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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Dark brown pour with a big, fluffy light tan head. Aroma is light grapefruit and lemon with a little roast character. Taste is a bland mush of herbal citrus flavors and toasty malts. Slick medium body a little lacking in carbonation. Maybe this is an old can? Barely any bitterness at all, and a slight metallic twang in the finish. Disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of piney and citrus hops, not much roast malt like I get in a lot of BIPAís. Taste is very very interesting, herbal, tea-like, dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not sure if Iím a fan of this one. Tastes like a raspberry flavor tea or something.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1549) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Can. I couldíve sworn Iíd rated this one before. A blackish pour with a HUGE and creamy beige head that leaves chunks of lacing behind. An aroma of resiny pine, grapefruits, lemons, and a hint of biscuity maltiness. A thin to medium body. The taste starts with some biscuity maltiness, a bit of caramel, and a little cocoa. Some grapefruits, oranges, and rinds at the end. A BIG sour lemony finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2011
courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Chris Butler; canned - almost black colour with a long lasting beige foam; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of green tea, yeast and blackberries; medium to full malt body and fairly bitter, aftertaste of licorice and green tea again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours a dark brown with slightly translucent edges. Slight bitter hops in the aroma, light coffee tones to it as well. The bitter coffee is on the forefront of the palate. Leads into a rich full bodied beer that ends dry and a little bitter. The finish is short.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Draft at the Cincy Winter Beerfest. Aroma is very hoppy with a roasted malt backbone. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and citrus stand out. Palte is smooth and complex. Flavor is bitter and dry. I am impressed with this beer. It really combines an IPA with an Imperial Stout. Most black IPAs that I have tried have really just been a dark colored IPA, but with this beer, I could really pull out the roasted malts. Very complex.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Draft. Black with light tan head. Powerful hoppy and roasted aroma. Medium carbonation, a little creamier than a typical IPA. Long finish that is flavorful. Good all around beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Aroma: Very interesting--roasted chocolate and caramel malts, but with floral hops underneath. Lots of things happening in the nose of this one. Appearance: Clear black with a thick tan head that dissipated too quickly. Taste: Medium-heavy sweetness with a light bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, with a decent finish. Overall: Itís drinkable, and itís not something Iíd snub my noise at were it served to me at a party, but Iím not overly blown away by this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Can. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is floral with licorice, citrus, and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate, bitter hops, with a strong sour element as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Strong orange citrus aroma. Black color with a large brown head. Sweet and bitter beginning. Bitter fades faster than the sweet in the finish.


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