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Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 863
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 126
Gots: 197 | FT: 13
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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Kinger86, Sep 10, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours a near black with dense creamy medium brown head, settles to a half inch, rings halfway down the glass. Smell: caramel, dark chocolate, toast, black plum, mild oak and earth. Taste: chocolate cake batter, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, caramel, mild earth and plums skin help to balance. Medium-plus bodied, creamy, pillowy carbonation. Finishes with licorice, char, vanilla-ish. At 13.2% abv it's pretty well balanced, not a booze nor a sugar bomb. And not overboard on the licorice, nice! 4/14 bottling.

babaracas, Sep 06, 2014
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ColdWaffles, Aug 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Wow. Pure black with a dark brown foam with great retention. Totally opaque. Smells like rich coffee, caramel, molasses and creamy dark chocolate. Taste is out of this world. Absolutely massive chocolate sauce flavor with coffee and cocoa. The big sweetness rounds it out with a rich fermented earthiness. A big solid herbal bittering finishes dry. Thick viscous feeling with a dry sandy salty finish. Overall one of the best barrel aged beers I've ever had. Wonderful huge developed flavor. Nothing out of place. Phenomenal.

constantine_272, Aug 24, 2014
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n00blar, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Appearance is great giant head that is cappuccino 4 finger length

Smell: Poured oin a chalice chocolate a little bananna and light brown sugar

Taste and mouth feel: rich choc forward and roasted malt. Thins out towards the end and the alcohol hits like licorice liqour

Overall: I drank this beer pretty new as it was bottled less than 6 months ago. I am well versed in aged beers and beer aging. I am 100 percent sure that this beer would develop into a monster given two years.

Don't get it wrong I enjoy everything about this year...

Big_Beers, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 750 mL bottle into a teku. This bottle has a date of 3/29/13.

I love the dark khaki-colored head on this. The appearance of this foamy head over the pitch-black body looks very much like a serving of espresso. A thick layer of lace settles over the body and splotches remain around the glass.

The nose is just huge on this. Potent as all hell. Big oak flavors, chocolate, a hint of red wine, vanilla, and a tiny bit of alcohol.

Not to be outdone, the flavors on this brew are intense and in your face. Huge roasted malt flavors add a new element, but the oak, red wine and other aromas find their way to my tongue. Baker's chocolate lingers with a hint of spicy bourbon flavor.

Well, for being 13.2% ABV, this beer drinks smoothly. It's thick-bodied and malty, viscous, and only minorly hot from the alcohol. There's a touch of hop bitterness at the finish as well as some dryness.

This is an excellent beer. Rich in flavor, smooth to drink, and actually pretty reasonably priced.

ONovoMexicano, Aug 04, 2014
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Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.