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Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

Labyrinth Black AleLabyrinth Black Ale

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%

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:
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

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-01-2010)
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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I picked this beer up on a recommendation. I typically like BA's but this one took me by surprise. I've never had anything that compared, it was like pouring semi sweet chocolate chips in my mouth. It was kinda thick like melting chocolate. Since I was savoring it, it warmed up a little and tasted even better the warmer it got. I will be buying another this weekend, and will also be trying more of Uintas creations. Good job!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 23:50:24 | More by Homerb3
Photo of JamnesCameron


4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Malheur goblet.

Pours a deep, dark black, with deep ruby highlights around the edges of the glass, and a fluffy, mocha head. About a finger of head drops slowly to a rocky wisp and tons of lacing.

Aromas of highly roasted coffee, anise, and roasted malt. The anise/licorise is strong. No hop aromas.

First sip is of an alcoholic, coffee, chocolate shake. Some alcohol burn, brewed strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and a milky creaminess. What an amazing complex brew. Finish is long on roasted malt flavors, and a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is big, full, silky, and creamy.

Highly drinkable, and highly dangerous, at 13 percent. Big enough to share. Tasty enought to hoard by yourself over a long winter's night. Seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:03:03 | More by JamnesCameron
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4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750mL into a tulip glass at around 55-60 degrees. Pours thick and dark with a chocolatey two finger head. Nice retention.

This beer delights the senses with the absence- of-light darkness and aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, a slight earthiness, and of course licorice (having been brewed with it).

The taste doesn't disappoint with the coffee and bittersweet chocolate promised on the nose coming through beautifully. The texture is surprisingly smooth with excellent carbonation, which I wasn't expecting from a barrel-aged badboy like this one. The chewy, opulent malt is balanced by the well integrated hop profile on the finish. I also like that there's no sweetness despite the all the chocolate flavor.

Word of Caution though, this beer is way too smooth for it's 13.2 ABV, so you better find a friend to share with or a couch to crash on!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 09:29:15 | More by JCellars
Photo of drpimento


4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Whoa, major black beauty! Full throttle. I let the bottle warm some out of the fridge and then poured a beautiful, foamy, frothy tan head that settled down after a little and good lacing. Color is unquestionably, absolutely opaque pitch black. Aroma a heady blend of roast, cocoa, coffee, soy sauce, licorice, very old leather. Flavor is similar to nose with bittersweetness on top followed tight with carbonic tang which also releases some of the hop stuff; man this beer is RIGHTEOUS! BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Body is almost perfect; I think a touch soft. Finish is exactly like flavor and so refined to the scheme as to yield perfection overall. I am in the presence of the almighty. And I drank it.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 01:55:26 | More by drpimento
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4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best beers I've ever had, and I will be buying another bottle. Poured from one of the coolest bottles ever (style-wise, not temperature-wise, DO NOT drink this ice cold like you would Corona) into probably a small snifter of some kind.

A: Anise and dark chocolate in the nose. I gave it a 5 for originality. Plus I love both of those smells.

T: Blackened barley, roasted malt, anise, vanilla, caramel, oak (tastes bourbony, but this site says it's aged in rye barrels, however I have not had much rye whisky, and never have I had it on its own, only in my sazeracs, for which I use ri1). ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! A touch of smoke in there too, which is nice.

M: Full bodied and smooth, perfect.

O: Try this beer if you like barrel aged imperial stouts and anise. I know some people don't like anise, but I love, and I love this beer. One of the few bottles I'll be trying again, and number 16 out of more than 600 beers I've tried, as of writing this. So good.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 19:52:07 | More by BierJager89
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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this via Whole Foods in Chicago

A very delicious beer that I have enjoyed again and again, and I will continue to do so in the future.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful pitch black color; think motor oil dark.

Smell: Very strong alcohol smell along with a nice hint of licorice and chocolate.

Taste: Outstanding; strong alcohol flavor at first melts into a delicious licorice, dark fruit flavor; then mellows out into a nice espresso and chocolate aftertaste.

