Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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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:
2,398
Reviews:
714
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
399
For Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned 05JAN12

Black clean looking with some surface foam, leaving really no lace. Smells of sweet leather, tobacco and some smoky malts. Some sharp hops in there as well. Medium bitterness and good dry malt flavor with nuts and toast. Some slight piny, resiny hops. The body is medium with moderate carb. The finsh is surprisingly wet compared to others in the style I've tried. Decent enough beer, drinkable over and over. Easy to approach.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance - First thing I noticed was the incredibly foamy and large brown head, which has excellent retention and great lacing. The actual beer itself is a black that turns a dark brown around the edges when held up to the light.

Smell - Sweet rich chocolate, surprisingly strong floral hops, toffee and burnt malts. It's not a particularly strong smell, but it's a decent one nonetheless.

Taste - Sweet dark Chocolate, Mocha Coffee, Burnt Roasted Malts and floral hops. It's like a dark ale but with a strong hoppy kick to it!

Mouthfeel - Very light and creamy thanks to the low amount of carbonation and lightness in body!

Overall - Fairly hoppy for a black ale, which is worth checking out itself! Aside from that you have a decent black ale that is worth checking out!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can't really beat the jet black look of this beer - it looks like a stout, and definitely lives up to its name. Head is think and tan with nice lacing that lingers. Nose doesn't have the roast that it looks like it would have - it smells like your average IPA with floral hoppiness.

Taste has an interesting mix of earthy hops and smoky malts - a good balance, but lacking in anything that really stands out. Medium body is ideal for this beer, nice and smooth without too much lingering aftertaste. Overall a good beer for the style, but maybe lacks something that stands out.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,398 ratings.
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