Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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83
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2,395 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:
2,395
Reviews:
711
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
395
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from the can to a sun king shaped pint glass a dark cola color with a full finger loose bubbly mocha head leaving lace up the side of the glass.

strong aroma of floral hops and sweet candy.

sweet, tart and tangy, a very strange tasting brew. pungent floral, not at all agreeable.

thin, highly carbonated.

drinkable ?

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cola black into a Duvel tulip with two fingers of light tan head (excellent retention and some sticky lacing). Slightly sweet and roasty aroma of coffee, toast, and caramel with only a hint of hops.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Roasty chocolate and toast up front followed by creamy notes and some bitter lemon on the finish. Not my favorite example of the black IPA style, but still very nice. Light overall feel and quite refreshing, even if all the flavors don't quite gel together.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

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3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark chocolate, but it black in the glass. Puts up a modest, thin, creamy manila head that leaves a fine coating of lace.

Has an aroma of light pine with some tea. Orange comes out with warmth.

From the hops, one can perceive pine tar bitterness in equal balance with roasted malt chocolate, all rather subtle. The finish returns after a moment to become much more prevalent with bitterness and a hint of tartness.

The body is medium to full with greater alcohol than expected. Carbonation is prickly and there is an oily texture and drying finish.

Enjoyed from a Dogfish Head snifter with salty snacks. This would be a fine beer for casual conversation as it is much more subdued than other examples of this style.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,395 ratings.
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