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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4201) - 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 (5394) - 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 (440) - 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 (3203) - 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 (5965) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (684) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
A blend of roast notes with hop presence. Deep black with a dense tan head. Bitter from both hops and roast. Medium plus bodied with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
bread, toast, dark brown, light brown foame light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Dark, almost black. Off-white head, mostly lasting. Roasted aroma, notes of wood and faint orange. . Flavor starts sweet, more roasted notes, more woody notes, nice. Heavy bitter finish. Creamy, dry texture.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown with a 3 finger creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma of mild citrus and darkly roasted malt. Near full bodied. Flavor is almost minty chocolate - must be the "powerful Italian" stuff. It is more dry than not, and it is bitter. It is a pleasant departure from the norm.


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