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

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
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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4.51/5  rDev +22.2%

Comes out of the tap an opaque coffee brown with a thin tan head. Aroma had notes of roast malt and quality coffee plus a snip of hops. Flavor has rich mocha and hop notes, like the best stout mixed with the best IPA, plus caramel, nutty, earthy and licorice tones and a fruity hint. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Firm texture is quite smooth and quite fizzy, leaving a hoppy mocha finish. Don’t fade away, drink one!

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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%

A - Jet black and opaque. Head disappears quickly. Head is thin and light.

S - Smells like a stout. Roasted chocolate, nuts, grain.

T - Starts out like a stout but doesn't develop as much. Flavor stays the same, roasted chocolate, I want to say barley, nutty finish. Little bite as you take the sip.

M - Thinner than expected from it's look but still some weight to it. I'm expecting a stout mouthfeel every time and not getting it.

O - I like it. Like a stout but different. I tend to like Left Hand's offerings.

GorgonSed, Dec 07, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +13.3%

A-Black as outer space. Held to light you cannot see through. Dark brown edging. Barely perceptible carbonation bubbles shoot up beautifully giving an appearance of a star spangled dark universe. Head is collar thick and brown. One can stare deep into this beer for minutes.

S-Basic notes of cocoa beans, coffee grounds, caramel malts, alky. These smells don't grab your nose per se, but are detectable. Wish it smelled more mind blowing. Meets the bar.

T-Initial taste and smell join hand in hand sharing the same ingredients. Cocoa, coffee, caramel malt. Further sips, a medium bitter finish reminiscent of IPA hops. Bitter chocolate let's say. Wheat and rye grown on the palate. Resin and smoke billow out to the edges. Some sugar here. Smooth flavors.

M-Black velvet envelops your tongue. A creamy body. With time thins out, but this is good because it's an ale, not a stout/porter. You experience both spectrum sides with the mouthfeel.

O-Not a typical cocoa/coffee/malt dark beer. The use of field grains and hops come to play as welI. I sum it up to being ironically Left Hand Milk Stout without the milk. With a bitter start and finish. Left Hand is on the forefront when it comes to mouthfeel in beer. Look and feel standout most.

shacawgo24, Dec 04, 2013
Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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