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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium to dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, roasted, dry, moderate chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130820]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19974) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14109) - 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 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@RNH. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Woody, toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Woody hoppyness, some bitterness, coffee roasted flavors, some licorce. Quite plain Black IPA, I like this less than the ratings here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Voldby. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, coffee and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 290913

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11528) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11489) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, hop and a little pine. Flavour is malt, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hops, little liquorice, little pine and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11259) - 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.


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