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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Legend had is Captín Krunkles is the most feared pirate on the high seas. No one has seen him, his ship, or the great beer his band of pirates drinks has lived to tell about it. Until now. Made with a bombardment of hops to defeat your tastebuds in battle and all the black malt you can stand before walking the plank, this Black I.P.A. will make it worth going down with the ship.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Medium tan head atop black body with red edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, bittersweet chocolate, roast/coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some chocolate. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, herbs, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, citrus, chocolate, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz-on tap-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is resin/orange. Taste is resin/orange hops bite, dark malt-roasty/some smoke/ashy. Not as good cold, so this rating is at cellar temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
trade with forgetfu clear dark brown, smooth light brown head. nice hoppy and roasted stuffy aroma. flavor is malty, dark caramelly, hoppy, roasted stuff, hop flavor is very good, dry, and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. This one took forever to get to Virginia so Iím glad to finally see it. Pours a very dark nearly black color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of very earthy, slighty herbal hops with a bit of citrus. The taste is earthy bitter hops with smoky notes and and chocolate in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Not quite what I was expecting with the smokiness but still pretty good. 5/17/10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of floral hops, a little earthy, pine, and light chocolate. Tastes of pine, floral, chocolate, and earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010
Name: SP 10 Captín Krunkles
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: big hop aroma on roasted malt, nice citrus
Flavor: sweet citrus hop flavor, nice backing roast, bitter dark chocolate

Name: SP 10 Captín Krunkles
Date: March 20, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma, light citrus that grows as it warms
Flavor: dry dark roasted flavor, touch of citrus hops, lots of bitter roast, touch of sweetness comes out as it warms and brings out the citrus

Name: SP 10 Captín Krunkles
Date: March 28, 2010
Mode: crabapple bottle shop
Appearance: black, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma. plenty of hops, touch of citrus, light spicyness
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor, lots of hops, light citrus, touch of roasted bitterness, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle... A hard pour reveals a black ale with a huge, frothy, taupe head that slowly diminishes, but never fully dissipates. The acrid, earthy bouquet offers dark chocolate, espresso, pine sap and resin. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is burnt, acrid and bitter with a trace note of cocoa nibs. Lightly tangy; nearly non-existent sweetness - even when room temperature. Gently acidic, medium to heavily bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
more subdued and less fresh hop aroma and flavor than i was hoping for, though still nice, and better than average...but far from elite. Had it side by side with Hop in the Dark and Sublimely Self Righteous and it got itís southern ass thoroughly kicked. More complex and less roasted malt tones than usually found in a black ipa. Again, nice, but the bitter hops needed to be more aromatic and assertive."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle from Craft. Pours deep black with 2-finger tan head. Big piney hop nose matched by dark malt and chocolate. Tastes resiny hoppy up front, with the dark malt catching up nanoseconds later. Gets ever so s;ightly sweet as it warms, stays complex, and stays very malty. I still cannot totally resolve this style, as the hops never seem to meld as well with dark malt as caramel or pale malts, but this one was a fine example of the style.

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