zebra (2205) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 delicious. roasty. wasn’t looking forward to licorice and thankfully didn’t taste any.Cooperii (61) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
bumped the rating after trying it on another occasion. still delicious. ashy.
Poured black with a dark brown head with fine bubbles and good lacing. Nose; smokey malts, notes of dark fruit, undertones of hops, chocolate, vanilla and wood. Mouth; hoppy licorice flavors followed with toasted malts, sweet dark fruit overtones and undertones of vanilla, wood and alcohol. If you like stouts...buy at least three bottles of this one. dwyerpg (6286) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2010
What an excellent beer. Great imperial stout appearance. Flavor is thick, roasty, very similar to Old Rasputin. Really the only downside to this beer is the prohibitive price, considering how much cheaper old rasputin is. beerelephant (12) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Labeled a Black Ale, Labyrinth is technically a rye whiskey, barrel-aged, double/imperial stout. It’s everything you want in an imperial stout – bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, moderate alcohol flavor, oak, and a hint of licorice root. At 13.2% ABV, it’s a beer that will put hair on your chest and tell you it’s okay to drunk dial your old baby sitter to let her know she will always be “the one.” debbiesnax (1) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
I dislike black licorice, and yet this complex black ale balances licorice notes with its barrel-aged splendidly. Phenomenal barrel-aged beer.
Greasygato707 (5) - Laredo, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Any description of this beer would come painfully short of the overall quality of this Quad Black Ale. Just go get one, and see exactly why it’s loved by many. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours pitch black with a large, creamy brown head. Smells of licorice, chocolate, and hints of booze. Taste is chocolate, subtle hints of molasses and espresso, and a touch of booze. Full-bodied with a slick texture, and soft mouth-carbonation, Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale finishes with a subtle molasses, licorice, and booze note. PigMine (42) - 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. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vin. Pours a deep, motor-oil slick black with a massive, tightly-bubbled, three-finger, tan head. Aroma of dark, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, roasted almonds, licorice, oak, vanilla, and subtle fresh ground coffee. Full bodied with a smooth, surprisngly loose and roomy, well rounded, spicy mouthfeel. Finishes with a tremendous, comforting burn through the chest. Huge smokey, spice in the finish as well. All around one of the best American strong ales I’ve ever tasted. Highly recommended for fans of Old Viscosity or Arrogant Bastard. cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Poured into La Fin du Monde glass. Outstanding appearance: head is 2" and doesn’t go anywhere. Blackest bubbles I’ve seen on a beer, very interesting. Aroma is very enticing: chocolate, some coffee, tons of roast. Very clean, refreshing. I don’t know if I would have picked out licorice unless it was written on the bottle, but I can find hints of it if I try. Big, sweet, syrupy mouthfeel, with a huge kick of warmth--almost heat--at the end. Flavor is fantastic--complex with coffee beans, superdark chocolate, nice bitterness, a bit of whiskey. Sweet post-finish, after the warmth--almost too much after a few sips, as if in a sugary way. I haven’t had a beer this exciting in a while--great stuff. Solid lacing down the glass as you drink, as foreshadowed by the head. Excellent.