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RATINGS: 219   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Black with a light brown head. Starts smooth then goes to a hops bite at the back palate then finishes smooth with a fairly light finish. Agreeable yet not that satisfying,


3.8
GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2017
December 28th, 2014 - Left Hand’s Fade to Black is a finishing move, best saved for the last beer of the evening if there’s lighter stuff in the refrigerator. Dark and black across its appearance, nose and flavor, it has a sort of coating effect, making its presence known long after each sip. Both the nose and flavor push a lot of charcoal and grilled steak as flavors, leaving a similar tasting flavor with the addition of burger oils, giving the impression that I’m drinking dinner rather than a brew.

3.5
Villyzzz (389) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with medium sized tan head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is roasted coffee. Quite mild taste for the ABV.

3.8
rollinsr (748) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate with smoked nuts. Flavor is dark and creamy with smoky malt. Rich and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
LLaurin (482) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
Black with dark red tones and a rich flavour. Taste is woody, rich and with notes of chocolate and coffee. Palate is short on the richness but remaining on bitterness and liquorice taste.

3.6
rosskyle (721) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2015
12pz bottle. Dark black color with a brown head. Coffee roasted malt aroma. Medium heavy body. Malt vanilla coffee bitter flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
rouhlas (3616) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
355ml bottle. Black color with light beige head. Roasted malty and hoppy aroma, licorice, chocolate, grassy, grapefruit. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.4
djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is faint smoke and roast. Thin mouth with strong hop bite and citrus with a lingering bitter finish, good.

3.8
teemoney (95) - 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
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - 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
SzopPiwosz (207) - - 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.


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