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

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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
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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tmt71883

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-13-2012 01:09:29 | More by tmt71883
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-12-2012 14:35:22 | More by BeerMeBrah
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tswater

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-11-2012 02:49:00 | More by tswater
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-11-2012 00:24:56 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-11-2012 00:09:34 | More by Keith_R
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-09-2012 22:20:26 | More by cbcrunch
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -7%

Pours mahogany with 3 fingers of mocha colored head.Very good lacing & above average head retention

S: Cocoa & not much else

T: Cocoa, roasted grain, woody hops & a touch of pears up front, along with some dryness. More roastyness as this warms, a touch of aspirin & a modicum of smokeyness, slight figgyness. Finishes dry, roasty with a whisper of astringency & herbal hops

MF: Light/medium body with slight carbonation

Easy to drink, but not a great example of the style. Easily the weakest of the Fade to Black series to date...

12-09-2012 01:59:32 | More by russpowell
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Thedrunkirish

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-09-2012 00:46:26 | More by Thedrunkirish
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-08-2012 13:19:31 | More by enelson
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johnh7

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-08-2012 00:07:44 | More by johnh7
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 11/07/12. Served in a goblet (like the label on the bottle says), the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing, too. The brew smells like roasted malt, pine and citrusy hops, burnt/charred malt and a bit of coffee. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's the addition of some bittersweet chocolate. Nice balance between the hoppy and malty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and smooth, with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, definitely worth a try at $9.99 a 6-pack.

12-07-2012 22:36:58 | More by bluejacket74
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Ozurr

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-07-2012 21:55:48 | More by Ozurr
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +7%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Tudor brown head, moderate retention on a black body (of course) with a bit of sticky lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt and a touch of coffee but clearly behind the roast is a ton of hop goodness. Very fresh, piney hops. Taste also includes coffee and a pleasant roast but once again the hops are very present, demanding attention. Nice resinous hop aftertaste with mainly grapefruit and pine standing out. Excellent.

12-07-2012 03:51:26 | More by KickbacksSteve
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buffcityx

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2012 22:06:58 | More by buffcityx
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Picodegallo87

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-05-2012 04:28:24 | More by Picodegallo87
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-04-2012 22:16:06 | More by vcoggins
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Zorro

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Clear black colored ale with a very slight tan colored head.

Smells strongly of patent malt with a sort of aqua velva aftershave scent from the hops. Chocolate and carrot stick with coffee and a little smoke. Slight metallic scent.

Starts out a bit sweeter than expected with a bittersweet malt flavor. Burnt toast and chocolate this gets more bitter as you drink it. Pine resin from the hops, really tastes a bit more like milk stout instead of an IPA.

Mouthfeel is good.

Tasty beer that is a little different for the style. A beer a little closer to the Stout side of Black ale than the hops side.

12-04-2012 02:54:23 | More by Zorro
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-02-2012 23:42:07 | More by Tiernan
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12-02-2012 18:54:05 | More by Rekrule
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

11-30-2012 06:32:49 | More by WritersBlock
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-30-2012 04:08:53 | More by Omensetter
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tmm313

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-29-2012 23:21:45 | More by tmm313
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Alcorn


3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

A- Pours a super dark, inky jet black. It literally seems to absorb light. Nice kind of tan/khaki head. Decent lacing.

S - Roasted coffee, almost char burnt toast instead of a nice gentle brown smell. Hints of dark chocolate and faint pine notes.

T - Solid coffee and dark (like 70% dark) chocolate. Resinous piney, hop notes come in on the finish.

M - Nice and smooth. Flavors come across cleanly across the palate. Finish is nice and dry.

O - A very tasty black ale, one of the better black ales I have tried. However, not my favorite of the Fade to Black Series. I may very well grab another in my next mix-a-six but I doubt I would want a whole 6 pack.

11-28-2012 15:12:15 | More by Alcorn
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

a pitch black pour with a finger of tan head poured into a snifter. smells of roasted dark grains, coffee, tobacco, and a hint of grassy hops. a roasty bitterness throughout the drink with notes of coffee, dirt, and tobacco. a slight hint of vanilla lingers in the roof of your mouth. a heavier medium body beer with a moderate amount of carbonation, leaves a creamy / milky coat in your mouth.

a very nice addition to one of my favorite yearly seasonals, though not my favorite from the 4. lacks a bit in the flavor/aroma departments and ceases to be unique, like most of the other fade to black series. it's a good beer, just not very different from a roasty bitter stout/porter.

11-27-2012 06:18:46 | More by facundoCNB
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-27-2012 04:15:31 | More by MarkyMOD
Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.