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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (104) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Wow this thing is all over the place but in a very good way. Pours a thick black with a deep tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malts and Belgian candied sugar. Sweet and roasty. Taste bubbles up on your tongue and leads off with a Belgian quad and mid way through shifts with a hint of licorice and into an imperial stout with just a hint of bourbon oak on the finish. Great great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cedwards1650 (15) - - FEB 18, 2014
A malty chocolaty aroma. Dark brown color. A slight smoked/roasted coffee taste with a slight chocolate aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (107) - - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from July 2011. Pours thick and black with a caramel brown head. Big chocolate aromas - brownies with chocolate syrup. Also toffee, wood, burnt toast, and slight raisin and dried fig. Taste is roasty, coffee and dark chocolate, wood, toffee, hints of vanilla and cola. Moderate bitterness. Full and smooth palate. A bit of alcohol burn but it’s mostly felt, not tasted, after sitting in the bottle for 2.5 years. A nice big beer to enjoy slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (891) - , Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
my favorite style. purch in CO;drank in TX - they now sell in TX!! looks like bottle date is 1/12. High scores b/c it is all I love about this style even if there are a few opportunities. black pour of course; aroma of all things good - wood, alcohol, choc, roast. Taste is a little hot - scary if 2 years didn’t tone it down and at times (warmer) it overpowers the other flavors. Still damn good though with flavors like aromas. will have again for sure

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (750) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
From a tight corked 750 ml bottle, dated 8/12/13. Pours black with brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, Overall a lovely balance of dark roasted malts and rich chocolate with minimal alcohol or off flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (140) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014
Format: Bottle dated 10/03/12 from World Market, Redwood City (CA)
Appearance: Root beer, motor oil with chocolate head
Aroma: Chewy licorice, sorghum syrup
Taste: Malted licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, liqueur
Texture: Chewy, thick
Overall: Extremely rich, sugary american licorice syrup over bitter coffee with powerful alcohol and cordial qualities. Dessert drunks of the world unite!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thomcann (6) - Selden, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
This is jet fuel plain and simple. This beer is dark with little licorice. 13.2% alcohol is enough to slay you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at Zio Carlo’s Ft. Worth. Pours black and thick with a nice tan head. Big aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and roasted malt. Lots of chocolate, less of the licorice (ok by me), dark roasted coffee. Alcohol is present but finishes easily for 13.2%

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Robust, get outta the way, you will get squashed...that is all I have to say! So deal with it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
750 ml - pours almost completely opaque . Roasty bourbon aromas . Some licorice bitterness . Mildly sweet . A really good beer , I'm glad I got to try this one . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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