Sunday, September 28, 2014

Off Color Scurry

This is a 5.3% ABV dark honey ale from Off Color Brewing of Chicago, Illinois. It uses Pils, dark Munich, wheat, and chocolate malt, along with Northern Brewer, Hersbrucker and Strisselspalt hops. Its "secret ingredients" are honey, molasses and flaked oats.

The beer pours a very dark brown and ruby in color. There is a short and short-lived head of light tan foam. The aroma is roasted and toasted malts and grains, dark roasted malt, honey, molasses, nearing coffee and dark chocolate. The taste follows the aromas, loads of dark roasted malt notes, full of roasted grain, sweetness, honey, but never overly sweet, finishing dry, but with very low bitterness. The flavors are rich and the beer drinks very smooth, with an undertone of soft, tingling carbonation. This is wonderfully well done.

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