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

Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout)Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout)
BA SCORE
4.08/5
944 Ratings
Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout)Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout)
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,367
Reviews:
371
Ratings:
944
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
223
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 944 |  Reviews: 371
Photo of jwswigs
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of renzmcmaster
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitetale
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost black. A tan head lingers with good lacing.
Aroma is of roast malts and a little chocolate.
Taste follows the aroma with dark roast malts and a little bitterness (in a good way - it is an export stout). Alcohol is very well hidden.
Mouthfeel is wonderful - very smooth. Carbonation is just right.
Overall, one of the best export stouts I have found. Well balanced - just enough of everything. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Beerlover
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with 1 finger tan head. Moderate lacing. Nose is chocolate malt. Taste is a flavorful roasted sweet malt with just a mild but well balanced bitter finish. Moderate carbonation and creamy smooth. This is such a well balanced delicious stout. Great job Left Hand!

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Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesCook24
3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good, not great. Not anything I haven't had before, except that it's 8.5%.

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Photo of kellydavidlee
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 8.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a rich, dark charcoal color, 2 finger head with an obvious brown tint. Murky.

Smell- Darkly roasted barley. Smoky. Coffee bean

Taste- A dark and flavorful malt, exceptionally roasted. The roasted grain qualities enhance from the smoky flavor soon to be imparted. Coffee flavor is subtle but adds complexity to the malt. The finish is mildlt bitter, and ends with a blend of toasted barley and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A fine stout of the export variety. Very complex, this stout has all the qualites any good stout should. Pleny of flavor and not too excessively bold on any particular notes. Well balanced indeed.

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Photo of Elumbeer
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinWhipple
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bis4beer70
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Life it seems to fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself"

...with this stout!
Nice.
Thanks to my wife & her friend for picking this one up!
High alcohol (8.5) but you don't really taste it as much as the Coffee & roasted malt.

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Photo of Dan_K
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours black with 1 finger of light mocha head
S: Smells of black licorice, roasted malt, lactose notes, and a little booziness.
T: Deep roasted malts, slight dark fruit, a little coffee, a little smoke. Very "roasted". Some sweetness and creaminess is also here, but with some assertive hops for bittering balance.
F: Feels smooth and creamy, with moderate carbonation. Feels a little hot/boozy as well.
O: This beer is very smooth and drinkable, quite delicious and well roasted. The only problem is that at 8.5%, it really bridges the gap between session stout and a hearty Imperial Stout. Should hold up pretty well to age. It's not a sipper, it's a drinker. But be careful because this black beauty packs a punch.

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Photo of R3ason
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaltkaelir
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skriv
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with one finger high, beige head.

Nose: Chocolate, licorice, smoke, espresso, roasted malt and hops.
Taste: Coffee beans, chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and licorice.
Body: Medium to full body. Smooth. Moderate carbonation.

A great stout from Left Hand!

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Photo of dcotom
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
5/5  rDev +22.5%
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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Fade To Black (Volume 1 - Foreign Export Stout) from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 944 ratings
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