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Black Sails - Coronado Brewing Company

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Black Sails
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 03-31-2012)
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3.9/5  rDev +6%

martyl1000, Sep 28, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +13%

JoelP63, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KAF, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

anthony23cippy, Aug 02, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours root beer brown from the glass, a bit lighter on scale than most other dark ales, also fairly watery on the pour. Beige head reaches only about a half finger in height with okay retention and tendrils of lace reaching up from the liquid.

The dark malt is playing tricks on me, I swear that is has a whipped cream and slight artificial vanilla aroma to it right out of the cold bottle. That adjusts to a more charred but light and bready malt with grassy and bright herbaceous hops.

Really smooth and even malts, no hint of graininess. Slight charred and coffee edge near the finish with a very subtle sponge cake sweetness. Hops are like the nose but more bright herbs and less steely grass. A little bit of lemon and tea in the finish, moderate bitterness.

Medium to light body even for an IPA that wasn't this color. Smooth carbonation. Fairly well drying and alcohol is hidden. Dangerously drinkable.

Bottle says it is a black IPA but it doesn't quite stack up in the hop department. Treat it like a dark ale like New Belgium 1554 or Stone Sprocketbeir for better effect. Tasty and very drinkable, I enjoyed this one .

rawfish, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Sarmartay, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Boone757, Jul 18, 2014
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Pug, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

MIrvine, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

stumac, Jul 04, 2014
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ChrisAlbertine, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

trevordglenn, Jun 30, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the Orange Street brewpub location.
IBU = 75

Pours black with a fine creamy tan head that is very durable and leaves a complete coat of sticky lacing on th glass.

Aroma: herbal/citrus hops

Taste: strong hop flavor clashes with some dark roasted malts. High bitterness.

Feel: full body; smooth but slightly astringent.

O: Challenging Black IPA for hop-heads only.

chinchill, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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MonkeyBread, May 09, 2014
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SamuelR, Apr 27, 2014
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LegalBrew87, Apr 05, 2014
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beernads, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TXhomebrewer, Feb 14, 2014
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koakley, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 12, 2013
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Black Sails from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.