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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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mkrass

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-06-2013 23:43:47 | More by mkrass
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-05-2013 22:54:35 | More by kevgod
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-05-2013 04:42:35 | More by Chuck_25
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ninaturner

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2013 02:01:16 | More by ninaturner
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TheSeeker61

Georgia

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

Having not had this particular style don't know what to compare it to but I'm really enjoying this offering. Pours a one finger head and pitch black. Some good lacing on the glass. The nose is a nice chocoalaty, piney hops aroma. The tongue is kinda like the nose, a chocolaty, piney hoppy, balanced taste. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall I was pleasantly surprised at how I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end as I was planning to purchase something which kicked and advised to give this one a try. Much enjoyment.

Serving type: growler

01-04-2013 23:21:51 | More by TheSeeker61
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, bottled on 11/8/2012 pours pitch black with a frothy tan head; good retention & some lace is left on the glass. Aromas seem muted, roasty dark malt, a little smoky. Tastes are bolder with roasted barley, chocolate, smoke, piny hops on the finish give it some bitterness and a nice balance. Thin-to-medium bodied, nice carbonation. Overall, good but seems to be one note.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 21:55:30 | More by barnzy78
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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

fade to black from left hand pours very dark, even opaque. there really isnt much of a smell at all. the taste is a very bitter kick, with a slight barley flavor at the finish. this is a powerful dark beer but i wish there was more spices or sweetness going on. if you just want the intense kick of a black beer this one is for you. also, it has the right amount of carbonation, so the mouth feel is pretty good. just a sucker punch of bitterness in your mouth-

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 20:50:46 | More by mattkoon
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-31-2012 20:38:17 | More by pknyc
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bigd03


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-31-2012 18:04:59 | More by bigd03
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swimfire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-31-2012 02:32:03 | More by swimfire
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RespertFTW

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-31-2012 02:30:18 | More by RespertFTW
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-30-2012 02:39:33 | More by ortie
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strohme2

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-29-2012 05:10:55 | More by strohme2
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-28-2012 19:06:31 | More by oldvines
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2012 22:53:08 | More by BeerOps
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-27-2012 18:34:59 | More by Bung
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color certainly matches the title. Thin, creamy head floats atop a pitch black body. Very strong pine hops are noticed first. Charred wood comes through next, followed by sweet malt. Bitterness from the hops really linger. More than 60 IBUs almost make you pucker. Chocolate comes through as it warms.

The balance is what makes this so good. There is enough going on with the sweetness, bitterness, texture, and char to give it great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 01:31:26 | More by McNealc31
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-26-2012 05:37:00 | More by carrollmel7
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bscalt

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-26-2012 03:25:00 | More by bscalt
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Gomeza

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-25-2012 05:20:57 | More by Gomeza
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tugg407

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-25-2012 02:46:10 | More by tugg407
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-24-2012 05:24:40 | More by jak
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-24-2012 01:41:03 | More by Troville1990
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DanD5303


4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-23-2012 20:39:00 | More by DanD5303
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed a little over a month ago ("Bottled on 11/07/12").

A: A black beauty, dark yet reflective enough to see yourself in the glass. Sandy, smooth head about an inch high. Intricate webs of lacing over minimal retention.

S: Smells like a porter: chocolate syrup, toffee, dark fruit, and a distinctive mineral character. There is an earthy hop tone to it, as well; an attractively mild touch of complexity.

T: Damn, that is almost acrid with its hops and roasts - I'm in love. It's like someone dropped a pine cone in a cup of coffee, bright and prickly, but with a good cocoa background. Slight cedar, brown sugar, and lactose sugar peek out of this thin body fairly easy, too. Finishes acidically metallic and sweet, like cola from a fountain.

M: Bubbles distract from the thinness quite well, working also to accentuate the hops and roasts I enjoy so much. Sessionable, nearly.

O: A fine beer, quite possibly the most pleasingly simple black ale I've ever had. Why does every example of this style have to have an above-average ABV? 6.5% seems to work just fine for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 23:38:05 | More by BarryMFBurton
Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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