Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by beesy:
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle was labeled as being bottled 09/22/11. Interesting that the bottle date was on the neck when the label has a white box specifically for this reason.
A - Poured a clear, dark brown that appears almost black in the glass. One finger tan head that fades to a slim head with good staying power. Some lacing present.
S - Notes of chocolate and caramel. Having a hard time picking up any pepper, but I'm coming off of fighting a cold and still a little congested.
T - Very noticable chocolate with a slight sweetness that finshes up with a touch of black pepper taste. I get a lingering warmness of hot peppers but cannot detect its actual flavor. Very slight detection of black pepper. (maybe the congestion is causing my smeller and taster to be a little desensitized).
M - Medium. Fits well with this beer. Any thicker and I fear it would become cloyingly sweet and any thinner and it couldn't hold the warmness of the pepper or the black pepper flavors.
D - Moderate to moderate low. I dont think I would sit around and kick a 6er in one sitting. I think this would pair nice with braised pork belly and cheddar mashed potatoes.
Overall an interesting beer. I like how they've listed the Scoville units in place of the IBUs on their website. I was surpirised this was listed as 7.2% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2011 22:40:57 | More by beesy
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The beer comes in a dark brown/black color.
The aroma has tons of roasted malt and coffee.
The flavor follows with a roasted malt, loads of coffee, and then this rye spiciness on the finish. Some toffee sweetness in the middle.
The mouthfeel is medium.
The rye is a bit in this well made porter like beer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2013 01:14:42 | More by dar482
4.16/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a - dark brown, nearly black. Quickly dissipating head
s - roasty and coffee in the nose.
t- same on the taste with smokiness and subtle hints of chili.
o- This is the first peppered beer besides Prairie bomb that works for me. I could enjoy a couple of these before moving on.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 23:08:26 | More by Brianofthemarsh
Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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