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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,952 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 43
Gots: 154 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Chris77McGrath, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

CreekyJarls, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

rojocorsa, Sep 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

JoeMans, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of EyeOfBuck
4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- fitting of its name black with an inch half of creamy tan head poured in a frosty mug. Thin covering of head stays to the last drop.
Smell - definitely smell of hops, that did not translate into the taste
Taste- sweetness that is a bit uncharteristic of an IPA with 65 IBUs followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste that is welcome, but does not linger. It comes back to a roasted malt flavor that sticks with you. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel - carbonation is lasting across the full depth of the tongue. A bit syrupy and fitting for a heavier IPA that makes you want another.

EyeOfBuck, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Mullen2525, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

plinythederek, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ChipMurray, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

hpthebull, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

itracy63, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

jaydoc, Sep 07, 2013
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 31, 2013
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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
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.