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RATINGS: 479   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, dark brown in color with no head, aroma is creamy smooth cocoa, flavor is roast meat, vanilla, woody chocolate with a slight hot finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
The aroma is chocolate, roasty. The appearance is black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet, brown sugar. The finish is roasty, pine hops. The beer is mdium/thick to thick in body. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3750) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Dark brown pour with red touches near the edges. Some bubbly head characteristics. Aroma is dark malts, chocolate and roasted notes. Flavor is dark malts, sweet chocolate and roasted bitterness. Dark flavored and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4786) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a deep khaki head. nose is alcohol, vanilla, and slight roasted malts. nice on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, vanilla, wood, and slight chocolate. nice finish though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head, very scant. Very viscous, a big boozy body. Malty sweet very sweet, too sweet. Light licorice, maltose, oak, sweet coco and chocolate. To much booze makes it hard to drink much of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and wood with a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Beautiful dark appearance with good head retention. Complex aroma of dark fruit and spices. Less licorice in the taste than I anticipated, which is a good thing. I didn’t know what to expect when I bought this and it was a very pleasant surprise! I will buy another bottle for cellaring.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours near black with a thin mocha head. Smell is strong roasted malts, coffee, and a good amount of anise. Taste is similar with black licorice really dominating the picture, overly so without any complementary flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style. Slightly boozy. Not something I would grab again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2010

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
second time having this one. thanks to sledutah and someone else. Ba imperial porter, 13.2%, and from utah!!! wow! lol! pours deep dark brown with a very dark brown head to match. the alchohol shows up in every arena, but is still subtle when you find out this is an >13% beast! the oak plays in very nicely in this beer, cutting the harsh burnt profile, making it much brighter and more drinkable. lots of oak and roast, and noticable peat and meat in the aroma and taste. the taste is pretty wild, very salty, yet still bright from the lager yeast and virgin oak. its hoppy, spicey, subtle and earthy, roasty and heavy, all at the same time. excellent brew. vey impressed, especially since its from utah. sorry! lol!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2010
What an excellent beer. Great imperial stout appearance. Flavor is thick, roasty, very similar to Old Rasputin. Really the only downside to this beer is the prohibitive price, considering how much cheaper old rasputin is.


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