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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company

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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bsp77 on 11-04-2012)
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best by 4/05/13

Pours a nice creamy darker colored 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, pretty much pitch black beer

Nose starts with darker malts, light black malt and cocoa dust, caramel and creamy toasty brown malts with hint of fluffy nougat. In there are light earthy grassy hops.

Taste starts creamy dark malts, but then quickly into hops. Light spicy earthy hops come through, with touch of pine and citrus, with fair bitterness. The malts bring dark creamy malts, light milk chocolate, caramel, light mocha, and fluffy nougat. Finish is drier, long lingering spicy earthy hops, a bit of dark malts. The hops and malts really clash and why I don't like hoppy black ales.

Mouth is med bodied, creamy, decent carb.

Overall unimpressed. This is almost the definition of what I don't like in American black ales, the malts and hops would be fine on their own, but completely clash together and I can't really enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 03:26:18 | More by jlindros
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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.