Uinta Brewing – Crooked Line Series “Labryrinth”

      Decisions, decisions… I am sure I have mentioned before that I tend to get lost sometimes in the brew store! I wander the aisles and cases for way too long. I am like a kid in a candy store. I want it ALL, but obviously can not afford it ALL at once! So I have to pick and choose, and try to choose wisely! I am sure I am not this only beer aisle wanderer out there!  At times, my indecision and can make the brew store seem like a maze. So this post is for us “kids in the candy store”. A tasty beer with a fitting name for my rambling this week!
       Uinta Brewing’s Crooked Line Series “Labyrinth” Black Ale brewed with licorice sticks and aged in oak barrels. It pours a solid black color with a two finger, chocolate brown head. The aromatics are really nice on this brew, with chocolate, coffee, cola, licorice, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel and molasses. The sweet and roasty taste was equally as complex, with the flavors of licorice, chocolate, molasses, oak, vanilla, honey, bourbon, toast, dark malt and alcohol. By the way, you would never guess from taste alone that this is a 13.2% abv brew! The mouthful is full, silky and rich. The finish is smooth, creamy and chocolatey with a nice licorice cooling mixed with the warm alcohol. This seemed more like an Imperial Stout than a “Black Ale” to me. Either way this is truly a Labyrinth of tasty flavors! This one is a no brainer for those lost in the brew store! Here’s to Good Beers!
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