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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Back In BlackBack In Black

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,874 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,874
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 44
Gots: 135 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

thearsenal, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jenray, Nov 16, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a murky consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very mild aroma of hops, malt, and some coffee.

T: Tasted of hops, sweet malt, coffee, and what seemed to be a little chocolate. The problem here is that the flavor is very thin in the finish. Could have been stronger.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this is isn't a terrible beer, it is a wildly uneven one. Not one of the best examples of the style.

avalon07, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Neffbeer, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

beerman999999, Nov 16, 2011
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AnotherGlass, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

modernartblues, Nov 15, 2011
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westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ej285701, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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dizztracted, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Yabev15, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

russwbeck, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

THECPJ, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

thebouch01, Nov 14, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a shaker pint glass. Beer is pitch black with thin slightly foamy tan tead. Was able to swirl up about a half a finger of foamy head after I had a few sips though. Some light lacing that quickly slid back into the beer. A few bubbles clinging to the edge of the glass, but can't see much through the opaque beer.

Nose was a bit weak and one dimensional, just mainly dark roasted malt that starts to give off hints of milk chocolate. As it warmed a little, there is a hint of citrus hops, but it is very light.

Taking a sip, more of the same from the nose, though the touch of citrus is at the front of the tongue, before underwhelming dark roasted malt flavor. Finish is medium, some residual sweet chocolate flavors and bitter burnt malt on the back of the tongue.

Medium body with some good smooth carbonation that helps contribute to a creamy mouthfeel. While the flavors are one dimensional, the beer was pretty tasty. If the beer was listed as a black IPA like I had originally thought this was, I would have probably dinged the flavor and aroma scores a little more.

nataku00, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

vanessa27, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

wyatt, Nov 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

JRod1969, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

justintcoons, Nov 14, 2011
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.