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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color, with an off white head. Toasted rye, roast, some coffee, and some earthy/woodiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1496) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Det här var en juste sak, smaken är balanserad med toner av choklad, kaffe, syra och äpple. Slutsats; maltig och behaglig sak.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2205) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Flaska från SB. Riktigt mörkbrun, lågt snabbt försvinnande skum. Fina rostade och lätt söta dofter med nymalt kaffe, rostade nötter, choklad och torkad frukt. Smak av lakrit, mörkt bröd, nötter, kaffe, skalet på svartpeppar och en lite kryddig och jordig eftersmak. Lätt beska, bra balans, riktigt trevlig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Left hand fade to black 2014-01-25. Black body nice tan head. 3++ Aroma is lightly roasty and tangy, dark malt, muted smokey accents. Flavour is tangy and roasty with a whisper of earthy not quite smoke like character, spicey touches. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. Bottle shared by DuctTape

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crille (85) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
Pours black with brown head. O the coffee aromas is wonderful, and cacao, roasted malts. Nutty flavor and coffee, chocolate and some nice rye flavor in the finish. Really smooth and its almost 8%, nicely done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 355ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a beige head. Spicy aroma, roasted malt, licorice, coffee, mint, hops, eucalyptus. Dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2. Spicy taste, roasted malt, licorice, mint, chocolate, ashes, earth, ground coffee, hops. Quite complex, but fairly easy drinking. However, I feel there is a certain lack of structure, it finishes quite abruptly, almost watery.(2014-01-31) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1636) - - JAN 30, 2014
Draft. Black with a tan head. Aroma is spicy rye for the most part with a little of something similar to oat. Taste starts the same but the rye fades a bit and leaves some chocolate and almost marshmallow like sweetness. Rich mouthfeel with moderate carb. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6737) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Big, nutty, malty nose, caramel, lightly spicy (rye), raisin, slightly woody. Dull brown to black with lace. Sweet yet not overly so, spicy rye, grainy malts, fruity, coffee, wood, nuts. Smooth, full body. Nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1586) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
Light aroma of coffee but the smell of a lot of alcohol. The taste was not that tasty anyway. Have a little sweetness, coffee and maybe licorice. An okay bitterness finishes the beer is left to a weak long while atop the tongue. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EcnarM (101) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Solid offering from a great brewery with a stable of good beers. The flavor is consistent from start to finish. Nothing to complain about during the whole experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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