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RATINGS: 766   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Can from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown to black with a large creamy tan head. Smells hoppy with some coffee notes. Taste is citrus hops, coffee, roasted malts... Iím liking this black IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Draft @ Lazy Boy Saloon, White Plains, NY. Served in a pint glass. Black body with a creamy tan head that laced for the whole pint. Sharp hop attack mixed with a complex malt flavor flanked with coffee, prune and red grape notes. Very dry palate. Very enjoyable and I wanted more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2010
smells like a scotch ale, one of my least favorite beers. it has a syruppy caramelly taste that I donít really dig. itís good for a black ipa, but not my favorite style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2010
12 oz can purchased at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Pour is clearish brown golden with a 2 inch foamy tan head. Aroma is a bit of pine, some dusty grain, light clean bitterness. Kind of dull. The taste picks up some with the clean fresh pine in the front, followed close behind with resinous malt and grain, finishing with the clean bitterness. There is an ever so brief pine hoppiness to the finish. Palate is thin bodied, awfully close to watery. Clean, relatively crisp, certainly easy drinking. If this was labeled Schwarzbier or ale equivalent, I would have been more satisfied. As it was, it just seemed like an underdeveloped Black IPA. Not bad, just a tad dull.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
944play (343) - 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 (10455) - 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 weíre 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 (2288) - 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


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