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Black Sails - Coronado Brewing Company

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
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
3.08/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of MisterGone
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

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Photo of weeare138
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Black Sails from Coronado Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.