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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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I picked up a sixer of this because I liked the last installment, big mistake. This is just as black as you would expect, decent head, good lacing. Aroma is more burnt malts than roast malts, meh. Flavor is kind of burnt too, not quite a stout, certainly not a black IPA, just a below average porter I guess. Really disappointing, not sure how I’ll drink the rest. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-17-2012 02:36:23


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teemoney (86) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Dark opaque brown with thin khaki head. Faint coffee/ chocolate smell, not much else. Taste has more coffee and chocolate, much more prominantly. Feel is a little thin, but satisfying. This beer is a pleasant surprise, pretty much a stout, not what I expected. I think mine isn’t fresh, so my rating might be a little low.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1782) - - OCT 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-4-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a super deep brown, nearly pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass Smell – The aroma is light overall, but consists of some roasted malt smells as well as a bit of a caramel sweetness. Rounding out these aromas are some very light vanilla, coffee, and chocolate as well. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and light chocolate flavor mixed with some roasted malt tastes. A vanilla sweetness quickly comes to the tongue as well as a creamier like flavor, producing a somewhat sweet and roast chocolate like taste on the tongue. A bit of coffee comes to the tongue more toward the end as well as a little bit of a more citrus hop taste with the combination bittering up the taste ever so lightly. In the end the mix of flavors leaves a rather present and smooth sweeter chocolate and roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are a nice for keeping it a very easy drinking brew, although a lightly thicker body may have accentuated the darker flavors a bit better in light of the sweeter flavors. Overall however it was quite enjoyable. Overall – A rather nice and tasty black ale that is very porter like in my opinion. Tasty and one to try if you get the opportunity.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SzopPiwosz (155) - - AUG 27, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Żywiczno-czekoladowy miesza się z cytrusowo-palonym. Nutka miodowa. Piana: Brązowa, drobno- i średniopęcherzykowa. Z początku dość obfita, pokrótce redukuje się do kilkumilimetrowej warstwy. Dość dokładnie oblepia szkło. Kolor: Mahoniowe, klarowne. Zapach: Mieszane owoce tropikalne (na pierwszym planie mango/marakuja) z intensywnym aromatem lukrecji. Do tego nuty żywiczne i palone, odrobina pralinkowości. W tle delikatne estry w typie gruszki, brzoskwini. Smak: Wyrazisty, czekoladowo-ziołowy. Dużo lukrecjowej ziołowości, trochę przyjemnej ziemistości. Kwaśność podwyższona typowo dla ciemnych słodów. W tle posmaki owocowe - brzoskwinia, melon oraz nieco przykre nutki sosu sojowego. Tekstura: Kleiste, pozostawia słodki osad na języku. Nasycenie Średnie. Goryczka: Wysoka z komponentą paloności. Popiołowo-grejpfrutowa. Pijalność Średnio-wysoka. Czapki z głów przed tym piwem. Wcale nie tak potężny kaliber - 15 stopni Plato wgniótł mnie swoją złożonością i bogactwem w ziemię niczym w ciepłe masło. Świetne, degustacyjne piwo, wyraziste w sposób bardziej przebojowy, niż agresywny - do tego moc, która nie nokautuje po degustacji ;-). Fantastyczne piwo, które sprawiło, że zapałałem wielkim apetytem do nowofalowego stylu cda/bipa/iba/aba i będę porównywał do niego innych reprezentantów. Zwłaszcza dominująca w tym piwie lukrecja zapadła mi w pamięć i pozostanie tam na długo. Buteleczkę Fade To Black zdobyłem w warszawskiej Piwonii za 12 zł.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fluxing (349) - POLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Recenzja z 02.09.2013. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Piana brunatna, wysoka, bardzo gęsta, powoli opada, zostawia grubą warstwę i mocno oblepia szkło. W zapachu amerykańskie chmiele, paloność, lekka chlebowość. W smaku średnio intensywna paloność, kawa, trochę gorzkiej czekolady, intensywna chlebowość. Goryczka średnia w stronę niskiej, aromat amerykański. Odczucie w ustach przyjemne, chmielowo-palone. Wysycenie niskie. Smakuje to bardziej jak nachmielony po amerykańsku Schwarzbier, niż Black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2014
Nose is decent mediumroasted coffee, almond, dark chocolate, little iron, alcohol sweet whiff, feel is watery, taste is red berries, sweet tobacco, cola, spice, late mediumdry hops note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and black with a small, wispy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma is a glob of rich fudge blended with a collection of grapefruit, pine and tangerine notes. Medium-bodied and coarse with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is an assortment of charred, black malts, accompanied by a shit-ton of violently bitter hops. Finishes bitter as Hell and retardedly dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (687) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. The pour is a dark dark brown or light black with some deep deep red around the edges. There is a nice thin light tan head and some spotty lace. The aroma is big and roasty. There is some light coffee and toffee notes and perhaps a little licorice and a nice light citrus hint on the back end. There definitely aren't the hops that I'd expect. The flavor is very similar. Very roasty up front with a nice bitter hint and the flavor morphs through a good caramel like phase and gets bitterly hoppy on the far back. The mouth feel is good. Not too thin and not overly carbonated. The aftertaste is dry, bitter, and yet somewhat hoppy at the same time. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (932) - SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, lupulo, chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (884) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours dark black with a thin beige head. Aromas of rotated malts, chocolate, licorice, and a good dose of hops. Light sweetness and medium bitterness. Solid brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - 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]


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