Known Gnome Porter with Bark and Roots
Notes of nuts and biscuits if they were briefly introduced to a coffee roaster. Sweetness and tannins further complement the biscuit backbone while it finishes dry on the palate with a kiss of fleeting brown malt.
6.7 % alc/vol
Pale, Brown Malt, Oats, Dark Chocolate, Black Malt, Nugget hops, Quassia bark, and Licorice root
Beer nerd facts
The gnome's name is Alfie, and he's a good guy.
Known Gnome is a throwback to when old timey porter brewers tried to avoid paying hop taxes by (illegally) using quassia as a hop substitute. The bark of quassia came into fashion in the early 19th century as a bitter tonic in herbal medicine.
Known Gnome also gets its unusual sweetness from licorice root and the naturally contained chemical glycyrrhizic acid which is 50 times sweeter tasting than sucrose.