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RATINGS: 845   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.


N0AH's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Roasted and hoppy, like a Christmas tree being slow roasted in a moist fire. Bringing together "black" and "IPA", I tell you folks, itís harder than it looks. Itís delicious but itís dirty - dirty deeds, done dirt cheap. This beer will always fill your ballroom, the event is never small. A few of these and I just want to lie down outside, looking at the sky cause itís getting me high. What else can I say? Iím thunderstruck.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2015
355ml can. Amber pour. Aroma is floral cocoa cardboard, some wafer. Flavor is mild but ashy and bitter, herbal flavor, not really intriguing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (896) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
12oz can. Cola brown with one finger off white head. Malty caramel aroma with some pine. Roasted malt back bone, pine in the background. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1692) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours a dark cola brown with a 2 finger creamy beige head which recedes to leaves gobs of lace. Dark malt and pine resin on the aroma and the flavor as well. The interplay of hints of chocolate and pine resin hoppiness is interesting and delicious. Body is to the full side with a velvet like feel on the tongue. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (577) - - JUL 9, 2015
Very nice and smooth offering. Aroma is a nice mix of toasted barley and hops. Taste is wood and bittersweet chocolate. Dark black (though thin) with a big fat white head. Medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2541) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. can. Stamped Enjoy by 7/3/15.It is one day later! Yipes! The pour is very dark brown under a boisterous, fluffy tan head. Not black as I thought it might be. The malt sweetness is the first thing I get in the aroma followed by a kind of floral hop presence. Medium body. The immediate sweetness makes way for a solid hop bitterness to close it out. It was a likable enough beer but might have been more likable 3 months ago.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1017) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Can. Brownish-black pour, massive tan head with amazing retention. Nose is roast, wheat puffs, pine. Mouth is medium bodied, relatively dry, cocoa, coffee, roast, pine, medium bitterness throughout, Iím not a huge fan of the style generally speaking, but this is solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2611) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Can share round at Richyís. Clear, cola brown. Film of tan head. Fruity, chocolate malts. Some pine resin. Taste is a decent balance of resin bitterness, and fruity sweetness. Smooth palate, with crisp carbonation. Finish is long, fruity, chocolatey, piny bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
27th June 2015: 12oz can split between five of us at the 2nd Annual Midlands tasting. Cheers Martin for this offering. The deep, dark mahogany body had a red hue around the edges, the head a thin beige covering. Slight smokiness to the whole brew: the over roasted malts rule the nose and flavour with that smoke feeling always in the background: no one else seems to mention it much in their ratings, but it stood out for me. Decent enough beer, but I am not really into smoky beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3011) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
Draught in The Creamery. Black with a red hue. Aroma of toasted fruit. Flavour is burnt fruit, dry bitter, a little sticky sour in the finish. Long dry bitter finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3027) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual midland tasting group. Can from Stirchley wines. Dark brown beer with red tints and small head. Aroma of roast malts and some hops. Taste is roast malts, ash, hops and some chocolate. Good.


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