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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


Fatehunter's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1092) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Poured out of can into a goblet. A 3/4 inch dirty white head formed. Color is almost black is a slight redish hue. Smell: Malty. Taste: Hops dance nicely on the tongue. Slight citrus, malt and bitter. Good combo. Palate: Crisp and clean A decent Cascadian Ale. There are others that I like more in this category, but it is worth a try.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkinWell (172) - - APR 14, 2014
Can on April 14, 2014 (but bottled on Oct. 24, 2013). The beer’s a dark brown/black pour with substantial head and lacing. Malty aromas. The hoppy flavors are a bit skunky, due most likely to the fact that this can is too old. Very subtle hops, not that bitter at all. Hard to give an accurate rating due to the old can.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TempeCoyote (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2014
Can to glass at Zentan in dc. Slightly nutty aroma. Dark pour with brown head but it's dark in this place so hard to gauge. Hop forward with toasted roasted malt flavor. Not as robust as, say, Mother Road Lost Highway but good beer. Seems like a thin version of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2348) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark black, but light can seep through the edges of the glass. Has a small creamy tan head. Aroma of a strong hop character with some malt. Taste starts off with a bit of malt sweetness followed by bitterness and a bit of citrus. Good beer enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjhall89 (15) - - MAR 29, 2014
Great cda. Nice bitterness that doesn’t stick around. The lingering taste is of the dark malts used to make it a dark ale. Easy drinker.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Poured at tasting. Pours a dark brown with small tan head. Aroma for me was lightly roasted malts. The taste for me was malty with a small background citrus. Some pine in the finish. Nothing too strong in any profile. Clear and thin bodied. Light and simple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Rated on 11-14-2010. This canned beer has a large frothy tan head that mostly diminishes, hazy reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma consists of caramel malt, some roastiness, citrus, pine, and bitter hops. The taste is lightly bitter, malty, citrus, and pine hops. The mouth feel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. I did not find this beer to taste overly hoppy which is fine by me since I am not a hop head. It is a very drinkable beer, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badwhale (339) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Can to a glass mug. Pours a dark amber color. More brown than amber. Dark but clear. Medium tan head with good lacing. Real smokey flavor, and good IPA bite. A bit on the watery side, but not too much. Nice black IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1094) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
Overall: More IPA than black
Note: On-tap at Knuckles Sports Bar. Reviewed 2014-03-16.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flyandrew661 (6) - USA - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
Excellent well rounded brew. Smooth, easy to drink. Cud b a little more hop forward in taste for my opinion. Roasted malty flavor with hop hints and a chocolatey bitter finish

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ikigai (33) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Ok but can was from 7/3/13 and I drank it 3/2014 so probably not at its best. Dark coffee some hops and a little bitter aftertaste. Smelled a little skunky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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