This beer is a must try. If you feel like treating yourself to something nice and delicious, this is the way to go.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 05:35:57 | More by Pwnasaur90
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4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Found a 2010 vintage and thought it would be worth a try.
Poured into cigar city snifter.

Appearence: Dark like a blind man in a maze. Pours used motor oil thick. The head was quite thin and yet still present, a clear sign of high abv and sugar content. Lacing is clumps of slow moving, sticky, white foam.

Smell: As the tight cork gave way with a satisfying snap a tight curl of aged vapor came sneeking out. It reeked of dark leather and aged tobacco mixed with burnt molasses , chocolate, and a hint of anise. The age was very present and promising.

Taste: Wow. The age has done wonders for this receipe! The anise forward has been balanced by the smokey leather flavor the years have gifted the bottle. All the other usual palate pleasers are still existant. The prunes and plums play on the middle palate and the burnt sugars, chocolate, and molasses give way to a wiskey style burn amplified by the slight residual anise.

Mouthfeel: Initially, surprisingly thinner than expected. Following that observation my saliva glands activated, thanks to the spices, and it felt much thicker. Very palatible and able to take time to savor all the notes without one being overwhelming.

Overall: On age, one of the best bottled brews on the shelf. If you like well balanced aged stouts this is a must try. Very unique in a pleasant way. Interested to experience the years in between to see the progression.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 02:42:23 | More by xtrastoutalex
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New Hampshire

4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 16 snifter, bottled 1/23/13. Pours as black as can be, with a beautiful one inch mocha head, that takes its time settling into a layer of thick foam, and coats the glass with lacing. Smell is licorice, roasted coffee, leather, pipe tobacco, and oaky vanilla. Taste is so complex all the flavors from the nose are exposed, some dark chocolate and hints of bourbon come out also. Body is big, perfect amount of carbonation, not as dry as you would expect, and for its heft dangerously drinkable. Yes I loved this beer, welcome to N. H Uinta! They make awesome beer. If you are looking for a Bourbon bomb go else where. If you want a crazy complex imperial stout, this is one. Don't let the fact that is brewed with licorice sticks scare you off, that is a small part of this treasure of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 14:09:11 | More by SawDog505
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4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Scored this today at Macadoodles in Bentonville, AR. Bottled on 09/03/10

750 ml corked/caged bottle opens with a nice pop. Pours black with 3 fingers of bubbly brown head. Good head retention & lacing. It was great the last few drops of this slowly drip from the bottle like molasses!

S: Bourbon & vanilla & some booze at the end

T: Follows the nose, much oaky dryness, dark chocolate, licorice & vanilla. Oaky dryness, vanilla, charred caramel, dark chocolate & a good taste of Bourbon & woody hops sneaking in the back door. Finishes with boozey vanilla, herbal 7 woody hops, oakyness & carob

MF: Chewy, low carbonation, smooth as can be, nice warming feel to this, slickens up at the end

13.2 % ABV is not really showing through this sucker is too drinkable. If I get a chance to hit that store again any time soon, I will probably buy every damn bottle they have. This is a very hidden gem that Arkansas beer drinkers should be tickled pink to get

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 04:20:10 | More by russpowell
Photo of Neorebel

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, oily, and opaque in color with a creamy looking, puffy tan head resting on top. You'd swear the beer is literally midnight black. The head remains for some time as well. Gorgeous! The aroma is interesting and complex. Definitely very sweet and malty, with toffee and dark chocolate to start... There are subtle traces of star anise, whisky, and vanilla as well. Now for the highly anticipated taste! All the flavors that I smelled are coming through, especially the whisky. Much more coffee that I didn't really get from the nose. Some dark fruit, a touch of smokiness and a certain sharp aspect, too. The licorice is slightly there in the finish. It certainly coats the mouth well and feels sticky, but not overly full-bodied. Some beers of this alcohol level have to be somewhat choked down, so to speak, but I knocked this back very easily. Very warming but pleasant afterwards. Overall a stellar beer, a near perfect Imperial Stout! Need to buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 01:38:24 | More by Neorebel
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4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im not an experienced beer connoisseur, but i have had enough experience to know a good beer when i see it. And this is one of the best in its category which can be found in Utah in my opinion. Id doesnt have that hard water taste of international dark beer, which im happy to do without. This beer is great for anyone who wants a high ABV and full flavor with thicker viscosity. I pretty biased for the malt type beers so i score this one higher.

