Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, citrus, and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, coffee, and pine. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (3206) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours deep brown almost black with almost no head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasty, with notes of chocolate, and earthy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5341) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Total Wine, Fairfax 12oz: Pours a black color with a creamy light brownish head. Aroma is citrus, roasted malt, a bit of pepper, and a hint of coffee. Taste is ever so slightly sweet. Some amount of bitterness. Nice roasted coffee. Nicely balanced malt and hoppy character, but I was not really impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4184) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
16-MAR-2013, bottle @home, shared with Morten, from Høkeren. Black with low brown head. Hard roasted and hoppy with grape fruit, pine, licorice and coffee. Lovely black IPA Really balanced. Fresh, hoppy and roasted. Smooth with medium cabonanation. Really really hoppy. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2013
On tap. Aroma was fairly low to me, coffee, some citrus and pine hops. Taste was fresh and smooth, some coffee and hop notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft. Pours black with tan head. Malt and citrus aroma. Satin mouth feel. Starts sweet and transitions through to citrus hops. Finishes quite long. Pretty good, I’d like to try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
(Draught at Oliver Twist, 20130314) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, malts, Earl Grey tea and peach. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, fruitiness, sweetness, roasted malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, sweet, bitter and mildly roasty. A good and different Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
13 Mar 2013, bottle. black. nose is toasted oatmeal and dark coffee with some faint citrus hops. thin body and moderately fizzy. coffee, blue cheese, roasted malt, some citrus hop finish. pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2013
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Yet another try at this sometimes off-putting and sometimes enjoyable style. This vigorous black ale is certainly one of those which, citrusy nose and flavors notwithstanding, dials into the dark, chocolatey parts of its profile fairly consistently. Earthy notes, some char, and rich fruitbread stuff lingers in along with the dry and fruity elements that tend to be secondary. Decent stuff but nothing I’d go back to, unlike some previous Fade to Blacks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Nose was pretty big for me. Citrus and roast. Taste had chocolate , roast malt, coffee and some licorice. Finish was somewhat bitter and not the best. Lingers a little to long.

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