Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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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.
05-04-2014 07:03:56 | More by goochpunch
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
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
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
Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.