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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

novels' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours super dark, almost stout color, with a medium to small head that thins out as the beer disappears. Slight bitterness on the edges with a whollop of fizz that helps to conceal alcohol. Super malty and flavorful with a nice calm finish. I loved this beer, as well as the packaging, style, and feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffbot (132) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
My first black IPA, pour is a luminous black, no color hints, with a brown head and lacing. Deep, dark hops smell, malt and roast, light pine, and sweet caramel. Taste is bitter, hoppy, fresh cut grass, malt. Really, quite good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1849) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bitter black and in your face. Malty tangy and not the best honestly. But not the worst either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (35) - milton, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Love black ipa and you guys did it right. Nice deep ipa note on first smell. Nice dark hue to it. Taste is bitter at first fallowed up by nice sweet malty flavor. Deep rich flavor dark finish. Great beer for a black ipa. Want to try more from you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (6224) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
Many thanks to travlr for this can! Nice smooth black beginning. Roast on a malty and not too sweetish body. Soft with floral hops, but neither too hoppy not too roasted. Easy to drink though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Not sure if I’ve never had this before or what. Nice beer, good example of a black IPA. Dark pour, pretty much what you’d expect, good bit of hops but the dark malts as well. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2015
12oz can poured into a shaker. The roasted aroma blends with notes of fig and chocolate with just a light hop hint. It pours a dark caramel brown topped by a dense tan head moderate retention good lace. The taste is a medium / medium high bitter juxtaposed with a medium sweetness. The beer is thin, but creamy with a light fizz carbonation and a medium full body that’s smokey with fig and chocolate notes. The finish is smooth with sweet rye and dark fruit flavors as well as a pine spice, and a bit of ash that turns slightly burnt and strengthens late. The aftertaste is ash with grape and a lingering, light syrupy caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3152) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Can at America on Tap Manchester. Dark brown/black color. Light roast and chocolate with some pine and citrus hops to counter. Decent Black IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Draft at Fado. Opaque orange black pour with a solid beige head. Lots of lace. Reminiscent of the better Black IPAs from years back (when the style was popular) but reads a bit sweeter and easier. Charcoal grill. Burnt toast. Coffee grounds. Charred cocoa beans. Marmite. Celery seed. Cola. Black liquorice. Cigarettes. Molasses. Currants. Leather jacket. Nicely bitter and black. Not the best Black IPA but worthy of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Dark color with sweet notes and a slight cola taste. Flavor with a bit of lemon hints in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (795) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2015
From 0,33l can, BBD: 05/15/15 -apparently bought after BBD :( Pours hazy dark brown to black liquid, small tan head, Aroma: citrus, orange, flowers, pine, orange zest, coffee, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light sour, citrus, zesty, black coffee, sweets, caramel, candied orange/ orange jam, Palate: medium body, slick to creamy texture, soft carbonation, long sweet orange/ coffee finish, Overall: quite good cascadian dark ale, orange notes with dominating coffee and caramel base, the later makes this piece less drinkable. Not the best I can imagine, but still interesting, very good, enjoyed.

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