Tag Archives: belgian stout

OMMEGANG CANDI STOUT

On tap at Seven Lakes Station, amiable hybridized Belgian dark ale/ traditional stout allows sweet candi-sugared Belgian yeast fusion affect bittersweet cocoa nibs, fudged toffee, Bakers chocolate and barley-flaked caramel malts. Creamy dark chocolate center gains subtle coffee, walnut and hazelnut illusions as well as whimsical dried fruit spicing and slight wood-charred peat mossing. A fine chocolate dessert treat for the holidays.

THE BRUERY 9 LADIES DANCING

On tap at Ambulance. Inspired by lemon custard-based tiramisu Italian dessert, hybridized Belgian strong ale (11.3% ABV) allows Imperial Milk Stout adjuncts to affect its overall impact. Cacao nibs, vanilla and coffee get top billing, picking up sappy molasses sinew as tart tangerine, orange, cherry and sugarplum illusions coddle decadent Armagnac-brandy warmth at the chocolate ladyfingers finish.

MAUI ALOHA BAKTUN BELGIAN STOUT

On tap at Max’s, Hawaiian-brewed Belgian Stout gets a tad musty despite assured dark-roasted chocolate opening and bittersweet coffee bean salience. Sugary Belgian yeast soaks up powdered cocoa dusting and mild espresso dalliance. Soapy vanilla-creamed hazelnut, coconut, macadamia and cola illusions never reach fruition. Mild chipotle-peppered cinnamon spicing barely registers and the mocha finish becomes watered down.

SMUTTYNOSE ZINNEKKE BELGIAN-STYLE STOUT

On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, bittersweet Belgian stout arouses green coffee beaning and cappuccino-milked creaming with sugar-spiced candi syrup. Modest bourbon barrel aging serenades loud mocha frontage. Hazelnut espresso, chalky cocoa and vanilla fortify dark chocolate interior, melting away some high end coffee tones. In deep recess, banana, cherry and plum nuances reside.