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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,958 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,958
Reviews: 657
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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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Back in Black pours a black color with a frothy large and lacing head. There is a tiny metal like aroma. The has a nice burnt like malty backbone, with hints of a floral hop near the end. Body is a bit watery, but flavors are present. Overall a nice mellow and drinkable Black Ale.

vette2006c5r, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of DMc8ride
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DMc8ride, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ohiobeer29, Oct 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

rodemey2, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

damienblack, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of FilumDee
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

FilumDee, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Mattsk1
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Mattsk1, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of cottonkoozie
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice thick cream colored head, some lacing, good retention. Very dark brown, reddish in light.

S - Roasted malts, toffe sweetness, and hops. Kind of reminds me of a hopped porter smell.

T - Much heavier on the hops than what I could smell. Nice bitter hops up front, and then finished with a roasted malt flavor. Taste like a well balanced apa that has been roasted. There is a slight metallic aftertaste though, other wise very good.

M - pretty heavy, but I think that's appropriate for the beer.

O - Good beer. Like I mentioned before I am getting a slightly metallic aftertaste, but otherwise this is a good beer. I think it is a good alternative for a hop head that likes a little more toasted flavor of a dark malty beer for a change. This offers a good in between balance. I would buy it again.

cottonkoozie, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Beerlover, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can -> Dogfish Head glass

A - pours up a deep ruby red/brown almost black with a one finger caramel colored fluffy head, good retention, and great lacing.

S - The nose is mostly roasted nuts and chickory.

T - The taste follows the nose with a nice smoky roasted bitter finish.

M - kind of a burnt aftertaste, not completely pleasant

O - nice offering. I would not turn one of these down.

Mojo, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

52P48, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Hypersomnia, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A -Pout very dark. Almost looks like a cola. Nice 2 finger tan head with excellent retention

S - Smells of dark roasted malts. Slight citrus in the background followed by piney/earty hops. Slight nutty aromaas well

T - Very good flavor. Slightly smokey to start. Good bitter finish mixed with roasted and caramel malts

M - A medium body beer that is very smooth. Great creaminess to it

O - A very enjoyable IPA that is unique. Wonderful flavor. Would say that it could be a little more bitter. Overall its a very smooth beer with a knockout flavor. Would def pick it up again

Goosehunter75, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

OriolesFan1008, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Beer21, Sep 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

mquinn919, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Bo_bandy, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

spark3148857, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jackal, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

cdtoffers, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

111213forlife, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

AndyBennett, Sep 23, 2013
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 1,958 ratings.