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Crooked Line: Labyrinth Barrel Aged Quadruple Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 70
Avg: 4.39
pDev: 22.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 52 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  13.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beer_Stan on 03-21-2014

Aged in rye barrels. Brewed with licorice.
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 70
Photo of Odalis
4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours very dark brown almost black similar to the color of "black" coffee I see why they called it a Quadruple Black Ale. Little milky cream head minimal lacing.

Smell: Smells sweet, also can pick up subtle notes of Oaks, Malt then Chocolate.

Taste: Tastes better then it smells, big bold and full bodied, chocolate under tones with a roasted sweet after taste and licorice throughout till the end.

Feel: Full bodied with gentle creamy feel and also goes down smooth and delicate but silky.

Taste: Creamy, nutty, all the flavors compliment eachother, you get different but balanced notes throughout. Goes down exceptionally well being a 13.2% abv.

Bottled & Corked 01/24/12

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Photo of JDW4195
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very Dark, no light shines through. Nice, creamy head. I dont think this beer is meant to be a Quad ( as in the Belgian style), i think it's meant as quadruple black...as in black x4. The barrel age comes through, but no whiskey or bourbon, so it's more of just a wood flavor. This is a fantastic beer. Should be thought of a an American Imperial Stout.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This definitely drinks like a VERY Russian imperial stout. TONS of licorice in this one. Smell is a bit pungent of rubbing alcohol but it is well masked in the taste. A bit thin on the mouthfeel to my liking but all in all, a very good brew.

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Photo of darktronica
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled September 2014. A gorgeous pour, with a finger of super-creamy, light foam that sticks around for ages and looks like a nice canvas for latte art. The nose is less elegant, very anise-forward with a touch of oakiness and vanilla from the barrel. Very smooth on the tongue, a brilliant consistency and thickness that just glides around the mouth, delivering coffee, whiskey, and bitter cocoa atop background notes of toast and vegemite. Hides the 13.2% abv exceptionally. Really well crafted.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WoW! It's been alittle while since I guess I've last had this brew. Just now saw the label change. When did that happen? Either way, it's still there best brew to me. So, basically, it's still the same brew, taste wise to me.

750ml Bottle
Bottled On: 09/18/14

Poured into a chalice a very nice deep black color, very nice carbonation, nice little creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing to follow and a nice medium sized island in the middle. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee notes, slight roast/smoke note, licorice, and slight oak note. The taste is very nice, malty, sweet, nice touch of chocolate/toffee, nice licorice note, with a slight hint of roasty oak. Full Body, smooth/silky, goes down very nicely, ABV hidden very well. Very Drinkable, this is one fine brew. Very nicely done Uinta. To me the best they've done to date.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a super dark brown/black color with a large, thick creamy brown head. Very nice lacing.

Smell – Licorice, toasted malt, molasses, chocolate, and oak. A bit weak, but gets better as the beer warms.

Taste – Dark chocolate, malt, molasses, vanilla, and oak. Tastes much stronger than the smell.

Mouthfeel – Very creamy, with a nice carbonation. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesn’t feel like 13.2%.

Drinkability – Very easy to drink at 13.2% abv. This is an underrated stout.

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Photo of Dwreck
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

I'll be the first to review this excellent beer. Dont worry. Poured into a tulip glass. Looks like spent motor oil. 2 1/2 fingers head. Lasted quite a while. Completely opaque. Pleasant smell of oak and the right amount of bright black licorice. Taste oaky and loads of dark chocolate. Almost like dark chocolate covered cherries. High alcohol content is well hidden. Black coffee on the back end. Thick lacing clings to the glass sip after sip. Mouthfeel is a very viscous oily frothy feel. Huge malt. But enough bitterness to keep things balanced. Overall, i like this beer alot. Unique take on a quad.

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Crooked Line: Labyrinth Barrel Aged Quadruple Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.