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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,752 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,752
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 35
Gots: 91 | 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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Bill235

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-16-2013 18:40:23 | More by Bill235
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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-16-2013 18:39:25 | More by adkieffer
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

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
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-16-2013 03:01:42 | More by Lare453
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-15-2013 00:27:52 | More by mweso2000
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boudreaux

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-14-2013 11:28:34 | More by boudreaux
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-14-2013 03:00:27 | More by bscalt
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-13-2013 01:54:47 | More by thomscottson
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Lambocalrisien

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-11-2013 02:31:58 | More by Lambocalrisien
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dweeuu

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

02-10-2013 20:23:15 | More by dweeuu
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-10-2013 19:07:07 | More by AngusOg
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IanWingy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-09-2013 00:21:57 | More by IanWingy
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-08-2013 21:52:25 | More by troegaarden
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elchingen

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-08-2013 04:00:45 | More by elchingen
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Bigben0328

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-08-2013 01:15:55 | More by Bigben0328
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jal0607

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-06-2013 20:00:30 | More by jal0607
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

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
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-03-2013 21:56:08 | More by ygtbsm94
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

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
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CreightonSM

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

02-03-2013 16:06:02 | More by CreightonSM
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Beers9beers

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-03-2013 16:03:13 | More by Beers9beers
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smonice

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

02-02-2013 03:11:37 | More by smonice
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dan027

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-28-2013 21:35:23 | More by dan027
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Eriktheipaman

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-27-2013 23:56:14 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-27-2013 21:29:21 | More by Boone757
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.