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MILTON, DELAWARE

Standing head and shoulders above all their fabulous Delaware competition, DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY is the long-lasting brainchild of highly respected and dutifully diligent brewmeister, Sam Calagione, a worldly zymurgist whose capacious Milton-based complex continually expands to meet international demand for his luxuriously ‘off-centered ales for off-centered people.’

In a multifarious art-deco New World designed complex just off the beaten path in rural colonialist Victorian haven, Milton, the incomparable Dogfish Head compound contains a roomy brewpub, bottling plant, red-bricked …

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NEWARK, DELAWARE

Boasting the simple slogan ‘tasty suds and laidback grub,’ Newark, Delaware-based nanaobrewery ARGILLA BREWING CO. may’ve come into fruition during February 2012, but brewer Steve Powell’s father manned Pietro’s Pizza since 1978. Starting with a home kit brewing system ’round 2008, Powell became increasingly interested in designing craft beers, inspired partially by Anchorage, Alaska’s Moose Tooth Pub & Pizzeria and Washington State’s eclectic breweries. A former Iron Hill brewer, Powell’s general fare is soft-toned, daintily expressive and well-rounded, …

Rating: 4

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Rich Danish royalty proves to be provocative 10% ABV dynamo with its syrupy brown chocolate creaming, milked coffee scamper and sticky anise goo leading the way over sweet-grained Maris Otter malts and lightly-charred hop bittering. Fudgy molasses, cocoa, vanilla, toffee and caramel illusions add chewy texture to mighty mocha imperialism.

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Rating: 5

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“Majestic” 3rd anniversary Imperial Stout (2016), aged in Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, drapes Mexican-styled chocolate malting and mild chipotle peppering over rum-spiced bourbon vanilla warmth. Mild coconut-toasted cinnamon, black cherry and almond illusions sweetly contrast light pepper heat below the mocha surface. A perfect nightcap.

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Rating: 4

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On tap at Ambulance, densely full-bodied Imperial Stout gathers syrupy black chocolate creaming and black coffee-sugared black licorice overtones to rally against tarry Blackstrap molasses bittering. Wispy dark-spiced black cherry nuances and latent burgundy-port snips make cameos.

Rating: 5

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Engagingly rich milk stout with polite ginger spicing goes beyond mere milk & cookie promise as hickory-smoked maple molasses sweetness and cookie dough yeast sugaring pick up black cherry bruise, raisin cookie respite and musty dried fruiting. Dark chocolate overtones survive wintry gingerbread seasoning. A treacly chocolate delight.

Rating: 3.5

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“Luscious” full-bodied Imperial Stout brings dark-roasted coffee and chocolate tones to dark molasses sugaring and light hop bittering. Ancillary caramel, vanilla and fig illusions add color to rich mocha complexity.

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Rating: 3

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Underwhelming limited edition 2016 Imperial Stout (with quiet 9.7% ABV) brings moderately creamy brown chocolate frontage, bitter coffee followup and brown-sugared dried fruiting to barley-roasted caramel malting. Oats-charred earthen peat saturates ancillary raisin-fig-plum conflux and latent cola-hazelnut whims.

Rating: 5

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On tap at Ambulance, devastatingly devious dessert treat (circa 2016) layers bourbon-sugared milk chocolate sweetness atop understated oatmeal rye malt base. Bustling cocoa nibs influence increases as ancillary vanilla, anise, espresso and toasted coconut illusions penetrate oak-charred mocha finish.

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Rating: 3.5

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Titillating ruby-browned dark ale offers tart white-wined raspberry pucker to mild Dominican cacao nibs adjunct and cocoa-powdered chocolate malting. Bittersweet raspberry syruping picks up candied lemon-cherry nuances at casual soda-sugared center.

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Rating: 3

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Trademark Santa Fe offering renders dark chocolate roast, caramel coffee cache and sour-creamed lactose milking. Beneath, chocolate-caked cocoa, pecan, toffee and molasses illusions crowd earthen hop bottom.

Rating: 4

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On tap at Craft House, worthy Imperial Brown Ale (with well hidden 10.8% ABV) contrasts glazed pecan and hazelnut sweetness against dry hop-roasted walnut bittering. Dark chocolate respite and distant raisin-fig conflux subsumed by nuttier overtones.

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