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.
BA SCORE
87
very good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 227
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 31 | 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
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 227 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of rojapa
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of imhoudinibitch
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Clocktower_Liquor
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jlux21
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of whity
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ecoalson
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JCoff
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a few brown highlights around the edges. Retention is just ok and lacing spotty.

Nose is whole grain bread and chocolate....almost like a Nutella sandwich on whole wheat. In other words, the rye and dark malt are both prevalent. I dont get much hops here though.

Taste is much smoother than I thought it would be, the rye and chocolate malt flavors compliment each other well. There is a bit of raisin fruitiness that is nice. Roast comes out as it warms...got a nice complexity thing going on here. Good stuff, another good offering in the FtB series.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very dark brown; less than 1 finger khaki head that dissipated quickly; no lacing;

S: deeply roasted malt; bittersweet chocolate; a little earthiness;

T: chocolate up front, mixing with coffee on the finish; low to moderate bitterness;

M: medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation;

O: well balanced; a bit too chocolately for me and I would have liked a little more bitterness, but good none the less;

Photo of miggs3030
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of cole
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DeltaFour
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of livingtodie
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MickeyMonk
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Valentno7
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.