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Known Gnome Porter with Bark and Roots

Tasting Notes

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.

Alcohol

6.7 % alc/vol

Ingredients

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. 

 

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