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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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.

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3.9
hayduke (5579) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
From Paul’s Grocery in McCall, ID the 750 ml C&C bottle pours jet black with a small dark tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of licorice. Full rich body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is more complex than the aroma with chocolate, oak, and of course licorice. the finish is chocolate and lightly bitter. The high alcohol content is not apparent or obtrusive. Very well balanced, very tasty, and nice drinking.

3.6
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a thin beige film atop.

Aroma: Bourbon, licorice, herbal hops and marshmallow.

Taste: Alcohol, dark roast,dark chocolate, vanilla,black pepper and wood tannins.

Mouthfeel: Full.

Overall: A big beer that would pair with a cigar.

4.1
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2011
Courtesy of Niklas. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is metallic, licorice, malty, fruity, sweetish. Velvety sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, bitter, raisins, fruity, almost fullbodied, alcohol. Alcohol and bitter sweet medium palate. Finishes sweet and bitter malty.

3.9
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Tap at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL.:Black pour with substantial head. Nose is roasted grain, chocolate, anise, spicy, vanilla, oak, and alcoholic. Huge ABV is prominent but not offensively so...a tad drying in the finish. This despite all the intensely sweet flaor notes that precede it...Chocolate, vanilla, big anise, oak, roasted barley. Relatively lively carbonation. Complex beer and extraordinarily potent...so be careful with this one.

4.1
Geokkjer (7642) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle.Pours black with a small beige head.Aroma of molasses, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate,beef stock and vanilla.Flavor is sweet and warming with some chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and vanilla.full body, soft carbonation.Nice beer.

3.9
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
At Capone’s for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and O’Meara. Thanks to the Uinta guys for this sample. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Has a sweet licorice taste with some nice layered chocolate notes. Nice bitter layers with the espresso flavors. The booze comes through but compliments the beer nicely. Very solid beer.

3.7
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle at Savor 2011, June 4th. Pours a black color. Aroma is very smoky, from the oak. Taste is a little sweet, a little smokey. Interesting beer.

3.9
Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap at Capones during Philly Beer Week. Thanks to the guys from Uinta. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, roastyness. Taste is espresso bitters with a nice smokey backbone. Finish is somewhat warm, but exceptionally well hidden for 13%.

4
jsmerig (1656) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Poured from a large bottle during a Brewery Event at Capone’s in Norristown, PA. Aroma of smoke beef and vanilla. Pours near black with a reddish tan head. Malty sweet to start. Maple syrup with smokey middle. Very clean, and it finishes dry.

4.1
Gachupines (1252) - 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.


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