On tap at Growler & Gill, crisply clean moderation allows peppery herbal spicing to perk up mild lemon tingle and dry maize respite over crusty buttered bread spine in slightly engaging manner.
Tropical citrus fruiting graces wood-dried grassy hop resin and wispy black tea-like musk above caramel-roasted amber graining of pleasingly midstream flagship offering. Juicy grapefruit rind bittering contrasts sweet orange peel tang for hop-forward IPA-derived ale.
Interestingly offbeat Breakfast Stout combines smoky Vermont maple syrup with bittersweet black coffee-chocolate murk, honeyed molasses undertones and sour toffee wisp above recessive hop char, but needs creamier thickness for better resonance. May need better balance of intangible adjuncts.