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

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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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nukem5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a black color with a solid tan cap of 1 finger, and some very impressive lace on glass.

S: Aroma is of dark malts and molasses notes. Slight piney scent in the back.

T: Taste is of dark malts like chocolate and black patent with a great roasty taste and a piney after taste. Also is a burnt caramel and molasses taste.

M: Mouthfeel is a medium bodied drink with a good carbonation level.

O: Overall a down right great beer with a lot of character and style, this is a very drinkable beer with a bit of a bit of the few other black ales I have had. so on that basis I would say great beer in this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 03:22:54 | More by nukem5
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bigd84

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-09-2013 23:08:35 | More by bigd84
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shep8821

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-09-2013 07:16:43 | More by shep8821
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-09-2013 06:22:06 | More by Abe_Froman
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-08-2013 02:24:44 | More by ruckus232
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Bigben0328

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-08-2013 01:14:02 | More by Bigben0328
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-06-2013 00:34:05 | More by brwnchrstpher
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JordanPP

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-06-2013 00:05:24 | More by JordanPP
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templar316

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-05-2013 05:33:35 | More by templar316
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-03-2013 16:52:43 | More by pajeff
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-03-2013 09:46:17 | More by irishgreensoda
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B-SHAY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-02-2013 22:22:30 | More by B-SHAY
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mynie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-02-2013 18:22:23 | More by mynie
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-31-2013 17:23:05 | More by JohnK17
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Slipperyphoton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-28-2013 01:45:02 | More by Slipperyphoton
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-26-2013 03:49:20 | More by mmmmbeer
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-26-2013 02:42:12 | More by shehateme
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C-Dog


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-25-2013 22:05:38 | More by C-Dog
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I happen to enjoy this be arge with TDM168 and a good time was had by all.

This beer pours a dark black and has no sediment. It has a thin head with tiny bubbles with mild retention. It's aroma is that of warm roasted malts with a very faint amount of hops. This beer has a weird (weird good not weird bad) spice. Almost like gingerbread but not as sweet or as ginger. I also get a little bit of smokeyness in the taste upfront. It has a very pleasant hop finish that I enjoyed immensely. It has a good body that is well balanced and what I would consider great carbonation. I would highly recommend especially since this is a rare beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 18:48:14 | More by brewdude1982
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to brewdude1982 for this one.

A - black with a short-lived white head

S - faint citrus, some pine, some chocolate, some faint peppery spicyness

T - roasted malts at first followed by some faint citrus and a some spicy hops; the finish is a bit bitter with some underlying coffee notes

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I'm not sure how I feel about this beer. It comes across as a somewhat porter-like beer with an above-average hoppiness. I wouldn't describe this as a Black IPA. The hops are present and some great character, but the roasted malts and coffee notes are most prevalent. I'm glad I tried this one. I'm not sure I'd seek it out again, but I'll never turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 18:39:19 | More by tdm168
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-25-2013 17:26:19 | More by tmcarter23
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-24-2013 02:11:35 | More by zonker17
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Milkysunshine

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-23-2013 22:51:06 | More by Milkysunshine
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-23-2013 21:20:07 | More by PaulsBrew
Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.