Left Hand Fade To Black Volume 4 – Rocky Mountain Black Ale
Left Hand Fade To Black Volume 4 is an American Black Ale/IPA. The Fade To Black Series is an annual release of a darker style beer. This year’s volume is called Rocky Mountain Black Ale. I have to admit that based on the name, and the penchant for extreme brewing these days, I totally assumed this was a “Rocky Mountain” Oyster Stout. If you know what rocky mountain oysters are you can imagine my relief when I found out this was simply a black ale! I’m first greeted with a nice creamy mouth-feel, which is followed by some sweet chocolate. Things turn a bit more intense as the roasted malts and hop bitterness come in on the finish. This is pretty darn good. I missed out on Volume 1, but this one has been my favorite in the series so far.