Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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83
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2,398 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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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:
2,398
Reviews:
714
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
399
For Trade:
0
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Photo of delta490
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark clear brown with a light tan head. The head has moderate retention but leaves some soapy lacing on the glass. The aroma is very roasted, much more reminiscent of a schwarzbier, with only a hint of hops. Its a nice aroma, but not very IPA-ish. The taste is equally close to a schwarzbier. Delicious, but not really an IPA. There's a nice feel to the body and it's nice a smooth. If this weren't billed as an IPA, I think it would get a much higher rating. It has a great flavor but it doesn't even closely resemble one.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of hopkrid
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of grittybrews
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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Photo of robwestcott
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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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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