Personally i love everything about the beer. IF i had more experience with beer and a better spectrum to judge, i would give it 5.0.

If your looking for something different in the RIS category you owe it to yourself to try this beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 20:51:32 | More by BarkingMonkeye
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4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a teku glass. This is a 2011 version.

Appearance: Pours a jet-black and leaves a solid finger of dark tan head. A great looking imperial stout!

Smell: Chocolate, whisky, vanilla, licorice, light coffee, dark fruits. Delicious smelling beer.

Taste: Matches the smell: whisky, chocolate, plums, figs, licorice, vanilla, coffee and finishes with a delicious whisky flavor. Really well balanced.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a light to medium carbonation. Extremely smooth, especially with regards to the ABV - the alcohol is really well hidden.

Overall: This is an incredible stout. Super well balanced, and chocolate-forward. The licorice comes through but is light. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 00:13:38 | More by Resuin
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New York

4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Dark black, poured into my PALM snifter glass, very low carbonation more or less a thin round frame around the glass.

S: Freshly baked chocolate cake and coffee

T: Dark molasses and vanilla, gives way to a chocolate and coffee backbone. The licorice i can only taste at the very end after a swallow. No alcohol taste whatsoever considering the high content

M: Thick and milky, extraordinarily smooth

D: Very good, if it were not for the high alcohol content, 13% this could be a session beer

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 03:05:55 | More by pezfiend
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4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A curiosity pick I’ve seen around but never had a chance to try before now. Is this an imperial stout? Definitely looks like one. Pours a solid black. Nice nose. I can tell it’s strong just from smelling it. Coffee, toffee, chocolate nibs all vie for attention. Dangerously smooth, a real easy sipper that belies it’s strength. Careful or you’ll get lost in this labyrinth!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 20:47:49 | More by elNopalero
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4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this today to celebrate my birthday of 29 years of age (almost 5 years on the site) Paid the premium on this 14.99 for the bomber bottled 7/09/12. Hopefully with almost two years of age the Black Licorice is aged out well.

A - As expected thick dark blackness with a full two inches of deep mocha head. It slowly dissipates despite its massive 13% ABV. Served at cellar temperature 55 degrees.
S - Wow the whiskey and the licorice are big on this but more like a licorice jellybean so sweet. So is a big oak and roasty smell. Not getting much chocolate going on here so I assume it's not going to be a sweet assult which I kind of enjoy. Very potent at only slightly chilled.
T +M - Despite the small burn in the finish I am amazed how smooth both the body and flavor is. Every sip is different first sip was heavy whiskey slightly sour but mostly woody in taste then moves to a bite of licorice and a hint of roast. The next sip was solid chunk chocolate so smooth and creamy and lead to sweet whiskey and a roasty finish. It is very hoppy despite all this even after over a year the hop bite is there in the finish. The only note of the ABV is a warm stomach from each sip but nothing in the flavor.

Overall I was super glad this wasn't an anise bomb like that one Stone's RIS. And the whiskey barrel aged worked so well on this beer. Quite possibly one of the best whisky aged beers I ever had and best beer I ever drank from Uinta.

I only gave the overall a 4.5 because of the price. Its seldom made and at $14.99 it's not really going to be a top must have all the time.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 22:50:59 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the 750 ml. bottle bottled on 1-13-13. Sampled on April 12, 2013.

Oh my! The short version is this is something else.

