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Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 131
Gots: 208 | 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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Photo of alexhahn82
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 4/14/11 - tasted 6/20/110

A -- Black, coffee like 1/2 finger head.

S - Coffee, Chocolate, Toffee.

T/M Coffee, chocolatey with a late finish of licorice. Bitey mide range with nice effervescence, rich dark chocolate bitterness.

O - 13.2%, def. a good beer, had some with a Uinta Rep. up at the Lander Wyoming beer festival about a month ago and had to get another bottle ASAP!

PP (Price Point) - $13 for a 750ml bottle, thats a little over a dollar per ABV point! Well worth it, give it a try!!

Photo of WesWes
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is outstanding. It has a warm, rich roasted malt scent that boasts of earthy black malts and non malted roasted barley. There is a good deal of chocolate malt as well. It's complex with a significant alcohol presence. The taste is great. It has a damn fine earthy, roasted character. It goes down slow and easy with a rich chocolatey finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific stout. It's incredibly complex; a good slow drinker.

Photo of billab914
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into my Stone IRS glass. Black in color with a tan colored and bubbly head to it. The head retreated to the edges of the glass where it left just a bit of lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a sweeter, chocolaty and molasses like flavor to it. Some dark fruits and brown sugar are there as well, with just a bit of roast to it. Pretty smooth aroma overall.

The taste is very smooth for the size of the beer. I get some sweeter, malty, caramel like flavors to it up front. Towards the finish more dark chocolate, molasses and roasty flavors start to come out. A good amount of hoppiness is there throughout the beer as well.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being low. Overall it was a very flavorful and easy drinking beer of the style. It definitely surprised me how smooth it was. It did feel slightly sweet at times, but overall I really enjoyed it.

Photo of haazer
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 6/11/10, just over a year.

A- Deep, dark black liquid with some noticeable viscosity to it. A suprisingly long lasting mocha/brown creamy head. For the amount of booze this takes a long time to settle, and leaves some nice lacing all down the glass.

S- Heavy doses of chocolate, roast, some sweet dark fruits too. Brown sugar, molasses, and faint amounts on the back end of bourbon and vanilla. Just a great smelling nose, the year in the bottle has probably calmed the strength down some and made things more subtle.

T- The flavor is fairly complex. The bourbon taste is in the beginning, tastes a bit in the Jack Daniels variety. Cocoa nibs and strong vanilla flavors. The vanilla is probably the strongest felt. Some heated booze in the back of the throat going down. I'm glad I sat on this for awhile because I could see this being hot fresh.

M- The mouthfeel is just right. Not too thick, on the heavier side of medium bodied. Though the bit of heat this is still nice and smooth. Noticeable carbonation.

O- This is definitely a highly enjoyable barrel aged stout. A sipper from the complexity. I had this before and it was good. I think they made A LOT of this beer because I see it at bottle shops almost everywhere. Still I would like to see this maybe go from limited to rotating at least.

Photo of marqoid
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into Bruery tulip
A: Pours black with a small dark brown head that maintained for several minutes
S: Roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, very subtle oak
T: Moderately sweet with burnt sugar, and licorice, again subtle oak. The licorice comes out more and more as the beer warms.
M: Rather think, somewhat syrupy, but in a pleasant way. Carbonation was low to moderate but fits that style very well.
O: Really enjoyed this one. A great Imp stout, 13% is very well hidden and the beer is super smooth.

Photo of gnemesis
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8oz sample poured into snifter on 05/16/2011.
Pours black with a dark brown and creamy head. Good retention and good lacing. The nose is full of chocolate and burnt sugar. Bread? Some vanilla and oak are also present. Just a touch of hops dance on the tongue. Brown sugar, anise, vanilla, oak, and chocolate present themselves nicely. Full bodied with low/medium carbonation. Great beer for sure. I would like to see how it matures with some age.

Photo of homebrew311
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a New Holland tulip.

A: pours pitch black, dark brown head, some lacing, decent head retention

S: black licorice is instantly detectable along with molasses and and ash, notes of vanilla sneak through at the end with an oaky finish

T: taste is deep rich cocoa, again the black licorice comes through in a big way and pairs nicely with the malt profile. Everything is bold, and then finishes all bourbon. Considering the abv, this beer is very well balanced.

