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RATINGS: 212   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pretty weird after taste to this beer. Seemed to have too much malt and not enough hops. On tap at Brew Haha in Indy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
On tap at Grumpys Nordeast. Roasty dark bitterness with not too much on the nose.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2013
0,33l bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Clear, dark borwn color, medium light brown head. Smoky malt odor. Dry, grassy hop aroma with smooth smoky malt and some roasted meat flavour. Dry and bitter taste. Slick, easy to drink. Light body, soft carbonation. Light sweet, smoky, roasted malty finish. Delicious and light beer. Altouth it’s a black ipa, it’s like a stout made with smoked malt. It’s true, that the taste has the hoppy bitterness, but the malt still plays the main role.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
On tap @ Haket. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty with citrus notes. Malt, fruit, hops and licorice. Medium body with a nice, dry and roastef after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft @ Meadhall, Cambridge, MA. Pitch black with a thin ring of white head. Real inviting aroma of roast, citrus and chocolate malts. The flavor doesn’t surprise you, much the same as the nose yet… really nothing stands out and seems muddled. The roast, pine and citrus has no real flow. This needs some fine-tuning to be a real good brew. Overall, just another black IPA that gets lost in a sea of other black ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Thanks to iNBe. This tasted must more like a export stout or baltic porter than an black IPA. The hops were prominent but it seemed like the liquoricey malty chewiness dried fruit and booze came through a little more. Serving: Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Chocolate. Licorice. Light body and finish. Ok bitterness Nice malty. Dry bitter finish. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
De Black IPA esto tiene poco. Tiene un color negro opaco con una espuma beige clara abundante, aunque ligera. Los aromas son torrefactos y dulces. En boca tiene una densidad media-baja, entra suave mostrando un ligero dulzor que pasa después a un amargor acafetado equilibrado que es el que queda en el regusto. De lo mejor que he probado de esta cervecera.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5675) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and citrus hops. Taste is roasted, lots of liquorice, super smooth and full bodied.


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