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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Back in Black is our newest year-round beer available now in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like an American IPA but with the addition of rich, dark malts, this beer has all the flavor and hop character you expect with a smooth, mellow finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (232) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Can from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Pours a dark cola. Aroma is burnt sugar, roasted malts, some pine resin. Taste is the same but a little watery on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (103) - - SEP 27, 2014
Keg at Zeitgeist SF. Dark with red highlights, cream head that leaves good lace. Dank aroma, some dry roasty notes. Moderate sweet burnt sugar then resinous and floral hops, dry roast. Decent body. Good, but would like more fruit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (319) - - SEP 26, 2014
Dark copper, avg lace. Medium body, thin texture, medium flavor, fairly long palate. Dry, bitter, Ok, perhaps not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlane76 (54) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours very light and golden...smells of hops and something else I can’t distinguish...ginger? Tastes refreshing with a clean aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1850) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours almost opaque black into the glass, with the deepest of ruby fringes and an abundant eggshell head that leaves thick soapy lacing. Deep malty aroma, as well as a hop-forward presence. Flavors of rich roasted malt, coffee, nice peppering bitters, hints of floral and citrus hopping, toast and grains finish with a bold bitter presence. Smooth mouthfeel mellows out the end of the pull and provides a semi-creamy texture to the brew. This is a nice offering here. Complex and substantive, but quaffable and medium-bodied. Good job.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4730) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Can - Roasted malts and piny hops. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Roasted malts, molasses and light piny malts and bitterness. Rich malts and nice hoppy balance. Well done with a great balance towards the roast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Canned and tasty. This is one of the better black IPAs. Not overly roasted so not so heavy. Plenty of hops and a good crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1831) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Draught at 21st Amendment. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, nuts, licorice, chocolate and pine. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops and citrus. Very nice black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
One of those craft beers that come in cans nowadays. Creamy, beige head over a near black beer with wine-red hue. Aroma of black coffee, salty liquorice candy, soy sauce, chocolate, vanilla, citrus peel, sweet tobacco, candi syrup, banana, caramel, leather, sherry. Sharp dark maltiness with fairly strong carbonation, slick, oily and granular mouthfeel, spicy, chocolatey, candied fruits, roasted bitterness increasing in strenght and assisted by bourbon-like, warming alcohol and citrussy hop bitterness in the finish. Very good example of its style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (166) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
From a can. Pours dark brown, like cola, with a massive beige head. Good cling. Aroma of floral hops and sweet malt. Flavors are chocolate, vanilla, coffee, nutty tones. Hint of licorice in the finish. Fairly light mouthfeel. Really good!


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