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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sjohnny (521) - - DEC 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Malt, pine and citrus aroma. Very dark black with tan head. Tastes better than it smells. Herbal, floral, hoppy on the finish with a coffee type bitterness that lingers on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3435) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is citrus, pine, resin, hints of coffee......taste is coffee, citrus, pine, light chocolate, leading to a moderate pine/resin bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. The bergamot adds a very different aroma, and has some effects on the flavors. This is a nicely balanced Black IPA, which, because of the ingredients, is a bit off the usual beaten path. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (3558) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Heavy black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet roast malt with a little citrus. Flavour is fruity chocolate malt, really fills the mouth. Deep roast palate. Thick velvety texture

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at House of Beer in Orlando. Very dark pour with a clingy light beige head. Nice balance of roasted malts, citrus hop, with an easy drinking moderate mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at 1839 Taphouse in Columbia. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasted, charred flavors. Not bad, but I’m not a huge fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6665) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a big creamy tan head. Taste is very rich. Chocolate. Roast. Unlike other Black IPAs, it doesn’t give off that intense hoppy aroma or taste. More stout like with nice hop presence. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1228) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Bottle poured deep dark brown w/ a medium size creamy tan slowly diminishing to a nice thin cap w/ fair lacing. Big aromas of pine, citrus fruit, and roasted malt. Initial flavor faint salty quickly to a moderate bitter finish. Taste is a smokey malt w/ light grapefruit. Light to medium bodied, watery texture, and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (93) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. Pours nearly pitch black with luscious brown head. Aroma is heavy on the hops, with strong notes of citrus. There is a mellow hint of toasted malt, as well. Flavor opens with bitter dark chocolate and espresso, picking up a little sweetness as it develops into a more balanced combination of hops and roasted malt. A touch of alcohol warmth throughout. Finish is on the dry side, with a lingering flavor of dark chocolate. Full bodied, mouthfeel is rich and smooth. A full-flavored beer, great for the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Tasty dark ale. Good dark pour with brown forming head and awesome lacing. Good smooth feel. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours rather thin lolling but pitch black with a dirty brown head. The nose is thick with odors of Christmas tree pine dried out and stuffed in a living room with chocolate and coffee blending in. Taste is bittersweet but the bitter takes the forefront for most of the ride. The mouthfeel is thin, crisp and clean. The finish is long. Another great f2b. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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