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Black Sails - Coronado Brewing Company

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | 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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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by DocJitsu:
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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown color and opaque. A root beer colored head develops and fades just as quickly. Roasted malt and grapefruit aromatics. Smooth, lightly creamy mouthfeel. Tart grapefruit and pi9ne are wrapped in a roasted malt blanket. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness. Less assaulting than the Sublimely Self-Righteous from Stone of which this beer reminds me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Sticks and Stones a few days back.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep cola color with some brown highlights peaking through,a thinner tan colored head atop.Aromas were mainly piney hops and earthy tones,the roast was not as big in the nose as it was in the flavor profile.Dark roast coffee and earthy flavors melding into piney hops,the feel was lighter for a "bigger" beer,some alcohol sweetnes was present.Not bad but not an overly complex beer for the style,glad I tried it but there are many better out there in my opinion.

Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
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 SamuelR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ananddullabh
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MisterGone
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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 liquorpig
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pgofman
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of koakley
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of cdog707yo
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of dmsohyea
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of weeare138
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears an opaque black with a fluffy tan head that slowly fades into a gentle cap. Tons of tubular lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, caramel, citrus, malted grain, and bitters.
Taste is of the aromas with an orange infused bitter chocolate bar.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well balanced leaning towards a grapefruit bitterness in the finish.

Photo of stumac
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of paul_emm
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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 bccrosley
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a tannish head. In the aroma, coffee, chocolate roast, and a small sweetness. In the taste, a nice pine hop with a mix of coffee and chocolate. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry hop and coffee roast in the aftertaste. More a hoppy porter, but nice noetheless.

Photo of martyl1000
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
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 IPAFrankieH
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ChrisAlbertine
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of casapy
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

6.8% ABV per the label.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, char, pepper, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with char, cocoa powder, earth, citrus zest, and watermelon rind flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with solid aromas, but the watermelon rind flavor I am getting diminishes the drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Black Sails from Coronado Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.