Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnnyBarman:
4.01/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single bottle from Merchants Fine Wine in Dearborn, MI, alongside a few other Left Hand brews I have yet to have the pleasure to have tried.
Poured into a nonic. Nearly black indeed, with a sturdy half inch of cappucino foam which settles into a thick ring with lots of sticky lace. Great looking brew, for certain.
Nose is a mix of the citric and piney hops of a cascadian dark with the coffee, chocolate and dry roastiness of an English porter.
I enjoyed this one a great deal, simply because it drank so much like a porter. Hearty, bitter brew, with a nice pine-grapefruit-earthy hop finish. Nice coffee and chocolate notes as well. Dry, very flavorful. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, good feel to it.
Fine example of the black ale style. Hops and dark ale base work well together.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 18:00:28 | More by JohnnyBarman
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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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