1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale)Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale)

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

237 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 237
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.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 42
Photo of JohnyFriday
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of pjs234
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of jroberts8811
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of GatorCoop
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of hardy008
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Photo of JCoff
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ystazi
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of imhoudinibitch
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of haggadah
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Basoos1
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Thunderchief
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

Photo of rworkman
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.