It pours black as night with a long lasting, moderate fluffy mocha head.

The aromas carry the characteristics of mildly sweet dark malts, yeast, licorice, and exotic oil for lack of a better description. Short version - this smells great.

The body is bold but smooth.

Up front the taste brings out some the elements of the nose such as dark sweet malts and licorice but with a slightly dry finish and low bitterness. Some people like smoke in their Porters but this one does not need it. I enjoyed this immensely and would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 21:56:21 | More by puboflyons
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New York

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle generously shared by yagman.

A - poured a deep shiny slick silky black with a thin head that was gone quick leaving no evidence behind.

S - deep rich dark chocolate. Nice maltiness. Smells great.

T - oh boy. Very deep rich chocolate. Malty roast vanillaness. Delicious.

M - silky and smooth. Rich without being too filling.

O - fantastic imperial stout I am surprised that you don't hear more about this fantastic beer. Can't wait to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 02:36:29 | More by cosmicevan
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4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into 22oz snifter; black as night with a nice thick fluffy brown head that doesn't fade at all seemingly and leaves lots of lacing. Smell is unlike any imperial stout I've had; rye, roasted malt and chocolate, and a slight hint of licorice. A very dry and bitter, roasty smell. Surprisingly no alcohol detectable in the smell really, which is crazy for 13+%. Taste...semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt with slight coffee bitterness, soft slightly spicy rye grain, slight oak/bourbon and a classy amount of booze at the very end warming up the sticky bittersweet aftertaste. As it warms, the flavor grows in seemingly never-ending complexity. Toffee and caramel are among the flavors that reveal themselves. This beer is definitely a sipper, due to flavor, let alone the %abv.
Overall, a unique and insanely good imperial stout. The rye barrel character adds a lot to this beer, something I haven't experienced before, and distinct from a stout made with rye malt. I might still enjoy a bourbon-barrel-aged stout more, but this one is very good. A must-try for big beer lovers.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:00:21 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Photo of bagpiper2005


4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Completely and totally opaque jet black. Massive four fingers of milk chocolate brown head with excellent retention and lacing (and that was from a light pour).

Smell: Bold chocolate and caramel aroma with some tones of coffee, dark fruit, licorice, and a hint of vanilla. Subtle hop and alcohol aroma.

Taste: Bold, sweet caramel front end with hints of molasses and vanilla kick things off. Hints of raisins and plums with some notes of chocolate and black coffee, and the licorice is definitely there. The back end finishes dry with some hop bitterness, smoke, and an herbal/anise note. Not much actual alcohol taste, but it is a very warming beer.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, full, creamy, ultra-smooth body. Very little carbonation.

Drinkability: You better watch out! This beer is extremely drinkable, and you could easily get carried away. It might be 13.2%, but you could chug it!

Final Notes: Well worth $13, this beautiful beer lasted me all night, just savoring its complexities and hidden flavors. Drink it nice and warm (I found it tasted its best near room temp) to mask the alcohol and bring out its true beauty. Best enjoyed without food so you can really appreciate it. Simply amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 00:36:44 | More by bagpiper2005
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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours like liquid midnight with a 1/4 inch espresso crema head that quickly dissipates. To the nose, this has the nostalgic scent of my grandfather's bar he built down in his basement: all old wood and alcohol, with just the right amount of musty overtones. No missing the licorice promised on the label.

To the mouth, the taste is immediate and powerful. This is not for the faint of heart, and will likely be shunned by the uninitiated. A dark chocolate whiskey with subtle hints of oak and tobacco give way to a satisfying licorice finish that doesn't cloy; it glows--like the last ember of a fading fire. This is one of those brews that one more tick in the wrong direction and it would be too much to handle. As it is, it invites another sip almost immediately, if--for nothing else--to ponder it's complex wonders.

Overall a tremendous beer that delivers everything you'd expect from it's label, and a couple of odd intriguing notes you won't see coming.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 02:47:11 | More by wytshark
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Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from last year (bottled in October), shared at a recent beer tasting - thanks Brad! Review from notes.

