Friday, December 7, 2012

Left Hand Fade to Black Vol. 4 ....

Today's beer is a Fade to Black Ale Volume 4, Rocky Mountain Black Ale, from Left Hand Brewing Company.  Twelve ounce bottle.  Their web site shows 6.5% ABV and 64 IBUs.

This beer poured with a medium, rich chocolatey brown head.  Beer color is a very dark blackish brown - no light shines through when the glass is held up to the light.  At first sniff, the aroma had a mild hoppy note of citrus and pine, but when I got my nose down in the glass I got mostly malt - roasted, chocolate and coffee.  The taste is similar with a hoppy, bitter note then a good amount of roasted malt.  Then a somewhat dry bitter note is there for the finish.  I don't think the hops ever go away, they just fade behind the malt in the middle of the sip. A little bitter and smoke for the aftertaste.  Very nice!

Left Hand Brewing Company
Longmont, Colorado

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