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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,772 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,772
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 37
Gots: 99 | 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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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-02-2012 17:22:09 | More by bigeyedfish89
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MikeDATL

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-02-2012 03:15:08 | More by MikeDATL
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-02-2012 02:50:49 | More by imbuckeye
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-01-2012 14:19:24 | More by TEAMHOLT
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a one finger, tan head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and roasted malts.

T - It tasted of citrus, pine and strong roasted malt with some sweet toffee and chocolate.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very good black ale. 21st Amendment continues to make great canned beer.

Serving type: can

01-01-2012 04:43:53 | More by zeff80
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-01-2012 03:45:18 | More by ShemRahBoo
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-01-2012 01:59:55 | More by KimenTshom
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-31-2011 22:59:53 | More by KuehneBe
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therope

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-31-2011 21:13:03 | More by therope
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a not-quite-black deep brown body with reddish hues. A nice 2-finger tan head that falls relatively quickly to a nice thick cap. It leaves some really nice lacing.

S- Chocolate up front, espresso, coffee, caramel malts, and slight citrus hops.

T- Hops play a more up front role in the taste than in the aroma. But, still, mostly chocoloate and caramel malts are the big players here.

MF- Almost a full body with a good amount of carbonation.

Serving type: can

12-31-2011 03:42:35 | More by LtCracker20
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-30-2011 02:02:29 | More by TheEvilGenius
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HWren

New Mexico

1/5  rDev -72.8%

12-29-2011 04:47:57 | More by HWren
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-29-2011 02:14:45 | More by rxthree
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.8%

12-28-2011 19:25:12 | More by thatdirtymick
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-28-2011 07:00:38 | More by jtmcgraw
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-28-2011 02:13:23 | More by Shilt
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beerstudent74

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-27-2011 22:21:15 | More by beerstudent74
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Srabe

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-26-2011 15:42:57 | More by Srabe
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -45.7%

12-24-2011 07:35:15 | More by jophish17
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-24-2011 05:44:59 | More by Gregwa
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-24-2011 02:40:32 | More by Fermenticusrex
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Skubaker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-24-2011 00:58:19 | More by Skubaker
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Duckworths, served in a pint glass

The beer is nearly black, more of a deep, deep brown with ruby highlights. There is a creamy tan colored head that sticks around seemingly forever, leaving a thin crown that lasts for the remainder of the beer. As the beer is consumed there is an impressive amount of lacing coating the glass.

The aroma is comprised mainly of citrusy, and to a lesser degree, piney hops. Just a huge hoppy nose fitting of any IPA. Once you get past the hops you will find hints of sweet and roasty dark malts.

The taste is a bit more balanced than the nose. A fair amount of citrusy hops mingle with caramel and chocolate notes up front. There is just a bit more bitterness in the finish than I would like to see. Medium bodied and well carbonated, the beer is fairly drinkable.

Overall, this is a decent beer. Not the best example of the style that I have encountered, but certainly not the worst.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 14:05:46 | More by CBlack85
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kchannel9

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-23-2011 11:51:01 | More by kchannel9
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DaveONan

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-23-2011 01:58:06 | More by DaveONan
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,772 ratings.