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

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 4
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bsp77 on 11-04-2012)
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jjohnston88

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -72.9%

11-09-2013 06:44:03 | More by jjohnston88
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kklement8

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -72.9%

03-24-2013 02:54:57 | More by kklement8
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epicus

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -45.8%

02-18-2013 16:06:33 | More by epicus
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Rn2Ln3Tn4

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.8%

02-20-2013 18:10:24 | More by Rn2Ln3Tn4
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djre4orm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.8%

06-13-2013 19:17:29 | More by djre4orm
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BGsWo22

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39%

03-23-2013 18:33:16 | More by BGsWo22
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bhudlow23

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -39%

11-12-2013 02:09:02 | More by bhudlow23
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

04-24-2013 07:54:33 | More by ohiobeer29
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Tozac

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

01-17-2013 07:56:24 | More by Tozac
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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

07-04-2013 01:57:27 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12-02-2012 18:54:05 | More by Rekrule
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olbubba

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

11-12-2013 00:25:07 | More by olbubba
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searsclone

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

11-25-2012 01:20:37 | More by searsclone
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -28.7%

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.

11-17-2013 03:52:51 | More by chugalug06
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Drk93TT

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

04-02-2013 01:43:45 | More by Drk93TT
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

10-05-2013 01:18:57 | More by kmos27
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Jade

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

05-23-2013 00:58:05 | More by Jade
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -23.3%

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.

11-17-2012 02:36:23 | More by ArrogantB
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thlayli87

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -21.4%

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.

12-16-2012 01:07:28 | More by thlayli87
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denver10

Kentucky

2.94/5  rDev -20.3%

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.

03-31-2013 02:03:11 | More by denver10
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-12-2013 20:18:30 | More by Zonian1
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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-25-2013 00:47:21 | More by Danielr26
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-17-2013 19:45:48 | More by JohnQVD
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Big_Dave

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-12-2014 06:49:44 | More by Big_Dave
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-16-2013 13:35:30 | More by tjsmith910
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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.