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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2922) - 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 Hand’s stout formulations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7035) - 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 (1780) - 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 (347) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1478) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Really nice. Very much like a black IPA. Dark with a cream head. Aroma and flaovrs of coffee, roasted malt, pepper and licorice. Smooth and full palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bistobhoy (11) - dublin, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2015
Not bad could live with or without it. Nice brown colour not much head. Leaves a plesent taste in your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
At Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival, Friday 13, 2015.
Black color, light brown head. Sweet raosted scent. Sweet, grainy, roasted taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pricey290483 (712) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
bottle from beer hawk really not for me this one very dark in colour slight white head sweet and coffee in the aroma i got licorice spicy on the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Did not even know there were different versions. The bottle does not say much. It was dark and graspy and quite nice to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4175) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Comes out of tap coffee brown with a thin tan head. Smoky aroma has coffee, chocolate, and rye notes - rich and very tempting! Bold flavor has roast malt, quality coffee, toasty rye, earthy, and nutty notes. A winner! Heavy mouthfeel has some good fizz. This is a must.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (927) - Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft at Third Base. Pours black with small tan head and rings of lacing. Nose is roasted grain. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.

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