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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Summer is over, but cheer up pretty people, itís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head. Rye and chocolate in the nose. Dark chocolate and rye flavors are strong. Best on of this series Iíve had

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkrep (14) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours very dark black. Nice coffee nose with other dark notes. Makes for a great dessert alternative to a heavier stout. Would definitely drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (420) - - NOV 25, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours darkdarkdark with a thin film of caramel colored head. Mild aroma of malt. Taste is less mild, and pretty good. Touch of burnt coffee to go with the malt. (Hard to specify as this is being tasted after having an absolutely delightfully raw Victory Dirt Wolf... Not a palate wrecker, but so different as to give the palate whiplash) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours dark brown to black with a thin mocha head that leaves some light, spotty lace. Nose involves brown sugar, cola, dark bread, nuttiness, herbal and earthy hops, and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet with some bitterness. Light to medium bodied, oily if a bit thin, sticky, with a long crusty bread finish. A decent brew, but lacking depth and rye influence for me.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjohnny (383) - - NOV 22, 2013
Earthy, sweet, and slightly hoppy aroma. Pours dark black with a thick lasting light tan head. Roasty, toasty, earthy, nutty. A little burntness on the finish with a hint of hops bitterness. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1559) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on 11/17/2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark black
Aroma: Aroma light coffee, faint wood smoke.
Taste: Nutty, lightly sweet, faint licorice, light rye, light wood smoke.
Palate:Medium body, really slick with a quick aftertaste..

Summary: An interesting take on a rye beer, which provided a really excellent palate. Didnít get as much earthy hops as description says, but an enjoyable black almost ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4286) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Clear dark dark brown with a big foamy khaki head. The nose has a load of roasted rye malts, basically smells like rye pumpernickel bread. Thankfully the flavor is a bit more complex and tasty, with notes of sweet roasty cocoa, a light kiss of coffee, and a bit of spicy rye bready tones throughout. Semi sweet roast finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (305) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Dark black in color with a minimal cream colored head. Not much aroma, but what I do get is hints if roasted coffee. Very smooth drinking beer. Iím getting a roasty chocolaty flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5553) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head that doesnít last. The aroma and flavor have nicely roasted malts, coffee, spicy rye bread, some background sweet notes, perhaps a hint of molasses, earthy hops. Mildly peppery, mild + bitterness to the finish, with good body. Tasty and for the right price.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12 ounce bottle, best before 04/01/14 stamped on bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a 2 inch tan head. Head retention is good, and thereís also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, dark/rye bread, nuts and some coffee. It tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, dark/rye bread, nuts, and a bit of molasses and coffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and coating, with moderate carbonation. I think itís a good brew, definitely worth a try at $9.99 a 6-pack.


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