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RATINGS: 477   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.


Keg_Juggler's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Thanks to Quez..served at 50 degrees into tulip, cola color, dark mocha head retreating to a thin oily layer, medium carbonation, complex mix of licorice chocolate oak rye whiskey, alcohol well hidden, very good effort ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mastelefish (70) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a jet black with a thick tan head. Aroma is of nice roasty malts, coffee minus the bitterness, chocolate, and subtle licorice notes if you really search for it. Taste is of medium bitterness and a hidden amount of booziness despite the 13.2% abv. Absolutely a must have. Paired well with chocolate cake.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PigMine (24) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
A massive brew. Not for beginners and not for yuppies, its the real deal. This brew will ruin you. At 13.2% abv it is no damn joke. It will tear you apart. It pours dark, nearly black, It smells like hades. It bites like hades. This is no joke, and forget you newbies, it will roll your heads. Its excellent, and deserves an A just because it will kick your ass fast. This brew is insane, take extreme caution.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
Excellent beer. Lacy frothy head. Strong coffee aroma and booze. Smooth wash down. Full bodied. Feels like it has been aged. Definitely a sipping beer on a cool night or at the tail end of an evening. Tasty. Delicious. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Necscv (16) - 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

4.3
   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 didn’t know what to expect with this one and was very pleasantly surprised. Awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (778) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (227) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1255) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madchemist83 (30) - 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. It’s a bit too alcohol forward .. well at 13.2%, and I’m sure it’s actually more, you can’t really have that against it. Overall very solid quad.


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