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RATINGS: 777   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at the brewery. This dark brown beer poured with a creamy beige head. There is a nice roasted malt flavor with a fair amount of carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
On tap at the brewery, 29th March 09. Near black with a small amount of creamy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes as you would expect from the recipe - dark malts and full-on IPA hops. Very definite US hop aroma. Slightly spoiled by a soapy hint and a strangely unsatisfying palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Big malty porter like flavors combined with some hop bitterness. Similar to other black ipas, but more on the porter end of the spectrum. We really liked this brewpub. Great location.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3977) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Draught at brewpub. I can just repeat my review of Double Trouble but add: it tasted like a carbonated porter. Ok all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 On tap at City Beer in SF. Nearly black in color with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and piney hops. A little smokiness that’s reminiscent of bacon even, which sounds a little weird but it works. Same on the flavor, a little citrusy. Mouthfeel is more or less IPA-like, maybe a little drier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap at 21st Amendment. Clear chestnut with an amber hue...decent head finishes into a small non- discript ring. Moderate carbonation; lively enough. Not as bright as "Live Free" but can still smell the hops in there. Mouthfeel is right down the middle...not syrupy or cloying. More subtle...another good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Draft. Mahogony beer with a light tan head. Toffee/coffee aroma with some light roast. Toffee, light roast flavor with caramel and light dark fruits. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee/coffee lingers with caramel and light roast. Tasty. Roast is there but plays a nice complementary role.


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