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RATINGS: 153   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms Gustav. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, bread and licorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, bread and licorice. Roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19796) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear near black, minimal head. Chocolate and molasses up front. Sweetish with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Syrup ahd chocolate, some pepper. Mid bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
Draught at Beer Pub Bamboo, Shinjuku. Black - white head. Licorice. Ok burned malts. Earthy. Chocolate. Dark dark chocolate. Coffee. Acid. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11344) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a beige head. Roasted cocoa aroma, spicy, chocolate, vanilla notes, licorice, some coffee. Chocolate flavor, nutty notes, cocoa, some spices, earthy, floral, tar notes, some cocoa. Chilli finish with chocolate and chocolate. A bit dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, coffee and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet tingly finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bakers, cocoa, roastiness, rye and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, bakers cocoa, light roastiness and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering cocoa/rye finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by LeninCat. Thanks Lenin! Pours a dark brown appearance with thin to moderate sized brown head. Fairly roasty, slight rye, cookie dough, dark chocolate aroma. Kind of creamy, burnt sugar, a bit earthy, chocolate, bready flavor. I’m not too crazy about this release but it may be a bit past its prime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8678) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of heavy rye notes, stone fruits, mild roasted malts. The taste is caramel, roasted malts, rye, bitter hops, mild toastiness. Medium bodied, decent balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and coffee. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, earthy hops and malt. The finish is subtle rye bread with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.


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