Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter) | Left Hand Brewing Company

Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter)Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter)
523 Ratings
Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter)Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter)

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by claytong on 09-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 523 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of rworkman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dar482
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown/black color.

The aroma has tons of roasted malt and coffee.

The flavor follows with a roasted malt, loads of coffee, and then this rye spiciness on the finish. Some toffee sweetness in the middle.

The mouthfeel is medium.

The rye is a bit in this well made porter like beer.

 309 characters

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Brianofthemarsh
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a - dark brown, nearly black. Quickly dissipating head
s - roasty and coffee in the nose.
t- same on the taste with smokiness and subtle hints of chili.
m- medium
o- This is the first peppered beer besides Prairie bomb that works for me. I could enjoy a couple of these before moving on.

 288 characters

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Allurex
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of chugalug06
3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Slow rising and fast falling tan foamy head. Brew is light black. No lacing to speak of.

Chalky, lots of coffee, and milk chocolate.

Thin, watery, missing much complexity. For being a "pepper porter", I'm not picking up on any pepper other than extremely faint backend hints. Awkward high carbonation and funky chalky/dry bitterness. lots of weird chocolate flavors.

Not sure I can recommend as compared to the others in the series... Lefthand can surely do better.

 470 characters

Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of addiwilliams
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Curloftheburl
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gnikola
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of mwbrady12
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Smurf2055
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of jkane101
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of ackeeper
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Fade To Black (Volume 3 - Pepper Porter) from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 523 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.