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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.

urbnhautebourg's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2010
I always liked hoppy dark ales. The main flavors here were hops, and the dark malt provided something more like texture or context, rather than really a big flavor of its own. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (676) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1776) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1403) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Dark pour with a ruby hue. The aroma is mildly hoppy with a malty backbone. The taste follows the aroma and has an easy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2091) - 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
londonfields (21) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Nice and malty, smooth bitterness, pleasant piney hop character not overwhelming. Well balanced black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (632) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1744) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
12 fl oz can. Pours dark ruby-brown with a large foamy biege head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of roasted malts and citrusy hop. Dark malty flavour, with roast, molasses, coffee, and tangy citrus grapefruit and woody pine bitterness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable BIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1719) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (9741) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (943) - 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.

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