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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Honey beer with molasses and oats

Just cause it’s dark and German doesn’t mean it’s an alt. Based on the obscure Kottbusser style of beer, this surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating a perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. Because we’re sweet enough damn it.

Grain Bill: Pils, Dark Munich, Chocolate Malt, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats
Hops: Northern Brewer, Hallertau Hersbrucker, Strisselspalt
Adjunct: Honey, Molasses
13.5 Plato


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steverus0 (231) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Black in the glass with a quickly dissipating light bubble head. Lightly molasses and malty on the nose with the distinct hit of what might almost seem a porter thanks to the chocolate malts. Thickly filled in the palate but curiously dry with a high effervescence that rolls the oaty character through quickly. An interesting brew, but probably not a go-to unless you need something clean finishing that's also got interesting flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12 oz pour from room temp bottle while camping in Minnesota. Molasses color and opaque with intense carbonation. Bottle fizzed over when opened. Lots and lots of carbonation. Nose is light-- oats, a little sweetness (maybe from the honey?), a little light woody smell. Taste is great. Lots of oats, honey, and molasses, but nicely balanced. Dry, yet sweet. Thin, yet smooth. Really interesting beer, and unlike anything I’ve had beer. Great packaging as well. The bottle art is pretty, and the information about the beer is detailed.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4629) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
From a bottle this is a very dark beer with a pillowy alabaster head. Label on the bottle is quite interesting in composition. Mild laid back aroma of malt, possibly some cola and chocolate as well. Starts off with a mild stout attitude. Mild co2. Yes, quite different even tho it is stoutish but its not in yer face. Leaves a warming sensation down the gullet. Unique flavors hiding in the background leaves me a bit nervous. Couldn’t drink a bunch of this but, ok for a one timer because its a unique experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2788) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Brown pour big beige head. Nose is soft fruit and cola. Tastes of cola, caramel, molasses, earthy bitters, cocoa, slight honey. Light palate. More subtle than expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4240) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12 oz. Unclouded, deep mahogany with a lasting film of bubbles. Nose is whole grain toast, light berry and oat. Tastes of dark bread, toasted nut, dry grass and a long finish of cocoa and honey. Near-medium body has a good balance but a little too much fizz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (865) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma starts sweet with a sharp berry, but it fades quickly, revealing earthy dark fruit, and wood notes with a rich molasses, chocolate. honey note and a hint of baked rye bread and grape jelly late. It pours a dark, deep caramel color with a thin soap white head that’s unstable and fizzy, leaving only trace retention and no lace. The taste is a slightly north of medium bitter and a complimentary medium syrup sweet. The texture is slightly chewy, but not thick, with a slick feel and fizzy carbonation. The medium full body is like a molasses cookie with chocolate chips and raisins. It finishes with a zip of rye, chocolate and molasses that leaves a moderate, chocolate syrup aftertaste with hints of bread crust and a light earthiness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Dark pour. I’m not picking up on a lot of aroma, just something roasted, maybe coffee but I’m not sure. It tastes of watery malt, I think there is some honey and maybe some cherry. It really isn’t unpleasant, but also isn’t inspiring. The label is great, one of my favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3134) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2015
12 oz bottle with a thin layer of sediment on the bottom (mostly added in the pour) served in a Belgian snifter. Unexceptional appearance: dark brown body with a rather average, semi-durable, head. It’s not bold but the spicy aroma is unusual, fairly complex and intriguing. Good dark bread base with plenty of dark fruit. Flavor: moderately strong, lightly spicy, and bready, with hints of dark honey and molasses. Feel: near medium body with prickly carbonation that seems too high.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (702) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium tan head that dissipates pretty quickly, the beer is black, I don't see much color on the edges either, Aroma: faint coffee, Taste: faint coffee, slightly sweet, has a subtle coffee bitterness on the finish, Palate: full and frothy mouthfeel, minimal aftertaste, average carbonation, Overall: while not especially flavorful it's got an excellent mouthfeel, sweet but not so sweet that it's not sessionable, oats probably help the mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fraternie (916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Black licorice and dark malt on the palate. Rough, loamy fecal finish. Something is off here, lingers on a foul note.


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