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RATINGS: 170   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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cubs (10745) - 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.

3.3
gyllenbock (10255) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle, Systembolaget. Clear dark brown with a medium head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, dark bread, some coffee and syrup. Soft and easy to drink. An ok beer although nothing spectacular.

3.2
mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6143-20140124] Bottle. Burnt grainy coffee roast aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Coffee roast flavour has a mild cigarettes burnt wood note. Medium-full body. Average, seems like a porter. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2

3.5
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Mostly clear dark brown / reddish color. Nice thin khaki head when pouring, fades to a minimal ring though, and doesn’t leave much lace. Crisp carbonation of moderate strength, but a good, chewy, bigger body. Nice complex dark aroma - coffee, spicy rye, little maple and a reasonable (small) amount of licorice, as well as a solid amount of earthy hop bitterness. Light spicy sweetness. Aside from the bigger body, alcohol is hidden well. Solid black rye ale. A unique combo of flavors, and they work well. Kudos to Left Hand for coming up with a distinctly different black ale every year, I like this series.

3.8
arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of rye, spice, slight orange, hints of grass, pine in there, pretty nice smelling with some dark cocoa, roast as well. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, hints of grass, slight pine, touch of orange peel, rye in there, finishing bitter, dry. Tasty.

3.6
Svesse (9135) - 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.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a deep dark body that supports a thin mocha colored head (man I love this beer series). The aroma offers up chocolate, a thin dark roasted malt note and other faint clouds of aroma I can’t really make out. The taste starts smooth and creamy and it brings up notes of malt sweetened black licorice, chocolate bar and a thin ribbon of dark roasted malts. There’s a dollop of resiny hops and a rye bread twang that surface about midway and ride into the finish. Darn tasty brew.

3.2
SudsMcDuff (8552) - .....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
JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Sample at World of Beer Easton. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast, spicy rye and strange botanical/fruity character. Flavor is pretty much the same with a nice roasty/spicy rye front and weird botanical/fruity finish.

3.7
PorterPounder (8396) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - Growler Country - via a growler (thanks for the trade Aurelius). Reddish black deep dark inky pour with a quickly fading off-white head. Some minty rye in the aroma, a touch of licorice and creosote. Flavor has a similar profile as the aroma with some licorice and creosote, a touch of chocolate, a hint of black coffee. Pleasantly thick mouhfeel Pretty solid - did not know this was a series - may have scrolled past a few of these in the past


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