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

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83
good

378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
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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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

During a January visit to Manhattan, I sought warmth in the cozy comfort of Rattle N Hum, where this substantial stout was on draught – apparently, I had luckily stumbled in during a “Colorado Tap Take Over.” Pity me.

As the name suggests, Fade To Black is pitch black in color; on top, there is a modest layer of creamy froth that dissipates into an equally modest laciness. The nose is immediately punched by a powerful cocoa powder fist adorned by several heavyweight rings consisting of molasses and brown sugar.

The palate becomes wrapped in a blanketed of malty licorice that finishes in a neat toastiness. As the mouthfeel is neither bitter nor cloying, there is a perfect balance of all ingredients here, which makes for a delicious dessert beer. Perhaps, next January, I can stumble around Colorado for a while.

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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.