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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4306) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, with a creamy tan head. The smell is roasty, coffee, malts, sweetness, and chocolate. The taste is a malty sweetness, pepper, sticky, nuts, and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of rye, spice, slight orange, hints of grass, pine in there, pretty nice smelling with some dark cocoa, roast as well. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, hints of grass, slight pine, touch of orange peel, rye in there, finishing bitter, dry. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
caramel, toast, roasty, coffee, floral, herbs, earthy, basement aromas, soy sauce, vanilla, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, average carbonation, astringent,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Had on tap in a pint glass. Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a small half finger tan head. The aroma is very toasty with some coffee and char. Pine is present from the hops but it is not all that complex. Mouthfeel has pine and earth and a fairly strong bitterness from the get go. The rye sort of lingers in the background and is not as prominent as I was hoping. Mouthfeel is quite chalky with a sticky finish. Overall, the rye is just too suppressed in this beer and the hops are too up front. It lacks balance and is really not all that interesting. Oh well, glad I got to try it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap. Comes nearly black with a small biege head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, rye, and licorice. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Roasted malt and a hint of coffee in the aroma. Roasted and malty taste with plain chocolate, rye and grain detected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
12 oz bottle. Black in color with an average beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, rye bread, smoke, and coffee. Taste is of rye, cocoa, tobacco, and roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
12 oz bottle pours black with thin dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Active carbonation. Mild lacing. Nose is mostly toasty malts and coffee. Tastes bittersweet throughout. Great balance of coffee bitter, cocoa, and liquorice. Creamy mouthful. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5352) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle, Systembolaget. Clear dark brown with a medium head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, dark bread, some coffee and syrup. Soft and easy to drink. An ok beer although nothing spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2941) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Black with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor is spicy rye, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, licorice, molasses and black pepper balanced by earthy bitter hops. Medium body with a soft creamy feel and a smooth lingering finish.


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