Crooked Line: Labyrinth Black Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

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

Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,133
Reviews:
323
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
310
For Trade:
14
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Photo of Coopersbeer
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On draft Public House Las Vegas

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Photo of agreenman19
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mkaram
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elfurby
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible stout. Velvety feel. Sweet and smooth. Can have several even though the high abv.

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Photo of riotontheroad
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCCIndy
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ottoj55
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark black beer, tan head quickly faded. Smells like deep roasted malt, espresso, dark candied fruit, whiskey and vanilla. The taste is whiskey and vanilla up front, the rye barrel coming through strong with sweet dark fruits behind it. Smooth bodied, very subtle alcohol warming but not hot. A perfect barrel aged imperial stout.

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Photo of kbrown
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LMO1190
2.81/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Smells is like a red fruity wine mixed with bitter coffee. It not to bad.

Taste like chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. a bunch of alcohol. Not to great.

It has a full body feel.

Overall, I don't think I will get this again. This beer was trying to do to much with the licorice and barrel. It kinda of a mess to me. I tried to make it work for me, but it didn't.

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brayton
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingSlayer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strix
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, good initial head that fades to a persistent ring.

Smoke, molasses, licorice in the nose.

Dry muted notes of oak, charcoal, molasses, licorice, bourbon. Alcohol present in the finish but well hidden, considering the ABV.

Super smooth mouthfeel, carbonation kicks in after a while.

Nice smooth big beer here.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of terpdog
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDole
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TripleSun
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Rogue stout glass. Bottle dated 12/05/14

L - Oily black
S - Tobacco, coffee, licorice, oak
T - The coffee and tobacco are both very apparent
F - A real sipper at around 13% ABV, feels like something I would pair with a good cigar. Creamy and the head dissipates fairly quickly.

Overall:

I didn't chill it before I poured my first glass but even then it was creamy and very mature. A good late night drink I would share with friends but not something I would drink all the time.

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Photo of smi69
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mar_mar_801
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sd123
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benloho
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miller9410
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crooked Line: Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,133 ratings.
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