Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.7/5
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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
Ranking:
#32,462
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,454
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.1
 
 
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of akopczyk
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anomalousclouds
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Antwon616
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Amnesia_Jones
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CMEG
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flgimp
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: very dark brown pour with ample active 3 fingered head. Settled down to a thicker tan head. Lingering beige lacing on glass.
S: earthy coffee smell
T: big flavors. Smokey malt, toffee, coffee and hint of cocoa. Really nice balance
F: heavier side of medium. Good carbonation.

Overall agree that this one leans towards a porter.... Regardless of what style you want to pick this is a great tasting beer.

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Photo of DrBass
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WatertowerIV
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a deep, opaque Brown with a beige head that's thick as cotton and doesn't fade with time. Honestly looks more like a porter than an IOS.

S- Grassy hops and chocolate malt come together and remind me of high-cacao chocolate, with some tart cherry hiding behind it all

T- Like a dry chocolate milk. Mild malty sweetness sits behind the strongly bitter hop presence, with maybe some roasted malt adding a stout-like quality.

F- Thick and rich, helped out in no small part by the persistently foamy head. Still crisp though due to the hops

O- It's honestly more helpful to think of this beer as a dry-hopped stout than a "black IPA" (oxymoron). Still one of my favorites to grab if I'm in the mood for something a little weird.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1/20/18...pours very dark brown, fast fizzy brown foam that settles down. Roasted malt nose. Some chocolate. Oily pine coffee taste. Milk chocolate beneath the bitter. Creamy mouthfeel . Tasty.

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Photo of generalraider
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTBrewer
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bobstockwell
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Driftpunx
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bella1956
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a very average to below average black ipa. For some reason I find most of 21st's beer to have a lot of flavor up front then seem to turn to water at the back end of the palate

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown brew with a persistent thin head that left good lace. I'm getting some roasted malts and tobacco on the nose. Taste has more roasted malt, a hint of resiny hops and a semi dry charr on the back end. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Nice, semi sessionable take on the style. Cheers!

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Photo of KevinSirWilliamGus
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

least favorite in the variety pack..but still drinkable

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Photo of ogman
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,454 ratings