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

Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale)Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale)

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344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%


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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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with 3 fingers of mocha colored head.Very good lacing & above average head retention

S: Cocoa & not much else

T: Cocoa, roasted grain, woody hops & a touch of pears up front, along with some dryness. More roastyness as this warms, a touch of aspirin & a modicum of smokeyness, slight figgyness. Finishes dry, roasty with a whisper of astringency & herbal hops

MF: Light/medium body with slight carbonation

Easy to drink, but not a great example of the style. Easily the weakest of the Fade to Black series to date...

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 01:59:32 | More by russpowell
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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
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mattslike

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-03-2014 15:28:33 | More by mattslike
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timmy2b

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-30-2014 05:24:28 | More by timmy2b
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DripTorch

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

03-29-2014 02:13:42 | More by DripTorch
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npendres

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-22-2014 02:13:17 | More by npendres
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-21-2014 04:40:28 | More by afsdan
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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Color - black with copper hue. Thin white head quickly faded into light skiff. A bit murky.

Aroma: Diacetyl. Light nutty roast, hint of molasses.

Taste: Apple hiding behind roast. Molasses, resiny-grassy hops.

Mouth: Dry and tingly. Thin-ish ... not creamy.

Overall: Sorry to say I'm a bit disappointed. Not as much balance and interplay with flavors as I think should have. Astringent.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 02:17:22 | More by MrBoz21
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-10-2014 08:32:19 | More by Ciocanelu
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Romania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-09-2014 18:38:29 | More by leitmotif
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Buannaich

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-08-2014 21:27:23 | More by Buannaich
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Jlabs

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2014 19:23:40 | More by Jlabs
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-02-2014 15:05:56 | More by TriageStat
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whoahwhat

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thin tan head when poured that dissipates almost immediately. Nutty coffee scent, does smell very much like a stout, and flavors like a stout. I feel like it's missing something but I can't put my finger on it. Not a very complex flavor, but not bad either. Strong coffee notes stand out the most, little bit of carbonation, hint of hops. It's alright.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 00:41:14 | More by whoahwhat
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-21-2014 03:13:58 | More by NooseJustice
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-18-2014 01:52:37 | More by JoshuaShort13
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-28-2014 03:50:50 | More by ThreeFishes
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-27-2014 04:07:12 | More by rudabegga9
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.