Crooked Line: Labyrinth Black Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Crooked Line: Labyrinth Black AleCrooked Line: Labyrinth Black Ale
1,135 Ratings
Crooked Line: Labyrinth Black AleCrooked Line: Labyrinth Black Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Everything you'd expect from a world class porter. Dark as night with a thin mocha head that quickly dissipates. Rich and deep flavors of coffee, dark jammy fruits and roasted malt. Truly delightful. 13% abv but you'd never guess it. Enjoyed on a cold fall evening.

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/8/2011. Pours dense pitch black color with zero head or carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, char, toast, licorice, oak, clove, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, char, toast, licorice, molasses, oak, clove, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, char, toast, oak, vanilla, licorice, clove, molasses, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and oak barrel flavors; with huge robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Zero carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and moderately chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent imperial stout, despite being flat. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, licorice, and barrel flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering. I will definitely try and get a carbonated bottle in the future.

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Crooked Line: Labyrinth Black Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,135 ratings
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