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

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RATINGS: 162   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1322) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Really nice. Very much like a black IPA. Dark with a cream head. Aroma and flaovrs of coffee, roasted malt, pepper and licorice. Smooth and full palate.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bistobhoy (10) - dublin, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2015
Not bad could live with or without it. Nice brown colour not much head. Leaves a plesent taste in your mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
At Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival, Friday 13, 2015.
Bottled.
Black color, light brown head. Sweet raosted scent. Sweet, grainy, roasted taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pricey290483 (665) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
bottle from beer hawk really not for me this one very dark in colour slight white head sweet and coffee in the aroma i got licorice spicy on the finish

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Did not even know there were different versions. The bottle does not say much. It was dark and graspy and quite nice to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3981) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Comes out of tap coffee brown with a thin tan head. Smoky aroma has coffee, chocolate, and rye notes - rich and very tempting! Bold flavor has roast malt, quality coffee, toasty rye, earthy, and nutty notes. A winner! Heavy mouthfeel has some good fizz. This is a must.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (814) - 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 (7059) - 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 (6426) - 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 (18) - 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.


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