Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.

afireinside96's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Corked and caged bottle shared with a friend. Pours very dark brown to the point where it almost appears black until it is held to the light, topped by a thin khaki head. The nose is chocolatey with some bread character as well. The flavor is very slick and smooth chocolate, rye bread, toffee, and pizza crust. In no way did it feel like 13% in the mouth, if I hadn’t known I would’ve guessed it to be 6%. Super smooth and quaff-able despite the dangerous abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5168) - 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 (700) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5665) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Big chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Big roast. Average consistency. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Pretty good stuff. Tap at Snallygaster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft pour at Snallygaster. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, chocolate. Tastes of licorice, chocolate, roast. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (638) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3043) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (354) - Joensuu, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Lumipyryyn ja pakkaseen. Marraskuu ja kaljakori. Tumma kun piru. Kannatti raahata. From Jackson.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coyforce (684) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2603) - 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.

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