On tap at The Bier Garden, serene limestone-watered bourbon influence delicately simmers alongside mildly creamed dark chocolate malting and wispy whiskey whirlwind. Light oak-charred hop bittering recedes as dry Baker’s chocolate, cocoa and vanilla tones gain footing by the musky mocha finish.
Sweet whiskey syruping coats brown chocolate malts and molasses-smoked bourbon continuance of rich oak-barreled full body. At the midst, black licorice sinew grabs hold alongside less influential hazelnut, vanilla bean, charred cedar and cola nut illusions. A veritable whiskeyed chocolate cake!
“Intense” 10% ABV full body directs dark-roast mocha malting at heavy black licorice uprising and musky hop char, smearing brown chocolate syrup on top.
Silken white chocolate-bound pale wheat ale gains lightly creamed vanilla fudging and fizzy lemon wisp but gets slightly washed-out. Doughy chocolate-vanilla éclair illusions abound.
Creamy mocha-sweet ‘Remedy’ takes aromatic coffee roast on a journey thru white chocolate heaven for golden blonde-hued dessert treasure. Fudgy chocolate-toffee conflux holds on against milk-creamed coffee gambit. After a few sips, less inviting pale ale template gains momentum as mild hop-spiced lemony snicker appears.
On tap at Coastal Craft Beverage, dry black chocolate malting, mild dark cocoa bittering and light coffee roast encounter earthen hop char for stylishly efficient Irish Stout.
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, soft-toned ‘dirty-watered’ earthiness anchors dry chocolate roast, molasses-smoked vanilla beaning and oats-sugared coffee nuttiness of somewhat thin dark ale.
Indecisive nut-roasted hop char and murky earthen smidge seep into sweet hazelnut and bitter walnut apprehension. Recessive molasses-sapped black chocolate syruping needs upgrade.
Straightforward moderate-medium-bodied brown ale tethers light roast coffee nuttiness to mildly coarsened dry hop bittering and delicate Gambrinus-honeyed chocolate sweetness. Blurry hazelnut-walnut-cola conflux could use a push forward.
On tap at Grumpy Monk, lightly creamed peanut buttering drapes mild fudged brownie sweetness and candied praline reminder in soft-tongued manner.
Well-balanced medium body contrasts hazelnut molasses sweetness with coffee-dried walnut bittering above dry earthen bottom. Polite lemony Cascade hops and barley-roasted red wheat caress the nutty continuance.
Novel pepper-spiced pale ale allows mild jalapeno burn to infiltrate crisp lemon-limed tanginess and subtle black-peppered earthen musk. A fine moderate-bodied pale ale alternative.