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Black Sails - Coronado Brewing Company

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Black Sails
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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LegalBrew87

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-04-2014 23:43:43 | More by LegalBrew87
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rawfish

California

4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
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 .

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 03:44:08 | More by rawfish
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-30-2014 18:43:26 | More by trevordglenn
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South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2014 01:55:50 | More by chinchill
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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Omnium

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on Tap March 28th at Mad Mex Cranberry

A - Rich black color, coffee like, two fingers of caramel head, thick and foamy, dense lacing.
S - Big dark roasted malts, resinous hops, coffee beans, rye, pine.
T - Dark bitter bite, rye with grassy and earthy tones from the hops at the end, some roasted traits.
M - Medium on feel, well carbonated, not too thick.
O - Good blend with some nice complexity

Serving type: on-tap

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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oberon

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Black Sails from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.