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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

393 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: bsp77 on 11-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of npendres
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MrBoz21
3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of whoahwhat
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.