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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,917 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,917
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 44
Gots: 144 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

jaydoc, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Arbadarchi
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- Great artwork on the can. Very black, minimal light finding its way through. I got a 2 finger head that lingered for a few minutes before fading to a thin cap on top. Some lacing on the glass.

S- Smells like the cross between an IPA and a stout. I got some citrusy hops and dark malts. Not the kind of aroma that jumps out at you

T- Hop forward that is blurred together with the darker malts. I got some of the citrus from the smell but I feel like the darker malts and some chocolate take priority. Good bitterness that stays with the taste the whole time. Some metallic flavors detract from the other flavors.

M- Not too thin, but not as full as most other dark beers. Moderate carbonation.

O- Not great, but not bad by any means. It's a satisfying beer if you come across some, however there are many other beers I'd rather buy than this.

Arbadarchi, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

DasBoot2112, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BFCarr, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jsf14, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

alelover, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

fredmugs, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Suds
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Utterly black, this beer is presented in an artistically motifedd black can. The aroma is grainy and a little smokey. Charcoal and a touch of wood and background hops. The taste is dry, with a heavily roasted, and almost char quality. Full in body. Easy to drink and moderately full of flavor. Like a highly hopped dry stout. Nice.

Suds, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

XavierMuskies, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

StoutSeth, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

HRamz3, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

David_Gibble, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

bcm75, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Murphey, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of cavedave
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for yet another great beer to drop on my sobriety courtesy of beertunes :-))

Pours a dark and thick black, as advertised. A finger of tan foam bites the dust pretty quick and leaves a permaring and oily legs.

Full aroma of chocolate and coffee, toffee a bit lighter note, some citrus and herbal bitter, even a hint of pine lightly behind it all. Yes!

Taste doesn't cash the aroma's check, but still a great taste. Starts with the bitter hitting into coffee and citrus, staying prominent as it peaks into a blast of bitter herbosity and roasty collosity. It is less balanced than the nose, designed to assault the palate with the range of hop high artillery and still be drinkable. As it warms it really starts to shine, moreso at room temp.

Highly viscous, full bodied, full of resin, intense finish, low carb., all spot on, but the negative is the cling couid be a bit cleaner.

Overall a beer that tries to do the impossible. Heavy roast and lotta hop attack. succeeds better than most, and gotta give em credit. Like strong flavors and a strong herbal dry finish? This is your brew.

cavedave, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

bpop23, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bwarren82, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BradShook, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ZachKelly, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Ilovebeer1549, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

kushlash23, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

EigenBeer, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

pauldevay, Aug 21, 2013
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,917 ratings.