Name – Fade to Black Volume 1
Country – United States
Type – Export Stout
Appearance – Pours very jet black with a big light brown head.
Smell – The nose is primarily roasted malts, coffee and a bit of nuts.
Taste – The roasted malts are back and a coffee and chocolate taste mix together well. Smooth creamy consistency make it a very easy drink. Not heavy like you would think from a stout.
I had a couple of these on my birthday celebration last month at the Coffee District in Delray Beach and really enjoyed it there so I knew I had to pick it up for a proper review. This is a brilliant beer that borders between a stout and a Belgian Strong Dark I think. I just went with the classification that BA gave it. But this series will be meant to be aged similar to Stone’s Vertical Epic series. And if the next ones are anything like this then I am really looking forward to the series. Also let’s hope that metal band that use to be really good and now is nothing but a shell of themselves doesn’t find offense to this name.
Overall Grade – A