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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
This beer is most definatly not retired. On tap at the dutch pours a jet black with nice foamy head. Full body with nice roast and chocolate. Well balanced with hints of flower. Yum.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 27, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Hint of milk. Bittersweet finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3424) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle. Black with ring. Dark chocolate aroma with some roasted coffee. Sweet dark chocolate roasted coffee some dark fruit, licorice and spice with roasted espresso bitterness. Earthy. Medium full oily body. Very sweet and slick. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Nice black pour with almost no head. Smells of chocolate/coffee/malts. Big flavor of bittersweet chocolate and a little smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (267) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa powder, fat milk, hints of vanilla, some toffee. Black, small beige head. Medium sweetness, low bitterness, taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, some coconut, hints of coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture, medium long finish with hints of bitterness and astringency. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016

Draught @ Taproom Malmö, Bergsgatan 33, Malmö, Sweden 21422.

[ As Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 1: Foreign Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160123]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4773) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2016
Pitch black color. Very rich nose of licorice, dark chocolate, dark fruit and tobacco leaves. Medium body tons of roasted malt, slightly sweet, lactose, treacle. Alcohol well hidden. Rich. Long finish with dark chocolate and dark fruit. Very nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smboselli (144) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2016
Definitely a solid performer, but didn't taste the favors that were touted in the deScription, and wasn't as smooth as I expected ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 14, 2016
Bottle from Le Petit in Shimokita. Pours a black to deep brown with a finger of beige foam that lingers. Big roasted malt aroma with some peppery hops, cacao, espresso and some toasted caramel. Roasted sweet notes on the palate. Good carbonation with good roasty, hoppy bitterness. Almost like a big, bold black IPA. Nice bitter espresso notes that linger on the finish. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6570) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2016
Decent, but not THAT good. Quite standard.
Black color with a beige layer on top. Some lacing. Ok intensity in the aroma. Solid body and a soft carbonation. A fine bitterness to balance up the sweetness. Dark malt, chocolate, coffee and some earth.
[On tap at Café Sara in Oslo, Norway]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (182) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Off the top of my head I’m thinking this is probably the best offering I’ve enjoyed from Left Hand Brewing! I would gold star it. I am happy with everything about this one...I will be drinking more of it for sure! Wonderful strong espresso with perfect sweetness.


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