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
943 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:
#2,363
Reviews:
371
Ratings:
943
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
222
Trade:
1
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color, with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with lots, tons really, of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly brewed coffee, licorice, slightly burned toast, a hint of smoke, a touch of clove, and a hint of hops.

Taste: Delicious! Tons of roasted malt up front, imparting strong notes freshly brewed coffee, a touch of licorice, a touch of dark chocolate, and a touch of dark chocolate. This beer reminds me a lot of a German Rauchbier, without being as ashtray-like smoky as most rauchbiers are.

Mouthfeel: Medium to slightly chewy, and extremely smooth and creamy as there is no carbonation what-so-ever, and I think some lactose to help make it creamy. With an ABV of 8.5%, there is very little alcohol on the palate

Overall: This is another terrific beer from Left Hand Brewing, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries! Highly, highly recommended.

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4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fade To Black is a very attractive stout; a thick tan rocky head sits atop a murky black, ruby-litten body, settling to a lingering tan scree that leaves lots of fine lacing everywhere it touches. The nose is all malt, predominately chocolate ice cream with some molasses and other hints of dark sweetness, plus hints of alcohol and a coffee note that foreshadows the palate, where the chocolate ice cream is joined by bitter chocolate, coffee and other heavily roasted notes, producing a more bitter flavor than the nose may have led you to expect. This mild bitterness and the chocolate ice cream flavor remain on the finish; both linger for an appropriately long time. A very creamy texture and soft carbonation create an ultrasmooth mouthfeel that combines with the lingering flavor to produce a compulsive drinkability that might lead one through the glass a bit faster than one might want for a full-bodied, 8.5% ABV ale.

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It has a really strong roasted flavor, and there's a little hint of licorice. Overall this is a bit on the strong side, but it's still a very tasty stout.

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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 943 ratings
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