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Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) - Left Hand Brewing Company

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411 Ratings

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 28
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: superdedooperboy on 11-13-2009)
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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Cmcg37, Yesterday at 05:35 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

rudabegga9, Wednesday at 01:24 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Whoa, way better than I expected.

Poured a deep blackness with no head.

Nose: Coffee, Dark 80% Chocolate, and charcoal

Taste: let this one warm a bit in a large bowl glass... got better as it warmed up a bit. Very dry and bit hoppy finish but a nice lingering finish. Again, dark, dark chocolate, coffee and a bit of dark maple sweetness. Gets better as you drink.

Bought as a single. Would easily buy a 6 or two and save to cold dead of winter to have in front of fire. Great stout.

mbatley, Monday at 04:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Bierleichen, Sunday at 09:30 PM
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

JasonL02, Sunday at 04:51 AM
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4.64/5  rDev +13.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Josh012012, Nov 22, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

looks like they brought back volume 1 this year, which is great because i never had a chance to try it when it first came out. its big for even an export style, lots of booze in here, but you cant taste it. less black in color than some of the others in the series, but real dark and slick looking, holding an off white inch or more of light airy fluff. the nose and taste are the same, heavy dry roast, black espresso, and chalky textured cocoa. i like the deep dark complexity, and like how the beer is only a little fuller than medium body. it allows the drinker to experience the flavor without the density, uncommon for sure. longer lasting in the finish than i usually like, but its not due to sugar, that malt char character from the aroma is back on my tongue in the finish, mildly bitter and very earthy. great beer, maybe y favorite in the series. nice to see it come back around.

StonedTrippin, Nov 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

chillwave22, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

pathman, Nov 21, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

RyanCrawford, Nov 20, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

holeinon3, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Techichi, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

BAsbill, Nov 18, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev 0%

Aroma is nutty, with huge caramel overtones, becoming milk chocolatey mid scent, and finishing lightly roasty. Smells pretty sweet. Notes of tar are subtle, as is the dark fruit character, but they open as it warms. Flavor is roasty throughout, with a bitter finish that is slightly charred. Sweet chocolate upfront becomes nutty in the aftertaste. Underlying dark fruit notes of tart cherry add intrigue. It's a bit more charred and bitter than I'd prefer.

barczar, Nov 18, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

hoppy91, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kaskin, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Everything a stout should be! If they made this in nitro it would be a 5/5.

dorlandenator, Nov 16, 2014
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Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) from Left Hand Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.