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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9324) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
12 oz. can, pours black with a sizeable beige/tan head. Aroma is a great balance of roasted malts and hops, with the hops winning - secondary scents of leather and licorice. Flavour begins like a porter and ends like an IPA - roasted malt upfront, with a citrusy hop bite in back and that leather / rubbery flavour as well. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 At first I wasn’t awed but that black licoriche blanket running thorugh this brew keeps bringing me back for more sips. It has a woody mahogany tint to it with some ash, bitter citrus which also fills the aroma and a nice medium-dry finish. Good body and nice flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Can on 09/15/2010. Clear black body with ruby highlights and a medium frothy off-white head. Slightly tart roast and chocolate aroma with floral hops. Dry roast, chocolate, and floral hop flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Fairly watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Canned, thanks to bu11zeye, reddish brown color with smokey bitter aroma, flavor is watery bitter and woody , finishes sweet

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Can shared with maniac. Nice clerar dark brown pour with decent chestnut highlights. Nose is not bad, nice fresh green bitter hop nose. Flavor is where it goes bad. Thin, watery, hop oil, and bitter. Yet another dissapointment from these guys. Awesome can though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3267) - Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Can pours a deep red/brown with a small tan head. Scent is roasted malts, pine and caramel. Taste is roasted malts and hops. Bitter finish mixes well with the roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2733) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours out a dark brown color with a one inch tan/beige head. Aroma is of citrus hops, roast and slight sweetness. Flavor is citrus hops, roast, coffee, light earthy notes and some slight bitterness in the finish. Solid brew, but it was a bit thinner bodied than I was looking for.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Nearly completely black with a large tan head. No aroma due to my cold. Flavor is roast and nutty with slight citrus notes. Body is a bit thin. Lingering coffee/roast flavors into the finish. Didn’t realize this style as on RB, this is a pretty solid beer for the category.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Location: Draft at Amity Hall, 8/28/10

Aroma: The nose has some hoppy citrus, grapefruit, pine, chocolate/caramel malts
Appearance: This one has a black colored pour with a beige head a top it
Flavor: The flavor is nice combination or roasted malts and citrus/pine hops
Palate: It has a medium body, a nice drinkability, soft carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I liked this one, another good example of the dark or black IPA style. I’m definitely a big fan of this style. It works really well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2010
pours dark w/ some ruby highlights. Big rocky, tan head that hangs out and laces. Looks great. The aroma is of some light citrus and pine hops balanced by roasted and caramel malts. All on the light side. The tastes are on the light side also. Nothing pronounced here. I’m expecting west coast hops, I get them but they are light. I do get a little more of the roasted and caramel malts. The body is on the thin side. Not a bad beer but certainly not one I will go out of my way to get.


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