Smooth Buffalo Trace rye whiskey tones picks up creamy brown chocolate-spiced caramel malting emanating from brewers’ Oats N’ Hoes Oatmeal Stout for relaxing medium-full body. Mild brown-sugared oatmeal sweetness reinforces whiskeyed mocha splendor.
“Colossal” 15.2% ABV bourbon-aged stout lets chewy dark-roast peanut buttering seep thru creamy bourbon vanilla sweetness and rich brown chocolate fudging. Luxurious black cherry-pureed prune, raisin and plum contingent deepen nutty mocha complexities. Rich peanut-candied chocolate caking thickens the bold dessert finish. Fantastic.
On tap at Ambulance, “liquid-pancaked maple syrup” enriches ample brown chocolate-spiced toffee sweetness of full-bodied stout. Subtle cappuccino, mocha latte, cocoa brownie and vanilla ice cream illusions increase chewy maple chocolate-fudged dessert treat.
On tap at Ambulance, expressive Costa Rican coffee roast and mild dark chocolate malting ride atop mild hop char. Milk-sugared coffee sweetness peaks, then fades, as dry espresso tones come forth for tidy contrast.
On tap at Growler & Gill, prominent Ethiopian coffee roast lingers seductively, gaining bittersweet dark chocolate creaming more so than advertised coconut/ cacao nibs scheme. Cold-brewed coffee midst gains mildly acidic lemon-twisted espresso milking ove
r reedy hops. Lush mocha finish relaxingly serenades onward.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, lusciously sweet caramelized chocolate richness and candied pecan glaze inform fabulous full-bodied stout. Dry dark cocoa bittering sits back alongside contrasted marshmallow-fluffed cinnamon toasting. Creamy chocolate luster gains sugary vanilla coating at the fudgy finish.
Briny oyster-shelled texture adds creamy resilience to black-malted dark chocolate and dried cocoa thrust. Tarry Blackstrap molasses bittering and ashen nuttiness deepen salty mocha template to its mild maple oatmeal spine.
Exacting its expansive brown-sugared oatmeal raisin cookie promise, rich brown ale also regales cinnamon-toasted gingerbread, bourbon-licked vanilla bean and cookie dough subtleties as well as tertiary coffee cake, PB&J and molasses nuances. Mildly coarse hop roast underscores chewy chocolate-chipped oatmeal raisin cookie sweetness. Perfect afternoon snack.
On tap at Growler & Gill, slow sippin’ English-styled barleywine reveals rustically dry complexion thanks to soily earthen dewiness and reedy wood tones contributed to Black Dirt malting. But its caramelized maple syruping adds contrasting sweetness alongside tertiary mango, peach and orange illusions, giving 10% ABV medium body its proper counterbalance.
On tap at Ambulance, celebrating ’77 Cadillac Seville with a double dry-hopped IPA, streamlined moderate-to-medium body brings mellow yellow grapefruit, mandarin orange, white peach and nectarine tang to herbal-tinged grassy hop astringency.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, winning New England-styled IPA brings semi-complex mango-soured orange peel bittering to the fore as tropical passionfruit, guava and peach illusions gain wispy piney hop bittering, floral-daubed herbal notions and light lemon twist.
On tap at Ambulance, busily hybridized bronze-hazed “triple” IPA brings sharp grapefruit-peeled orange pith bittering to cucumber-watered watermelon rind adjunct. Dry pale malt foundation firmly grounds bitter citrus-influenced watermelon frontage and subtle mango-guava-kiwi tropicalia. Possibly the most adventurous and rich watermelon-fronted fruit ale circa 2018.