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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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BA SCORE
84
good

389 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bsp77 on 11-04-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.41/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

brewdude1982, Jan 25, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

tdm168, Jan 25, 2013
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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.