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RATINGS: 903   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Can. Pours black with foamy beige head. Nose has toasted nuts, mash mellow, grapefruit and orange citrus. Flavors are sweet and slight astringent malts, lots of orange citrus and grapefruit rind, sharp bitterness and spritzy feel. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Really well done black IPA. If I was blindfolded, I probably couldnt tell you it was nearly opaque. Nice hop character in the nose and on the back of the palate. Malt balances out well but definitely not overpowering considering the color.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3321) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A nice black IPA. Not my style of choice, but a nice beer nonetheless. Aroma was that of a true IPA. Citrusy hops but with a chocolate background. Pour was a near black with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was a nice mix of deep roasted malts with a heavy grapefruity hop aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Big thanks to Santa Adam for sending along this treat. I poured the can into a Sam Adams pint glass and was greeted with a good two finger worth of tan colored head on top of a nice brownish black colored bodied brew. The aroma of fresh hops filled my nostrils. I also got a good amount coffee and a light touch of chocolate. The flavors mimicked the nose it was hop forward with a little bit of roast coming thru as well. It had a medium feel to it with ample carbonation. I think I liked Sublimely Self-Righteous a little more than this one but I would drink it again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2168) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Nearly opaque black with a thin film of tan head. Aroma has sharp, acrid, grapey and vinous notes with an underlying treacle sweetness. Taste is the same with prominent sour grape, and spearmint bitterness. $10/6pk12oz

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a dark mahogany red-brown and a white head. Nose is more roasted malts than hops. Flavor is metallic, roasty and some smokiness. Its alright.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (14036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromasof roastiness, coca, earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness, light roastiness and a hint of citrus with a crisp lightly dry earthy finish. Kind of a yawner, wheres the Hops?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Can. Poured a very dark brown, with a nice big off white head. Nose is really nice mix of sweet caramel toffee-ish malt, piney hops. Taste is very nice mix of roasty sweet malt, pine hops, light citrus hops. Body is medium and the finish is slightly bitter. Overall, a nice and interesting brew. A great canned offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2010
THOUGHTS: Nice, but Ive had better Black IPAs. Also, a great canned beer. Great balance. And great looking can. I gave it a bonus point for packaging. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a dark reddish brown that was nearly black in the glass with a large, tan head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt; slightly lighter coffee; and grapefruit and orange citrus hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly sour and moderately to rather bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, bitter with a long duration. The bitterness was not intense, but it was long lasting. There was roasted malt, coffee, citrus hops, sour oranges, orange rind and ruby red grapefruit. The bitter, roasted malt blended lovely with the bitter hops. The medium body was a little oily and then fairly dry with rather fizzy carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours a dark black with copper edges and one to two fingers of creamy light tan head. Nose shows coffee and bakers chocolate with hints of citrus and pine. Flavor is fine, dark chocolate and kind of metallic,. Not very much black or IPA and not too awesome. Palate is weird, kind of slick.


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