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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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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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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-08-2014 00:23:50 | More by WiserBud
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-07-2014 20:53:44 | More by Zachtheporter
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-05-2014 19:41:35 | More by MikeWard
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goochpunch

Texas

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.

05-04-2014 07:03:56 | More by goochpunch
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Bluerabbitbell

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-01-2014 23:54:38 | More by Bluerabbitbell
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MiWolfman

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-30-2014 01:09:22 | More by MiWolfman
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-29-2014 17:46:56 | More by atrocity
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-29-2014 16:04:51 | More by Belittle
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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.

04-06-2014 19:23:03 | More by smcolw
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mattslike

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-03-2014 15:28:33 | More by mattslike
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timmy2b

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-30-2014 05:24:28 | More by timmy2b
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DripTorch

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

03-29-2014 02:13:42 | More by DripTorch
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npendres

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-22-2014 02:13:17 | More by npendres
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-21-2014 04:40:28 | More by afsdan
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MrBoz21

Colorado

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.

03-17-2014 02:17:22 | More by MrBoz21
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-10-2014 08:32:19 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-09-2014 18:38:29 | More by leitmotif
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Buannaich

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-08-2014 21:27:23 | More by Buannaich
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2014 19:23:40 | More by Jlabs
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-02-2014 15:05:56 | More by TriageStat
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whoahwhat

Indiana

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.

02-28-2014 00:41:14 | More by whoahwhat
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-21-2014 03:13:58 | More by NooseJustice
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JoshuaShort13

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-18-2014 01:52:37 | More by JoshuaShort13
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-11-2014 13:45:33 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-01-2014 16:10:53 | More by ShepardCommander
Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.