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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (483) - - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 100th rating. Bottle. Pours opaque black with a thick layer of toffee head. Aroma of coffee, dates, and hint of alcohol. Very complex taste with hints of coffee, raisins and dates, and wood with a nice alcohol burn that lingers.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjhall89 (14) - - APR 16, 2014
Pours like motor oil with no head. Heavy porter with heavy flavor and a strong taste of licorice. Very sweet beer and a little boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2124) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
750 ml bottle from Premier Gourment. Pours a oily black with creamy brown head. Aroma is very roasty and full of rich dark fruits, cocoa, black licorice and some gentle woodiness. Flavour is huge and rich with lost of roastiness, big on the licorice, some prune/date and chocolate and a bit of oakiness. Slick mouthfeel. Very impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sampled at AC Beerfest 2014. Poured a pitch black color with a huge frothy dark mocha colored head. Aroma of rich caramel, dark chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Taste of dark fruit, rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (169) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Aroma of coffee and flora. Taste of roasted coffee and a hint of flora. Heavy bodied. Sweet aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (536) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Really nice sample pour of motor oil color with red head. Nose is roasted and mild licorice. Sweetish. Flavor is rich and caramel roasted malt. Enjoyable and smooth for 13 percent. Not a bad drink but a little heavy for me...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Poured at tasting. Fairly close to black with a mocca head and lace. Aroma was a wonderful chocolate, prune, licorice. The aroma seemed thick and begged to be savored itself. The taste was chocolate, a little coffee with the late sip and finish being licorice as the alcohol warmed. Oily and slick. This was fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
It blacks out the light when you hold it up, with a balding head. Big fig dried fruit aromas. Sweet big fuzzy leather with a viscosity like motor oil. Big and boastful with no apologies.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (135) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Dark draft pour. Barrel aged flavor with chocolate, vanilla, and maybe a tiny bit of cherry. Very complex. Sweet finish. Very well hidden alcohol. Very smooth and drinkable. Loved it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (770) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
One of the nicest surprises of the Hunahpu fest...a surprise only in that I was surprised to see it! Absolutely fantastic brew...I savored the entire pour.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Pours black with no head. Swirling it leaves oily lacerations. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, booze, muscovado sugar, honey. Taste is muscovado sugar, coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, slight liqourice. Mouthfeel is oily and sticky with no carbonation. Aftertaste is muscovado sugar, honey, bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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