Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
4.93/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Got on tap at a local bar. Served in a goblet.
Appearance: Deep, dark black. Some light creeps in from around the corners of the glass, but for the most part it is very dark. Has a thick chocolatey colored head which stays for the entire time.
Smell: Beautiful aroma of coffee, rich smoked hops, and even some hints of chocolate and licorice.
Taste: Absolutely delicious. I personally enjoy many different kinds of stouts, but this is definitely the best I've had in a while. Warm taste of espresso and malt instantly rushed into my mouth and didn't let up until the last drop. The licorice I smelled initially is more of an aftertaste and isn't really part of the initial blast of flavor during drinking.
Mouth Feel: Feels as silky smooth and warm as it tastes. Has a similar thick and creamy texture to many other stouts, but has a similar disposition to rich, dark coffee. A very interesting yet extremely pleasurable experience.
Drinkability: As I mentioned earlier in my review, I love stouts, and as such had 3 goblets of this fine brew before I recieved my meal, a steak burger, which it paired perfectly with. It goes down smooth and its rich dark taste hides its ABV, making it dangerously drinkable and incredibly enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2010 04:48:26 | More by undeadozzy
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -7.1%
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 -33.6%
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
91 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.