Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by gleemonger:
4.05/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
As the name implies, this one is almost totally black, just the slightest bit of brown coming through. Very small tan head that goes away pretty quickly. Not much lacing.
Chocolatey with some roasted malts. Smells more like a stout - not picking up any hops. Not super complex, but smells pretty tasty.
Like the nose, mostly chocolate and dark roasted malts. Not really any hops at all except for some bitterness. Kind of tastes like an Irish stout, but with a touch of chocolate. Again, good, but not what I'd expect from the style.
Pretty full bodied with lighter carbonation and a pretty smooth and creamy feel.
Pretty nice, I guess my only problem is that I don't get the hops at all in this one, so I'm not sure why they'd call it an ABA, unless it's an old bottle and the hops died back. If I were to measure it in the Irish stout style, I think I'd like it much better and for that reason, I'd say it's just a pretty damn good beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 21:30:51 | More by gleemonger
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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
84 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.