MF: the body is a little lighter than I expected at 13.2, but it is still thick. Carbonation is on the high side for the style.

O: This is a nice bourbon barrel aged stout. The licorice works nicely in this beer and pairs great with the bourbon character. Would definitely have this one again.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had been eyeballlng this one for a while, but the licorice sticks kept me away. Not a huge licorice fan....but what the heck:

This is a very black beer. How can a beer be very black? Black is black, right? Well, this one pours black, sits black, and ends black. It's black. The head is about 1 finger, off-brown, rich caramel.

I don't get much licorice if at all in the nose. Caramel, baked cocoa, vanilla, slight oak dominate the nose. Some black plum and alcohol.

This is a rich beer. Labyrinth is a good name, because I'm getting lost. Starts off like a smooth barrel aged (whiskey) stout. Caramel, vanilla, some roasted malt. Some sharpness comes in, a tad woody, black plum, prune. The licorice comes through, but very gently to give a snap. The toasted oak provides a soft char presence and is quite inviting.
This beer is smooth and drinkable for the abv. The 750ml warmed up, and the booze is more noticeable.
Good beer

Photo of JayS2629
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich, thick, oily black velvet. Smooth, creamy and silky. The smell is of rum soaked raisins, coffee, booze, dark chocolate, licorice and brown sugar. Quite complex and enjoyable. A slight burn on the tounge with a licorice lingering on the back of the throat. Smooth chocolate and robust, roasted coffee. Rich sugary notes throughout with notes of caramel and toffee. Earthy hops in the background. Overall a very enjoyable sipper.

Photo of augustgarage
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Bruery tulip. Bottled 2/28/2011.

A vigorous pour produces a hefty finger of tan soft peaks resting on top of an opaque seal brown base. The foam settles slowly, becoming denser and creamier over time. Fine sandy lacing leaves arcs punctuated with delicate amoeba-like bubbles amidst a cascading sheets of oily legs in its wake.

Indistinct aromatics suggest coffee, licorice, cocoa, and brown sugar along with hints of speciality malt and maybe a touch of roast barley.

Sweet palate entry, suggestive of brown sugar (which has an increasingly burnt quality as the flavors evolve), candied fennel seeds, and licorice root. Low bitterness, though the deep roast notes lend a somewhat acrid quality. Toasted dark rye, black pepper, with a touch of cinnamon/clove as well in the finish. The oak contributes an additional sensation of char which further balances the initial sweetness. No off flavors.

A touch hot, though not solventy; medium-full bodied, with good carbonation. Faintly tannic and astringent, giving a crisper quality than you might expect. Not especially oily or slick.

A pleasing dessert beer, this would be better paired with a good robust cheese (it's making me crave Emmentaler Switzerland Premier Cru at the moment), though it is almost a meal in itself. I was a worried a beer with such a high ABV from Utah would be a novelty booze-bomb, but this is an earnest offering I think. Not quite up to snuff compared to the top-tier of the style, but pretty tasty none the less.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JM03 for this treat!

A - Black as night, with a big mocha colored head. Thick and creamy with nice lace coating.

S - Big oak and bourbon notes, licorice, chocolate, booze and coffee.

T - Easier on the oak and bourbon, but big on the licorice, chocolate, coffee, and burnt malts.

M - Definitely full bodied, creamy, and coating. Low carbonation.

D/O - Big beer, but still pretty drinkable. Really enjoyed this one!

Photo of Allpe45
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottled 9/3/2010

a: Pitch black, aggressive pour yields a small creamy mocha-brown head. Decent retention and some lace.

s: Roasted malt, rich sweet chocolate, alcohol-soaked raisins, licorice.

t: Sweet chocolate up front with roasted malt following closely. The roasty malt carries through and leads way to dark fruits and licorice. Plenty of oakey vanilla in the finish but not overpowering.

m: Medium bodied for the style, but smooth/velvety with low carbonation.

The 13.2% is very well masked, only being apparent in the nose after agitation.

