Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by TempeBeerMan:
4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.
A - Pours like 5 year old motor oil and black as pitch. A full three-finger head of insanely fine bubbles that cant be considered any shade of "tan"; it's straight up brown. Lots of spider web- sticky lacing.
S - Smells super sweet with chocolate mousse, brownie, and roasted espresso beans leading the charge.
T - Big and rich. Sweet upfront, with dark chocolate, espresso, mild licorice, carmelized/burnt brown sugar, and just a hint of dark fruit (whisky soaked cherries). Wood aging allows a very pleasing bitterness and complexity to what otherwise would probably be a little cloying. Bitterness comes from the oak as opposed to hops, which are pretty much undetectable. Alcohol present, but hey....it's 13.2%! For that percentage, it's pretty damn drinkable.
M - Very low carbonation. Suitably thick and chewy. Finishes just a shade dry.
O - A very good RIS. I really enjoyed some of the subtle touches (licorice, oak) and the flavor profile just comes together really nicely. Definitely a serious sipper. Would buy again.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2012 04:02:33 | More by TempeBeerMan
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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