Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by JLeege:
3.2/5 rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Shared bottle, poured into a snifter.
Appearance- Pours out jet black with a nice dense tan head, good retention and lacing for such a monster brew.
Smell- Aromas of sweet chocolate, licorice, light coffee roast, and some subtle oak. Booze on the nose too.
Taste- Sweet chocolate and licorice start things off leading into darker fruit notes, plum particularly stands out. Then there is some very subtle oaky notes (wood, earth, vanilla, smoke). Lingering light coffee roast and sweet chocolate. Very boozy throughout the drink as well.
Mouthfeel- Medium full body with ample carbonation. A little bit sticky, a lot a bit “hot”.
Overall- Not bad, but incredibly boozy. It is 13% so you have to expect it, but it does become very distracting. Upon warming the alcohol heat all but covers up the rest of the flavor profile. Also, if I didn’t know it was oak aged, I probably wouldn’t have even picked up the “oaky” flavors. Decent overall, but I don’t think it nearly lives up to what it claims to be.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2011 22:17:18 | More by JLeege
More User Reviews:
4.63/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
22 oz bottle to the dome, purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.
Pours a scary dark black. Small head lingers for a decent amount of time. Nice spidery lacing all the way down.
Smells very roasty and boozy, in a good way. A bit of rye whiskey spiciness, too.
Tastes incredible. The rye whiskey barrel aging is subtle- comes through in some spicy, grassy flavors, mixed with woodiness, oak, and vanilla. Some licorice throughout, with added chocolate, roasty malts, Pretty boozy, however- the booziness only amplified as the beer warmed. Only thing keeping the score from a dazzling 5.
The mouthfeel was very full, not the thickest stout I've ever had, but certainly up there. Drinks exactly like the ABV purports.
Overall, a nice pick up. Didn't know Uinta could run in the BA game like this.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 22:47:09 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.55/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bourbon dominates this beer in flavor and aroma. This beer is black coffee black with a dark brown head. The aroma is mostly bourbon with a slight coffee aroma. This beer is thick and the alcohol can be felt after a few sips with a warming in the stomach. Bourbon dominates the flavor especially in the start it was almost all I could taste. Then after a few sips some of the chocolate and coffee flavors become noticeable. There is some alcohol noticeable (not the bourbon). Not a beer for a hot summer day.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2014 18:38:09 | More by i4ourgot
Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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