Black Gold: Lakritz Oatmeal Stout - Pax Bräu
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pax Bräu's has a monthly BierAbo (Beer-Subcription: you receive a new beer every month mailed to you). June's (2013) beer is a real winter beer. And it's a WOW WOW beer.
Ingredients listed on label:
1) malts: "brew malt," roasted malt, oats.
2) hops: Nelson Sauvin, Golding, Cascade. (hops from 3 different continents!)
3) Süssholzwurzel (literally, "sweetwood root") [licorice root]... probably threw it in the boil.
First thing I notice in the glass - it's black, black, ZERO light gets through it, and it's like used motor oil. The foam is deep, dark brown.
Aroma...OMG, it's so complex I don't know where to start: sweet licorice, some coffee, spicy peppery smells, but much more. Whatever you named, I would probably agree it's in the aroma.
First it's thick as oil, but not sludgy, for it still glides easily over the tongue. The flavor is licorice in the front but not like the candy form. It's a tad spicy but not from the alcohol and not at all peppery. There's virtually no bitterness but it's not super sweet, either, just a hint of sweetness in the aftertaste, and it's not dry either, which makes me believe Andreas Seufert went less in the direction of an Irish stout, but went more like a Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout direction, but Pax's is a tad thinner than Samuel Smith's. There's also a coffee- & toffee-like flavor mixing in. The hops add virtually no bitterness, but there's a lemony aftertaste that says Cascade and lends to the sweet aftertaste. Otherwise, the hops are barely noticeable, but that's good. The hops don't overwhelm; rather, they hide and complement so seamlessly that act more as balancing hops for sweetness. However, towards the end of the glass, I get more bitter notes from the hops. Every 3 or 4 sips, I discover a new flavor hiding under the others, but... my lord, overall, WOW WOW WOW, I'm in love.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2013 14:40:11 | More by boddhitree
Black Gold: Lakritz Oatmeal Stout from Pax Bräu
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