Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gosox8787:
4.18/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: Picked this bottle up today from a local store. Stored chilled and poured into a Kate the Great tulip. After opening, I took a look at the bottling date on this bottle only to see that this was bottled on 9/3/2010, so this is well over two years old. At 13.20% ABV, I'm pretty excited to see how this held up.
Appearance: Dark brown to almost black in color. Pours a nice, one and a half finger medium brown head. The head is creamy and holds up well. Recedes into a nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, licorice and roasted coffee bean aromas up front. Really nice sweetness of brown sugar and vanilla backing the roasty stout tones. There is certainly some alcohol present in the aroma, but it feels far less than the 13.2% listed. Incredibly balanced.
Taste: Milk chocolate and licorice provide a nice sweet backbone. Lots of vanilla, coffee beans and molasses notes are present as well. A slight rye spiciness as well. Some earthy tones as well that add a nice complexity. A touch of oxidation is present, but it is not too strong at all. The alcohol is really toned down but still retains the warming qualities.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy. Velvety in feel and warming throughout. Nicely carbonated for a beer that is two years old.
Overall, a really tasty and balanced imperial stout. The licorice is a nice compliment and really balances well with the rye barrel tones and the sweet base stout. Really well done and nicely balanced. Not sure how this drinks fresh but it is very tasty with two years on it. I would definitely try this again at this price.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 03:00:46 | More by Gosox8787
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a big ass bottle in to a Duvel tulip.
A- This looks like straight Hershey's syrup which erupts in to a big luscious dark brown head if poured quickly enough.
S- The smell is magical. Barrel up front, chocolate and coffee following. Rich, rich, rich.
T- As with an big stout, the flavor really comes alive as it warms. Cocoa, licorice, and coffee grounds, followed by the slightest alcohol burn. As I keep sipping, dark fruits become very apparent and mildly tart.
M- Huge full feel and medium-light carbonation.
O- I'm a big fan of this beer. Glad I finally gave it a go.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 01:28:45 | More by tviz33
Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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