Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Serving type: 12-ounce can. The “CANNED ON” date printed on the bottom is “08/13/12.” It seems this can is a little ripe.
Appearance: Poured a luscious dark, ruby/caramel brown. There is a ton of sedimentation (perhaps chunks of congealed protein since the beer is so old). Two fingers of medium tan head settled slowly to leave a spotted, buttery lacing and trails of foam along the glass.
Smell: Very sweet and candy-like, much like licorice, though it definitely is beer. Sweet caramel, red and black licorice (the black, I think, is most prominent), molasses, toasted malts, dark and exotic fruits, citrus, and a little pine or spruce.
Taste: The hops have mostly fallen out due to the age of the can, and overall it is a sweet mess. But it is still drinkable. Much like the aroma, it is very sweet and candy-like. Sweet caramel, red and black licorice, molasses, toasted malts, and the remnants of grapefruit citrus and pine. It does have an adequate and bitter aftertaste — where the citrus and pine are most notable — but I am sure it is nothing like it was when the beer was fresh.
Drinkability: It is still a decent brew even after six months. However, I will need to revisit this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2013 05:35:52 | More by TheQuietMan22
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,766 ratings.