On tap at Poor Henry’s, invigorating milk-sugared coffee creaming rides atop syrupy chocolate malting. After a few sips, dry bourbon coffee theme erupts. Tertiary cacao nibs, vanilla, cappuccino and crème brulee notions deepen jubilant java journey.
Well-realized and stylistically bold pale ale (dedicated to former San Diego baseball star, Tony Gwynn) places tangy grapefruit-orange-pineapple juicing upfront as resinous hop pining contrasts cereal-grained caramel sugaring. Tertiary mango, peach, clementine and tangerine fruiting adds further luster.
On tap at Ambulance, sanguine milk-creamed Blue Mountain coffee tones gain sugary chocolate spicing over light hop char. Tertiary crème brulee, dark cocoa, cappuccino, espresso and bourbon snips sweeten cavernous coffee tones at busy mocha finish.
Devilishly delicious Halloween ’17 treat (with hellish 6.66% ABV) plies cereal-grained cookie dough yeast to fruit-spiced center and mild pine resin. Initial caramel apple sweetness seeps into Bosc pear, peach and cherry illusions as well as tangier floral-bound orange, mango and tangerine tropicalia. Sweet toffee-like malting adds candied coating to terrific medium-bodied red ale.
On tap at Ambulance, busily vibrant ‘botanical’ stout loads coconut-milked lime tartness and herbaceous ginger-lemongrass-basil pleasantries inside creamily caramelized coffee-beaned dark chocolate roast. Mild cayenne-peppered cinnamon snip and wispy vanilla-cumin-curry daubs found beneath herbal mocha concoction. A daringly expansive offshoot that works well.
On tap at Ambulance, dry golden-paled moderation places mild corn-dried grain malts next to brisk grassy hop spicing and latent herbal gourd tinge. Easygoing sessionable fodder.
On tap at Ambulance, lively tropical fruited Imperial India Pale Ale lets spicy mango-juiced guava, passionfruit and papaya tang permeate intensely-hopped pine oiling and honeyed pale malts. Ancillary grapefruit, pineapple, peach, orange and tangerine contingent adds further summertime luster.
On tap at Ambulance, robust porter places dark-roast chocolate malting, black coffee bittering and chalky cocoa overtones above ashen hop-charred nuttiness as caramel-burnt cola and walnut illusions slip by.
On tap at Ambulance, decadent Ethiopian coffee bean roast tossed into expansive Speedway Stout recipe for another superior offshoot. Creamy black chocolate syruping drapes comfy coffee overtures and undecided blueberry adjunct (as well as imaginary sweet potato influence). Subtle chocolate mousse, espresso, cocoa, vanilla, black cherry and anise illusions round out fantastic java stout.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fabulous variation on renowned year-round Speedway Stout features rich Madagascar vanilla beans, bittersweet Brazilian cocoa nibs and locally roasted Colombian coffee for highly caffeinated sedation. At finish, dark-roasted mocha magnificence rides above nutty earthen bottom.
Understated moderation combines herbal black-peppered farmhouse yeast with funky fungi-fruited fragility and musky raw-honeyed astringency. Orange-peeled coriander spicing dissipates as cidery green grape esters grow sourer alongside lemony yellow grapefruit, banana and peach tones.
On tap at Ambulance, profound up-front coffee bean roast thrills the senses. Cracked Ethiopian coffee plus fresh espresso provide unique combo as creamy java influence seeps into mild tarry hop char and sinewy anise goo licks. Ancillary black chocolate syruping deepens capacious coffee overtone and cinnamon-dabbed sandalwood impression picks up bourbon, vanilla and coconut snips.