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Fade To Black (Volume 2 - Smoked Baltic Porter) - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Fade To Black (Volume 2 - Smoked Baltic Porter)Fade To Black (Volume 2 - Smoked Baltic Porter)

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344 Ratings

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 19
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rayek on 11-15-2010)
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Photo of its65andsunny
5/5  rDev +24.1%

its65andsunny, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

barnzy78, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

ryancorn, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

thedoer, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Burt
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Burt, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +24.1%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

cfinch2, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

pjs234, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of seth72104
5/5  rDev +24.1%

seth72104, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of thearsenal
3/5  rDev -25.6%

thearsenal, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

freduardo, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of SaintJonah
3/5  rDev -25.6%

SaintJonah, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Whadawookie
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I left this bottle which is dated to 11/29/10 in my mom's fridge about a year ago. Today while watching her dog I have realized that this is left in here. I remembered not liking this beer much when I bought a six pack of it, but it either aged nicely or my tastes have changed to appreciate it better. Poured black with a decent tan head that dissapated pretty quickly in the small pint glass I'm using. The musty smell of smoke goes for a stroll around your glass and it's tasting mighty fine. Nice and bitter up front, then the roasted grains come through. It settles on the smoky, scotchy sort of flavor and leaves a creamy film on your tongue.

Pretty full bodied. This is my first experience drinking an "aged" beer, and it is pleasantly rewarding given that I wasn't initially drawn to this brew.

Whadawookie, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of DIM
3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a: This had a black body and it poured with a short lived light tan head.

s: Light smoke and some roasty porter twang.

m: Thin and kind of muddled overall. Vaguely smokey with hints of chocolate and sour coffee.

m: Lightly carbonated and a bit watery.

o: I loved volume 1 but I was let down by volume 2.

DIM, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of thain709
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with a pitch black body and a thin, brown head...the head doesn't stick around for long and falls to a patch in the middle with a strong bead...some lacing clung around

S - There is a lot of roasted malt in the aroma as well as chocolate...I'm also picking up a sweetness from some vanilla...the thing I can detect the most is a strange lactic aroma

T - The sweetness actually comes out up front...that lactic flavor is there adding to the sweetness, but it's mostly vanilla doing its thing...the roastiness is throughout the entire beer...it coats your palate...some dark fruits are creeping in towards the back end just adding another dimension...the malts turn smoked in the finish

M - Medium bodied...comes up thin sometimes but is smooth...a combination of roasty and smokey

O - The whole lactic presence in the nose really through me off...I got past it in the body because it wasn't as prevalent...if it wasn't for that flavor I think this would have been a decent beer...Volume 1 is my favorite so far in the series

thain709, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of Demer
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Thick black motor oil with a slight tannish head. Leaves behind some nice lacing.

S. Coffee and Chocolate with some burnt wood thrown in there also.

T. Coffee and Espresso with burnt wood and slight smoke. Like someone mentioned in another review its like "sitting around a campfire." Nice bitterness as well.

M. This is a medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Cant taste the alcohol at all in this one.

O. Overall this was enjoyable and im glad I got to try this one shot before its gone forever.

Demer, Sep 10, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was given to me by Preismj in a recent that requires a couple boxes. Thanks Matt!

This one pours between light and medium in body, a very, very dark brown in color that eventually pooling to resemble Coke. The aromas consist of slight smoked bacon, sweet roasted malts, both slightly sweet and bitter chocolates. The smoke is pretty nice. It's enough to push it past smoked ham and into bacon territory. That's a must. It's moderately complex. It features a nice mix of smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, milk chocolate, with a slightly bitter finish. Solid flavor through and through. The mouthfeel is a little sticky for the style, since this one is on the sweeter side of Baltic Porters. Overall it's a solid beer. I'm glad this one was good since they're often very hit and miss with me.

aasher, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Has a nice smoked dark malts tastes and aroma with some cacao, roasted espresso and some dark fruits. Palate is a nice full bodied and nicely carbonated and rich mouth feel. Finish is roasted dark malts some bitter cacao, roasted espresso and dark fruits. The flavors become more pronounced is it warms up. Overall a nice smoked porter

Samp01, Aug 20, 2011
Fade To Black (Volume 2 - Smoked Baltic Porter) from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.