Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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83
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2,397 Ratings
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Back In BlackBack In Black
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies around 7%.
65 IBU

Added by tpd975 on 11-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,397
Reviews:
713
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
398
For Trade:
0
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Photo of torwart94
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deansellers
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rich_K
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelPstout
4.51/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Awesome Taste,Stands strong in the glass,lives up to it's name.

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Photo of drews240
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaunshelly
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anon
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep Ruby/dark brown. Not as dark as expected for the style. Creamy, thick finger-width head sits atop and attains it's retention quite well. Spotty lace.

Very subdued aroma, only picking up the faintest roast, malt, cacao and hop characteristics. Juicy hops up front on taste; pine, grass and earth. Malts take over the show with some decent roastiness; notes of coffee, grains, grass, milk chocolate and light toasted bread.

Finishes quite smooth and a bit creamy. Lingering of roast and light bitterness. This was the high point of this brew for me. Really not too bad, but for the style it sets out to be, falls short.

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Photo of Warmonger371
4.61/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chicken69
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Familiar yet solid.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black beer pours black, not overly viscous, looks more like schwarzbier than a stout, so we're doing good in going after the oxymoron black india pale ale. . . Head was tan, 1/2". Aroma hit big time C hop bitterness and roasted malt notes.

Taste is bitter as well, not a lot of hop flavor, more roast than that. Strong abv, strong ibu. If you want something strong and substantial this is it, but it doesn't display a lot of nuance.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has some grassy hops and roasted malt but I doesn't go into stout territory. Taste is quite good and really balanced. There are grassy/resiny hops but also a good amount of roasted malt. There is a nice bitterness on the finish, roasty but also hoppy. Light to medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it's a quite good BIPA.

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Photo of jkn09
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Octoberist
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE: June 3, 2016... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Relaxing after a nice coach pitch win....pours a powerful three-finger brown head that is creamy, rocky, foamlike lacing... the black body akin to cola... aroma has the strength of punchy citrus--lemon, watermelon--with the malt-forward spiciness, especially pepper and toasted bread.... the palate is warming, slightly crunchy, dry at the finish, and nicely textured for a beer at 6.8% ABV... medium-bodied and, as the write-up suggests, quite mellow.... the flavor is malty, spicy and hoppy in balance... enough citrus exists to evoke an IPA, while the low end bakes nicely in the taste buds... another quality offering from 21st Amendment, and a beer that dangerously entices the drinker to session...

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,397 ratings.
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