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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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Can. Poured black with ruby hints if held up to the light. fizzy white head, that laced the glass. Aroma was very fruity, grapefruits. Flavor again, fruity. Grapefruit and pines. Full bodied, thick texture. Fizzy carbonation. Bitter, in a good way aftertaste. Warming. Dry.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (118) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2017 Mainly roasty nose with a very slight touch of a rubbery off-odor. Medium sweet with a bitterness made up from roasty and hoppy notes. Some vanilla notes. Medium slick body with a bitter finish. A bit more stout-like than most black IPAs. Good beer, but theres a bit of harshness in the bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1420) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2017
Beeroda.hu Tasting Sessions @ Budapest. A nice malty IPA. Slightly hoppy but not overpowering. From can so tainted possibly by metallic taste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsgrove (3) - - JAN 14, 2017 does not count
Excellent. Love the dark malts. Interesting not available in bottle. For some reason, beer seems to taste better in a can.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2430) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 7, 2017
dark brow n colour, medium sized, creamy beige head; aroma and taste of roasted rye bread, soy sauce, yeast, some coffee, dark chocolate, pine resiny, grassy, tangerine and tropical fruity notes; good black IPA

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (2505) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Can. Rather malty, some light roastiness, chocolate with hints of hops. Taste same, medium body, bitter finish. Old can.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4598) - 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 (5818) - 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 (5990) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 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 (1478) - 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 (2084) - 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


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