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Fade to Black, that time of year when the light seems to fade away. We drift further into the darkness with each passing day. Volume 2- Smoked Baltic Porter is inspired by our collaboration with NÝrrebro in Denmark. This mischievous cousin to Smoke Jumper has a penchant for pillaging and burning everywhere he goes. Smoked malts redolent of the burned thatched roofs in villages and towns all over Northern Europe impart flavors to warm the spirit of invading hordes far from home. You finally have something in your hand darker than the winter night sky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of smoke, roast, coffee, nice dark chocolate in there, hints of earth in there as well, nice dark fruits come through as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, into smoke, spice notes, slight dark fruit, finishing bitter, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Black with a small brown head and minimal lacing. The aroma is roasted/burnt malts, light smoke, dark chocolate, licorice and caramel. Similar flavor with a medium body and a lingering smoky finish. Very nice, my favorite Left Hand beer to date. Are we sure this is retired? Thatís too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2134) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a large, creamy and lacing beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and smoked notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily to creamy text. And flat carb. An excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. This is a really nice brew with lots of character and flavor. worth getting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

1/02/2011: Left Hand Fade to Black... Aroma: Didnít know that this beer changed from the last time I had it, so the aroma was quite a surprise at first. I love the meaty smoke laced with heavily caramelized malts and hints of chocolate. Appearance: Very dark brown, nearly black; mostly opaque; repestable tan-colored head. Flavor: Delicious blend of smoked meat, dark chocolate, roasted and caramelized malts with just the right amount of residual sweetness, roasted coffee beans and some cacao nibs in the finish mingled with some charred wood/charcoal flavors; FANTASTIC synergy of flavors! Palate: Medium-full body; slightly thick and creamy on the tongue; nice body that supports the flavors well. Overall: Very fine beer; more smoke is always appreciated, but this has just enough smokiness to make me happy and not offend smoked beer newbies too badly...

16 fl. oz. draught enjoyed at Peachís in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Rating #333 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1521) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
Creamy dark beer. Some notes of slice, chocolate and I think dark/dried fruits. Not aggresive, but quite modest and gentle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1253) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
zwart, met minimale bruine kraag, schenkt als motorolie
aroma: hout, moutig, chocolade, toffee, koffie, caramout, gebrande mouten
smaken: medium zoet, licht bitter, sterk alcoholisch, geroosterde en caramouten, caramel, gerookt nat hout, lichte turf
medium body, romig, laag co2,
Dit bier Moet eerst even opwarmen, niet super maar ook niet echt slecht. ik zou er niet meer van inslaan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
K8foley (5) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
Solid. Solid. Solid. Such a reliable beer. Refreshing with a hint (but not too much) of roasted malts, not too thick like some porters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
macgybeer (24) - - MAY 23, 2013
Aroma: chocolate, grass, citrus, smoke, smoke, Appearance: black, Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, long finish, Overall: Tremenda porter, super ahumada, chocolate, muy bien equilibrada. Algo de lupulo citrico en un momento del trago. 100% repetible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A - Pours pitch black with a 1 finger tan head that holds good retention. Diamond patterns of lacing. S - Roasted coffee beans, rich chocolate, lots of malty lactose, campfire smoke. T - Smoked meat, wood, and chocolate dominate. Dark ground coffee, bittering hops, subtle alcohol, black pepper, with a little sourness mixed in. Sweetness is in there to balance out the savory smoke. Finishes with small smokey hop bite. M - Full bodied with low carbonation, very silky. Fantastic! A well constructed smoked Baltic Porter. This provides exactly what youíd expect. Full on smoke mixed with the Baltic style. Itís porter nirvana! Great mix of sweet, sour, and bitter. One of the best Iíve had from this brewery. Serving type: bottle 04-20-2011

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