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

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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale)Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-30-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark black with a 1/2 finger tan head, with pretty good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma is nutty with coffee, dark roasted malt, and earthy hops. The aroma is nothing special. I hope the taste is better.

Tastes both sweet and bitter with coffee, dark roasted malt, earthy hops, a little bit of chocolate, and molasses. This is supposed to be an American Black Ale? Has way too much malt for the style, and the hops take a back seat, which is not what I look for in this style of beer.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Has a earthy hop and coffee aftertaste. This is too malt forward for the style in my opinion. I'm glad I only bought one bottle.

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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.

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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.