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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


chef_brewardee's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours a thick pitch black with a sticky dark brown head. Smells like dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, dark cherry’s, prunes, a little raisin, an alcohol note and oak. Tastes of sweet dark fruit chocolate cherrys oak licorice. A real thick and sticky oil can mouth feel. Incredible


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (628) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours jet black, with a long lasting darkish tan head. Aroma of alcohol, wood, and malt. Taste is rich and smooth, notes of oak and chocolate. Slightly sweet. A very nice brew, thumbs up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2980) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Tap tonight at Cask and Vine for the distributor showdown. Blacker than a quad should be. Rich fruit some roasty malt and subtle oaky bourbon notes. Very stout like but very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (349) - Joensuu, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Lumipyryyn ja pakkaseen. Marraskuu ja kaljakori. Tumma kun piru. Kannatti raahata. From Jackson.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IvoR (90) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours black with chocolate head. Aroma and flavor are of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Heavy on alcohol, but quite drinkable. Pairs well with berries or cherries.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coyforce (681) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Wow what an amazing beer! Flavor is easy to judge and is a smoky chocolate with an amazingly smooth aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
-pours black with a brown head that laces. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa, wood, raisin/plum. Taste is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa/molasses, wood/earthy hops, slight alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (408) - Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Mahogany trimmed black body with with tall frothy-smooth khaki head falling to a solid ring, dots and thin peninsulas of lace

Aromas and flavors of caramel, peanut butter, pecan, chocolate, vanilla, juicy dark fruit, cherry with accents of citrus and marshmallow, flowing vinous notes, undertones of treacle and molasses with a mild spirit character warming on a silky smooth medium body with a clean creamy texture, flavorful, smoothly fading residuals of the previously mentioned components

750 ml cork and cage bottled on 12/05/14 served at 50° into Riedel Swirl Red Wine


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Black pour with tan head. Aroma is super rich, chocolate, molasses, mild coffee. Taste is chocolate, rich, decadent, think mouthfeel. Really tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2849) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle to taster. A super rich and decadent chocolate and molasses and toffee aroma with a light hop grassiness. Pitch black in color, minimal head. Taste is a dark chocolate bitterness followed by cocoa powder and mousse. Really damn good. Minimal warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2620) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours jet black with tiny to no beige head. No lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, ashes, licorice, dark fruits. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Palate: Full bodied. Creamy texture, sweet. Sticky on the lips. Light carbonation. Overall: Nice beer. Coarse.


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