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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
jzzbassman (1634) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a thin tan ring. Aroma is almost straight up rye bread, subtle but nice. More toasted rye bread in the flavor, with a bit of pecan and star anise. Thin bodied, finishes slightly burnt.

4
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2013
The appearance is an opaque very dark reddish brown with a small tan head that leaves a ring on top of the beer after fading, and the fairly subtle aroma fuses rye with roasted malts. The taste combines a mild umami with a slight sweetness and a touch of sourness (the rye is quite apparent), and the palate combines a slick texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a finish that keeps the rye in your mouth.

3.3
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
12oz bottle shared with Ed5388. Poured a thinner watery pitch black with a super small foamy tight foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dar bread, slight rye spiceyness and some chocolate cake batter. Medium bodied that is a slight touch dry on the end along with average carbonation. Flavor of burnt toast, touch of dark coffee beans, chocolate and vanilla extract, some citrus rind with warmth. Meh this one is just okay.

3.2
Ed5388 (3480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a super thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and spices. Taste of rye malt, roasted malt, chocolate, black pepper, and spices. Decent mouthfeel, with low carbonation.

3.1
omhper (25129) - 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
Ktwse (4887) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Pours dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, citrus, chocolate malts, light grapefruit. Taste is balanced chocolate sweet and hoppy bitter with light coffee in the finish. Light crisp body with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
there’s a bomb in the freezer .. . deep black . . mild foam, strong lacing .. mild mouthfeel .. . notes of deep burnt rye and toast so burnt it falls apart when you try to put even the smallest dab of butter on it, and forget peanut butter- you’re shit outta luck on that one...

3.8
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Deep deep brown with small light brown head. Malty nut aroma. Taste is heavy rye and malt but is slightly astringent in mouth.

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kidobutai (690) - 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.

3.5
Luvystypotables (1967) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Aroma of chocolate and sour mash. Dark brown colour without much of a head. Smooth taste of chocolate with a hint of phenols. Mild palate with just a hint of phenol.


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