Thursday at 4 Daughters Irish Pub typically brings some interesting beers on tap, and this Thursday was no exception, featuring an entry from the Crooked Line by Uinta Brewing, Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale.
Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale poured a deep, pitch black out of the tap with a milk chocolate colored head that coated the sides of the glass. The nose was composed of smoke, dark chocolate, and a semi-dried cherry.
Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale had a thick, creamy, milkshake like semi-sweet chocolate start that was slowly offset by a cherry cordial dark sweetness. The ale ended on a dry, powdered cocoa ending with just a touch of heat.
Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale is one of the rare ales that caught me off guard. The black ale hides its 13.2% ABV impossibly well, and the balance between thick and dry makes it a complex but never overwhelming experience. This is one of the best.