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Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 1: Foreign Stout

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2013 & 2010 Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the Foreign Stout category.

That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzbart (52) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Big chocolate aromas, caramel, vanilla and some oat sweetness. Taste lots of chocolate which I expected from the nose, but also house coffee, caramel, dried grass, light char, marshmallow and some oat sweetness. Surprisingly lasting hop note in the finish. A nicely defined foreign stout. Right between a stout and imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (596) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and licorice. Flavor is lots of chocolate and roast, a little bit of licorice, and a finish of burnt malt. A touch bitter. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EvanMartin (1) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
Fantastic dark brew with rich oak notes and a malty finish!!!!!!!&#

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2009) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
A black body with a tan head that had nice retention. Lace was at a minimum. Aroma had a gees mix of roasted malts, licorice, coffee, molasses and a hint of smoke. Flavor had a nice roasted malts upfront. There was a blend of molasses and chocolate which gave the beer a nice sweetness. A smoky dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2125) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 11, 2015
On tap at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Opaque, near black with a small khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of espresso, roasted malt, a touch of smoke and chocolate. Taste of espresso, roasted malt, chocolate and a little smoke. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1776) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black pour. Off-white foam. Some lace. Dark semi-sweet cocoa liquorice. Coffee lozenges. Hints of black vinyl, charcoal grill and cigarettes. Slippery body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4131) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma is earth, dark malts and coffee/chocolate. The flavor is dark malts, spices, coffee, chocolate and a mix of slight heat, acidity and sour in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured from a botyle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is of espresso and the taste is a delicious coffee with some vanilla

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3733) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and toast. Crisp, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1036) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
330m bottle, pours black with a small tan head, aroma has chocolate and caramel, vanilla, roasted malt,a bit of smoke, a bit of poke from the alcohol. Body is medium, creamy texture with soft to flat carbonation.


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