Sunday, January 30, 2011

Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 2

Continuing with my tour of Left Hand brews this is their winter seasonal offering, a smoked baltic porter, "Fade to Black", Volume 2. Pours a tar black with little carbonization or head, fairly medium bodied with a smoked coffee aroma. Not overly smoky (which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned as I'm not too keen on smoked beers), tastes like a strong dark coffee that is easy to drink at 7.8% ABV (a little weaker than I expected). Not wowed by this but it is a decent representation of the style. I think I would have enjoyed the previous installment more, last year's Volume 1 which was a Foreign Stout.


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