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

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83
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384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | 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:
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(Beer added by: bsp77 on 11-04-2012)
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

jjohnston88, Nov 09, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

kklement8, Mar 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

epicus, Feb 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Feb 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39%

BGsWo22, Mar 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39%

bhudlow23, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of ohiobeer29
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

ohiobeer29, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Tozac
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Tozac, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Tyrolaspenleaf
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Tyrolaspenleaf, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Rekrule, Dec 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

olbubba, Nov 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

searsclone, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of chugalug06
2.63/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A good appearance. Black as night brew, a bit thin. Head has lots of volume. Head falls fast and is made of thin loose foam. Lacing is nice, but uneven.

Roasty, toasty, and far from style... Lots of burnt chocolate. Not a bad aroma, just not on style.

Nice backend bitterness. Front flavors are wet, forward, roasty and dark chocolate flavors. Creamy, earthy, coffee, slightly dirty, and milky. Carbonation is much too high, sweetness is close to too much, and bitterness is absent for the most part. Again, far off style.

This is ABA needs more substance and needs to drink less like a Milk Stout. It's good, just not on style. Recommended, just not to style.

chugalug06, Nov 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Drk93TT, Apr 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

kmos27, Oct 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Jade, May 23, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I picked up a sixer of this because I liked the last installment, big mistake. This is just as black as you would expect, decent head, good lacing. Aroma is more burnt malts than roast malts, meh. Flavor is kind of burnt too, not quite a stout, certainly not a black IPA, just a below average porter I guess. Really disappointing, not sure how I'll drink the rest.

ArrogantB, Nov 17, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours opaque black with one finger of head. Decent lacing on the glass.

S - Grassy hops, but not a real strongly aromatic beer.

T - Very hop forward brew followed by coffee flavors. Some bitter dark chocolate notes as well.

M - Creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O - Well crafted brew but not really my thing. I think it would be better if they toned down the bitterness slightly. Overall I much prefer the Fade to Black vol. 3 (chili porter) to this.

thlayli87, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of denver10
2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours black with a slight brownish hue and a nice mocha head. A nice deep roasty aroma filled will bakers chocolate and significant coffee and slight piney hoppiness. Flavor wise, the first half is fantastic with the deep roastiness filled with bakers chocolate and a buttload of coffee, second half introduces the hops and I am not as big a fan of that component and they totally kill this beer for me. A medium bodied, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, can't say I appreciate the hops inclusion on this one. Wish they made it a stout or porter because the malty side to this was great.

denver10, Mar 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Zonian1, May 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Danielr26, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

tjsmith910, Jun 16, 2013
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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.