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RATINGS: 820   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1985) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2010
very dark brown pour with a tight medium tan head. aroma is nice herbal piney hop. some lighter citrus as well. Some nice chocolately roast. Flavour brings a lot more roasted flavour in. Chocolate, both sweet and bitter. Finish has piney and some citrusy tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Sample at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting from a can thanks to grownfool. Aroma is grassy, bitter malt bite. Taste is kinda stale, cardboardy, bitter, malt, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2212) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2010
The roasted malts bounce off the citrus hops and leave you with a dusty feeling nose. Nice, though. Fairly high carbonation on this leads to a quick finish. Flavor is a nice pairing of the deep malts, like a porter or foreign stout, with a touch of pine and citrus hops. The finish is mostly IPA, though, with the roasted malt, and light chocolate notes from the flavor becoming overpowered. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12 oz can from New Seasons - Nice dark beer with a beautiful 3/4" foam head right out of the can. Smells a bit like fermented fruit. Nice roasted malts, though. Tastes bitter, like you’d expect, but there is a hint of something unpleasant. Maybe a bit sour. I like this style, but this is certainly not my favorite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2010
I thought this one was pretty good. It seems like a simple concept to me...make a good IPA, plus some dark malt to mellow out the body and finish. You get the aroma and the up front of hops, then a malty smooth finish. I like black IPAs, and this is a good, if not great one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2010
12oz can. Pours black with a nice floral bitter nose. I’m expecting it to be bitter and the palate follows but the body doesn’t hold up as well to the bitterness that I had hoped. Still a great offering decent hop profile, but needed just a little more depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Cola colored pour with a big thick frothy tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma, some coffee with nice citrus hop notes. Nicely balanced flavor, the sweetness from the malt and bitterness from the hops meld well. Medium body, enjoyable beer, has the bite of a regular ipa with some added sweetness to mellow it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4788) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Can. Clear brown pour, light tan head. Nice hoppy/citrus aroma, flavor is more subdued... some bitter hops, roasted malt, citrus, light coffee. Watery mouthfeel. I’m not that impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5087) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2010
This poured a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was dark roasted malts and fresh citru hops. Flavor was nice layering of roasted and toasted malts with fresh citrus hops and medium bitterness, good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Can. Ruddy brown more than black. Thin but sudsy head. Sweet malty aroma. Drinks with tangy bite, light in body. Fruit rind dominates. (#3971, 8/28/2010)

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