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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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Enter the Labyrinth, a multi-dimensional black ale. Discover the complex intermingling of black licorice and toasted oak. Seek the subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate. Flavors are enhanced when served cool, not frigid. Explore pairing Labyrinth with flavorful cheeses and rich desserts.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1619) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 1/23/13, a little over 13 months ago. Pours pitch black with a large dark tan head with great retention. Aroma is chocolaty, licorice, molasses, wood, coconut. Taste is sweet and savory with a strong licorice flavor. Mouthfeel is oily, body thick and chewy. A very nice and masterful beer, but I find myself steering away from these big dark heavy brews lately. A year or two ago, I would have given this a much higher score.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at THT. Pours pitch black. Aroma is coffee, grassy notes, some chocolate, bit licorice and roast. Taste is moderate sweet and quite bitter. Boozey, lots of alcohol in the finish along with coffee. Full bodied, oily texture and just lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2141) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of Benzai. Pours a black beer with a small, brownish head on top. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and wood. Flavor is very sweet, cloying sweetness. Big alcoholic sweetness going on, but balanced a bit by some barrel characters. Round, well balanced beer. Lovely stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1548) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Deep dark brown with a tan, lacy lasting frothy head. Smells of deep roast with chocolate, deep sweet malt, and a raisin. A bit of bourbon. Full oily silk body. Amazing. Tastes of sweet chocolate with malt, nice roast, raisin, with a hint of alcohol, lots of roast with a smooth barley taste. An excellent brew and the best of this evening.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Opaque pitch black color, nice light brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, some hops. Oh lovely lovely. Just lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich creamy caramel, toffee, liqourice. The flavour Is strong bitter with a big boozy alcoholic liqourice bitter palate with an oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with flat carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3482) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is liquorice, roast, chocolate, molasses, coffee. Flavour is big chocolate, roast, molasses, liquorice etc etc.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, caramel, sweet malt, light licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured virtually black with a small beige ring. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee grinds, roast malt, liquorice. Full body, flavour of the aroma, vanilla smoothness, nicely bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT courtesy of Benzai. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice bitterness. Lovely brew


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