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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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 16/20
johnnnniee (3818) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Tap tonight at Cask and Vine for the distributor showdown. Blacker than a quad should be. Rich fruit some roasty malt and subtle oaky bourbon notes. Very stout like but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (516) - Joensuu, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Lumipyryyn ja pakkaseen. Marraskuu ja kaljakori. Tumma kun piru. Kannatti raahata. From Jackson.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IvoR (92) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours black with chocolate head. Aroma and flavor are of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Heavy on alcohol, but quite drinkable. Pairs well with berries or cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Wow what an amazing beer! Flavor is easy to judge and is a smoky chocolate with an amazingly smooth aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
-pours black with a brown head that laces. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa, wood, raisin/plum. Taste is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa/molasses, wood/earthy hops, slight alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Mahogany trimmed black body with with tall frothy-smooth khaki head falling to a solid ring, dots and thin peninsulas of lace

Aromas and flavors of caramel, peanut butter, pecan, chocolate, vanilla, juicy dark fruit, cherry with accents of citrus and marshmallow, flowing vinous notes, undertones of treacle and molasses with a mild spirit character warming on a silky smooth medium body with a clean creamy texture, flavorful, smoothly fading residuals of the previously mentioned components

750 ml cork and cage bottled on 12/05/14 served at 50° into Riedel Swirl Red Wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Black pour with tan head. Aroma is super rich, chocolate, molasses, mild coffee. Taste is chocolate, rich, decadent, think mouthfeel. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4325) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle to taster. A super rich and decadent chocolate and molasses and toffee aroma with a light hop grassiness. Pitch black in color, minimal head. Taste is a dark chocolate bitterness followed by cocoa powder and mousse. Really damn good. Minimal warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours jet black with tiny to no beige head. No lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, ashes, licorice, dark fruits. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Palate: Full bodied. Creamy texture, sweet. Sticky on the lips. Light carbonation. Overall: Nice beer. Coarse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (5398) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by czar, thanks! Split with the Québec crew.

Appearance: Pitch black with a medium beige head, poor retention and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Black licorice is the main feature here along ashes, raisins, roasted malts, smoke and chocolate.

Taste: Moderately sweet with black liquorice taking most of the place again along ashes, smokey malts, caramel, roasted malts, toasted notes and alcohol.

Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Warming finish. Lingering black licorice aftertaste.

Overall: Take this rating with a grain of salt as I profoundly hate black licorice in beer. I can see why people usually like this as there’s a wide variety of flavors and nothing is "off", but the black licorice being the main flavor here make this one completely unbalanced (it overshadow everything else) and very hard to drink for me, plus it’s also quite boozy. I naturally wasn’t able to finish my glass. On a purely hedonist scale, this one would rank near the bottom for me, but I can recognize this isn’t a bad beer per se.

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