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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlane76 (57) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1893) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6243) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4703) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1968) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2742) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (197) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmoniform (1137) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Dark brown hue with creamy off white head that lingered nicely. Aroma is pine, citrus oil, coffee, dark caramel, roast. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium-full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a mix of hop & astringent malt bitterness. Overall this was a bit too heavy and astringent for my personal taste. I prefer my CDAs to be a bit lighter bodied and not as malt astringent. Little hop fruitiness on the nose. This was more like a Porter than a CDA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (965) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Can into snifter glass, deep ruby brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and grapefruity/citrus/pine hops. Taste adds notes of coffee, some dark fruit, caramel and faint spiciness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, dry, soft with roasty/citrus/hop bitterness lingering. Nice black IPA, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fitwitchik (375) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass darkest brown black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts & sweet hops. Flavor is chocolate with light coffee some brown sugared sweetness. Quite smooth. Better than the average.

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