Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a few brown highlights around the edges. Retention is just ok and lacing spotty.
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.
Taste is much smoother than I thought it would be, the rye and chocolate malt flavors compliment each other well. There is a bit of raisin fruitiness that is nice. Roast comes out as it warms...got a nice complexity thing going on here. Good stuff, another good offering in the FtB series.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 01:21:30 | More by twiggamortis420
3.59/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: very dark brown; less than 1 finger khaki head that dissipated quickly; no lacing;
S: deeply roasted malt; bittersweet chocolate; a little earthiness;
T: chocolate up front, mixing with coffee on the finish; low to moderate bitterness;
M: medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation;
O: well balanced; a bit too chocolately for me and I would have liked a little more bitterness, but good none the less;
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 15:45:00 | More by HamdenHector
4/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Near black color but light does shine through the edge. Minimal lace (spots) on the glass. The head is light beige although it settles quickly.
Deeply toasted malt aroma. Borderline burnt but there's a sweetness that creates balance.
The flavor is more burnt with a definitive hop presence. Thinner body than expected but the low carbonation balances it well. Definitive alcohol in the swallow and the aftertaste.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2014 18:27:03 | More by smcolw
Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.