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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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very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | 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:
Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 42
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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - syrupy thick pour, dark brown body, very thin beige head fades to nearly nothing quickly
S - roasted barley, earth, chocolate, faint pine
T - nice flavors of roasted barley, chocolate, earthy rye, caramel, brown sugar, piny hops, nice balance
M - fuller, syrupy body, rye is drying on the palate but not overly. Modest bitterness on the finish
O - good ale, but I wouldn't get it again. I was hoping for better.

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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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Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.