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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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That time of year when the light fades away. Brewed for the darkness, Fade to Black speaks in volumes. Welcome to Volume 4, the Beer pours pitch black with an off white head. Citrus (bergamot) and roast dominates the nose. Slight sweet malt gets pushed back by initial citrusy hops followed by powerful Italian Amaro, gentian and hop bitterness. Finishing with a pleasant duality of dry roasted malts and hop bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Single bottle, Total Wine. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head that dissipates quickly and leave a single ring of lacing. A lot of floral and citrus notes in the aroma along with some sweet malt. Malt and coffee flavor with some piney hops. Fairly bitter finish. Medium body, maaaaybe a little on the thin side. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1272) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and dark bread, light to moderate hops and yeast notes of resin and earth, with hints of wood and black pepper. Head is large, creamy, light tan with good lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is almost black. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Very well done Black IPA, mellower than most others.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a dark cola brown, and opaque black when settled underneath a big beige head with only a little lacing. Aroma is full of roasted malts with some citrus and floral hops. Taste is slightly bitter with some nuts in the finish. Medium body, and easily drinkable without too much carbonation. I expect black IPAs to be hoppier than this, but this one was quite enjoyable anyway, and a bit different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
A dark brown ale with a thin creamy brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate with piney floral hops, butterscotch,nice. In mouth, a nice black IPA with chocolate malt grassy floral hops, nutty notes, decent. On tap at Barcode NJ, Dec. 31 2012.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Poured black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of pine hops and some roast hops. Medium grainy body, flavour of pine and citrus with roasted malt, residual smokey flavour. Not particularly well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle into glass, aroma is hopps and pine needles, taste is opposit, coffe, some tin, hopps, really good, smooth finish

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Strong floral bouquet upon popping the cap. Black color, medium bodied, foamy taupe head, Balanced dark roasted malts with hoppy bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nitroxx (1) - - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
Very Good Black IPA one of my favorites, definitly keep this on hand in the fridge.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft. Pours a dark black with minimal head. Aroma of roasty chocolate with some earthy pine and citrus. Taste is about the same. Light bitter. Not a bad beer really, but not super special. A little thin for my taste.


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