On tap at Ambulance, mild Hill Rock Rye influence perfectly suits luxurious brown chocolate sweetness of fine barrel-aged stout. Whiskeyed coffee tone supports dry rye lilt. Tertiary bourbon vanilla, powdered cocoa and brown-sugared spice gather alongside rich chocolate stead.
On tap at Sogo’s, robustly “sinful delight” (with unassuming 10.6% ABV) spreads coffee-roasted espresso bittering atop ashen hop-charred nuttiness with assaultive brevity. At the bold finish, thick dark-roast coffee tones gain cacao-nibbed black chocolate insistence and mild burnt wood fray.
On tap at Taphouse 15, softly creamed Ethiopian coffee remains gentle of the tongue as black chocolate bittering and roasted hazelnut sweetness surface. Chewy caramelized mocha richness receives latent vanilla sugaring. At the briskly clean finish, dark-roast coffee overtones gain slight anise spicing.
Tart raspberry souring draped immediately by bittersweet black chocolate syruping, retaining ashen walnut-seared hop char. Ancillary coffee roast enjoins wavered cola nut, cocoa nibs and black cherry illusions lost in aridly phenol setting that rids any mocha creaminess.
Sweet bourbon overtones glaze maple molasses-sapped brown chocolate spicing and caramelized dried fruiting. Gooey anise viscosity drapes bourbon vanilla midst plus red and black cherry illusions as well as raisin, prune and fig snips.
On tap at Growler & Gill, subtly smoked chocolate-covered cherry tartness gains dry lemon pucker to increase sour profile of half-interesting Kriek lambic/ smoked porter blend. Rhubarb-caked dark cherry sourness increases above mild peat-smoked earthiness and bitter Blackstrap molasses sinew, leaving distant raspberry piquancy in its wake.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, lusciously caramelized barleywine/quadrupel blend aged for a year in bourbon barrels proves immediately profound. Lovely bourbon vanilla sweetness gains chocolate-spiced frisk at dried fruited midst. Chocolate-covered cherry, pureed raisin and sugared fig illusions synch with rummy quad intensity to elevate barleywinish toffee-candied caramel finish. Resilient!
Subtle bourbon licks and sedate whiskey snips daub mildly creamed vanilla sweetness for brewer’s “original” soft-toned barrel-aged remedy. Scotch-malted buttered rum, toasted almond, pecan, toffee and caramel latte illusions waver beneath. Fragile bourbon-aged Scotch finish is tenuous.
On tap at Hoover’s, well-balanced oatmeal raisin cookie-defined full body lays on the nutty hop-charred resolve to deepen its cocoa-powdered black malt bittering against cookie dough-sugared oatmeal raisin persuasion. Vanilla-beaned Blackstrap molasses sinew adds to bitter edge, sacrificing some of the oatmeal raisin splendor.