Category Archives: Beers A-Z

PRAIRIE ARTISAN CHRISTMAS BOMB

On tap at Growler & Gill, variegated Christmas spices permeate rich and creamy (13% ABV) Imperial Stout. Wintry cinnamon-sugared nutmeg and ginger spicing decorates cacao-nibbed coffee adjuncts. Creamy vanilla icing covers fudgy Black Forest cake center. After a few sips, delightful chocolate mint cookie sweetness seeps into mild ancho chili peppering for Mexican chocolate-spiced entourage. Mesmerizingly complex.

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EVIL TWIN YOU’RE IN THE JUNGLE BABY

Curiously hybridized Mexican-styled stout lets milky-textured Black Forest cake fudging flirt with tangerine-peeled bruised cherry, raspberry puree and blueberry tartness above recessive cedar-burnt hop char, leaving its wispy pasilla mixe chili peppering in the lurch. Molasses-draped dark chocolate syrup drapes the dark fruited center as honeyed cocoa nibs adjunct fights for space.

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GOOSE ISLAND BOURBON COUNTY STOUT – NORTHWOODS

On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, opulent bourbon-barreled Imperial Stout (13.2% ABV) utilizes syrupy blueberry juice and marzipan-like almond extract to concoct (nearly cloy) dark chocolate dessert treat. Super-sweet blueberry brandy, blueberry puree and blueberry amaretto illusions gain sugary rum-spiced cherry coughdrop stickiness for chocolate-fudged sweet-toothed liqueur.

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