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RATINGS: 772   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Lots of dark chocolate in this with a little roast and light citrus hop elements. Definitely balances more on the roast side. Pours dark mahogany with good mocha head and lacing. Finishes with elements of sweet caramelized roast and light bitter, mostly from roast/dark chocolate rather than a lot of hops. Can.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Second black ipa - also interesting. Dark cola pour fizzy dark white head. Light nose. Roasted malts and hoppy botterness blending together - not quite an ipa not quite a stout or porter. But nice - overall. Mouthfeel a bit thin imo however.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Black, mild IPA with slightly bitter finish. Minimal aroma. Caramel with fairly smooth malt flavor.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
sharkguy (5) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
The beer is a deep black with ruby highlights. The flavor is well rounded with hints of roast and hop bitterness to make it fit the ipa. Im no hop head and this beer in my opinion is a good ipa that is enjoyable and not a mouthful of grass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a dark red, brown with creamy 2 finger head. Smells nice, citrus and chocolate. Taste was the same. Kind of creamy. I liked it, it was good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (222) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Decent black ipa....it has all the flavors to make it a great beer...just needs a little more umph....drinkable but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3502) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Can thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is strong pine, roast, hop. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter pine hop, light roast, dry finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1972) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated a nice pace and ends up leaving a decent amount of foamy lacing sticking to the sides of the glass. The smell was roasty yet bitter and had a nice coffee/almost slight chocolate trying to come out through some nice citrus hoppiness. The taste was basically bitter and roasty with a nice allocation of bitter coffee-ness coming through. I didn’t get any aftertaste but there is a decent somewhat bitter dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body as it tried to show a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation is good for the style and for me as it shows a decent harshness but nothing overbearing. Overall, in my opinion, I say this is a good American Black Ale, well worthy of having again and from what I’ve recently learned = Black ales go extremely well with cheesecake. Try it you just might be surprised.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (189) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pour is dark but a translucent black, with little head. Aroma is wet hops, hay, and a little coffee. The taste starts with more bitter and piney hops and goes to some smoke and finishes with a bitter end. Good stuff.


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