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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6139) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4369) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6285) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
12 oz bottle from Tipsyís. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Single bottle from Lemon Tree. A rich, creamy pour like an oatmeal stout offers a back body with a thick cappuccino colored head. Smell has a bit of sweetened cocoa and licorice. Taste is bitingly spicy, thanks to the rye. Claimed earthy (English?) hops help to emphasize the malt. Tends to the try side like most of Left Handís stout formulations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (337) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1295) - 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.

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