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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2669) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark and roasty with notes of grapefruit and chocolate, pine and caramel. Gets a little harsh as it warms up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
Not "pitch black’ like they say, more of a dark brown, especially so when in any amount of light. Big khaki head. Nose- roasted malts with some chocolate notes. Mouth feel is a bit thin. Nice hop bite at the end. Solid black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Brdr Schmidt, Viby. Pours opaque black with a firm, creamy, staying, beige head. Aroma has mild roasted malts, dark chocolate, citrus, light pine. Medium carbonation, dry and fairly light. Flavour has hard roasted malts, dark chocolate, heavy bitterness, piney, citrussy. Long, lingering bitterness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4058) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2013
Very nice, well in all aspects. But could not finish it, fell asleep before. NIce aroma and strong features too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Draught at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, citrus, coffee, oats and grapefruit. Dry roasty finish with coffee and oats. Very nice black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - MAR 27, 2013
Black colour. Citrus hop aroma. Hoppy caramel, roasted malt flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle to English pint glass. Pours black with deep red rim. Light brown head starts tall, almost completely diminishes but never goes away. As head diminishes it leaves good lacing down the glass. Good aroma of toasted chocolatey malt, with light nutty coffee undertones. Also piney hops with a bit of raisin. Starts with malty chocolatey flavor that then turns slightly bitter with pine and finishes dry. Mouthfeel is creamy with medium body, slightly carbonated and a finish of alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black, minimal head. Aroma of licorice and grapefruit. Mid dry with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Distinctly roasty with eviedent grapefruity hops. Bitter finish with resiny unertones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black beer with almost no head. Hoppy roasted aroma, caramel, hay, metallic, cocoa, licorice, raisins, spicy notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, hoppy metallic, caramel, perfume notes. Hoppy chocolate finish with caramel, raisins, cocoa powder and some metal.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4123) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Dark beer with a small foamy tan head. Light roasted grain nose with some piney hop notes. Sweet caramel flavor with lots of roasted grains, pine and sweet grapefruit tastes. Some sweetened coffee and hop resin in the finish. A nice, drinkable black IPA.


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