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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlpeeler (92) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Black with a light brown head. Starts smooth then goes to a hops bite at the back palate then finishes smooth with a fairly light finish. Agreeable yet not that satisfying,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dave. Shocking it pours out almost black.....with a nice brown head that fades rather quickly. Aroma is sweet chocolate, molasses, marshmallow, light roast and some mild citrus hop notes. From the aroma you couldn’t tell the taste was going to be as hoppy as it was. On to the taste...chocolate, roast, bitter citrus hops, light coffee grounds and a solid punch of dry bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3786) - - DEC 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 bottle. black under a large, whipped, brown head. lots of limey hop notes over a roasted base with milk chocolate. good quaffable palate for the style with low carbonation and silky texture. piney hops blend with roasted and milk chocolate notes without being too much.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ruprex (2) - Victoria, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
A - black. 2 finger, dark khaki head. Heavy lace. S - Coffee, cedar, pine, citrus, burnt grains. T - Coffee, roasted grains, citrus rind, burnt toast. M - Medium full, mild tight carbonation, lingers, drying. O - Eh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4221) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
12oz bottle. Bottled on 11/08/2012. Black pour. creamy head, btown color. nice lacing. smells of cough syrup, citrus hops, burnt grains. Tastes of coffee, burnt grains, molasses, loads if citrus hops. Nice char, great hops. A great Black IPA. Finishes with a oily texture, creamy body. (3550).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2012
black pour with a small off white head. pine / citrus / roast nose. med body with chocolate, roast, citrus hop flavor and a lingering bitterness. nice balanced roast / bitter / citrus hop aroma porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Very, very dark brown with a beige head. Filmy lacing all over the glass. Aroma of pine, chocolate, and roast. Nice roasted, moderately bitter flavor. Smooth texture. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
akoeninger (456) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Dark brown, aroma is roasted malt with some citrus cut to it. Taste is not expected, hop bitterness followed by sweet roasted malt with a dry bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2012
bottle. dense dark brown body with a brown head. heavy roast, chocolate, char, coffee aromas with some hop resin and a doughy yeast note. medium-full body with rich and frothy carbonation, moderately bitter, very american hop bitterness and flavor: resin, orange, juicy fruit, etc. the herbal parts blend well with the frothy chocolate / coffee / earthy dark malts. a surprisingly drinkable robust porter-type beer that seems very held-together.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (309) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that fades to black itself pretty quickly, leaving a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malts. Taste is roasted malts, citrus and hops. All very well balanced together. Very earthy and roasty all at once. Long bitter finish in which the hops and malts come through strong. Very fresh tasting, like it came off the tap at the brewery even though I bought this over a week ago and I’m nowhere near Colorado. Full body with a chewy texture and active carbonation. Tasty and full of flavor. Yet another winner in the Fade To Black series!


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