Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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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
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Got this at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Bottled 08/12/13.
A - Black pour. Really nice, creamy mocha head of about 3 fingers. Some carbonation coming up. Came outta the bottle thick. Good lace rings all around and a film of retention.
S - Licorice, leather, roast, chocolate. Dark bread. Very interesting. Sweet, dark fruit. Complex stuff. Very inviting.
T - Sweet, roasty, chocolate, leather, licorice. Intense stuff. Quite woody. Some alcohol to finish. Tasty.
M - Thick feeling. Mild to medium carbonation is appropriate. Barrel evident in finish with sweetness, wood, and alcohol. Nice.
O/D - This is definitely worth the hype. I think it was about $20 at the store, which is prohibitive for most, but worth it in my mind. Really complex and tasty. The barrel aging and complexity of the stout comine perfectly. A good sipper.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 00:17:07 | More by tbeckett
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Label says Bottled On: 06/06/13
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before eventually lowering to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.
S- Very strong smell of booze, oak and dark roasted malt. Some spots of vanilla and chocolate try to make their way through but the alcohol and barrel reign supreme, mainly the barrel.
T- The flavor, on the other hand, has a very tasty balance of the aforementioned oak and dark roasted malt and leaves a big smack of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. The booze is definitely there and pretty heavy at first, but the oak brings in lovely notes of vanilla while the malt sends chocolate flavors which combine to make a lusciously delicious drink. As it warms, the hops become more noticeable which makes it more like a malty barleywine which is interesting.
M- Moderately creamy while also being chewy and thick. medium carbonation and the fullest of bodies.
O- This beer would be better if the aroma reflected the flavor but, in the end, taste is the important category. A slow sipper for sure. Perfect for a snowy night such as tonight.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 01:59:19 | More by Immortale25
4.41/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
got this on a trade from Kelly's Package in Dalton, Ma. brought down a Tree House Brewery SnowTober for this. bottled on 6/6/13 drank on 2/5/14. bomber poured into a tulip.
A- black as the day is long here, nothing getting through even the very bottom reaches of the tulip give nothing when held to the light.
S-upon reading the label and knowing what i know about barrel aging and doubles and triples and quadruples.. i really expected something to sit me down and knock me back. but it was very subtle. first we had the usualy coffee cocoa notes with a middle that switched to deep cacao. then the chared swamp floor roasted malts came and sat down. im getting a lingering new england marsh field in the dead of fall with some light raisin and sugar.
T-ok so back to what i thought this beer was going to be. Scent really threw me a curveball, i swing i miss, but im still up to bat. Hazelnut Iced coffees wished they tasted like this. bang it hits you and opens your palate to a wide variety of coffee and chocolate masses with some carbon and charcoal dried bitterness with a salty soy sauce character that is very present. that is upfront and a bit surprising. the malt is burnt to shit and awesome, it comes riding along with the oak and molasses with is buddies rum raisen and heath bar. chocolate or should i said 99% cacoa jumps back infront right before the hop finish that is so drenched in oil and caralmel that it just adds to the left hand and right hand jabs of explosive enjoyment.
M-Creamy and salty, tons of tart and sweetness. seems like it can be an overwhelming beer, but its right up my ally. especially being smack dab in the middle of another New England winter. I taste this beer in July and i more than likely non-review.
O- overall this beer really got me amped up. I really loved the massivness of the chocolate and sugary liquorace that it boasts. its a true cold weather beer and is meant to be sipped and enjoyed over the course of a long evening. Respect Beer
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 01:14:08 | More by berkshire413
Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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