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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
944play (342) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Dark red-brown with medium buff head. Mild roast, chocolate, grass nose. Unignorable fishy taste spoils otherwise pleasing pale ale type flavor. Not a very forceful variant of the IPA regardless, but it appears as if someone measured the Irish moss in ounces instead of grams on this batch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Dry and lemony IPA wrapped in a caramel malty disguise. Twelve oz can pours dark dark brown with a thick off-white head that mostly fades leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma is roasted grains and sweet caramel with a whiff of piney hops. While the dark body color might lead you to expect a heavy taste, B&B is instead light on the tongue, with bread, grapefruit, lemon, light malt, and a touch of tangy sourness. The finish is dry, with hints of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Can. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate earthy hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2010
draft at bar great harry, brooklyn- now we’re talking- very, very tasty- hops and roasted dark malts in perfect balance- something other "black ipas" are having difficulty doing. quite delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap at Lazy Boy. Pours very dark brown with thick brownish head. Aromas of roasted malts, some chocolate, resiny hops, and some pine. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, light hops, light citrus, and some pine. Lots of roasted malts with the hops in the background.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Dark brown pour coke like with beige head ... lots of creamy lacing .... roasted malt and citrus hop aroma ....... taste of sweet caramel malt and light bitter hop feel with some citrusy hops but more roasted malts .... a smooth and creamy brew no trace of abv ...... just missing that balance of hops .. this ones more roasty i agree with everyone who says its more of a porter/apa mix

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CampesinoTino (751) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Can. Aroma is roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and oily hops. Appearance is an opaque dark brown/black color with an inch of creamy light brown head. The taste starts off with a slightly acrid and burnt roast malt flavor immediately followed by resiny hops, lemon citrus and light roast coffee. It’s kind of like a Porter that’s been infused with a small dose of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is dry and medium-bodied with normal carbonation and a malty finish. Ultimately, the IPA gets overwhelmed by a barrage of charred and roasty malt and coffee flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
Can from Bottleworks in Seattle. Pours black with a beige head and some lace. Muted hop aromas, floral, roasted malt, and an almost apple-like smell. Starts out tasting like a porter and ends like an IPA, moving from chocolate and caramel into floral with a grapefruit finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
12 oz can. Pours a deep mahogany ruby color with a large foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine and hops. Taste of roasted malts, pine, hops and faint charred citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of citrus hops, caramel malts, and a little chocolate malts. Flavor is similar but a little lighter then I was expecting. Nice bitter finish that doesn’t really linger.


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