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RATINGS: 889   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2010
On draft. mediocre black IPAs just end up tasting like bad stouts. This was thin and sour and barely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8397) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2010
12 ounce can from Brewforia. Pours a pure black color with a medium cream colored head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolates, some metallic hops. A smooth roasted malt flavor,some chocolate. Not very hoppy, I’ve had many porters and stouts as hoppy as this- some citrus and metallic bite. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Pours suprisingly heady. Only a slight taste of grain, wish it had more. The hops taste of grass and earth. Its a solid beer worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
falschfreiheit (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
can, in pint glass. (but I’ve had it on tap before) very dark brown, poured with a finger or so of good tan head. toasty, coffee backed by citrus, some caramel, coffee and cereal flavors. hints of smoke. good bitterness. light body, medium carbonation. Overall pretty tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours an attractive black/clear dark brown with a rocky manilla head. Nice nose of PacNW citrusy hops piercing through the roasty dark malt. Flavor has notes of roastiness, caramel, bread then citrusy/grapefruity hops. The finish has a mix of resinous hops and a tinge of burnt but not in a bad way. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not my favorite style, but a well-made version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2344) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
Canned sample. Near black in colour with strong fizzy carbonation. Aromas are of cocoa powder, earthy + spicy hops, cherry, and a bit of caramel. Tasted a bit like a hopped up cherry coke, with some mild char character. Light bodied with medium bitterness. Seemed very odd to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2010
the best black ipa out there right now, even better than stones sublimely self rightous. this is easily the best beer in a can ive ever had, even better than dales or old chub. the style cant be beat, combine the best of a west coast ipa and an extra stout, what could go wrong? what else could you want in a beer? i mean really? this is the greatest invention of mankind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2010
12 oz. can from Ludlow Wines. Pours a very dark brown, not necessarily thick but opaque and near black, with a massive, rocky tan head that laces the glass heavily. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy hops, chocolate, pine, and toast. Flavor of roasted malts, faint citrusy hops, earth, a hint of berry fruit, and metal and minerals. Light-medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a mouthfeel that is somewhere between metallic and mineral. Some lingering roast in the background, too. Over time, this seems to thicken, mellow, and get away from some of the metallic notes keeping it back, becoming a nicer beer than I originally thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Not really black, more of a deep re with a big foamy beige head. Nice coffee, earthy piney aroma, which is pretty much what you get in the taste. Mix in a little red wine, too. Nice earthy, messy finish. Thanks to grownfool for this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
Can. Pours very dark, nearly black. Light red hues towards the bottom. Not much head. Decent amount of lacing. Hops upfront, some unexpected roasted aromas as well. Taste of aluminum, lingering hops and that is it. Not watery but somewhat weak bodied. Fairly smooth drinking.

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