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RATINGS: 771   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uvajed (171) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2012
True to its name, Backd In Black pours black. Thick, creamy head, leaving a fair amount of lacing. Mild hop aroma, and I smell sweet pepper. Taste is a little surprising, with the expected hop bitterness and typical IPA malt being mixed with smoky chocolate. I had no idea this would be so porter-ish, but I am quite happy with it. Bitter aftertaste hung on so long after the first two sips that it was kind of off-putting. Get past that though, and this is a tasty brew.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmoniform (532) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Dark brown hue with creamy off white head that lingered nicely. Aroma is pine, citrus oil, coffee, dark caramel, roast. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium-full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a mix of hop & astringent malt bitterness. Overall this was a bit too heavy and astringent for my personal taste. I prefer my CDAs to be a bit lighter bodied and not as malt astringent. Little hop fruitiness on the nose. This was more like a Porter than a CDA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (792) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Can into snifter glass, deep ruby brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and grapefruity/citrus/pine hops. Taste adds notes of coffee, some dark fruit, caramel and faint spiciness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, dry, soft with roasty/citrus/hop bitterness lingering. Nice black IPA, well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fitwitchik (282) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass darkest brown black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts & sweet hops. Flavor is chocolate with light coffee some brown sugared sweetness. Quite smooth. Better than the average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (846) - , CYPRUS - AUG 7, 2014
Can on a plane. Black colour. Roasted malt, chocolate aromas and flavour, along with pine hops

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (66) - - JUL 28, 2014
Canned on 02/04/14. Agressive pour. Nice dark, black color with a big tan creamy head. lots of awesome lacing. Aroma is citrus, orange, grapefruit with a very sligtht bit of maltiness at the end. Taste is big roasted coffee flavor right up front, that settles down in the middle before dissolving into a big hop flavor. Not as balanced as some black IPAs I’ve had but it delivers a really nice hoppiness that I expect from a black IPA. Firestone’s Wookey Jack is better but this is still very good. Would definitely buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (294) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Can. Piney roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate. Taste is very balanced. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, pine, citrus and some hop bitterness. Very good thick mouthfeel. Very good black ipa, one of the top on my list.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at 21A in SF. Nose is piney with some chocolate and coffee notes. Deep dark brown with red highlights. Medium sized white head. Taste is a chocolate hop cone. I really don’t like black IPAs and this is pretty decent. A lightly roasted character but more dark chocolate and well played hop/dark malt interaction.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (47) - USA - JUL 13, 2014
Grapefruit, pine, caramel sweetness, burnt sugar and alcohol in the aroma. It is brown not black, but I think it’s due to brewers not wanting too much of that dark malt flavor. Malt and hop are very balanced in this one. A little astringent aftertaste. One of the best "black" IPAs out there. Still drinks more like a traditional IPA with American hops.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Can into a glass. Big tan head on a dark brown body. Medium mouthfeel with a solid roasty aroma, backed with hops. Really smooth with good balance between the hops and malts. A bit of roasted coffee flavor at the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Light roast, cocoa, coffee, lightly spicy pine in the aroma. A bit thick and a little on the sweet side. A bit of burnt sugar. Bitter liberty hops. Slight chocolate flavor. OK.


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