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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,772 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,772
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 37
Gots: 97 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies around 7%.
65 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 11-23-2008)
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Ratings: 1,772 | Reviews: 643 | Display Reviews Only:
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hayesjw

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2012 17:45:29 | More by hayesjw
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-29-2011 01:27:27 | More by onedogtwodog
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2Xmd

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-29-2013 02:37:10 | More by 2Xmd
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-03-2013 22:04:06 | More by Beerlover
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this my last trip down to Maryland (haven't seen it around CT yet). Really liking this new hybrid style, the hoppiness of IPA's combined with tasty dark malts. Pours a deep mahogany color, nice cream colored fluffy head do it. Nice roasty aroma, taste is bitter and hoppy but nicely balanced by some caramel tasting malts. Great beer, would definitely purchase again and hope this style keeps growing and growing.

Serving type: can

01-12-2011 22:08:53 | More by oriolesfan4
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-19-2011 02:04:02 | More by jak
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-11-2013 23:35:43 | More by JohnSnowNW
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diehl07

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-11-2013 21:58:01 | More by diehl07
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-14-2012 01:15:46 | More by mbs11
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jsf14

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2013 19:03:05 | More by jsf14
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mtnwesdew

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-05-2012 13:31:30 | More by mtnwesdew
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 21:46:14 | More by horrorspecialty
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-22-2014 02:41:19 | More by hopley
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karlt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-04-2013 11:57:33 | More by karlt
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 00:15:13 | More by jrfehon33
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I2uss

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 19:54:16 | More by I2uss
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yeager31

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-15-2011 16:54:14 | More by yeager31
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MarioM

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2012 20:58:23 | More by MarioM
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moneyfunnel

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-24-2012 01:00:35 | More by moneyfunnel
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jam354

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-03-2012 01:43:04 | More by jam354
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JulianBaughman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2013 15:03:38 | More by JulianBaughman
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RConnealy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-27-2012 19:57:27 | More by RConnealy
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Rmoore13


4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2014 16:25:54 | More by Rmoore13
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Dark tan/black, killer 2 inch foamy head. Looks just like a porter

Smell - Hops, dark roasted malts, smoke, some chocolate.

Taste - Hoppy and malty starts this beer off. This beer is like a mix of a ipa and porter with some strong ale thrown in. Dark fruits, hops, roasted malts and some sugars are dominate flavor. Nice toasted flavor, much like coffee adds a boldness.

Mouthfeel - Fairly thick but not overly strong. Hops and malts coat mouth and leave a trace of coffee and sugars. Palette is left intact and aftertaste is mildy bitter.

Overall - A nice change from a ipa or porter. Only drawback is it could use some more hops to break up the bold coffee porter taste. Soild and easy to drink none the less.

Serving type: can

06-14-2011 07:32:44 | More by wvsabbath
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jjboesen

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apparently, the "Black IPA" is the current next best thing, the one beer that us geeks are to die for. Eh. From the can, it pours a thick vanilla head atop a dark mahogany body; around the glassrim, one finds a thick and slippery smattering of lace. The nose detects some banana and cinnamon; the palate, a gentle teasing of molasses with a short but sweet fade-off.

The mouthfeel is excellent; there is a wonderful balance between hop and malt, all in a creamy smooth froth. There is the obvious alcohol that one expects in a beer of this type. I found it interesting; unique and highly quaffable. Try it if you can obtain it.

Serving type: can

08-22-2010 23:20:37 | More by jjboesen
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,772 ratings.