Photo of sccala
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25 oz. bottle with a cool labyrinth (go figure) design that plays tricks with your eyes if you look at it too long. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

A- Thickly black. A thin(fizzy) 2 finger head with no retention. Not even the slightest slick of bubbles rested on top after no more than 2 minutes. Just a glass filled with the color black. When the glass was empty, it had a iodine-like coating on it. Pretty cool.

S- Medium roasted malts. Not overdone. Chocolate and anise. Some ethers.

T- A little syrupy, lightly burnt chocolate, anise/licorice. A bit boozy, but just the right amount.

M- A slightly less than expected body for this style. Same can be said for the booziness. Smoother than most I.S.

O- Quite good. The syrupy effect was a little off-putting, but overall, this I'm glad I was able to partake in this limited time offering.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Uinta Labyrinth, corked and caged bottle bought at New Beer Distributors in NYC for $10.95. Bottled June 2010, so what we've got here is an almost year-old brew!

Appearance: After some struggles with the cork (as usual), Labyrinth pours an outrageously massive coffee-colored head with very active bubbles and fabulous lacing. Truly stunning! Great retention too- head never dies completely. A spill shows a dark-as-a-night-in-the-desert black and a very sticky and thick consistency.

Smell: Roasted aromas, chocolate, some dairy and sugar. A tad of smoke. Thick and beautiful.

Taste: Booze, tang, sort of soy-sauce feel. The liquorice does come through now. A bit of wood and bourbon, even though it is not barreled (but it is a one-year-old beer!). Some vanilla. Spice and intense booze at the end. Coffee and dark fruits throughout.

Mouthfeel: Super creamy and thick, like European-style hot chocolate. Low carbonation, full body and flavor. A tad too boozy, but oh-so-delicious!

Overall: This is a super delicious big motherfucking ale! Black Ale? Not so much... an Imperial Stout, mind you. But anyway, fantastic. A bit too *big* and boozy, though, which detracts from the overall, but yummo for sure.

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz bottle, Bruery tulip,

This is a midnight black brew with a correspondingly dark head, say two shades darker than a mocha. Retention is not a strong point, but not awful either with a small cap remaining. This is a massive beer.

Very roasty, toasty, and full of super dark fruit. Things almost verge into soy sauce territory, but I'd say job well done as a dark chocolate bar swoops in. A slightly salty chocolate bar, possibly with nuts. Chocolate liqueur.

Tasty chocolate coffee liqueur with hardly any apparent alcohol. Coffee and roast make a great combination. The flavors are very decadent and creamy. It's almost like salted caramel wrapped in bacon, so I guess it's a bit smokey. I think this beer is a sleeper.

The texture really helps to bring out the richness. It's full and velvety with minimal carbonation, though not at all flat. A little fizz and then heavy cream envelopes your tongue.

Fortunately this is not a limited release and really quite affordable in the world of Imperial Stouts. I will be picking up some more and only regret that it sat in my fridge for so long before I discovered the glory. Roasted chocolate and coffee for the win.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.08/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes.

A: Pours an inky black with a rather fluffy one finger head. Decent retention and lacing. Liked the bottle art on this one.

S: Pretty nice aroma - light roasted malts, some chocolate, vanilla, and a heavy dose of licorice. There was something slightly off-putting at the end, but I couldn't place it.

T: Overwhelming licorice flavor, it dominates by far. Under the licorice there is chocolate, molasses, and a little oak.

M: Medium to full bodied, low carbonation and pretty smooth.

O: The over the top licorice wasn't for me. Had it been dialed back this would have been better, for me at least.

Photo of Chaney
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yep, I've heard it all before: "'Labyrinth' was the toast of SAVOR." I've also heard things like, "It's amazing!" and "It's able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!" etc. blah, blah, blah, blah, etc...

Let's see:

I split with my wife while she played LEGO Star Wars III. Go figure....

A: Black as night, with a tall mocha head that painted the glass a mocha color as it died down to nothing. Man, that head was viscious!

S: Mild bit of teryaki sauce, but the sweetness kept it from becoming an Asian delight. Milk as opposed to dark chocolate made it much more of dessert than anything.

