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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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2,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,061
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 49
Gots: 209 | 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:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 11-23-2008

ABV varies around 7%.
65 IBU
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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Basic black with a finger of head that left behind some nice lacing. There is a light roasty nose to this beer. There is a pretty robust blend of malt and hops upfront and a solid hop bite in the finish. This was my first offering from 21st Amendment and I was reasonably impressed.

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce can poured into a pint glass. The liquid is chiefly black with slight cola accents around the edges. Thick tan head puffs up before receding to a swirly froth. Aroma is hoppy at first with pineapple at the fore and some grapefruit and leafy notes as well. The smell turns roasty after a few whiffs, with chocolate wafers and a bit of burnt character. Flavor puts this strictly in the 'hoppy dark beer' camp, as opposed to the 'dark hoppy beer' one. Mainly a roasty chocolatey profile with toasted bread, ash, and dark caramel to go with a dusting of citrus hops. Even the bitterness, which is moderate, seems to derive from the dark malts and not from the hops. Overall this is one of the better 'black ipa' type beers I've had. The only faults are that it's a little light in body, leading to a watery, Guinness-like finish.

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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Super dark black. A tad bit of light getting through at the edges. One finger light tan head with decent retention and good lacing.

S: Very floral hop aroma. Almost like incense. Not much else.

T: Very flowery. Again like an incense. Not digging it at all.

M: Light bodied. Slightly dry. Light crispness.

O: Have had this a few times now. Haven't cared for it any of the times.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,061 ratings.