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RATINGS: 470   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours dark w/ a textbook head that lingers. A high roast component on the nose is delightful. Medium full nectar w/ creamy effers. A thick malty backbone w/ spoonfuls of bitter cocoa and coffee w/ a mild sweetness factor and a fist full of hops. The finsh lingers and bitters well. Awesome balance. Trump!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4896) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Rich, strong, smoky aroma has tones of chocolate, fine coffee and molasses and just a shade of sweetness - very tempting and inviting. It pours an opaque sable that is just a red tomcat whisker above black and has a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Flavor is absolutely fabulous - rich and mouth-filling, mainly fine roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate and molasses with a whisper of licorice. Texture is strongly fizzy and tingly, yet smooth and sublime. A must for anybody who loves stouts!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Rich coffee aroma with a beautiful dark almost black appearance and perfect head. The strong flavors of roasted malts and coffee are rich and smooth making this an excellent brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
They describe Fade to Black as a smoked Baltic porter. Pours black with a thin, dark tan head. The smoke is definitely there, along with some meat notes. This really does taste a bit like bacon, but with more smoke. The mouthfeel is somewhere between heavy medium and light heavy. It certainly has some body, but itís not really heavy. Thereís a bit of malt sweetness in the finish as this is more malty than hoppy. I think itís delicious

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (288) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. Smells of chocolate and molasses. Medium body. Taste af coffee and toasted chocolate. Very nice ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1121) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Smells of chocolate, roast, hints of coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, subtle roastiness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Left Hand Fade to Black Vol. 1: Foreign Export Stout finishes with a soft chocolate tone.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (710) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Aroma: caramel, roasty, coffee, chocolate, Appearance: clear black, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours coffee black, espresso bean on the nose, beautiful balance between mild hop and malt sweetness on the middle palate with hidden alcohol level, finishing cleanly malty and chocolately.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Very smooth roasted grain flavor. Great go to dark beer. I didnít realize there are different volumes of this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (209) - - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Sweet caramel aroma. Slightly above average carbonation. Pours black. Delicious, rich sweet coffee, caramel and malt flavors. Smooth finish. A little boozy at 8.5% ABV, but still a terrific beer.


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