Smooth grain palate and bread crust remnant immerse cloudy orange-hued medium body that’s just right for lagerheads and ale hailers alike. Dense barley-malted mineral grain sediment invades mild citric tang and tamped down hop bittering. Beautiful pine finish maintains hearty richness despite lack of creamy affluence. Dry honey tones nearly lost in the shuffle.
Billowy full-bodied white-headed IPA scores big points for originality and well-integrated ingredients. Dry pine-needled orange peel bittering and tangy tangerine-pineapple-cherry crisping decorate bitter oily hop scheme. Toasted baguette reminder aids subsequent rich mocha malting to bittersweet citric-grained finish. Brussels lace clings to glass sides, adding visual pleasantry to remarkably consistent brew. On tap, loud pine forest waft and faint banana illusions endure alongside tropical fruiting. Rivals Ipswich IPA for world supremacy.
Lovely silken mahogany porter brings initial chocolate-cinnamon pinch to coffee-roasted barley-oats moderation. Dry nut and piney resin affirm burnt wood backdrop as earthy hops conceal fig-date spell. On tap, creamy chocolate-milked ice coffee depth and plush hazelnut-walnut respite darkened by charcoal nip.
On tap, vinous grape-quince sourness juxtaposes cherry jubilee tartness, bruised orange tang, and candi-sugared sweetness of 10% alcohol feast. Clove, coriander, and banana underscore vanilla wafer pleasantry halfway through. Turbid bottled version allows creamier medicinal warmth and bourbon boozing to accelerate yellow apple, melon, and kiwi illusions propelling bruised cherry-banana-orange motif.
Ashy up-front mocha-maple sweetness and terrific flaked oatmeal finish bookend smoky dark brown treasure. Subtle dry malts and bitter hops amplify seeping piney essence, softening raspy chocolate sweetness to dry coffee finish. Neither as potent as Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout nor as chewy as Ipswich Oatmeal Stout, yet an undeniable big time contender.
Unexpectedly frothy sienna-hued amber-highlighted ‘strong dark’ Belgian ale cascades to fleshy head, bringing creamy milk stout peculiarities such as decorative cocoa-chocolate sweetness and roasted nuttiness to loudly resonating raisin thicket. As glass empties, inconstant web-like lace forms and earthy astringency approaches.