Creamy caramel-burnt blackstrap molasses adjunct regales sweet vanilla subtlety for highly regarded Imperial Stout aged on hickory, maple and white ash. Cedar-charred walnut, hazelnut and Brazil nut roast glazed by maple molasses sinew, leaving sour raisin, dark cherry and prune illusions on the back end.
Treacly medium roast coffee entry gains sweet brown chocolate thrust and fudgy brownie insistence countered by sneaky wood-seared hop char. Confectionary almond toffee, café latte and crème brulee illusions deepen fermented wildflower honey adjunct against bitter coffee stead.
On tap at Ambulance, mildly creamed dark-roast chocolate fudging confronts soy-sauced umami piquancy and lightly wood-charred molasses bittering. Subtle lactose souring fades as cocoa nibs and vanilla adjuncts gain exposure alongside slight burgundy wining.
On tap at Hoover’s, fudgy cocoa richness, dark chocolate roast and mild hop-charred coffee bittering ride above molasses oats base. Boldly embittered dark chocolate finish gains black patent malt thrust.
On tap at River Of Beer, dry English-styled porter conditioned on sweet orange peels retains mild quirkiness. Nutty coffee roast and dark chocolate bittering only slightly embellished by tangy orange peel respite above earthen hop char. May better chocolate orange candy.
On tap at Ambulance, pronounced lactose acidity receives sour lemon rot pucker overwhelming milk-sugared Sumatra coffee adjunct of brunch-styled, Citra/Mosaic-hopped India Pale Ale.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, fuzzy white nectarine tartness slowly infiltrates white tea earthiness of oak-aged golden sour lager. Dry white-wined vinegaring, spritzy lemon-limed acidity and tangy grapefruit-tangerine-peach conflux overwhelm subtle nectarine adjunct.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, strong golden ale (8.6% ABV) aged in wine barrels with orange Muscat grape juice maintains tannic oaken barnyard acridity. Lightly vinous champagne sparkle reinforces tart orange Muscat wining of crisply clean Belgian-styled blonde ale hybrid.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, dry hazy pale ale utilizes Hallertau Blanc hops to stimulate honeydew, melon, white grape and peach fruiting as well as tangy grapefruit spritz above earthen celery-fennel rusticity, unveiling “orange blossom-watered clover honeying” at the supple finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, sensational lactose-conditioned New England-styled IPA coalesces orange-juiced Creamsickle sugaring with sweet vanilla bean and tangy pineapple adjuncts above mild oats malting. Creamy vanilla insistence maintains frothy attitude as tertiary strawberry, coconut and mango illusions engage zesty pineapple tropicalia.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, crystalline dry-hopped medium body lets juicy grapefruit-orange-pineapple-mango tang and zesty lemon perk receive cotton-candied caramel malting. Dank floral illusions, light juniper bittering and recessive vodka snips gain assertion alongside resinous pine-needled pungency at the briskly clean citrus-bound finish.
On tap at Ambulance, briskly sharp amber-hazed New England-styled IPA bridles mango puree with tropical Citra-Mosaic hop fruiting. Tangy lemon-juiced mango tartness turns mildly sour as hasty orange-peeled grapefruit bittering thrusts forth alongside less enthusiastic crayon-like waxing. Needs deeper mango penetration for better assertion.