Fade to Black Vol 2March 1, 2011 Longmont, CO
Left Hand Brewing Co.
Available: CO, AZ, NM, TX, NE, OK, KS, KY, IN, OH, MI, WI, MN, MO, IL, RI, MA, NJ, PA, VA, NY, AK, WA, AL, FL, TN, GA, NC
Fade to Black was inspired by Pillage & Burn, the 2009 collaboration between Left Hand and Nørrebro Bryghus, that was brewed and sold in Denmark exclusively. The malt is smoked over wood from a 100-year old hackberry tree from the head brewer’s family homestead in Nebraska.
Original gravity: 1072
That Old Black Magic! Here is a sensual beer, sexy and luscious. Deepest, darkest chocolate color at the edges. Fluffy tan head of tiny bubbles. Comforting and creamy, a balance of roasted cereal spiced just right! We lusted over it with fresh Alaska king crab broiled in butter.
- Charles Finkel
Cocoa roast with a cool flick of smoke. Dense head and obscuring blackness defines visual deliciousness. Sweet philosophical body swishes and flavor swirls of roast blackness, equilibrating with caramel malts and a sentimental bite of hops. Curiously finishes with a deranged diminutive hop bitterness, cleansed with astringent touch of black malt. Intriguing and very addictive. Worth seeking for contemplative drinking. Fantasmic.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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