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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

457 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 29
Gots: 55 | 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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4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%

Came across as a mix between listed style and a cream stout. Very black and nice dark head. Body was creamy and soft with a little grit but also fairly big and full. Had some sweetness and left the impression of vanilla, but maybe it was more of a sweetness. Definitely roast, but not real bitterness noted.
An enjoyable beer but seemed more of a hybrid.

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/9/2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Good amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Foreign stout style. All around great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) from Left Hand Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.