Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout)Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout)
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Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Volume 1 - Foreign Stout - Pours black with licorice, espresso bean, molasses, and black cardamom notes that give way to a feeling of self loathing, burnt opportunities and smoked relationships. 2010 Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the Foreign Stout category.

Added by superdedooperboy on 11-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
937
Reviews:
369
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
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62
Gots:
222
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been looking for the perfect smoked beer since I went to a beer festival and had one which I could never find in the beer stores. THIS one is the ultimate!

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of randomdanger
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Mooslerfitness
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Stfu this is awesome poured a big black dark liquid gold from a 12 oz bottle couldnt tell what the best by date was very little head so chocolaty
So tasty so right about of coffee flavor so smooth yet has body to it going tomorrow to by the store out

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Photo of Georgedisrespectful
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is not your ordinary stout. Whoever on here said it's not as good as Guiness has no taste and should go see a doctor. Well thought out and flavor is perfect.

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Photo of Richard927
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of TylerJ
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RBorsato
4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of undeadozzy
4.92/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got on tap at a local bar. Served in a goblet.

Appearance: Deep, dark black. Some light creeps in from around the corners of the glass, but for the most part it is very dark. Has a thick chocolatey colored head which stays for the entire time.

Smell: Beautiful aroma of coffee, rich smoked hops, and even some hints of chocolate and licorice.

Taste: Absolutely delicious. I personally enjoy many different kinds of stouts, but this is definitely the best I've had in a while. Warm taste of espresso and malt instantly rushed into my mouth and didn't let up until the last drop. The licorice I smelled initially is more of an aftertaste and isn't really part of the initial blast of flavor during drinking.

Mouth Feel: Feels as silky smooth and warm as it tastes. Has a similar thick and creamy texture to many other stouts, but has a similar disposition to rich, dark coffee. A very interesting yet extremely pleasurable experience.

Drinkability: As I mentioned earlier in my review, I love stouts, and as such had 3 goblets of this fine brew before I recieved my meal, a steak burger, which it paired perfectly with. It goes down smooth and its rich dark taste hides its ABV, making it dangerously drinkable and incredibly enjoyable.

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4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.9/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.88/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rich, strong, smoky aroma has tones of chocolate, fine coffee and molasses and just a shade of sweetness - very tempting and inviting. It pours an opaque sable that is just a red tomcat whisker above black and has a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Flavor is absolutely fabulous - rich and mouth-filling, mainly fine roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate and molasses with a whisper of licorice. Texture is strongly fizzy and tingly, yet smooth and sublime. A must for anybody who loves stouts!

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4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep dark brown/black that light doesn't penetrate except at the extreme edges. A vigorous pour produced a tan-colored head that faded to a thin layer that produced decent lacing.

S: I get the normal tones for a stout with the addition of a little extra chocolate. Even when cold the major nose was sweet molasses. At temperature a little woodiness comes through along with some coffee.

T: It follows the nose closely. I love the taste!

M: There is a little warming sensation from the alcohol but not a big burn. Just a little oily but it works well. A little lighter bodied than what I'm use to.

D: I would say that I could drink this all night but the alcohol content is what stops me. The alcohol is masked well and this is VERY easy to drink. I love this.

Blessed be the Brew!!

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4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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