T: Licorice first, followed by tons of dark roast and chocolate on the mid-palate and finish. The teryaki still stayed true to form. I would describe this as a cross between Duck Rabbit's "Rabbid Duck" and Bell's "Expedition Stout."

M: Tons of booze on this one unfortunately. The carbonation was very low, which gave way to even more sweetness, soy sauce, and booze. However, it did have a nice silky vanilla-like quality on the finish.

O: Not as good as I was hoping, but it was still a nice brew overall. Granted, it wasn't as good or as complex as many of the Imperial Stouts that I've tried in the last few months or so...This one is a prime candidate for aging.

Photo of wytshark
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of boomer31
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed all Uinta beers so figure this will be a winner.

A - Pours black with a deep brown 1/4 inch head. No stick on the glass but a full, thick beer.

S - Big malt, oak and shocolate up front. Very intriguing here.

T - Sweet up front with roast and chocolate then comes this rediculous amount of oak that dries this out. Wow this is strange...there is this sweetness but very dry in the back with an odd bitterness as well. Lots of roast, chocolate and oak. Interesting

M - Very dry in the back, rich and full. Low carb, quite nice

O - This is a strange beer. Very dry but complex in the front. An interesting beer for sure. Tough to drink due to the dryness. But a good beer...can't wrap my head around it

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

Labyrinth Black Ale - 11% Uinta Brewery

A: shiny black with a dull pallour that reflects a slight viscosity above a super black stout such as Abyss etc. Nice coffee colored head with thick lacing

S: black licorice notes, whisky heat on the nose, burnt coffee and oak scents, with a final sweetness that I cannot place, something akin to "dark caramel" if such a thing existed

T: Fantastic complexity, tons of bittering on the front with tomahawk hops and very herbal notes that give it an anise black licorice taste, think a shot of fernet brancha that fades into a chocolate milkshake. The coffee maltiness rounds out the body of this beer. The front explosion on the sweet taste buds is so overwhelming because the beer itself is so bitter, labyrinthian in character, your tongue cant make heads or tails as to where to go. The carbonation is moderate so the heat and chocolate oiliness is left to linger, which might be bad if the finish weren't so pleasant

M: the mouthfeel has great coating, not excessive maltiness or carbonation. In fact, I feel that it was slightly flat if anything, but given the complexity of the flavor this is not a fair sleight to such an ambitious beer. Tough to push past the 2 beer mark unless you are really a fan of stouts and darkness to your beers. Most palates could handle a 5oz taster and that would be sufficient I am sure. But very tastey nonetheless and highly recommended.

D: I dont remember liking this style that much, what with Unibroue's Terrible and Death and Taxes not leaving lasting impressions, however, this is probably the best black ale that I have ever had, excepting Mortification, which is very tough to find bottled. It will likely be clositered into a niche where you use it to impress your friends who dont like beer, or relegated to the back of the cellar until Autumn begins its defoliation. This beer is certainly not welcome while one is working on his Transam or wearing cutoff jean shorts by the lake. Both activities comprise a large amount of my general lifestyle so it will be a tough one to work in.

Narrative: Fumbling with the, is this it, my lighter? Click click, the flint strikes but only reveals more blackness. The last thing that I remember was approaching the everglades at night when I tripped over some licorice vines and, now I can't make heads or tails as to where I am. The moon itself is obfuscated into a murky pallour behind jet black clouds, projecting a pathetic reflection. CLICK, finally the lighter strikes and I can see that my predicament is more complicated than I remembered, just darkness in each direction, an enveloping shroud that slowly seeps one of any hope of escape. Several paces later, and I feel more weathered, yet it seems I remain in my same position, more fatigued, with a lightness of the mind and body. Is this the "cave sickness" that they spoke of when I visited the mercer caverns as a boy? No, no time for that now, I have two options, continue down this murky path, ever exhausting and relentless in darkness OR lay down and succumb to the blackness. The labyrith will wait patiently for the sun to come.

