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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,788 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 39
Gots: 106 | 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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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-07-2011 15:59:57 | More by ROGUE16
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very very deep mahogany with a huge off white head. Best smelling can beer I've had so far. Head is thick and sticky as well, looks nice.

Nose is big on charcoal coffee and burnt dark malts. Very stick lacing. Charcoal and burnt roasted caramel on the front end of flavor. Really no mid range with a bitter black chocolate finish supplemented by a slight hop addition. Light to medium in body with a slightly dirty finish of confused flavors (malts trying to balance the hops and vice versa)

Mostly a malty beer though with good carbonation. Not as smooth as others I've had though. Flavors are unbalanced and simple.

Still questing for a craft beer in a can that I like.

Serving type: can

12-07-2011 03:48:22 | More by jtierney89
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OzmanBey

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.7%

12-06-2011 23:00:29 | More by OzmanBey
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-06-2011 19:24:58 | More by Donsmitty
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-06-2011 14:42:06 | More by russpowell
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zipyth3pinhead

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-06-2011 06:06:39 | More by zipyth3pinhead
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planbee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-06-2011 05:36:08 | More by planbee
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-06-2011 02:18:07 | More by EasyReader
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uziangis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-05-2011 07:29:37 | More by uziangis
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ommegangpbr

New York

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first taste from this brewery and it's a pretty good taste. Hop character is bright and vibrant at first that finishes in roasted flavor, resinous slow burn. The body feels a little bit thin on the palate but that seems to lend to a higher drinkability factor. Eyes closed I'd mostly think American IPA with roasted malt flavor pulses. When craving hops I might prefer a more traditional IPA but this definitely scratches an itch. I'd get this again.

Serving type: can

12-05-2011 05:57:15 | More by ommegangpbr
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-05-2011 00:13:12 | More by richkrull
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jet black pour into a Brooklyn Pils glass with a slight fizzy cap that quickly deteriorates. Sweet malt aroma, a surprise after having read the label "Black IPA". Bitter first sip. Not citrusy, not piney, more astringent than anything else. I cannot get a bead on any hop character, just a bitter flavor. The bitterness dissipates and gets overwhelmed by candy sweetness, which is just inconsistent with the style attempt. The fizzy thin mouth feel finishes a pretty unpleasant drinking experience. Good thing that I bought the can as a single. Don't think I'll be going back for this one. I have not had great experience with 21st Amend. but I really enjoyed their Fire Side Chat and Monks Blood. Those two successes will keep me trying their new projects in the future; this effort was simply not their finest effort.

Serving type: can

12-04-2011 01:15:11 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-03-2011 18:09:37 | More by deapokid
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Dedon1970

Delaware

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-03-2011 17:15:12 | More by Dedon1970
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-03-2011 07:00:39 | More by twelveinches
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-03-2011 00:39:05 | More by bigred89
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-01-2011 23:55:52 | More by SATBMan
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2011 23:41:31 | More by JMBSH
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TheFlern

Idaho

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-01-2011 04:01:17 | More by TheFlern
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

11-30-2011 21:22:00 | More by jmdrpi
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Lewbacca

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-30-2011 04:56:06 | More by Lewbacca
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-30-2011 02:42:27 | More by Slikpitt
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-29-2011 19:16:16 | More by RoryOMoore
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-29-2011 01:47:46 | More by RobertColianni
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-29-2011 01:27:27 | More by onedogtwodog
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.