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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12 oz. can served in a FFF Teku glass. Canned on 04/24/12. Thanks to danielnovak3 for the extra. A: Pours a solid black color with some dark ruby edges. A light tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a nice bubble collar. It leaves some splotchy sheets of lace behind. S: Some stale coffee, a little acrid in nature, with some dark chocolate malts and a little piney bite to it. T: Some roasted malts with a bitter, hoppy bite to it. The finish is some stale coffee with some pale malts. M: Medium bodied with a bitter, acrid bite to it. A little sharp with some medium carbonation. O: This just tastes old. The hops have faded, the malt feel a bit plain and the coffee notes are stale. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 10-07-2012


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (102) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Can. Pours dark brown (cola color) with medium off white head. Aroma is citrus, roasted malt, and chocolate. Sweet with hints of chocolate followed by moderate bitterness. Medium body and carbonation with some warmth going down. Interesting, well-balanced IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 27, 2016
Can from Thirsty, River Valley Road, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light roasty mat, light grass, resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth, light citrus, grassy hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LF_Evan (4) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
L: Looks a lot like coffee. Even the head has a creamy, bone-like tone to it. S: Chocolate orange T: Significantly more hop-forward than roasty. The Centennial hops are showcased well, bringing a bright tangerine quality to the flavor profile. The supporting dark malts are pleasantly mild and add some depth to the finish with notes of chocolate brownie and black tea. F: Velvety carbonation and resinous hop oils coat every inch of the palate, letting the hops and following roasted malts cling long after the last sip. O: On the drinkable side of black IPAs, but not sacrificing any complexity. Pair with chocolate ice cream, crab rangoon, sweet potato fries.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
profXpat (29) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2016
Ipa plus chocolate malt stout. Well balanced. Good. Nice black ipa. Dark black color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1994) - Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Can - big beige foamy head, very dark brown almost black color, big piney hop aroma and flavor, solid malt backbone but not roasty at all (good for this style), resiny finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2388) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with dark ivory almost tan colored head. Pine, roasted malt, bread, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with pine and roast.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (154) - SPAIN - MAR 30, 2016
A nice malty IPA. Slightly hoppy but not overpowering. From can so tainted possibly by metallic taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klaing (237) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Nice dark pour with moderate head. Toasted grains with a touch of coffee with grapefruit hopping rounding it nicely. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4303) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2016
From a can at the Gnarly Barley. Pours ruby brown with a thick, frothy beige head. Tastes like toasted malt, nutty, earthy, and grapefruit hops. Light/Medium body and carbonation. Smells like toasted malt, grapefruit hops, nutty, and earthy.


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