On tap at Draught Industries, luxuriously bold lactose-aided Imperial Stout aged on vanilla beans invites fudgy molasses-sapped chocolate sugaring to bourbon-soaked vanilla creaming sweetened further by marshmallow, toasted coconut, creme brulee and bruised black cherry illusions for a mind-numbingly decadent nightcap.
On tap at Draught Industries, invigorating brown-marbled Imperial Milk Stout conditioned on roasted cocoa nibs and liquid cocoa retains fudgy toffee-candied brown chocolate sweetness above sugary Graham Cracker and marshmallow adjuncts, gaining mild black cherry souring. A marvelous chocolate dessert treat assimilating a Milky Way candy bar or brownie.
On tap at Ambulance, Spectrum’s black coffee bittering seeps into brown chocolate creaming and maple-smoked rye for rich 14% ABV Imperial Stout. Heavy mocha rampage slowly gains bruised black cherry tartness and sweet bourbon tingle plus latent anise-draped cinnamon, cumin and curry spicing. A rampaging full-bodied mocha nightcap.
On tap at Beef Trust, silken “continuation of regular coffee game” features espresso-roasted creamed coffee goodness aged in rum barrels and finished with condensed milk. Milk-sugared coffee creaming stays sedate as rummy Scotch-licked warmth picks up wispy toasted coconut, oaken vanilla and brandy illusions (as well as lacquered turpentine ethers).
On tap at Hoover’s, traditional dry Irish stout brings mildly hop-charred coffee roast to black-malted dark chocolate bittering and black marble rye nuttiness in dewy setting.
On tap at Beef Trust, creamy black-malted dark chocolate attack interpolates soily charcoal-stained Fuggle hop bittering to burnt-toasted oats base. Latent day-old coffee muck picks up tertiary marbled rye dark toffee and anise wisps.
On tap at Hoover’s, exceptional autumnal medium body spreads sweet maple pecan pancake syrup atop sedate chestnut-hazelnut-acorn propensity and mild brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing for a perfect breakfast dessert treat.
On tap at Hoover’s, lactose-aided ‘fruit tart’ moderation brings floral-daubed raspberry tartness to the fore as delicate cherry-plum-guava whims and spritzy rosé wining stay distant.
On tap at Hoover’s, weak pumpkin-spiced barleywine lacks descriptive stylistic diversity and becomes arid. Pumpkin pie sweetness and brown-sugared cinnamon toasting lost to sharp gin-licked orange rind bittering. Wispy ginger, nutmeg and allspice reminders need better resonance.
Sharp cinnamon spicing paces less enthusiastic 2020 version of brown-sugared pumpkin pied libation. A tad slick compared to the triumphant 2012 original, its cinnamon-nutmeg-allspice alacrity still maintains a sweet distinction, and the spiced orange tang’s a nice touch, but the carbolic fizziness retains a certain aridity.
25th anniversary barleywine (with well disguised 11% ABV) resonates with toffee-spiced brown chocolate sweetness topping nutty dried fruiting and dewy peat moisture (possibly from utilizing an experimental hop). Caramelized rum cake, brown-sugared fig and raisin cookie illusions add further pleasantries.
Teeming with blood orange tanginess and massive tangerine juiciness, hybridized IPA gains light pine lacquered hop stickiness to boost sourly hard candied tartness. Thick tongue-coated tangerine-orange resilience never relents.