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RATINGS: 822   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doodler (316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
12oz can - thanks to Dr Don for this one. Deep black with a tan fluffy head and nice lacing. Hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and chocolate. The flavor is more porter-like than IPA. A little thin on the finish or me, but refreshing. Not bad overall. I like good canned beers and this holds up as one to try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Draft. A chestnut-brown beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel, hops, spices, and citrus. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, hops, lemon, and grapefruit. The malt is chewy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Pours black, as you would expect. Nose is mild grass with a little citrus. Palate is a bit flat, but with a good bitterness. No noticible maltiness. Really different. Good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
poured from 12oz can - Definitely delicious enough. "Back in Black" provides that citrus and grass punch you would expect, but with enough malt to add balance and edge any bitterness. Finish is still noticeably bitter. I like craft beers in a can. Southern Star brewing is the only other company I know that does this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2034) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2010
12 ounce can from Beverage Barn in Garden City Park in pint glass. Dark dark brown with nice lasting head and lace. Mildly roasty fresh fruit and yeasty aroma. Very fruity malts, almost like chocolate covered fresh apricots or peaches. Clean dry mildly roasted finish. Nice soft palate. The appearance and the palate are great. The flavor, pretty good. Iím not sure I like this style. Give me a nice roasty mocha-tasting dry porter instead.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1682) - Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2010
12 oz. can- pours almost black with reddish brown highlights with a large frothy tan head and nice lacework, aroma is chocolate malts and spicy sweet hops, impressed so far. The flavor is like an English porter with a spicy hoppy bite. Body is medium, carbonation is medium high. This beer is very smooth yet bold and flavorful. Tasty stuff. And this is the coolest looking can I have ever seen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Had at home. Aroma is full of. Appeared to be dark black with minor head. Flavor is full of dark malts and hops. New nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours a dark brown (deep garnet when held up to the light). The head is brown to light brown, thin. The flavor/mouthfeel of this beer comes across as a porter on the hoppy side (unlike some other more distinctive beers Iíve had in this style which help define a separate style). The aroma definitely favors a clean hop bitterness. Perhaps the problem is that the hop flavors are dominated by the dark roastiness leaving just the bitterness as is more typical of traditional dark styles. Try dry hopping this please? Itís pretty good though as a porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10603) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Can. Pours black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, caramel, roasted), heavy hops (herbal, grass, pine, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of raisins and plum. Flavor is average malt (bread, caramel, roasted, nutty), heavy hops (herbal, grass, pine, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of raisins. Medium body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation and a dry and biting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 THIS BREW IS LIKE THE IMPERIAL STOUT OF IPAíS IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE AN IPA BUT WHEN YOU TASTE IT YOU KNOW THAT IT IS, AND, ITíS WONDERFUL. POURS BLACK WITH A RICH THICK CREAMY TAN HEAD AND SMELLS OF WONDERFUL SWEET HOPS AND CHERRIES. TASTES OF AN ABUNDANCE OF HOPS YET IS BALANCED WITH DARK ROASTED MALTS GIVING IT A HINT OF THE CHOCOLATE COFFEE FLAVORS OF A GOOD CHOCOLATE STOUT. IPAíS HAVE BEEN ON THE TOP OF MY LIST OF FAVORITE STYLES FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW , HOWEVER I HAVE BECOME BORED WITH THE FACT THAT MANY IPAíS LACK ANY DISTINCT DIFFERENCES. THIS BREW TRIUMPHS IN ITS INDIVIDUALITY.


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