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RATINGS: 485   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.


afireinside96's rating

3.8
   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.


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 (8) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
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 (117) - 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 (1250) - 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 (5747) - 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 (2080) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3496) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts, light roast, espresso, light raisins and prunes, light smoke, light alcohol spice, and light earthiness. Flavor is rich chocolate and espresso notes, light ash, medium earthy bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish with chocolate and roast notes lingering. Medium body and carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mastelefish (84) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a jet black with a thick tan head. Aroma is of nice roasty malts, coffee minus the bitterness, chocolate, and subtle licorice notes if you really search for it. Taste is of medium bitterness and a hidden amount of booziness despite the 13.2% abv. Absolutely a must have. Paired well with chocolate cake.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PigMine (31) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
A massive brew. Not for beginners and not for yuppies, its the real deal. This brew will ruin you. At 13.2% abv it is no damn joke. It will tear you apart. It pours dark, nearly black, It smells like hades. It bites like hades. This is no joke, and forget you newbies, it will roll your heads. Its excellent, and deserves an A just because it will kick your ass fast. This brew is insane, take extreme caution.


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