CHELSEA TSAR’S REVENGE IMPERIAL STOUT

Quaffed on tap at Barcade in Brooklyn with then-Chelsea promoter Ron Carlson. Robust black-as-coal full body brings opulent roasted coffee ground bittering to sticky anise, dark chocolate, and cocoa bean embrace. Harsh wood-charred acridity exceeds charcoal, tobacco chaw, and raw molasses illusions. Liqueur-stained port notes linger behind java penetration. Carlson agreed, ‘bitter blaster would benefit from better counteractive residual sugaring.’