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

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

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83
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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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Williaar, May 09, 2014
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WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Zachtheporter, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev -18.4%

Pours out almost black with a khaki frothed milk head. Smells strongly of crystal malt. Very toasty, with a bit of a roasted twang. Smells heavily of fruity esters. PNW hops in the nose, as well. Flavor is big on chocolate, toast, citrus/pine hops, and lots of jelly fruity esters. Mouthfeel is sticky. Could use more carbonation. Too sweet overall, and the flavors don't meld together well. Not a fan.

goochpunch, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Bluerabbitbell, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MiWolfman, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

smcolw, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mattslike, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

timmy2b, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

DripTorch, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

npendres, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

MrBoz21, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Ciocanelu, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

leitmotif, Mar 09, 2014
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Jlabs, Mar 03, 2014
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TriageStat, Mar 02, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -7%

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.

whoahwhat, Feb 28, 2014
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NooseJustice, Feb 21, 2014
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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.