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RATINGS: 473   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1908) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
$1.95 Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours very dark, almost black, with no head to speak of. Smells of citrus hops and pine - very light aroma. Taste is citrus, pine, roasted malts, and coffee.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fdomig (789) - München, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
300ml bottle at Taphouse Munich. Aroma is toffee and coffee. Appearance is black with a brown foam. Taste is light sweet and bitter. Amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Dark brown/black color. Aroma is lot of roasted malt, some coffee, small licorice. Roasted flavor with coffee and licorice. Bitter roasted malt during the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle at BD57, february 17th 2016. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of burned malt, wood, chocolate. Taste is quite malty and sweet, ashes and dark chocolate. Good bitter warm finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1355) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Jet black, cappuccino colored head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, roasted nuts. Same sort of taste but now with vanilla and minty notes. A slightly bitter astringent bite towards the end. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (1138) - 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 (3507) - 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 (4951) - 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 (275) - 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 (43245) - 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 (4886) - 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


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