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

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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale)Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale)

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bsp77 on 11-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to pint, with love. <3

A - Blacker than midnight on Broadway & Myrtle

S - Pastry, raisins. I kinda want a cinnamon roll right now.

T - drinking coffee in a pine Forrest.

M - Heavy flavored but not a heavy feel. I don't feel like I'm eating a slice of chocolate cake the way some dark beers do, which is good because it would hurt my girlish figure.

O - aside from the guido-esque Affliction t-shirt tribal pattern on the bottle it's a solid beer. Went down quick and smooth, didn't feel like I swallowed a 18th century cannonball.

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Dark brown, clear, with a thin light tan head and medium visible carbonation.

S: Roasty and caramel malts, sweet, with some pine and grass hops.

T: Coffee malt, roasted bitter hops, and a touch of pine and citrus hops. Mild hop bitterness in hang.

M: Medium body for style, carbonation sensation on the low side, and the alcohol is noticeable but doesn't quite reach the level of detracting.

O: Nothing outstanding here. Needs more hops, and/or a more interesting malt profile. Forgettable but not offensive.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best by 4/05/13

Pours a nice creamy darker colored 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, pretty much pitch black beer

Nose starts with darker malts, light black malt and cocoa dust, caramel and creamy toasty brown malts with hint of fluffy nougat. In there are light earthy grassy hops.

Taste starts creamy dark malts, but then quickly into hops. Light spicy earthy hops come through, with touch of pine and citrus, with fair bitterness. The malts bring dark creamy malts, light milk chocolate, caramel, light mocha, and fluffy nougat. Finish is drier, long lingering spicy earthy hops, a bit of dark malts. The hops and malts really clash and why I don't like hoppy black ales.

Mouth is med bodied, creamy, decent carb.

Overall unimpressed. This is almost the definition of what I don't like in American black ales, the malts and hops would be fine on their own, but completely clash together and I can't really enjoy this beer.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a black color with a solid tan cap of 1 finger, and some very impressive lace on glass.

S: Aroma is of dark malts and molasses notes. Slight piney scent in the back.

T: Taste is of dark malts like chocolate and black patent with a great roasty taste and a piney after taste. Also is a burnt caramel and molasses taste.

M: Mouthfeel is a medium bodied drink with a good carbonation level.

O: Overall a down right great beer with a lot of character and style, this is a very drinkable beer with a bit of a bit of the few other black ales I have had. so on that basis I would say great beer in this style.

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Fade To Black (Volume 4 - Rocky Mountain Black Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 402 ratings
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