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RATINGS: 732   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (950) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Dark black. Thick foam. Rich, roasted, almost burnt flavor. Quite bitter at first, but smooths out quickly. Not a palate wrecker at all, but helps me get a hop fix in. Thanks Erin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1055) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Draft at Ike’s in downtown Minneapolis. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a light tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, some orange, some pine. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, pine, roasted malt, some malty sweetness, coffee, a little nutty, with a bitter pine finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Numerous fresh cans, drunk 2010-2012
Very frothy head, as per the 21st amendment can-line. Recedes slowly to cover with a very highly clear liquid. Beige head tops a dark, but not jet black, body.
Bittersweet chocolate is intersparsed with juicy, wintergreen and piney hops. Dries out considerably on the finish, a further mix of crusty roast and hop resin. Light touches of vanilla dot the aroma, which is of medium to medium high strength. A bit brash, with both elements (dark malts and acidic hops) combining to outdo the other and leaving it a bit muddled. No booziness or flaws noted.
Like a very hoppy porter, in the flavor (which is basically what this "style" is). I find this one tends a little farther towards the dark side of the spectrum, being full of chewy roast, burnt caramel and medium-sweet, chocolatey malts. Not to say it’s not hoppy, as it’s quite full of the same piney, resinous hoppiness felt from the nose. Hops seem outdone, in the end, by the roastiness. A bit harsh, thanks to the bitterness coming at you from both angles. These beers are tough to balance and this is no exception. A little overdone on the hop acidity. Tough to consider drinking more than one of these due to the palate fatigue. Medium body, touch of wateriness, moderate carbonation and somewhat slick mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
Can at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Reddish brown, spongy beige head, strong hops aroma, surprisingly balanced hoppy taste, longish smooth finish. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
From a can Woot Woot! Dark black pour, light white head. Aroma - hops, coffee, roasted malts. Taste - nice roast blended seamlessly with some bitter hops, finishes semi bitter and leaves a coffee aftertaste. A real nice balance of the two styles, nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (258) - - JAN 19, 2014
Overall good- pretty mellow to be called an IPA but I suppose in-yo-face hops are not exactly a requirement. Nice mouthfeel- pretty light for a dark beers. Pours an awesome jet black with a huge head- guess there is something to be said for freshness in a can. Balanced with nice sweet notes and a smooth finish. Very drinkable. Would have had another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
A great black IPA. Pours a deep chestnut brown.. Almost black. Great tan head with sticky lacing. Aroma are coffee at first followed by rank hops and a new clothes type smell... Weird I know... But awesome. Great bitter coffee and citrus flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (76) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor is dominated by piney hoppy bitterness. Yes it's bitter, the overall experience is a piney hops. Malt flavor shows up in the end and provides a nicely balanced finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1945) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Dark body brown head with nice lacing. Fruit and herbal and citrus aroma.Roasty malts, dried fruit, hoppy taste, a touch of booze. Pretty nice black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (733) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
12 oz can. Pours brown with fluffy, beige, never ending head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, toasted malt and some dark fruit. Body is full and tangy. Taste is of citrusy hops, toffee, coffee, vanilla and dark fruit. Finish is medium and not too hoppy. I was not a fan of the style, but after this brew I might start liking it.


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