opaque and inky black with a head super-fluffy light brown head. The head is ridiculous-- super long lasting. Nose is caramel, toffee, and orange. Mouthfeel is moderate-to-creamy. Taste is great. Lots of malts with toffee, caramel, and some biscuit. Hops on top with some piney and some citrus notes. Itís ones aged a few months, so I think the hops have mellowed considerable. Itís very balanced and very tasty. Iím impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6248) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bob. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and caramel. Medium mouth, sweet malt, light roast, lingering bitterness, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4749) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, citrus, pine, toffee. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, pine and roasted malts, dark breads, citrus. Medium body. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1338) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a tan head. big hoppy taste with a roasted malt finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - 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 (531) - 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 (16417) - 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 (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (4740) - 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


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