Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Alcorn:
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a super dark, inky jet black. It literally seems to absorb light. Nice kind of tan/khaki head. Decent lacing.
S - Roasted coffee, almost char burnt toast instead of a nice gentle brown smell. Hints of dark chocolate and faint pine notes.
T - Solid coffee and dark (like 70% dark) chocolate. Resinous piney, hop notes come in on the finish.
M - Nice and smooth. Flavors come across cleanly across the palate. Finish is nice and dry.
O - A very tasty black ale, one of the better black ales I have tried. However, not my favorite of the Fade to Black Series. I may very well grab another in my next mix-a-six but I doubt I would want a whole 6 pack.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 15:12:15 | More by Alcorn
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3.01/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours out almost black with a khaki frothed milk head. Smells strongly of crystal malt. Very toasty, with a bit of a roasted twang. Smells heavily of fruity esters. PNW hops in the nose, as well. Flavor is big on chocolate, toast, citrus/pine hops, and lots of jelly fruity esters. Mouthfeel is sticky. Could use more carbonation. Too sweet overall, and the flavors don't meld together well. Not a fan.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 07:03:56 | More by goochpunch
3.64/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours near black with a tan head. No light passes. There's some streaky ring lace but the head is quite modest, settling into only rim bubbles.
Mild smell of predominantly crystal malt--sweet and nutty. The color belies the smell.
The taste features dark chocolate and some background floral hop. The aftertaste reminds me of the experience of eating dark chocolate. Neutral body with ample bubbles.
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2014 19:23:03 | More by smcolw
Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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