Brewed by Blacks Kinsale Craft Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Kinsale, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6059) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
A really nice and tasty BIPA. Not as fruity as I hoped. Still full of flavor and nice to drink. Would absolutely have one more. Opaque black color with a fine tan head. Roasted, coffee, some pine, grapefruit hoppy and some chocolate. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Nice!
[Bottle from an Off License in Dublin, Ireland]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Deemon147 (3) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
Aroma has a floral piney waft which is quite pleasing and follows through to the taste. Thin tan head that thins out but remains for the whole glass. Not quite a hop fest of usual IPAs but hugely enjoyable! For a person that is not a dark beer fan, I loved this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (823) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 26, 2015
Noire , petite carbo, petit collet persistant. Aromes bien portés sur le cafe, reglisse, pruneaux, et en toile de fond des houblons aromatiques exotiques. Mousse onctueuse, mince, amère et longue sur la finale. Toutes les saveurs torréfiées sont bien présentes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Velkyal (317) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
From a bottle, pours the prerequisite blacks with a decent off white head. Aroma is some vague pine, cat piss, and roasted grains. Flavour is mostly roasted and with a cereal grain characteristic and a harsh bitterness. A tad thin bodied and not worth finishing really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (2389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle form the Drinks Store, Dublin. Pours close to black with a thin beige head. The aroma is bready yeast. The taste is light spice and citrus with underlying chocolate. Not keen on this. Not hoppy enough for a BIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from The Drink Store, Dublin. Pours clear dark ruby(Coke) with a decent creamy tanned head. Aroma of roast, coffee, coal and liquorice.Dry mouthfeel. Taste is light dry piney hops, weak roast and some dark fruity notes as well at the long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1392) - USA - JUL 19, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Dunne Stores in Newbridge. Enjoyable dark IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1470) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
On tap at pub dock nr one Galway. Black with thick off white head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liqurice, herbs, spices and fruit. Dry with medium bitterness medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6007) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Nicht immer mag ich solche Piwos, aber dieses Mal hat es ganz gut gepasst. Auf der einen Seite frisch und fruchtig, dazu ordentlich Hopfen. Auf der anderen recht malzig, geröstet und bitter nebst einer gewissen Kernigkeit. Nicht schlecht. Echt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6044) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from trade with Culchiem - many thanks! The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of hops, coffee and flowers. Taste of roasted hops, herbs, dark bread, coffee, malt and spruce. Flowery-hoppy finish. Enjyoed it.

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