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RATINGS: 815   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Tan head with good lacing atop a deep brown body. Roasted malts and sprucey hops battle for attention in the aroma. Caramel malts, with a touch of smoke and sweetness balance the bitter hoppiness. Even the finish reflects the divergent styles. While not terribly complex, it is still interesting and palatable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
While the can is black, the beer is a dark dark mahogany, with a small white head, great lacing... aroma is roasty, citrusy good hops, lots of aroma... Lots of flavor, lots of roast and citrus... medium body, kinda creamy....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Thanks to bman1113vr for sending me this beer. The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a cream-colored head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate, with quite a bit of pine from the hops. The flavor is bitter pine with some lightly roasted malt. I also get a touch of chocolate and maybe some coffee, but it is fairly faint. Low bitterness and the beer is very dry. Thin, watery mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (534) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Pours black with a nice head. Aroma of nice malt and some hops. Taste is pretty nicely balanced hops and malt, but not a lot. Nice, but not a lot there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2010
12oz can. Pours a wery deep dark red, almost black, with a two finger off white fluffy head that has great retention and lacing. Aroma is all hops, mostly citrus andsome pine comes through. Taste is chocolate and coffee malt up front. Roasted malts work perfectly with the bitter hops. Slight citrus flavor, but the piney hops are the ones that come through in the taste. Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2010
12 oz. can shared by goldtwins. Pours a deep brown, just about black, with a clear brown edge. There is a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left some spotty lace. Mild citrus aroma along with some malt that is more in line with a pale ale than an IPA The flavor has a bit more oomph and is lightly toasted malt followed by some grapefruit hops bitterness. I donít really care for tongue-splitting hoppy beers, but this IPA could stand a bit more hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2010
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a light hoppy finish and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2010
can thanks to bhensonb the beer sending machine. poured near black with some ruby hues. aroma was very nice with lots of citrus kick. flavor was just as excellent with some good kick you in the face IPA flavors. body was light with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2010
21st Amendment Back In Black is a clear, dim red-brown-black ale with a dense khaki head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a fruity and roasty aroma. Itís pretty light bodied; a little watery and metallic with a pretty clean finish. Itís quite bitter and dry; sharp and green. Itís not very well balanced and not good for more than a pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Poured from 12oz can into pint glass, pours a deep rich black, slight hop aroma, maybe some coffee tones. Taste leaves me wanting some more hops, more malt, more of something. Not great but not anything extremely special, Just a little more hop presence and this could be great. Still gets a slight bump for being good craft in a can.

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