Left Hand Brewing Fade To Black
I'm not 100% sure what the difference is between a black ale and a stout or porter, but this, to me, stands up well in the stout category.
The pour produced a thick creamy head that didn't stick around too long, and the beer, as the name implies, is black.
Nose - slightly hoppy with a light, but rich, chocolate.
Mouth feel - creamy, similar to their milk stout.
Flavor - hints of chocolate, mildly hoppy, dark roasted malt, a bit of stout like astringency.
All in all, a good beer, maybe a 4 star. I'd enjoy again.