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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4739) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
750 ml cork and caged bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle. WOW was this a suprise, itís freaking great. Poured an oily pitch black medium density body under an even oilier brown frothy huge head. Aroma of vanilla and burnt malts, tar, tobacco, dark fruit, yeast, burnt toast, toasted coconut and almonds, dates, raisin, dark chocolate, anise and a hint of alcohol. The body is great with a medium-full mouthfeel, softer to average carboantion, smooth and siky with just the right touch of alcohol warming to warn you of the 13.2% punch this one packs. Flavor is great but just not as complex as the aroma, lots of barrel, vanilla, dark roasted malts, burnt toast, chocolate, vanilla, dark dried fruit, yeast, earth. Man this was one suprisingly awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
750ml bottle-thanks Ibrew2or3 Tampa Weekly Gathering @TBBC-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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
This nice big 750 is courtesy of my Utah hook up extraordinaire douglas88, thanks again! Iíve had this for a while now (maybe 8 months). It pours dark mahogany with mocha head and spotty lacing. What?! The aroma is bold rich pure yum with a mix of caramel candy, black strap molasses, some burnt toffee, malt balls, mild prune notes and just a bit of booze at the end of the draw. Smells wonderful and hides the huge ABV very well. The taste is just as good, wonderful, with loads of chocolate, black strap molasses, slick slippery sweet malts, some black licorice and mild spicy oak like notes. I expected this to be a booze harsh brew but luckily I was completely wrong. Smooth rich bold and brilliantly good. (Need more of this).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
More stout than porter. Quite strong and very tasty. Starts with a black pour with a thin beige head. The aroma is malty sweet with a bit of black licorice. The flavor is quite sweet and very full bodied with a lot of malt sweetness. some licorice and a ton of caramel. Syrupy but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
750ml bottle. Corked and caged. Thanks to Doug for the hookup prior to these brews being avlb in Chicago... Pours stouty in nature, mostly an impenetrable black that is topped with a fluffy medium tan head that lingers for a fair bit... Aroma of cocoa, molasses, a faint roast in addition to some vanilla and bourbon. Pretty solid actually... Canít say that there is much deviation from the aroma as the flavor is almost a smooth, straight transition. A subtle metallic, semi-sour note derails things for a moment but not to the point of making it a poorly crafted brew. Finish adds bitterness but not overwhelming by any means. Mouthfeel is full and creamy and body is full. Abv sneaks up while not being so apparent at first. Warmth ensues as I gradually work through the pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma of licorice, malt, soy sauce, ink and smoke. Sweet, roasted flavour with licorice and fruit, and some ash in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Corked & caged bottle. Pours black/brown with a two finger brown head that left good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, molasses and a touck of vanilla. Flavor was rich, big and slightly sweet with dark chocolate, caramel, dark roasted malts, black strap molasses, coffee, oak and some notes of vanilla with a sticky full body and had a nice slightly dry warming finish. Awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
Bottled at SBWF 2010. Pours out in an almost black appearance with a small sticky pale brown head. Big fat aroma of wood, vanilla, nuts, tobacco and prunes. Full-bodied with rich chewy notes of wet tobacco, blackberries, wood and blueberries with hints of vanilla and peppery alcohol. Chewy, almost sticky body. Long chewy finish of prunes, blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, fusge, tobacco and wood. Darn tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle from thirdeye11. Dark pour with a nice brown head. Aroma is dry chocolate, wood, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6245) - 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

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