Gnome Home
Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Baltic Porter
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4.05 | pDev: 0%
Feb 10, 2021
Dec 29, 2020
Notes: Imperial porter brewed with roots.

Malts: pale, brown, extra special, flaked barley
Hops: simcoe
Special ingredients: chicory root, gentian root, and licorice root.
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Carried to the curb two of this Imperial from The Mousetrap as half of Off Color's porter 4-pack including two Known Gnomes (a poetic American Porter whose label asserts "a tome of foam in the loam..." Since loam is the best soil for growing barley, the poetic license is fine.. particularly since Off Color is a master of word games as well. But I digress.)

Its brethren, Gnome Home falls in our relatively new Imperial style. It is more than strong. It also doesn't seem to use roasted malts much, if at all. On top of a quiet pale base, the bill has two sweet malts and they all play nice (probably with some brewers sugar to amp up the ABV.) As a malt-head, the sweetness here is my friend. As for the Hop-Heads of the World, there probably is no uniting them... but at least they should have the experience of a Gnome finding its Home. There is a slight nag of an after-taste, most likely derived from the gentian or chicory botanicals. But that makes Gnome Home Gnome Home. (The licorice is also in Known Gnome and it does not have that after-taste.)

I have a second can and shortly will analyze Gnome Home in more detail.

4/16/21 I hope they come out with this again next winter. I shared this can (probably a good idea at 10% for me) and we both thought this a very interesting porter. In the hopes for a 2022 release, I'm keeping count over at UnTappd.
Feb 10, 2021
Gnome Home from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1 ratings