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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2604) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
A good finger of tan head. Dark brown body. Smell is distinctly a spruce tree. There’s a tree in my glass. Whoa, taste is a big serving of spruce and lemon bitterness. There’s the smallest bit of roasted malt in the background. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation. A good drink, but be ready for the assault of bitter flavor.

rosenbergh (11754) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2016
12 oz bottle. 2015 vintage. (Cellar Wine & Spirits) Norman, OK. Dark reddish brown color with a mid-size tan head. Grassy hops, moderate bitterness, sweetness, toasted malt and dryness in the aroma. The flavor is dry hops, mild bitterness, licorice, roasted malt, dryness and sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jrob21 (3774) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2016
From a recent trade. Noted of roasted malt and notes of fruity hops. The two do not always meet. This one is one of those clashing competing kind of black IPAs that gives them a bad name. Initial aroma too is super medicinal. Just not working for me.

Beachmaster (582) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2016
On draught. Pours black, with a big tan head. Nose is citrus hops and dark malt. tast is dark malt, coffee, and a nice citrusy hop finish. Pretty good.

vtafro (7445) - 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.

bartzluke (598) - 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. It’s ones aged a few months, so I think the hops have mellowed considerable. It’s very balanced and very tasty. I’m impressed.

djd07 (15342) - 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.

bytemesis (8989) - 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.

olr1984 (1500) - 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

MartinVanBeer (116) - Little Rock, 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

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

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