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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,825 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,825
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 40
Gots: 122 | 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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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-17-2013 08:46:02 | More by jaxon53
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3.19/5  rDev -13.6%

Pours a nice black with lots if brown head that lingers with nice lacing. Smells a bit of burnt chocolate, burnt caramel and hop resin. Taste isn't bad but thin and not too compkex, slightly too malty with a bitterness that hangs around for too long.

06-15-2013 23:08:08 | More by alaimoa
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-15-2013 11:27:11 | More by MattPfeifer
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

Consumed 6/15/13

Cheers to magictacosinus for sending this as an extra. I've been sitting on this can for about two months, not out of disinterest, but because I've had so many other beers to drink! Plus, I've already had this in the past, and I know I like it, so...

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black - holding it up to direct light reveals that this beer is actually really clear, and has some serious garnet tones - pours with a big, creamy, beige head, retains a nice cap, leaves above-average lacing

Smell: Roasty chocolate malts and some hops - nicely roasty, without being particularly aggressive - some nice coffee-like notes - lightly burnt chocolate malts - lightly hoppy, with some citrus and some grassy tones - some pale and caramel grainy sweetness in the background

Taste: Subdued chocolate malts and some hops - a uniquely mellow take on the style - roasty coffee notes - lightly burnt, dry chocolate malts, and some dark chocolate flavors - a nice level of hoppiness with some fleshy grapefruit, and some vague citrus peel - some nice sweetness, from caramel malts - somewhat bready

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, nice carbonation, clean finish

Overall: Won't rock you all night long, but will make other AC/DC references

This is a uniquely mellow, unexpectedly drinkable black IPA. Balancing the bitter, burnt flavors with bitter, fruity hop flavors is always a challenge. This beer isn't aggressive in either regard, which is not particularly exciting, but it is nicely charming.

06-15-2013 04:19:42 | More by angrybabboon
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-14-2013 17:48:15 | More by pknyc
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-13-2013 23:51:27 | More by casapy
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pajonkunz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-13-2013 16:54:54 | More by pajonkunz
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-13-2013 05:48:53 | More by InfernoBoss
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Paccamacca

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-13-2013 04:49:35 | More by Paccamacca
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-12-2013 20:42:58 | More by JMUbrewz
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-12-2013 02:39:23 | More by ColdWaffles
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diehl07

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-10-2013 00:13:25 | More by Ankur
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-09-2013 17:27:24 | More by kwa357
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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-08-2013 00:44:52 | More by leedorham
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-08-2013 00:31:11 | More by Danielr26
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-07-2013 21:31:32 | More by Hockey_Fan
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-07-2013 15:48:35 | More by DeutschesBier
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-07-2013 02:58:14 | More by yanosh
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dbert21

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2013 22:38:28 | More by dbert21
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cre83

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-06-2013 02:48:08 | More by cre83
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-06-2013 02:41:46 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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dsn1600

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-06-2013 01:24:52 | More by dsn1600
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2013 00:44:18 | More by Minn_Joe
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-04-2013 12:32:33 | More by JeffTheJuice
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,825 ratings.