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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Necscv (22) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Black with tan head, is retained well, nice legs and lacing. Smell is licorice and caramel. Dark chocolate and licorice taste, marshmallow-like mouthfeel. Long finish, only time the alcohol is noticeable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Black pour with small brown head. Thick, light carbonation. Big aromas of roasted malts, slight licorice, chocolate. The taste is like the aroma, big and rich, warming alcohol, but not overwhelming. I didnít know what to expect with this one and was very pleasantly surprised. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Very dark brown to black color with a brown head. The aroma has some strong chocolate and licorice notes, as well as some heavy sugar notes. The flavor is similar. I get some heavy chocolate notes as well as some ashy, roasted malt notes. There is also a hint of licorice as well as some oak. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1098) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
A very nice, smooth black. Pours very thick black with a beautiful brown head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste has lots of coffee and licorice, with a sweet finish. For 13%, not too boozy. Paired with fig pizza, some of the booze comes out, with a bit more milkiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (334) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Super carbonated. Big head the color of chocolate milk. Jet black body. Licorice, toffee, chocolate syrup. Medium heavy body feel (stoutish). Strong licorice flavor, very smokey, woody, slightly oaky, harsh, boozy. Sugar, sweet, chocolate, coffee bean. Complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1526) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of and shared with beastmaster. Pours pitch black with a massive creamy dark brown head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, smokey roast, anise/black licorice, some strong chocolate coming through, char maybe from barrels. Smells pretty rich. Flavor is sweet and smokey molasses, chocolate, oak, booze, raisins. Medium plus plus body, medium to low carbonation, and very smooth. Warming. Very sticky here. Sort of like smoked chocolate covered licorice sticks. Jury is still out but a nice dessert in small quantities. Drinkability on the low side but overall nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madchemist83 (83) - USA - JUN 11, 2014
Aroma is mostly chocolate, licorice and oak. Pours dark brown, tan head that holds for some time. Taste chocolate, coffe, oak, alcohol. Itís a bit too alcohol forward .. well at 13.2%, and Iím sure itís actually more, you canít really have that against it. Overall very solid quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a deep dark with a tan head that dies off to a thin lacing, the aroma is Chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasty the taste is coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, creamy mouth feel with some citrus and smooth finish with lingering warmth from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2038) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Very black with a brownish head. Aroma of wood, roast, chocolate, licorice. Taste is rich bitter chocolate with a substantial woodiness and some fruit-like sweetness. Full bodied and creamy smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (718) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle @ grill event, with Mads and Lukas. Pitch black, medium tan head that settles nicely, nice lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, molasses, oak, little alcohol, vanilla. Taste, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, oak, vanilla sweetness, burnt sugar. Bitter roasted aftertaste. Slightly oily mouth feel.

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