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Black Sails - Coronado Brewing Company

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 03-31-2012

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Photo of ZachT
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigJohnShow
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a nice charcoal aftertaste.

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

There's definitely a red glint in this dark brown-black brew. A big pile of coarse but long-lasting foam in the Maredsous goblet. Spritzy and mouth filling.

The striking flavor is woody, herbal, roasted, and even musty, in a nice way. The Malt is ample and provides a little sweet luxury to go with all the hops. Some hints of cocoa with burnt raisin toast. Plenty of bitterness now and in the future.

Overall, a truly different kind of IPA but quite drinkable in an agressive sort of style. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

Photo of liquorpig
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paul_emm
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap: has a great head retention. Pours with a slight golden tint. A bit chalky on the mouthfeel. Less citrusy than expected; more coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Slightly bitter finish. Would pair nicely with a coffee cake, or sticky toffee pudding.

Photo of casapy
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterGone
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours black (duh) with a tinge of red in the light. Interestingly lighter tan head that drops pretty quickly. Aroma is subdued, which I am not used to in such a dark beer, especially one that plans to have big flavors. Aromas of burnt coffee, a hop note that I can't pin down from the char aroma, and a briny kelp. That last one may seem odd but to me that is pleasant. Flavor is more in line with Black IPA's by others. However, the burnt coffee and pine hop are the dominant flavors, vanilla takes such a serious back seat it it is barely there. Dark chocolate rounds out the finish. Medium bodied mouthfeel for such a dark beer. Kind of an interesting savory take on the Black IPA.

Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of NateSharpless
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of martyl1000
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of JoelP63
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rawfish
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
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 .

Photo of Sarmartay
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Pug
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of cdog707yo
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of MIrvine
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of stumac
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ChrisAlbertine
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of trevordglenn
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Photo of bschinelli
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ananddullabh
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Black Sails from Coronado Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.