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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (599) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black, small brown head with good lacing. Delicious nutty aroma with floral. Great taste, bitter-sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Tasty stout, with subtle rye contribution. Maybe it was coming in from too much cold, but a tad weak on mouthfeel. Still very good drinkability.Another good addition to this series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (784) - - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma is very similar to a stout or porter, with chocolate and coffee notes. Black body with off white head. Flavor is really just coffee and cream - I don’t think it has the "evolution" that is promised. The rye finish is slightly spicy but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Big & black. Dark roasty appealing gentle smell. Stouty at first with perhaps some rye in thar, difficult to feel initially. Its trying to get up to IPA bitterness but just can’t seem to get there. Middle becomes more difficult and ruder with a choco malt background. Nasty Nellie style. Cannot appreciate. Each sip evolves from nice roasty stout to astringent near impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2015
Draft @ Söder om Småland, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty milky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with weak hints of caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (661) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Chocolate, bitter, black, hint of alcohol, heavy sweet, medium bitter. Unbalanced. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (642) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle Black deep black, minimal head. Aroma of chocolate coffee, dust and rye Taste sweet, surprisingly round feel, chocolate tones, coffe bitterness. Like.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Fitzretsil (6) - - OCT 15, 2015 does not count
Got from beer hawk monthly beer club and the appearance/smell were appealing but I found the ginger too strong for my taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
(Bottle) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy, lasting beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark chocolate, dried fruit (figs, dates), coffee, black rye bread and a touch of treacle. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, black rye bread, a touch of burnt sugar and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, mainly dry. Tasty and well balanced with a velvety, rounded mouthfeel. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2077) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Small brown head. Big chocolate aroma with a small fruity tuch. Smooth chocolate taste and balanced bitterness. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (654) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
12/22/13- Pours dark brown/black with a 2 inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s 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, it’s a bit slick and coating, with moderate carbonation. Overall another good beer from the Fade To Black Series.

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