Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by GoldenVIKE:
2.98/5 rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served on tap at Kuma's Corner in Chicago
A - Pours pitch black with not a whole lot of head--maybe 1/2 finger. It did cling to the glass pretty well.
S - Not a very strong smelling stout. Some roasty, smoky, faint smells of old coffee. Not "bad" by any means but nothing special here. Pretty disappointing.
T&M - pretty much like it smells. it's a dry, smoky stout. leaves a roasty aftertaste. Average body for a dark stout, but good.
O - Underwhelming all around. Bear in mind I'm comparing this to GOOD stouts. I'd say that it's on par with a Guinness. Pretty good, but nothing to write home about.
Serving type: nitro-tap
05-27-2011 12:12:42 | More by GoldenVIKE
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A – black…not much of a head
s- not much to report here…roasted malt, I guess
t- Pretty darn good. Coffee, chocolate notes…roasted malt. Alcohol is well hidden.
m – full bodied and creamy, but with a dry finish. The most interesting aspect of the beer, for sure.
0- Very drinkable stout. I would have this one again, for sure.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 22:51:55 | More by Brianofthemarsh
2.71/5 rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Nice thick tan colored head filled with dense foamy froth. No much lacing. Thin-ish brew that black.
Awkwardly smokey. Kinda weird. Milky, chocolaty, smoke, brunt, crispy...
Hum, bitter, dry, weird, thin, watery. Definitely a Foreign stout and not bad on those premises. Could use more complexity and blending. The smoke is awkward and over taking. Not my favorite. I sure hope you like smoked brew, I hope they're not all like this one. The flavors come together like rotten fish...
No. 1 Would be much better without the rauch addition. I'm not a fan of smoked brews... weird. Can't recommend even at $2/12oz. Drain pour.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2013 05:52:03 | More by chugalug06
Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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