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.
On tap at Ambulance, elegant 2016 medium body (with well hidden 10.9% ABV) offers toffee-spiced caramel sugaring and brown chocolate sweetness to molasses-draped dried fruiting. Sugarplum, cherry, fig, raisin and tannic grape illusions pick up light bourbon tinge at buttery finish.
Resounding 11% ABV full body drapes piney floral-fruited IPA hop resilience atop fudgy cookie dough malts and sweet vanilla-creamed toffee sugaring. Assertive oak-charred hop bittering confronts bruised orange succulence as well as honey-glazed lemon, orange, peach, pineapple and black cherry tang. Light sherry, bourbon, brandy and Scotch illusions scurry below.
On tap at Ambulance, lovely Ku’a coffee-injected Imperial Stout arguably betters prestigiously original Speedway version with its newfangled coconut-toasted dark roast coffee richness and vanilla-creamed milk chocolate center. Cream n’ sugared coffee sweetness gains strength from fudged brownie subsidy, latent bourbon-burgundy luster and distant black cherry, blackberry and purple grape traces. A delightful sweet-toothed dessert treat.
On tap at Ambulance, sumptuously creamed Vietnamese coffee-infused version of popular Cali stout maintains nutty chocolate affluence alongside lightly sugared java penetration. Stimulating coffee roast and syrupy chocolate thickness enrich robust mocha finish. Mild espresso, vanilla, hazelnut and cocoa illusions stay distant.
On tap at Ambulance, sunshiny tropical-fruited 2015 “winter seasonal” (a.k.a. WinterYulesmith) resonates with bright lemon-peeled grapefruit succulence and tangy pineapple-orange-mango conflux. Alongside juicily tropical citrus vibe, sharply resinous piney hop bittering and dry floral nuances rise above buttery biscuit malts.