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RATINGS: 488   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.


Fritz123's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle share at the Syb Pig. Small snifter. Pours a very black, oiyl pour. Aroma of dark chocolate, anise, prunes, and tobacco. Taste is similar with notes of chocolate nibs, tobacco, anise, prunes, and clove. Medium to heavy body. Some lacing. Oily palette with a clean, smooth finish. Excellent beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"lots of BIG flavors and scents going on here, especially roast, licorice, coffee, chocolate, (slight)vanilla...and a surprisingly mellow barrel aspect for a beer of such strength. got this on sale and am glad I did. Really nice and one i’ll likely revisit without any other beers before or after. nice feel, smooth and full, not cloying, and while strong, hides the abv quite well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (654) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
This dark black beer has a raisin aroma like dried fruit. It has a chocolate flavor but isn't sweet. It's almost like that bitter baking chocolate but it balanced and smooth. Bitterness is subtle. Really good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with tan head. A little anis, a little smoke and a little roast in the nose, a little sweetish, rich bitterness. Roasty finish, full body, no carbonation and hints of licorice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlexandreBonin (1) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
If You want it dark, try this labyrinth. You will find your way into darkness... With a good chocolate taste when You get in and a soft molasses exit

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bruds (22) - - AUG 15, 2014
Poors black, slight reddish hue. Poors thick reddish brown. Can smell the oak barrels before it hits the nose. Strong mouthful, slight booziness. Sits on the pallet with a little more bitterness then I would have liked. Overall, good beer though.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (174) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle sample at American Strong Ale tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. 2012 edition. Very dark black with quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma of coconut, vanilla, noted of coffee. Flavor of coconut, vanilla, licorice, very sweet, a bit bitter, balanced. Oily texture. Full body. Sweet aftertaste. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thebullshornbar (73) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
I’m reviewing this beer rodeo cool. At this point the booze has settled into the nose, masking what were hints of dark fruits, rasins, leather and anis. On the palate the alcohol is less noticeable and the flavors masked on the nose start to shine. The lightly bitter tannins play with the fruitier overtones if the beer. This doesn’t last for long as the spiciness takes over leading to a drier finish than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1256) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle shared by friends. Aroma is mainly molasses, roast, some chocolate, oak, vanilla. Pours a sexy black with a big mocha head. Flavor is medium oak, roasted notes, chocolate, espresso, some anise. Good stuff.Pretty heavy but not over the top.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a light brown head. Lovely aroma of roast, dark chocolate, a bit of espresso and a bit of oak. Rather sweet flavor with roast, dark chocolate, a bit of licorice in the back, a coffee note and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a bottle shared by jheath99. Pours black with a thin, light brown head. Smells like strong alcohol and chocolate syrup. Tastes like alcohol, dark chocolate, and burnt toast. Medium body and low carbonation.


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