Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +2.6%
Near black color but light does shine through the edge. Minimal lace (spots) on the glass. The head is light beige although it settles quickly.
Deeply toasted malt aroma. Borderline burnt but there's a sweetness that creates balance.
The flavor is more burnt with a definitive hop presence. Thinner body than expected but the low carbonation balances it well. Definitive alcohol in the swallow and the aftertaste.
04-27-2014 18:27:03 | More by smcolw
4/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with very little light transmission in the glass. Half finger tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of mild toasted dark malt, molasses, rye spiciness. Flavor is dark toasted malt with slight char, molasses, hints of chocolate and coffee, rye spiciness shows up in the finish which leaves a light lingering grassy hop bitterness. Exceptionally creamy medium body. A very nicely made black ale where the creamy mouth feel enhances the flavor of the malts to almost resemble an imperial porter. The rye and other flavors bring things back to black ale territory. Nicely done and perhaps one of the better ales of this style I've tried. This Fade to Black series has been uniformly well executed and interesting.
04-11-2014 19:07:38 | More by LiquidAmber
Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.