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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87
very good

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-30-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Black, Dark tan with brown tint. Minor 1/8th inch head, decent lacing.

Smell - Chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malts. Molasses, brown sugar. Slight hop citric note at the finish.

Taste - Very roasty, smoked and charcoal malts at first sip. Coffee, chocolate and cocoa is a main flavor. Sweet molasses, brown sugar and honey are the added sweet sugars. Some minor hops like grapefruit and orange add a little sweet citric note at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Huge smoked note nails the tongue. More malts, some sugars and faint citric fruits coat the palate. Aftertaste is smokey, chocolate and coffee sweet.

Overall - Rye ale? So much roasted malts and coffee I don't get any rye at all. I actually like this beer but if you don't like smoked, roasted heavy beers this aint for you. Maybe a little less malt and more rye? Either way, still enjoyable, just not what I was expecting.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Pours a cola color with a tight, off-white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of roasted malt with a big cocoa component.

Tastes of solid roasted notes with some rye. Cocoa notes lead off with some coffee and brown sugar. Toasted bread notes come through as well as rye. A bit of earthy hop and a touch of spiciness rounds everything out.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty and definitely falls in line with my expectation.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a small half finger tan head.

The aroma is very toasty with some coffee and char. Pine is present from the hops but it is not all that complex.

Mouthfeel has pine and earth and a fairly strong bitterness from the get go. The rye sort of lingers in the background and is not as prominent as I was hoping. Mouthfeel is quite chalky with a sticky finish.

Overall, the rye is just too suppressed in this beer and the hops are too up front. It lacks balance and is really not all that interesting. Oh well, glad I got to try it.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black but shows deep brown when held to the light. A thumb sized coco head falls pretty quick

Aroma is some light roasted noted most chocolate dominating this one. Light nutty aroma with hop hints.

Taste is like the nose lots of chocolate some nuts mingled through out with roasted hints. Hops are more evident in the flavor herbal grass like notes maybe a touch of rye. Not bad but not anything I would go buy more of.

Mouthfeel is medium lightly peppy carbonation and a little dry chalkiness in the finish.

Overall its worth a try but that be about it for me. Its not a bad beer just not good enough to be a regular choice.

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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.