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RATINGS: 210   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1064) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 21, 2013
deep brown colour, some quickly disappearing brownish head; aroma of fresh american hops with grapefruit and roasted malt; taste of roasted malt, hops with citrus notes - such like a mix of an IPA and a porter

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3210) - Radom, POLAND - APR 20, 2013
Znakomite ciemne IPA z Colorado. Piana spora ale sredniotrwala. Kolor istnie czarny, gesty i jak Guinness bez przeswitu. Zapach chmielowo-kawowy. Smak to gozka czekolada, gozka czarna kawa, troche orzecha i oczywiscie przerozne chmiele amerykanskie od aromatycznych po zwlaszcza goryczkowe. Polecam bo to swietne Black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13920) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
Bottle @ Y.N.W.A, Beershop. Pours black with a small creamy head. Nose is roast, citrus hops, caramel and coffee. Ashes and liquorice. Smooth and full bodied. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottled. Poured medium-deep brown with a creamy, well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up fresh orange and grapefruit hoppage over toasted caramel and nutty malts.. seemed to be missing a little something, but it was well-balanced. The flavor found toasted caramel and licorice at the core with mostly orange zest bitterness around.. bitter and roasty with a bit of citrus sourness on the finish. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, and a bit slick.. OK feel, but I didn’t love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2013
12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Black pour with a medium tan head and good retention. Aroma is smoke, leather, dark malts. Tastes are the same with a lot more mixed in: dark fruit, grapefruit, perfume, citrus peel, coffee. Definitely a worthy sipper, but wouldn’t need it more than once.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Nottled, 010413. Black with beige head. Aroma of roated malt and hop spices. Flavour with coffee and some fruit.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: moderately grainy-malty with chocolate overtones. Appearance: very small, light-brown, initial head that disappeared in seconds. Fair lacing. Dark-brown/black, cola-like body. Taste: lightly sweet, roasty initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: medium-to-full body with watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: excellent. Interesting flavor to the last drop. Neither too sweet nor too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (1910) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
355 ml. bottle poured in to a tulip. Pitch black with a medium sized frothy head. Aroma with roasted malts, citrus, chocolate. A hint of coffee and pines. Taste is bitter and roasted. Medium body, creamy texture. Finishes long lasting bitter with coffee, chocolate and citrus hops. Good Black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmargu997 (3) - - APR 6, 2013 does not count
Citrusy bitterness that illuminates this black ale and temps the palate with a darkness that only lingers for a moment. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle at Jakes on Main in Danville VA. Pours black with a tan head. Toasted malt aroma. Flavors of coffee and a hint of smoky ash. Bitter finish.


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