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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 3/31/2010. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is roasted and burnt/charred malt, oak, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a bit of licorice and booze. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, however I think the bitter roasty flavors are stronger than the sweet ones. Thereís also a good lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and slick with low/moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, considering the strength of this brew. Itís definitely a sipper, but still enjoyable. I think itís a good brew, Iíll have to pick up another bottle if I come across this again.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour lives up to the name and is indeed black in color with a nice tan head. S: Quite a pleasant nose with plenty of chocolate, vanilla, and oak along with a light roasted character. Unfortunately, some soy sauce notes, too. T: A very nice sweet milk chocolate and vanilla flavor is what this beer is all about. Subtle oak and roast character, along with a touch of alcohol warmth. No soy sauce, thankfully. M: The body is medium with a smooth, low level of carbonation. D: Quite a nice beer, actually. I was not expecting too much from this, but a very nice flavor and mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
75cl bottle from GBBF drunk at home. Black body with lasting tan head. Smokey tar and some dark choc. So why isnít this an impy stout? No idea. Some heat on end. I like the choc and its either ginger or the spicy alcohol heat on the finish. I thought that it was pretty decent, alcohol is not all over the place. Some grainyness. As I say I thought that it was ok. Some smoothness in mouth. Like choc covered ginger biscuits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a sweet thick dark caramel malty nose with notes of licorice and raisins along with dark chocolate and vanilla oak. Starts with good rich chewy caramel sweetness with some toffee and molasses and zesty fresh oak flavor with some molten dark chocolate before a warming sticky finish. Could be a little more drinkable, but has good complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Ebony colored pour with a fluffy khaki head that left a nice amount of lacing. Cocoa, brown sugar, roasted malt and ash in the nose. Vanilla, chocolate, dark roasted coffee bean, and licorice in flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. Could mistake this for an impy stout. ABV is extremely well hidden!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
750ml bottle shared by SuperDave Ė thanks Dave! Pours deep black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt and milk chocolate. The taste is burnt malt, coffee and molasses. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Decent brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2010
750 ml bottle from plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a two finger thick tan head. Very Imperial stout like. Decent lacing. Aroma is also very IS like. Itís chocolate, dark esters, light coffee, and roasted malt. Very nice. Flavor is much of the same with the addition of vanilla and a touch of oak. Again, very nice. Finish is pretty nice. No astringency. Full body. A very nice Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7952) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle at Maxís. Excellent black ale. Pours black with tan head. Nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste of creamy roasted chocolate malts, hops, malt, coffee, smoke and vanilla in the back end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5174) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Jet black with a thick, frothy brown head. Nose is dark roasted malt, chocolate cake, light licorice, vanilla and molasses. Taste is sweet, dark malt, vanilla, molasses, chocolate cake, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Body is velvety smooth and has a full mouthfeel. Carbonation is creamy and soft. Ends with a touch more bitterness. Light licorice, faint saltiness, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate and roasted malt. This is nice dessert-style beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
750ml, corked & caged bottle, dated 6/10, from grape & gourmet. pours a deep, dark brown, almost black with a thin, bubbly, brown head and light lacing. aroma is very interesting, with big notes of black licorice, roasted malts, chocolate, and smokey peat with hints of dark fruits like plum skins, grapes, and black cherry with hints of oak, vanilla, and creamy coffee. flavor is excellent with the big, bittersweet notes of licorice and peat whiskey coming to the front ahead of big, toasted, pumpernickel malts, coffee, and caramel with hints of oak, burnt molasses, spice, and light dark fruits. palate is full bodied with a pleasant sweetness balanced by spice, peat, fruit with light carbonation and well integrated alcohol. overall, a damn tasty big brew from uinta.


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