Curiously, defecated weasel excrement picks up enzymes in the digestive system (from eaten coffee berries) to create very interesting and worthwhile crap! Terrific black velvet Imperial Oatmeal Stout (with ruby highlights) retains strong black coffee theme and creamy espresso supplement for extremely peculiar brunch digestif. Strong coffee frontage well integrated to chocolate-caked crème brulee sweetness, viscous Blackstrap molasses malting and rich burgundy-port wining for rigidly robust rapscallion. Heavily roasted oats embed massive hop char from top to bottom, heightening heavenly coffee insistence as well as subsidiary berry contingent and black cherry niche.
Middling dry Irish stout lets slick plastic impression and everlastingly harsh charcoal tarred bittering disrupt decent blackened mocha theme. Resounding coffee-burnt dark chocolate frontage accrues resinous hop char and dirty earthen spell. Ashen plum, prune and raisin subsidy lost amidst acrid phenol doldrums. On second passing, peat-soiled marble rye, pungent black tea, bourbon and molasses undertones nip at the bitter black chocolate finish.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, wood-lacquered English-styled India Pale Ale (known as Hop Project #2) retains tart grapefruit-peeled acridity, earthen bark-dried desiccation, and strong alcohol burn. Milled oats graze alcohol-burnt yellow fruiting and tobacco-leafed dark floral nuance. Minor beechwood smoking detected in far distance.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, syrupy full body conveys creamy Black Forest-caked cherry cordial theme. Fudged brown chocolate, whiskeyed Maraschino cherry, maple-sapped hazelnut, black cherry soda and vanilla illusions add further sugary sweetness to nearly cloying dessert beer that’s more chewy than gooey.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, opulent crème brulee theme spreads across blackened mocha malting, peat whiskey nudge, and oaken vanilla smudge. Sharp hop-charred nuttiness seeps into dark-roasted graining, but residual barrel-aged fuming needs deeper penetration for fuller overall body and richer chocolate finish.
Blasé amber-hazed moderation with softer piney hop bittering and less prominent grapefruit influence than Zeus and Simcoe hop-based variety. Unobtrusive grapefruit-tangerine fruiting, indecisive evergreen freshness, perfunctory spicing and indistinct floral nuances bring down insubstantial dry body.
Strongest, but not best, of deconstructed Latitude 48 India Pale Ale series, lacks specificity. Passable coppery-glowed medium body brings prominent grapefruit pith tartness and resinous piney hop bittering to muted honey-sugared apple-peach tang. Dried floral, wet leaf and lemon pepper illusions scarcely scoot through blanched yellow-fruited alacrity.
Crisp golden-cleared German-styled moderation bafflingly relegates advertised jasmine sambac floweriness to understated up-front waft alongside more distinct lemon-soured apricot-tangerine-orange mouthfeel and sweetened honeysuckle meander. Grassy hop dryness underscored by modest herbal tinge to frail white-breaded backbone. Fizzy carbolic nature washes out some subtle nuances. Not bad for sessionable summer pool party thirst quencher, though nearly bland and definitely under-whelming.
Mellow sweet-honeyed citric-spiced Belgian-styled farmhouse ale brings perfumed cardamom, nutmeg, and allspice tingle to whole-grained wheatgrass, fresh-cut grass, horse-blanket, barnyard, and hay earthiness. Latent white-peppered ginger spicing gathers momentum above languid lemon-limed astringency, fungi-like gourd temperance and depleted Belgian yeast funk.