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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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keg, special


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Velkyal (313) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (2197) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6625) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1293) - USA - JUL 19, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Dunne Stores in Newbridge. Enjoyable dark IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1294) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5846) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5853) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ambro206 (273) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma ottimo: Pompelmo, biscotto, caffè. Amaro un po’ aggressivo. Carbonazione spinta. Leggermente troppo secca e poco avvolgente in bocca.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2015
Black pour with a frothy tan head. Smoky bacon, grapefruit, red fruit, pine and biscuit. Nice hoppy bitterness sitting on a malty backbone. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1288) - Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2015
From the bottle. Pours a deep brown with red highlights and a modest foam. Chocolate and coffee blend with the pine and floral hops. This works well in the flavor. Moderate hop bitterness cuts the coffee and malt with a nice lingering aftertaste.


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