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Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Labyrinth Black AleLabyrinth Black Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

929 Ratings
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Ratings: 929
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 137
Gots: 216 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-01-2010

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
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Pours a thick black, with almost no head, and as you consume this tasty beverage almost no lacing is left behind. The nose is dominantly coffee but some dark chocolate sneaks in as well. I was surprised by the lack of bourbon smell. When you take your first sip you get a mixture of dark chocolate and bourbon that hits you simultaneously. As you swallow a slight bitterness takes over, curtesy of the coffee notes. Extremely well balanced, there is no overwhelming flavor just a superb blending of everything I enjoy in a stout (which even though it's listed as a black ale, make no mistake it is a stout). Tremendous beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding beer. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: a huge thick (2 inches at least) of intense bright brown head. Beer super dark, pitch black.

Smell: chocolate, maybe subtle notes of licorice, not too much to offer here.

Taste: bitter chocolate with sweetness to follow it. Maybe some dark fruits. As the beer returned to room temp, black licorice became much more prominent. Maybe not so complex in flavors, but very rich and decadent.

Mouthfeel: super thick and rich. Knife and fork would be helpful. This is a heavy one.

Overall: outstanding! Surprised this is year-round and not seasonal. It's nice that this solid beer is readily available.

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Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 929 ratings.