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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Purchased earlier today from Cigarette City. $10.99 for the 750 mL bottle. To short-stemmed white wine glass, it pours a mahogany-tinted taupe with which a webby Tuscan beige head 1½ fingers in length stood. Aromas of young-matured port wine, black currant purée, wild black cherries, burnt spelt pie crusts, grill char, 70% dark chocolate, wood pulp, candied walnuts, black licorice candies, vanilla beans, bourbon oak, pipe tobacco, and London ale yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of dried lavender, white sage/herbal hops, damp newspaper, and roasted soy beans. Abrasive, but in a fittingly good way. At 13.2% abv, you’d think this would be your last beer, but the content is hidden so ridiculously well, that I could probably sip one other bottle of this before genuinely feeling its effects. Full-bodied, but you could’ve guessed that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, dark fruit, and wood. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, and oak. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1299) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
(bottle 31/12-2014) low brown head, black color, chocolate roasted taste, soft co2, rather complex taste. BB date 03/19/1x.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chrislikesbeer (1) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
This beer pours a deep black color with a thick, creamy brownish/tan head. Aroma is of oak, coffee and chocolate. Mouth feel is thick and creamy. Taste is amazing. Notes of molasses, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and oak. Pour then let sit for 10 minutes to warm a little. Flavors are out of control. Amazing beer. Would LOVE to have this on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2411) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at at Oscar’s Alehouse in Eldersburg, MD. Opaque, near black with a brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of licorice, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol and oak. Taste of licorice, alcohol burn, chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit, tobacco and charred wood. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. Complex and excellent, but the alcohol is all too obvious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (193) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle (bottled 09/2013). Pours black with a dark beige head. Black licorice dominates the aroma, dark chocolate and some alcohol present. Medium-full bodied. Creamy, followed by a significant bitterness and light chalkiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Thick black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, some soy sauce, roasted malts and slightly spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted and somewhat sweet. Huge body and very well balanced. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big chocolatey, roasty, brown sugar, caramelized sugars, some tobacco, grapey, somewhat oaky, and leathery aroma. Taste is huge leather, tobacco, roasted malt, big cocoa notes, coffee, somewhat nutty, licorice, soy sauce, and lightly smoky with slightly bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dahfoto (10) - Logan, Utah, USA - NOV 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 2011 Vintage - 750 ml bottle - Aromas of coffee, chocolate, oak and dark malt. Palate of figs, licorice, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Big flavors and big nose. Alcohol very well hidden. Time has been kind to this beer. Have to get more and cellar. Not much oak here, but perhaps time has mellowed that. Damn good beer nevertheless. Great on cold winter night by the fire with some dark chocolate truffles.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottled 5/14/14. Pitch black, thin dark brown head. Smell is dark fruit, raisin, molasses, toast, wood, licorice. Taste is smoky, dark, creamy and rich, bitter smoked/beef jerky aftertaste. Slight carbonation; long, drying aftertaste with significant warming.


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