Photo of beerman33
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: midnight black with a caramel head

S: strong black licorice and burnt chocolate

T: dark cocoa nibs, coffee, licorice, with oak and alcohol coming thru towards the end. I would not have guess +13% though

M: the carbonation was good for this big of a beer for me

D: I read black ale, so I was not ready for it. It grew on me and I thought it was good, but maybe could use something to kick it up a notch into a great IRS. Some cheese or chocloate cake would have went well. However, thought it was solid, but probably not try again at the price. $17

Photo of wagenvolks
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle corked & caged 12-29-10. Thanks to bgthang for the share!

Labyrinth pours exceptionally well into a New Belgium goblet, with a rich custard-brown head that's both tall and creamy in appearance. Superb retention atop an inky black body that allows no light to pass. Aromas of dark fruit and light chocolate. A bit mild for the style and ABV, but still pleasing if you dig deep enough. Boozy hints and leafy hops in the background. I'll give Uinta credit for hiding the alcohol so well, but in doing so it seems they hid other parts of the aroma.

Flavor starts with oily black licorice, thick notes of roasted chocolate malts, and a plummy, dark fruit backdrop. A fusel-y booze note is light but noticeable. Mouthfeel is resinously sticky on the tongue as dark malt sugars coat the palate with each sip. Speaking of sips, drink this one slowly and allow it to warm up. A decadent, heavy-hitting beer, and one I'm glad I was able to split.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cork needed a corkscrew...once again.

Appearance:
I like the bottle's appearance, nice artwork.
This beer looks yummy with a fluffy bread-like tan head and jet black body. Dense lacing as the once inch thick head drops to a more reasonable centimeter. I paired this beer with some Chinese food and boy does the meal look sophisticated.

Smell:
There are dark notes of chocolate and fruit. Pungent alcohol, aromas what I have come to expect in an Imperial stout. A light vanilla is made more potent as the beer warms. This may be a stretch, but there is a fresh-cut grassy earthiness that may just be spice from the hops.

Taste:
My first sip made me cough, I double checked the %abv and knew why. There is a strong maltiness with a roasty bitterness that lingers. The sweetness of general Tso's chicken is actually a rocking combo to this beer's slightly undesirable aftertaste.
This beer definitely packs a punch, but is lacking in overall flavor. The alcohol in this beer just plain distracting; I would prefer an abv like this in a richer/maltier beer to help thin out sweetness.

Mouthfeel:
Potent ethanol, some malt that fades as you drink and a roasty bitterness that coats the palate. There are no real subtleties, any spice that I thought was detected in the nose is undetectable in the taste and mouthfeel.

Overall:
Too expensive!! I'm willing to pay some absurd prices for beers, but I have trouble finding full value associated with this beer (aka I've paid less for better). Not a bad beer, I enjoyed it while drinking. However, i believe the beer's alcohol is overpowering (and possibly what's driving up the price), and would have preferred something with more flavor.

Cheers.

Photo of DaveHS
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours deep, shiny black with nearly two inches of coffee colored head. Reduces slowly, leaving streaks of foamy lacing.

S- Aromas of licorice, roasted malts, soft pretzels, light roasted coffee and oak.

T/M- Flavors of sherry, bitter cocoa nibs, coffee beans and oak soak the palate. The high ABV adds an element of dryness, which gives prominence to the chocolate and licorice flavors. The carbonation is higher than average for the style, which along with the dryness of the alcohol, keeps this from getting too phenolic.

O- It could probably benefit from a year or so in the cellar, but it’s really nice now. Would go great with any chocolate based dessert.

Photo of FosterJM
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

419th review on BA
bottle to snifter
750 ML C/C

App- Almost black into the glass but keeps some hidden color when held to the light. Nice ambers and highlights. A very puffy two and half finger head with some nice scattered lacing.

Smell- This was very heavy on the nose but hard to distinguish scents. You get the booze with some roasty malts and some vanilla. If I take a big whiff I get a small hop kick to it.

Taste- This was more tasty than the smell lets on too. It had the regular roasted malts with some nice anise flavors and a little touch of hops and vanilla.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carb level. It was a bit more bubbly than I was expecting this too be. Left a nice roasty coffee with a small hop kick.

Drink- This was a nice BIG stout. I def felt the ABV on this one. It was roasty, tasty and a bit boozy but arent the big stouts supposed to be that way. I will try to have this one again. Probably a tie with Cockeyed for fav Uinta brew.

Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.