Fade To Black Volume 1 – Foreign Export Stout

12 oz single.
Been holding on to this one since the original release. Time to have a crack at it now.
Pour is an impressive jet black body with a tight head of very fine bubbles. Nice looking head and decent retention and lace.
Nose releases some bready malts and not a lot else.
Tastes release some very light alcohol notes amongst the very lightly charred, dark chocolate. A little bitterness that is the source of the slightly dry character. The dryness doesn’t really ever get very high, which I suppose keeps it out of the Irish/Dry Stout category. A light, metallic bitterness lingers for a while on the palate as well.
Th body achieves the unusual, but welcome, combination of being pretty light but also creamy. Unusual to get hat combo pulled off.
Alcohol pretty well hidden to be honest.
Extremely drinkable, in part because of the relative lightness of the body, but either way it goes down very easily.

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12/02/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.75
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