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Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Labyrinth Black AleLabyrinth Black Ale

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961 Ratings
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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 138
Gots: 232 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-01-2010

Labyrinth Black Ale, from Uinta's new Crooked Line, was triumphant in its first competition since it was conceived earning a Gold medal in the Imperial Stout category of the competition at the 2010 North American Brewers Association Awards. Aged in rye barrels.

56 IBU
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Ratings: 961 | Reviews: 293
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BTHU
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irongator
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

black oil. thick on the tongue. Just enough booze to give you a warning. Tasty but can't really taste the liquorice(thankfully). Git sum!

Photo of StoutFox
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leilei143
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewcycler
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of sdlhy
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimHitchings
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VTR
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Licorice? Count me in! Had this on tap a few days ago. I was anticipating this because of everything I had heard about this beer and being barrel aged?! Even better. It was poured into snifter and served cold. I decided to sample it and let it warm up. I am not sure if it improved as it got warmer. The nose was nice as I picked up coffee, chocolate, licorice, and roasted malts. My first sip was interesting. There is a lot going on with the flavor. I picked up slight chocolate, followed by rye, then coffee and finally licorice. The licorice was very light but what impressed me was the coffee. It was not a bitter coffee that makes me stay away from a few breakfast/coffee stouts. I found the coffee enjoyable. The alcohol was well masked. I was glad to have tried and although I have nothing negative to say about this beer, but it was a little to busy for me. I might have it again on tap but I will not buy the bottles that my bottle shop has.

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KShophead
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronin926
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnyRebel
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours very dark and thick, with a smallish, clingy, dark tan head. Very appealing to look at. The smell is kind of muted, mostly roasted malts, some rye. Did not smell great at the open. Taste follows the nose with the roasted malts, a lot more rye, and a faint licorice taste on the back end. Could be the power of suggestion. It's not very complex, but it is very tasty. No alcohol taste at all- at 13.2%! Good job Uinta.... Very solid body, nicely carbonated. Coats the tongue and feels good in the mouth.

This is a very enjoyable beer, and I'm a big fan of Rye based or barreled beers. If you are too, it's well worth a purchase. I'd buy this again.

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4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, bottled on 7.25.2011, poured into a Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout tulip.

The beer pours a deep, colossally jet black color, thick and viscous, intensely opaque with a thick finger or so of caramel head, nice retention that yields a few streaks of soapy lace. The aroma is quite nice, rye spice, bourbon toffee, dark chocolate, light stone fruit, a toast of coffee roast, a bit of raisin and licorice as well, quite complex. The flavors resonate well, big dark chocolate, smooth bourbon, rye spice, almost an oatmeal flavor, licorice, coffee roast, toasted grain, light stone fruit and bit of vanilla. The mouthfeel is okay, a bit thinner and more carbonated than I'd expect but still coats decently and finishes easily, just somewhat lackluster.


Verdict: A very nice barrel aged stout from Uinta, definitely a hidden gem amongst a dense crowd of competitors. Complex, balanced and smooth, has pretty much everything you can ask for in a good stout.

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-Thick thick brown head on a pitch black beer
-Chocolate, alcohol, with a sweet kick
-amazing taste with a warming sensation from the high abv, chocolate foremost light licorice aftertaste
-thick thick and very thick, but in sought after way, warm
-overall a very nice dessert beer, will drink again and very well crafted

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wayne17
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.79/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.