Poured into a snifter. Deep black from which light cannot escape, thin light head of foam, some lacing. Viscosity of motor oil.

Enjoyed with anise seed-dark chocolate.

Nose is rich and hearty, with dark malt, chocolate, coffee, anise (licorice), vanilla, whiskey and a mild hop bitterness.

Very flavorful, enjoyable stout, and absolutely no sense of the big booze factor here. In fact, I had no idea this monster stood at such a high ABV until halfway through the bottle when another member of our party alerted me. I was too busy enjoying the chocolate, coffee, vanilla and anise flavors to be bothered. A nice hop bitterness to the finish, and with some dark fruits lingering in the recesses of each sip.

Thick and silky, coats the tongue like a champ.

My favorite of the beer tasting night - an excellent brew, made all the more surprising to me because generally I can't stand licorice, but the light touch - accentuated only with the anise-chocolate - was quite something. My first brew from the Crooked Line, and damn did this one deliver. Will get again.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 00:17:04 | More by JohnnyBarman
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New York

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Black Hole black! No light shall pass! Thick and sticky dark tan head that leaves a ton of lacing dripping down the glass. The legs are thicker than Kim Kardashian's! Thick, oily and drippy!

S- Rich, dark Belgian 80% chocolate, heavily roasted pecans/walnuts/brazil nuts, licorice, vanilla, cherry nibs, burnt sugar, heavy cream, marshmallows, and a slew of dark dried fruit. Picking up some smoked/charred wood and caramel. This is DEEP and delicious! Wow!

T- Thick, rich, and bittersweet cocoa! Chocolate malted balls, vanilla beans, oak, licorice whips both black and cherry! Nice roasted nuttiness, bitter coffee and marshmallow sweetness. Picking up some of the Rye from the barrel. Nice touch of alcohol that opens up the taste buds. Deep dried figs, prunes, raisins and some subtle touches of citrus and charred malt. This has to be in my top ten all time Stouts! Absolutely Brilliant!

M- Thick and creamy like a beer shake! Grabs your tongue and never lets go. Keeps developing and changing flavors before, inbetween and after each sip. This is crazy good! All the BBA aging and none of the hype! How is this not rated higher than most "One Day Only, Stand In Line All Day" RIS'? $14 of brilliance in a bottle!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 00:59:29 | More by Thickfreakness
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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 07/09/12:

Into a nonic, and a regular pint, nothing really changed between the two:

A: jet black body leaving a super large three finger head foamy tan head. Last pour of the bottle makes the head mushroom cap a bit and then settles slowly in nice little inner valleys. Lacing clings in a foamy way.

S: awesome combination of licorice, chocolate, light coffee and hop

T: mainly sweet between previously mentioned flavors yet the coffee and hops from the smell presents a lingering sweet stickiness.

M: medium to heavy with some light sharpness on the tongue. The alcohol is felt warmly going down my throat but in a good way. Though as this beer grows on me, there's a part that wants more but I am realizing this perhaps I bit off more than I could chew (hockey game beforehand could be causing me to want to gulp). This is not as drinkable as I thought it would be thinking since it was bottled last July it would have mellowed by now, it didn't. It leaves a sticky aftertaste and finis

O: I think this is an excellent beer, its superb for its style and its superb for me. Next time I wish to have this, I'll make sure I didn`t workout within an hour of having this.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 05:44:55 | More by BeerKangaroo
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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Here's one that deserves more conversation! Pours deep ebony with mocha head. There's NONE more black! As advertised; a Black ale indeed... On the nose black licorace fades into cinnamon, notes of figs, vanilla and leather. The dark chocolate taste disolves into candied dates but the alcohol isn't evidenced anywhere... There's a syrupy heaviness to the body that warns you to take this slow allthough the alcohol is nowhere to be found. Bottled in August of this year...

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 04:22:01 | More by templar316
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New York

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
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Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.