Tröegs Scratch 88

Brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
7% Sweet Stout | 1 Rating | 32 IBU |
For our most recent Scratch offering, we let our inventive nature shine. An ambitious undertaking by any stretch of the imagination, Scratch #88 served as the “guinea pig” for John Trogner’s latest experiment: The Infüz-O-Matic 5000, an apparatus poised to alter the landscape of our Scratch Beer series forever. By design, we constructed this prototype to extract the essence of a variety of ingredients and infuse bold flavors directly into our beer. For Scratch #88, we circulated the Chocolate Stout in The Infüz-O-Matic 5000 for more than 150 hours through four circulation units filled with more than 100lbs. of cocoa nibs, 50lbs. of cocoa powder, thirty vanilla beans, and copious amounts of Cascade hops. Released just in time for Valentine’s Day, Scratch #88 will entice you and your sweetheart to visit our Tasting Room and share this delectable treat. Come taste for yourself and savor the flavor!

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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