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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company

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87
very good

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-30-2013)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Ahh, the beer series I almost nearly always forget as the bottle label never changes (admittedly, their new labels are quite eye-catching).

Appearance: Pours a black body with a lean, light khaki-colored head that doesn't stick around too terribly long.

Smell: Roasty, sure, but, there's also a strong Munich toasty note present. Nice chocolate scented accent. Incorporated dark fruitiness, maybe a sliver of licorice. Minor rye. A very thin trace of smokiness. And all of the creamy, milk notes you'd expect from a milk stout, 'cept this isn't!

Taste: Roast, deep toasted barley, and a coating of chocolate and whipping cream. Fair sweetness, some additional caramelized sugars. Modest rye character. A singular drop of smoky molasses. A light touch of dark fruits. Huh. You know, for a beer that isn't supposed have an infusion of lactose, for me, it definitely has a great milky/creamy quality to it. Faint, faint herb, citrus imparted by the hops. Sweetish, roasty, and still so smooth and milky on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I was actually expecting something a bit more along the lines of their previous Volume 4. Thankfully, that wasn't the case. V5 is the best non-milk non-stout I've had in quite some time!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 21:45:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Nose is whole grain bread and chocolate....almost like a Nutella sandwich on whole wheat. In other words, the rye and dark malt are both prevalent. I dont get much hops here though.

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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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