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

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88
very good

199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-30-2013)
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Ratings: 199 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
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Nyboer1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-08-2014 00:33:50 | More by Nyboer1
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paulish

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-02-2014 00:14:35 | More by paulish
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hellisia

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-01-2014 06:59:25 | More by hellisia
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kraticus41

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-27-2014 23:33:31 | More by kraticus41
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2014 18:27:03 | More by smcolw
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-18-2014 17:56:04 | More by Bjlps
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-18-2014 03:16:14 | More by ZachT
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Mattsk1

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-14-2014 22:43:36 | More by Mattsk1
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neckwrestler

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-14-2014 15:31:12 | More by neckwrestler
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nibbish

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2014 21:24:45 | More by nibbish
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 19:07:38 | More by LiquidAmber
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Chelseaw30


5/5  rDev +27.9%

04-07-2014 20:50:15 | More by Chelseaw30
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-07-2014 03:01:58 | More by JohnyFriday
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-01-2014 14:24:20 | More by BamfBacon
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2014 00:43:29 | More by IPAchris
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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-30-2014 03:48:29 | More by pottergator
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DripTorch

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-29-2014 02:13:31 | More by DripTorch
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-21-2014 04:41:07 | More by afsdan
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-20-2014 02:36:13 | More by mikepcarney
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-19-2014 22:47:16 | More by BradMacMullin
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TequilaTom

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-15-2014 22:31:29 | More by TequilaTom
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a burnt caramel color with a decent tan head that leaves a swirling pattern of lace

Smell: Malt-forward aromatics, with toasted brown bread, caramel, a hint of molasses and an earthy quality; just a touch of smoke

Taste: Much the same on the tastebuds as in the aroma, with the malts really making a statement in the front and the hops balancing things out in the back; a bit spicy and earthy in the finish from the rye, perhaps, but well balanced, overall

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not what I was expecting given the stated style and a bit more like a hoppy porter than an ABA; I really like the balance in this beer, primarily because of how the malts add complexity

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 23:20:37 | More by brentk56
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-09-2014 00:09:53 | More by TaylorBrake
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

03-09-2014 00:08:49 | More by Karibourgeois
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-08-2014 23:14:24 | More by russpowell
Fade To Black (Volume 5 - Black Rye Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.