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

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87
very good

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"Fade to Black. That time of year when the light fades away. Brewed for the darkness, Fade to Black speaks in volumes." Brewed in the style of an American Black Ale. Released as the fifth entry in the Left Hand Fade to Black annual rotating seasonal series. Brewed for the 2013-2014 winter season. Available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Left Hand tulip glass. Served above 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy cream head of a medium mocha brown over a dark brown body with mahogany highlights. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Moderate roasted barley malts, mild chocolate malt, black patent and a light touch of bready rye body. Light earthy and piney hop notes, but this is a beer that is majority led by the malt profile. Potency is medium. 3.75

(Taste) Black patent, earthy cocoa and toasted rye grain up front, finishing with a nice cap of creamy roasted barley. Low hop flavor, moderate earthy hop bitterness combined with the moderate grain and malt bitterness of the rye and blackened malts. The ample body really provides a filling and enjoyable drinking experience. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky smooth, slick and moderately dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a light crispness. The body is medium+ for the style and medium/heavy overall. Balance is nearly evenly sweet to bitter. Alcohol presence is low and there are no notable off flavors. 3.75

(Overall) Left Hand delivers the fifth installment in the Fade to Black series as one of the finest yet. While not dominant in rye flavor, it thickens the body just enough to pull together an enjoyable, well-rounded roasted and chocolatey malt body that delivers a signifigant malt body to strongly counter any chance of a bitter edge. I'd categorize this ale as falling closer between a porter to stout than a Black ale or even a Black rye ale. Regardless, this is a reputable kickoff beer in the Fade to Black line for anybody looking for an opportunity to sample the series. 4

Left Hand Brewing Company's
Fade to Black Ale Volume 5: Black Rye Ale
3.92/5.00

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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't know why the liquor store I bought this at, still had it. Last 6-pack on shelf and says it is best by 05/24/14. My first beer from the Fade to Black series. Looking forward to trying the next addition to come out. Tastes of rye, molasses and caramel. Great texture and flavor.

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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Quality Dark beer.

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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.