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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,902 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,902
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 44
Gots: 141 | 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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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

oriolesfan4, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +8.4%

jak, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of JohnSnowNW
4/5  rDev +8.4%

JohnSnowNW, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

diehl07, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

JohnGray, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jsf14, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mtnwesdew, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

hopley, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

karlt, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jrfehon33, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

yeager31, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ripps1, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

MarioM, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Onawen12, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

moneyfunnel, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jam354, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

JulianBaughman, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

RConnealy, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Rmoore13, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

wvsabbath, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of jjboesen
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

jjboesen, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of pearljam118
4/5  rDev +8.4%

pearljam118, Dec 13, 2012
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.