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RATINGS: 888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
shared at the tampa crew tasting 2-9-2011. lively carb, rather bitter, grape peels, dull roasted malt. okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Can. Dark ruby with a small tan head. Aroma is excellent: sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, a surprising hop twang (but not, I suppose, for an IPA). Flavor is all over the place and not quite satisfying: sweet high end, thin body, not much roasted malt, odd sour note, somewhat bitter finish. Maybe I just don’t get the whole black IPA thing -- or maybe this one doesn’t quite work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2011
21st Amendment Brewery BACK in BLACK Black IPA--American IPA Brewed With Rich Dark Malts--2010 12 oz. MicroCan. 6.80% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (2.5 / 5.0) Cascadian Dark Ale. Thickish pour. Big dense thick tan head with mild lace. Dark ruby edged black color. Fruity herbal mild floral hop front. Minimal black malt toast notes. Mild sweet toasted dry textured slightly fruity roasted black cherry body. Dry mild hop spice end. Confused Brew!! Hops there but not. Dark malts taste fruity without roastiness. Easy to drink with clean crisp mild citrus hop end. Sampled 2/7/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $9.00 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 7/29/2010.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Canned. A huge amount of green tea in the nose- incredibly inviting and interesting. Blackberry throughout. Medium bodied. Lovely dark chocolate components. Sweetish. Reminiscence of green tea and dark chocolate in the finish- A huge amount of character- what a beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Pours dark black with a four finger coffee head. Aroma is some piney hops with a big cloyingly sweet malt jolt. Interesting. Multiple tastes come through in phases. The malts overcome the hops with only a slight bitter sharp edge. Flavors resemble stout, brown ale, a low hop ipa, and even lager. Strange. The waves of flavor pass too quickly to hang on or enjoy them. Seems like it was brewed as a crap shoot beer. Throw a bunch of ingredients in and see how they interact.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Draft at Grumpy’s in Roseville. Pours a slightly murky and deep brown black with a tannish head. Nose is slightly citrusy and resiny hops and some rich roasty notes. Almost like there is chocolate malt in thise one. On taste, rich and creamy roast notes that are pretty well balanced by the fruity/citrusy hops. The roast kind of combats the other elements in the beer, but it is pretty decent overall. Pretty middle of the road and I wish it had a bit less sweetness and roast. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
DArk brown pour with a lingering tan head. Aroma is a bit of coffee and roast. Citrus hops, bittersweet chocolate and roast. Slightly astringent finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbo16 (22) - Copley, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Nice Black IPA. Malt, as expected, hides the hops diminishing the overall IPA feel but this is not a regular IPA. I enjoyed a couple over appetizers of all sorts and it held it own with them all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Can. Near black with pretty persisting beige head. Aromas of toffee, coffee, pine, cocoa, lemon peel, cheese. Flavors of toffee, coffee, pine, lemon peel, grapefruit, cocoa. Malt forward. Slightly sweet finish. Medium-full body with foamy mouthfeel and moderate-strong carbonation. Too malt forward for an IPA. Didn’t taste as brewery fresh as I thought it would be coming from the can. Maybe an oxidized, cheesy hop character in the background or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pours a super dark brown with a short lived tan head. Aroma lightly roasted malt and citrus hops. Flavor is nice and hoppy, with some citrus and nutty malt. Good stuff.

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