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RATINGS: 356   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.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3650) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2746) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (76) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (408) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2010
This one is right up there with the rest of them. Has an aroma of chocolate and coffee grind. The after taste really lingers in the mouth for a while, turning from biter sweet to sweet. Pours jet black with an off white khaki foam head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imeshuggahi (31) - golden, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010
Lefthands best beer to date. You will find alot of roasty, chocolaty, coffee undertones to this one, and by the way... where is the alchohol?!?! This beer went down way to easy, and actually brings a tear to my eye knowing that I have too wait for winter to arrive to be able to it again. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3216) - Montana, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Oh my this is good stuff! Jet black thick pour with no head. Nice roasty smell and taste. Great balance, hope I can find MORE!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Angelmonster (130) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours a nice big 3 finger mocha head. Body is black with some ruby highlights. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good and lasted throughout. Aroma is of roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Some coffee and chocolate are also present. No hops and very slight alcohol. Nice smoky taste with roasted, burnt malts and cocoa nibs. Beer is pretty sweet, Iím getting toffee. Also getting an aftertaste of crayons or corn. Hops are very muted and alcohol is hidden extremely well for almost 9 percent. Beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation but not too much. Head added a little bit to the consistency. Drink ability was great. For such a strong beer it was very sessionable. Really good beer that I look forward to trying more of, definitely recommend it.

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