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.
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.
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.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, luscious dessert stout loads creamy vanilla icing atop sugared cacao nibs at the mighty dark-roasted mocha entry (disguising ample 10% ABV). Fudged brownie richness and flourless chocolate cake finish gain nutty remnant.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, determined black cherry pureeing brings sweet-tart dried fruiting to molasses-smoked brown chocolate malting and dark candy syruping for Black Forest Cake-like template. Fudgy chocolate richness picks up latent blueberry-raspberry illusions, nutty cocoa wisps, Cuban espresso hints and teasing bourbon snips. Quite a versatile Imperial Stout.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, dark roast freeze-dried coffee entry embitters black cocoa-chocolate malting, tarry hop char and mild cola nuttiness. Serve to dry stout lovers.
Easygoing sweet stout blends Cuban espresso coffee with lactic milk sugaring to perfection. Espresso-bound café con leche theme fortified by creamy dark chocolate, crème brulee, cocoa brownie, macchiato, vanilla bean and fudged molasses illusions over lightly tarred hop char.
On tap at Growler & Gill, light Willett bourbon influence and mild legume-like Romano green beaning receive coffee-roasted chocolate malting. Treacly whiskey tone hits quick as cocoa, vanilla, espresso, crème brulee and chocolate fudge illusions decorate the tame mocha bourbon finish.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, mildly creamed vanilla bean influence sweetens chalky chocolate-cocoa malting and mild nuttiness. Light-roast coffee bittering, chocolate custard pudding crusting and burnt caramel sugaring increase milky chocolate-vanilla theme.
On tap at Growler & Gill, exuberant reddish-cleared liqueur-like Manhattan cocktail aged in bourbon barrels brings massive cherry juicing to vermouth-like sweetness. Medicinal cherry coughdrop midst picks up cherry cordial, cherry pie, Maraschino cherry and brandy illusions for syrupy sticky-sweet (14.1% ABV) strong ale.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, mildly creamed lactose-sugared vanilla icing coats cinnamon-toasted pastry sweetness of well-designed winterized dessert treat. Cinnamon apple pie crusting nearly conceals holiday-styled gingerbread, nutmeg and mulling spice illusions.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘massive’ rye-influenced India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels retains soothing vanilla spicing and tangy citrus serenade. Dry rye malting gains Scotch, brandy, and whiskeyed cherry reminders at the calming bourbon vanilla finish.