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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4823) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Poured from the can into a 16 oz clear plastic cup (from 2011 notes). A - Pours opaque black/brown with brown edges were a little bit of light passes thru when back-lit. Towering frothing head, light caramel color, with good retention. S - Hop aroma is evident right opening popping the can open. Plenty of citrus and earthy hops. Very promising. ... but it is downhill from here. T - Very limited hop flavor compared to the aroma, with more earthy dark roasted malt coming thru. These are a bit out of balance and do not blend so well IMO. The dark malts really dominate even in the finish but do leave a bitter, coffee-tinted aftertaste. The worse part is a rather sour and metallic component mid-taste. M - Nice carbonation, although a bit much for an easy pour. Medium, but not quite satisfying, body. O - Overall a disappointing beer. The aroma and look were not followed by excellent flavor or mouthfeel. Ive been to the brewpub and enjoyed their beers on tap. Too bad this one doesnt fare so well in canning.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (6297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12 oz single, shared via can, purchased at Bottles & Bitters at Sloans Lake. Roasted, piney and zesty with light citrusy hops. Smooth, dark and malty with a lingering finish. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Dark brown with at all, somewhat diminishing tan head. Decent lace. Heavy hops presence. Some licorice and darker malts in the background. Darker malt and some mild cocoa in the flavors. Some caramel and earth. A decent black IPA, about what I expect, but nothing much more than that. 6/11

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (1584) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 20, 2016
33cl can at home. Clear dark, mahogany with ruby highlights, cappuccino head. Cream, roasted malts, wood, coffee bean, cocoa bean and hoppy tart freshness. Easy, drinkable, tart roastiness, burnt wood, hoppy aftertaste, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CH-303 (2171) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Appearance: Dark brown, some tan head.
Aroma: Hops and dark malt. Slightly roasted.
Taste: Good amount of hops, dark malts and roasted. Slight dark fruits. Decent.
Bought: Hotel bar (Reston), 355 ml can, $?.??
Info: 7/11-2016

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6959) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Can, pours a brownish amber color with a small to medium head. Lacing was just ok. Smell and taste are roasted malt, pineapple, grass, sweet malt, and toffee. Carbonation was light to medium on this can. An alright black spa but nowhere near as good as Wookie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Pours dark ruby with a brownish head that stays on for a while. Light piney notes with caramel. medium bodied, average carbonation, smooth palate with lots of sweet notes at first, light tar, dried raisins, light black malt astringency, finishing on a balanced bitterness. Easy drinking black IPA, with the balance being the focus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1882) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
A smoked malt and pine hope aroma, pours a black color with a thick brown foamy head. Medium body with a smokey malt and pine resin taste with a piney hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Can. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Roasty, hoppy, malty, slight herbal aromas. Roasty, hoppy, malty, slight herbal flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (2132) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz can with a best by date of 11/10/2016. Aroma is fairly malt forward with quite a bit of chocolate and roast. Moderate pine resin and woody hop notes. A light citrus note. Pours dark brown, but not quite black with a medium sized, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes steadily to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Meidum lacing and no legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with moderately strong roast notes, toasted bread, and hints of chocolate. A dry finish with high bitterness. Moderate woody and pine resin hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but Im not a fan of the black IPAs. The malt profile dominates and the only hop character is bitterness and wood - all of my least favorite things in IPAs.


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