In anticipation of the Virtual Beer Tasting, I dug around in my beer cellar and pulled out a bottle of Fade to Black by Left Hand Brewing and Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti from Great Divide.
(This post will be updated throughout the evening as I open and drink each beer)
I started with the Fade to Black. Poured a total black colour with a frothy head that dissipated but continues to leave lacing down the glass. Deep coffee aromas. Flavours are dominated by coffee and chocolate with a very smooth and rich mouthfeel. This beer is going down way to easy and quick. I may have to put another one of these in the fridge or dig around in the cellar to drink after the next beer.
The first beer seemed to disappear way to fast. The Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti from Great Divide is 22oz bomber, so it should last longer. Thick, creamy head. Aromas of oak and chocolate and the higher ABV is noticeable as well. Sharp, bitter chocolate flavour to start with a pepper spiciness to the finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth, but there's a bit of a light burn from the alcohol late in the finish.