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

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87
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a can glass.

Appearance - Medium khaki head that lasts quite a while. Thick collar. Dark, viscous black body.

Smell - Rich chocolate. Rye becomes much more prominent as it warms. Molasses.

Taste - Molasses is the strongest flavor. Chocolate behind it. The rye isn't anywhere near what it is in the smell. Booze is strong and lends a bit of a fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. A bit creamy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Not what I expected at all. But then again, I never know what to expect from a style as vague as "Black Ale." This drinks more like a stout than anything else.

Alieniloquium, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

From notes on 11/14/13

Dark black in color with a minimal cream colored head. Not much aroma, but what I do get is hints of roasted coffee. Very smooth drinking beer. I’m getting a roasty chocolaty flavor.

kkleu357, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

wrightst, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

patre_tim, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

rojapa, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

imhoudinibitch, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Clocktower_Liquor, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

jlux21, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Zekenyce, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

whity, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Shafaegalo, Jul 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

ecoalson, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

bluntedboywonder, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

JCoff, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
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.

twiggamortis420, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
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;

HamdenHector, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

miggs3030, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

derkfromwi, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

cole, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

psmith161, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DeltaFour, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

livingtodie, Jun 16, 2014
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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.