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Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter) - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter)Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter)

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very good

489 Ratings
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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claytong on 09-28-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-08-2013 22:46:47 | More by srw
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-25-2013 22:09:14 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2013 05:58:53 | More by Chokobo
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-20-2013 02:21:29 | More by Thirstygoat
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-19-2013 08:52:35 | More by muchloveforhops3
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

01-13-2013 04:28:58 | More by StevenH
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-24-2012 04:30:42 | More by NickThePyro
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-15-2012 19:29:04 | More by rcjennings
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-12-2012 00:54:09 | More by schoon
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-09-2012 19:21:39 | More by Liquoric3
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-09-2012 14:52:40 | More by bigd03
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

11-25-2012 04:54:50 | More by cackalacky
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-21-2012 15:27:37 | More by HxC90
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South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, smoke, smoked meat, milk chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, milk chocolate, smoke, smoked meat, powdered chocolate, and chili pepper. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I really like what I found on the aroma as there was a nice balance of sweetness and smokiness going on throughout. I did like the chili pepper aspect that showed up on the flavor as this brew warmed up. It really added a nice touch of complexity to it. The smokiness was definitely the highlight of this brew as it was actually quite nice. A well put together brew, but it just fell a little short. Worth trying if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 12:16:38 | More by thagr81us
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New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very dark brown, with next to no head. What little head there was was a light brown. Mostly opaque, but just looked a little watery. Aroma seemed like a smokey malt or grainy bread, that had just a tad of chilli hiding in the back. Flavor starts off like a well balanced porter, maybe a bit heavy on the malt, and then veers into crazy town with a kick of chilli. Not overwhelming or bad in any way, but enough that its a different flavor with a bit of a lingering kick. Felt good in the mouth. Coated well with just a tad of bubbles. The slight burn on the tongue kept it down a smidge. Overall, a fairly unique beer. Definitely something I was glad to try, but not high on the repeat list.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 23:45:20 | More by mountdew1
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is a cold, snowy day - perfect for catching up on some reviews from my notes.

This is one of those once-of's, must-try-now-as-I-will-never-get-the-chance-again beers.
No one in our group wanted to try it, and judging from the waitress's reaction - no one else in the bar did either. I really like Left Hand's other porter and stouts, so was excited to try it.
Very dark brown, nearly black with a tall, light tan head. Foam quickly faded leaving no lace.
Smell has some of the peppers right from the start, some roasted malt and chocolate also present. Taste starts with the malty sweetness and chocolate, caramel, coffee flavors in other porteers. Slightly smoky finish, then the heat from the chili hits you right at the end.
Lightl chili pepper is an accent rather than the main focus, and it works well.
Mouthfeel and carbonation level is medium, smooth finish.
Nicely done, NOT to be compared to Crazy Ed's Chili beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 21:30:22 | More by BigBry
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-27-2012 17:55:05 | More by srsavage
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottled 9/30/11

a - poured a one finger thick coffee-colored head into an english pub glass that left a thin ring which was gone halfway through. the body was dark brown bordering on black with reddish-brown tints.
s - chocolate malt with a hint of sweet tea.
t - sweet in front with a spicy pepper finish. the sweetness had an almost coca-cola like quality to it.
m - smooth and slick.
o - i would have liked a little more carbonation to this one but i'll chalk that up to this beer being a year old though it has been in my fridge the whole time.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 15:03:40 | More by GPHarris
Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter) from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.