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RATINGS: 218   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.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6685) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft @ Meadhall, Cambridge, MA. Pitch black with a thin ring of white head. Real inviting aroma of roast, citrus and chocolate malts. The flavor doesnt surprise you, much the same as the nose yet really nothing stands out and seems muddled. The roast, pine and citrus has no real flow. This needs some fine-tuning to be a real good brew. Overall, just another black IPA that gets lost in a sea of other black ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2016 Thanks to iNBe. This tasted must more like a export stout or baltic porter than an black IPA. The hops were prominent but it seemed like the liquoricey malty chewiness dried fruit and booze came through a little more. Serving: Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1575) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
De Black IPA esto tiene poco. Tiene un color negro opaco con una espuma beige clara abundante, aunque ligera. Los aromas son torrefactos y dulces. En boca tiene una densidad media-baja, entra suave mostrando un ligero dulzor que pasa despus a un amargor acafetado equilibrado que es el que queda en el regusto. De lo mejor que he probado de esta cervecera.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (8543) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and citrus hops. Taste is roasted, lots of liquorice, super smooth and full bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (5593) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of carambola and roast, flavor of coffee, roast, carambola, slightly bitter, medium bodied

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of weird fruitiness and a bit of roastiness. Roast flavor, a bit sweet, with a bitter finish with some hops. Medium-bodied. Decent, but doesnt feel like a black IPA - not enough hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2430) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 21, 2013
deep brown colour, some quickly disappearing brownish head; aroma of fresh american hops with grapefruit and roasted malt; taste of roasted malt, hops with citrus notes - such like a mix of an IPA and a porter

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4163) - Radom, POLAND - APR 20, 2013
Znakomite ciemne IPA z Colorado. Piana spora ale sredniotrwala. Kolor istnie czarny, gesty i jak Guinness bez przeswitu. Zapach chmielowo-kawowy. Smak to gozka czekolada, gozka czarna kawa, troche orzecha i oczywiscie przerozne chmiele amerykanskie od aromatycznych po zwlaszcza goryczkowe. Polecam bo to swietne Black IPA


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