El Gallo Negro | Sun King Brewing Company

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El Gallo NegroEl Gallo Negro

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU: 80

Added by heliosphann on 11-23-2009

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 6
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.76/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz brewery filled growler. Pours black with a rich mocha head. Lots of sudsy lacing that sticks to the sides. Smells of chocolate and roasted coffee with floral and earthy citrus character mixed in. The taste is chocolate sweetness, roast and bitter earthy hops. Burnt notes come on strong in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some crispness on the tongue and then more of a firm creaminess that slides along the back. This 8% ABV is very well hid. This was a solid Black IPA with the right mix of assertive flavors for the style and an extremely smooth body for the size. It packs a punch on the palate yet is still quite drinkable. I'm a fan.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark black, no light shines through. Just a bit of lacing above the beer line. Not chalky, but clear black.

Smell: Nice hoppy aroma. Smells of raw hops.

Taste: Hoppy and bitter. Really raw. Could be smoother. Exits the mouth with flair.

Mouthfeel: Clean, no aftertaste.

Overall: Raw, powerful beer. Limited refinement. This beer is dark, clean and bold. It is a dark, hoppy beer that hits hard and takes no prisoners.

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3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

P: On tap in to a pint glass.

A: SRM is black. Semi-transparent. Head is tan, 1 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Medium/light lacing.

S: Hop forward. Citrus (orange and grapefruit) and floral notes. Light dark roast maltiness.

T: Moderate hop additions give a full hop flavor, characterized by a pointed bitterness with floral and citrusy notes. Nice roasted malt base with some bittered chocolate and light coffee notes. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and malty.

M: Medium body. Contrast between hops and malt give a lighter initial feel that gains a bit of body as malt manifests. Semi-dry finish.

O: One of the better Black IPA's I've had. Again, not a black IPA fan, but this was pretty tasty stuff. Nicely balanced, good use of ingredients. If I felt like having an IPA and this was on tap, I would order it.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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El Gallo Negro from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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