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
3.35/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Beer was poured from the can and into a pint glass. Very dark, almost black, in colour. Beer had a roasted, sweet malt nose which carried through into the flavour of the beer; tasting of dark roasted malts. No distinctive aftertastes or flavours.
Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.
Serving type: can
02-06-2013 19:59:08 | More by NilocRellim
3.89/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can
Pours black, brownish tinge around the edges, with some observable particulate matter. Pillowy light tan head dissipates slowly.
Smalls of molasses, roasted nuts and piney hops.
Mild caramel malt sweetness and piney hop bitterness. Pretty hoppy.
Medium body with a light carbonation on the tongue.
Pretty decent dark ale with a heavy hop punch. Interesting flavor balance. Different but not bad. Not always a big fan of 21st A, but this one is worth trying.
Serving type: can
02-03-2013 20:26:21 | More by Cylinsier
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.