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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Black pour from can at JP Burkes. Tons of creamy foamy head. Malty, earthy, cookie dough and cocoa taste. Bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
12 oz. can poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a nearly opaque, black/brown color, with some ruby highlighting, thick, tan froth to the head foam, and patchy cling to the lacing. Roasted notes were present but minimal in the aroma, with a fruity, pit fruit sweetness taking center stage. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste offered a touch more of roasted character, adding an earthy, citrusy, & rind-like bitterness that lingered with a dry finish. Nice BIPA, but a bit roast deprived.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (118) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Can from Signal Variety Plaistow NH. Aroma is combination of bready malts, yeasty dough and piney hops. Appearance is dark reddish brown--almost black, with 1 finger-width off-white creamy head, fair retention, no noticeable sparkle, minimal lacing. Taste is interplay of rich, roasted malt sweetness with overtones of hop bitterness, each one taking its turn in the forefront. Palate is medium-bodied creamy texture with late carbonation on the top of the tongue and nice loooooong mild bitter finish. Overall, this beer hits on all cylinders.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popkow (300) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Can into glass releases crisp dark body under nice foam head. Aroma of coffee roasting. Taste of malt, coffee, resin and nice hop notes. This is one of the better cross over IPA’s.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Malt and roasted coffee flavored dominate this beer. Smells earthy and malty. Pours deep brown almost black with a 2 finger thick brown head. Had out of a can at home. Okay beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (596) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. Aroma- Malt, chocolate and some citrus Appearance- A reddish black color with a tan head. Looks real good Taste- Has a roasted malt flavor that also includes cocoa and some citrus Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation Overall- A real good brew, I will drink this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raoul_duke (166) - - MAY 24, 2015
12 can from Jeff. Smells really nice, definite citrus which is shocking considering the color. Black is a fair way to describe the color. Not great flavor. But not bad. Would drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thisis12ptfont (987) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Aromas of milky yeast, chocolate, caramel and toffee. Not an impressive aroma. Appearance is black with a ton of slowly receding foam. Taste bland with mostly chocolate on the palate. Very subtle notes of caramel, toffee, dark malts and very, very subtle hop presence on the back of the palate. Overall, I’m not impressed at all with this. It is bland with a capital B.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (127) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Clear black pour from a can, big foamy tan head, nice lacing. Hoppy aroma and taste. Bitter finish for a black IPA,. So so at best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (253) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours black with real nice lacing and has a nice creamy head. Smells malty and of chocolate. Slightly bitter and not hoppy at all. A very nice beer!


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