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Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 5: Black Rye Ale

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Summer is over, but cheer up pretty people, it’s time for the newest installment in our Fade to Black Series. This Rye Ale boasts a deep dark brown body with an off white head. This dark brew envelopes your nose with aromas of dark coffee, maple wood and hints of dark agave nectar. The flavor is an intense evolution that starts off with nut bread flowing into molasses followed by a taste of licorice. This lands on spicy rye notes all before being washed away by earthy hop, leaving behind a slight black pepper sensation. So put away the bathing suit, pop a bottle of this black beauty and watch summer fade way.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (638) - Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft at Third Base. Pours black with small tan head and rings of lacing. Nose is roasted grain. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6143-20140124] Bottle. Burnt grainy coffee roast aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Coffee roast flavour has a mild cigarettes burnt wood note. Medium-full body. Average, seems like a porter. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2014 Fade to Black, Tap @ The Beer Market Bolingbrook: Pint glass, nearly opaque with a small head and not much lace. Lots of rye, quite dry, toasty and not sweet. Marbled rye in the glass, yummy

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sunlander (15) - SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Dark black, smell of liqurice, rosted malt and coffey. The head dies quickly and disapears. Sweet taste of chocolate, liqurice and coffey. It taste as it smells. This is a nice beer a cold and dark evening.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - Growler Country - via a growler (thanks for the trade Aurelius). Reddish black deep dark inky pour with a quickly fading off-white head. Some minty rye in the aroma, a touch of licorice and creosote. Flavor has a similar profile as the aroma with some licorice and creosote, a touch of chocolate, a hint of black coffee. Pleasantly thick mouhfeel Pretty solid - did not know this was a series - may have scrolled past a few of these in the past

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Inky black with a loose tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee, a little rye acid twang in the flavor and aroma. A little creosote. Mouthy. Growler County, Tallahassee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
12oz. bottle. Dark malt aroma with suggestions of dark chocolate, spicy rye, coffee, maple sugar, earthy hop and faint smoke. Deep, dark brown in color with a very fine, lasting, khaki head. Flavor profile is nicely hoppy, spicy, earthy and darkly sweet, with more semi-sweet chocolate, licorice and faint coffee, blending with the rye and lightly piney, leafy hop presence, closing with a light-moderate dosage of bitterness. Smooth and lightly viscous on the palate with fine effervescence and a medium-full body. Interesting and tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose was rye, coffee, maple, mild oaky, molasses, nuts. Complex flavor with coffee, roasty dark malt, walnuts, oak, and a dense and smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
22/VIII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: V/2014 (2014-934) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Clear dark purple brown beer, creamy beige to brown head, little stable, dissipates quickly, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: milk chocolate, grains, bit dusty, molasses, spicy, cinnamon, cloves. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: spicy start, some cooked vegetables, lots of pumpkin spices, soft bitterness, sweet, little roasted, sour touch. Aftertaste: pumpernickel bread, sourish, bit lemony, toast, cocoa powder, bit of alcohol, soft bitterness, a touch of cooked vegetables, liquorish, spicy ending.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (337) - - AUG 1, 2014
Dark copper, coca-cola color, very smooth texture, full body, flavorfull, long palate, bitter but not dry, crisp, roast flavors, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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