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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.

Gachupines' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1144) - USA - MAY 31, 2011
Black with a thick dark tan head (almost brown. Aroma is rich, dark chocolate with some oak and toasted malt. Flavor is very sweet, almost cloying at first, followed up quickly by a strong bitterness and an oily finish. Tastes like licorice, some chocolate with a little oak as well. Quite an interesting beer, drink it slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4573) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Black pour from draft at whole foods. Sweet and spicy. A little cocoa burn. Nice beer. Strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2015
16/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: n/a (2015-1496) Thanks to PriorL for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark purple brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, roasted malts, sweet, hint of green banana, alcohol. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sourish start, lemony touch, caramel, malty, bitter hops. Aftertaste: bit sourish, lots of chocolate, bitter hops, alcohol, sourish, caramel, overripe banana, cocoa powder, coffee notes. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (808) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
From old notes. Beautiful pour. Long lucious glossy black forming a complex ultra easy beige head. Beautiful intregration of dark chocolate, light liquorice and roast into a stylish whole without losing each individual element.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2015
Small brown head over deep-brown beer. Alcohol, hint at ureum, black chocolate, mocha, dark but sweet grains; generally smelling sweet. Sweet going over to dry-ish bitterness via quite some liquorice. Again chocolate, both black and sweet one. Full-bodied feel, alcoholwarmth, very slick, viscous, oozy, chewy; carbonation gone. Sweet, but good Porter. Thanks to the bringers of gifts ans purveyors of rare items!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1347) - Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Blackity black. Tan foamy head, spotty lace. Leather rich aroma, dark chocolate, tobacco, dark roast rich. Taste is rich malt dark , roast chocolate, ashy smoke, raison molasses, maple maybe, nice very nice, aged a few years I believe. Rich sweet syrupy, anise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
Thanks to ElManana+1! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim’s orgasmic Trillium tasting”. Good sized sample. Black, small head. Nose is light weird mushroom note, touch umami, roasted herbs & basic milk chocolate sweetness. Taste is interesting roasted note upfront, umami, sugar, melted cheap chocolate, milk chocolate which starts to dominate more in the palate as you drink more of it, faint herbal note. Creamy chocolate body. Bit quirky but as you get more accustomed to it, it just becomes more like drink, sweet, cheap & nice chocolate. Rather liked it. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle at tderoeck's place. Creamy, thIck, chocolate, vanilla, very nice. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1600Eman (2) - Dundee, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2015 does not count
Huge imperial Stout, heavy smoked chocolate caramel, starting sweet with slightly heavier carbonation, turning to slightly roasty coffee with little bitterness. 13.2% ABV? Not very detectable. Lovely Stour, high on my list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2015
750ml from Elise shared at a tasting. Deep viscous licorice Imperial Stout. Heavy, but kind of straightforward. Gets more monstrous as you sip at it. Heavy molasses tones. intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (735) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Tap at draft and vessel in Milwaukee. Black with thick tan head. Powerful nose. Sweet malt coffee taste with licorice. Heavy alcohol and nice sweetness. Big beer and a good one.

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