Chadhami (160) - - JUL 8, 2017 uvajed (188) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
A dark IPA? I haven’t found many of these. A unique taste of an IPA with the coffee taste of a dark. bkurtz (1125) - LITHUANIA - JUN 25, 2017
Pours a clear dark brown with a fairly large, frothy head. Citrus aromas with some bready malts. I like this style. It has the citrus notes with bitterness and dark malts. Not one of my favorites for this style, but still enjoyable. RatingsMeister77 (1) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2017 does not count
Exceptionally drinkable. Coffee and pine with a dark chocolate finish. This beer is a monthly treat IMO. ExpendableHero (925) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Very dark Cola looking beer with an off-white head. Aromas of earth and floral notes. Tastes of earthiness, some dark coffee, with grassy notes. Some biscuit malt thrown in for goof measure. Decent malt/dark flavor profile compliments the resin hops. A bit watery and somewhat forgettable. Enjoyable nonetheless. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2017
Roasted malts and hoppy but not quite as fresh as expected. Full flavour, very clean fermentation, a bit too much maybe. Bit watery in palate. Perhaps my hopes were too high but I’d like my bipa a bit rougher, tougher. (Can at Caroline’s in Berkeley)
tricksta_p (5013) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2017
Can from Beergium. Aroma is roasted malt, fruity hops, tropical fruits, citrus, orange, chocolate, grapefruit, with a slight touch of coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet with a firm bitter finish. Body is medium. Lovely balance between tropical fruity hops and roasty malts, really great example of the style, I do not understand why this is not rated higher. ehaak26 (658) - - MAR 26, 2017
Can from Beers of the World into a pint glass. Aroma of spruce, some citrus, roasted malts. Idiosynkrasie (7843) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2017
355ml can. darkest brown colour with average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, beige head. Piney and slightly resinous hoppy as well as roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malty and piney hoppy, hints of coffee and dark chocolate, grassy and minimally metallic overtones. fonefan (50674) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2017
Iznogud (4069) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2017
Can 12fl.oz. @ BeerTemple, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 RR.
[ As 21st Amendment Back in Black ].
Clear dark black brown zolor with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark malt, sweet malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, licorice, grapefruit, fruity hops, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Canned, 355 ml from Beergium, shared with Max and JFK10000. Pours dark brown, medium beige head. Hoppy aroma, pine, grapefruit, roasted, chocolate, pine, strong lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied.