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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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342 Ratings

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Ratings: 342
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 hopfacebrew
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

A - Pitch black with a 1 finger dark tan/brown head and noticeable laing.

S - Noticeable coffee, roasted and smoked barley aromas.

T - Strong raosted malt character up front. The flavor transitions into a mild smoky coffee flavors. Mildy bitter and finishes smooth.

M - Medium to heavy body with lighter carbination.

D - Very drinkable for such a roasted/smoky flavor.

Overall, I would agree this beer is a well balanced brew. I do enjoy it, one of the better offerings from Left Hand.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-15-2011 22:17:27

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

A - Poured with two fingers of off-white foam on an opaque, dark brown body. The head fades slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Dark bread, molasses, and smoky caramel.

T - Dark caramel and sweet malt up front. Smoky chocolate comes out in the finish with more caramel, brown malt, and a lingering hint of chocolate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish

D - Very well balanced and drinkable. The smoke is light but noticeable and adds nicely to the complexity of the beer.

nickfl, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%

Single finger tan head on a jet lack background with no light getting through. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt, more like a stout, with coffee notes. Sharp coffee and roast up front which transitins to a sweet chocolate and vanilla finish. Intermixed bitter nd musty hips. Moderate carbonation and full bodied. Very smooth and surpisingly drinkable. More stout like than a porter though.

kylehay2004, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ChadC12, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Skye1024, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

TheBeerologist, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

BigJim5021, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

campofapproval, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

DBIII, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

smithmd4, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

sendsilk, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bmoney, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jak, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Onenote81
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%

Glad to see a bottle of this still on the shelf at my local haunt, as I missed it when it first came out. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a dark black with absolutely no head at all. Not even the slightest bit of lace on the edge. Suspicious. I've seen more foam on a Coke. Light smoky aromas in the nose, roasted meats, sweet malts. The body is a touch thin. I'd prefer a bit more heft. A nice smoky flavor wraps this beer up nicely. Faint chocolate in there, but the char and smoke qualities win out. Slightest sweet kiss on the finish. Not bad.

Onenote81, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Mtnbeerman, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jheezee, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
Fade To Black (Volume 2 - Smoked Baltic Porter) from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.