On tap at Biggie’s, velvety mocha-bound 43rd annual winter ale features cacao nibs, toffee, roasted nuts and herbal spicing. At the entry, creamy dark chocolate malts pick up casual dried-fruited baking spices to offset moderate hop-charred tarring. Recessive cocoa, coffee, roasted tobacco and berry illusions flutter below.
On tap at Grumpy Monk, terse mango salvo drops off quickly, letting grassy hop astringency, distant lemony peach snip and soapy dish-watering decrease juicy mango tang.
On tap at River Of Beer, zesty mandarin orange-derived Meyer lemon tartness lightly sweetened by sugary crystal malts. Mild citric-spiced acidity receives latent herbal astringency at brisk shandy-like lemondrop finish.