Personal Beer Review: Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Vol. 1

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Beer Details: Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Vol. 1

  • Location: Longmont, Colorado
  • Style: Foreign Stout
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • IBU: 30
  • Price: $2.99
  • Availability: Seasonal
  • Source: Developing Palates

John-McTavish

 John McTavish

Appearance

The Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Vol. 1 pours thick, pitch black and has a generous white head.

Aroma

The aromas are toasted espresso, and a sweetness reminiscent of milk lactose.

Flavor

The Fade to Black has a satisfying thick mouthfeel, and notes of espresso, chocolate and licorice. The flavors are big and intense. After some time, there is some hoppy bitterness establishing itself, lingering between sips. Some dark chocolate also begins to blend into the hoppy bitterness.

Balance

There is a decent balance between the sweetness, espresso and the hoppy bitterness. The licorice notes aren’t as intense as the other flavors and is pushed to the background at times.

Finish

The Fade to Black has a medium to long finish of fresh espresso. The hoppy bitterness starts to linger along with some chocolate after each sip.

John
Appearance Amazing
Aroma Good
Flavor Good
Balance Good
Finish Average
Overall Good

Overall

The Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Vol. 1 is a solid representation of a stout. It has a satisfying roasted espresso with an interesting combination of licorice and hoppy/chocolate bitter combination that builds as it warms up.

John McTavish

SCORE

6.67

Cost/Point

$0.45

Scoring System

Personal Beer Review: Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Vol. 1
John McTavishPersonal Beer Review: Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Vol. 1

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