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Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Labyrinth Black AleLabyrinth Black Ale

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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 138
Gots: 231 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 961 | Reviews: 293
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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HopTrips
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and cage bottle poured into a snifter. This was dredged up from the cellar. Bottling date was cut off, but I'd guess this is 2-3 years old.

A: Deep black pour. Brown head settles shortly. Spotty lacing.

S: Bitter dark chocolate, fudge sauce, mocha, woody roast. Oaky vanilla. Raisins.

T: Fudge sauce, bitter dark chocolate, mocha, subtle hints of black licorice. Muddled soy sauce in the background is a sign of age. Barrel picks up steam with flavors of oak, vanilla, and rye whisky coming out middle to end. Chocolate covered raisins. Caramel chews. Chocolate-caramel chews, fudge sauce, and rye whiskey on the long finish.

M: Thick body, but not syrupy or too weighty. Round, slick, rich. Silky texture. Warming. Very easy to drink given its size.

O: I think this was rescued from the cellar at just the right time. It is probably just past its peak, but still tasting very good. It still displays awesome balance and great integration of flavors. Uinta knows how to barrel age. This beer and Cockeyed Cooper should really get more love. For the price and availability, these are phenomenal brews. They don't really help themselves by calling it a 'Black Ale' though. The average beer geek doesn't know what to make of that. This is a barrel aged Imperial Stout, a style that gets much love in geek circles. Marketing it as such would really help.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Supposedly this is being discontinued! Grab a bottle! It's worth the collection

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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.61/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours black with a nice dark creamy head. The head seems too last on mine despite other reviews. Sweet and chocolatey, expected for a 13.2 abv stout. Getting the licorice on the tail end of drinking.

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that quickly died down, leaving delicate bits of lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of licorice are present in the nose. Hints of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has some flavors of licorice, but has some notes of underlying sweetness, dark malts and hints of chocolate. As the beer warms, hints of rye whiskey become evident.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. Slight bits of warming from the rye whiskey are also perceptible.
O: For such a strong beer, this stout is very drinkable and nearly masks all of its alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.