Lovely barrel-aged version of rich stout relays expansive bourbon mocha milkshake creaminess to peaty Scotch whiskey boozing. Seeped in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 14 months, opulent black chocolate syruping picks up chewy anise spicing and bittersweet vanilla beaning almost immediately. Ancillary black cherry, raspberry and red grape tartness turns vinous while cozy cola-hazelnut sway stays way beneath the caramelized chocolate bourbon heap.
On tap at The Bier Garden, serene limestone-watered bourbon influence delicately simmers alongside mildly creamed dark chocolate malting and wispy whiskey whirlwind. Light oak-charred hop bittering recedes as dry Baker’s chocolate, cocoa and vanilla tones gain footing by the musky mocha finish.
On tap at Taphouse 15, ‘monstrous’ Widow Jane bourbon-barreled version (10.8% ABV) of lusty Bolshoi Imperial Stout layers pureed dried fruiting atop creamy dark chocolate syruping, light molasses sapping and smoked wood tinge. Heady black cherry and raspberry tartness seeps into dark-roasted mocha malting, promoting Black Forest cake, cherry cordial, raspberry juice, crème brulee, stewed plum, creamed coffee and burnt caramel illusions.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘decadent’ 11.9% ABV Imperial Stout laces oak-charred Kentucky bourbon barrel aging thru rich brown chocolate syruping and creamy vanilla sugaring. Ultimately, smoky mocha molasses malting gains resilience above tantalizing bourbon whiskey ambiance and singed wood tones.
On tap at Ambulance, opulent bourbon-barreled Imperial Stout gains luscious vanilla and coconut adjuncts as well as dainty cinnamon spicing to further sweeten brown chocolate sugaring. Mild coffee roast and latent cacao nibs influence lightly embitter back end of glorious bourbon-soaked mocha dessert treat.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, creamy bourbon chocolate sweetness picks up rich molasses-like whiskey nip, light vanilla beaning and grazing anise wisp. Black chocolate, dark cocoa and coffee overtones spread across lovely bourbon aging in richly silken manner.
On tap at Taphouse 15, warming rum-spiced Bulleit bourbon sweetness coats rich black coffee roast and smoky black chocolate syruping to charcoal-smoked flaked oats spine. Fudgy brown chocolate, vanilla, cocoa and Black Forest cake sugaring adds blissful resplendence to rich dessert template. Tertiary black cherry puree, burgundy, port, marshmallow and toffee illusions seep inside mocha-bourbon mud caking.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fascinatingly full-bodied stout layers dark-roast coffee frontage with distinct bourbon vanilla sweetness, gaining contrastive hop-charred bittering above barley-roasted mocha malting. Chewy molasses syruping, rich Black Forest caking, relaxing port-burgundy wining and latent hazelnut snip reinforce loud black coffee thunder.
On tap at One Mile House, engrossingly peculiar Imperial Stout aged in Woddford Reserve bourbon barrels (10.2% ABV) drapes syrupy maple molasses atop chocolate-glazed doughnut sugaring, cherrywood-smoked dark chocolate malting and chewy cookie dough yeast. Polite coffee roast sinks into pastry-like midst as Black Forest cake, toasted coconut, marshmallow, crème brulee, vanilla and black cherry puree illusions seep into the noirish maple-sapped bourbon blend.
On tap at Taphouse 15, velvety bourbon influence from base of original stout is given light spearmint-leafed refreshment. Moderate black chocolate-coated mint julep sentiment picks up wispy oats-toasted caramelization. Fine mint julep dessert alternative.
Dreamy bourbon-barreled stout drapes syrupy black chocolate atop richly displayed ‘coffee, vanilla bean and cinnamon’ adjuncts. Expressive vanilla-beaned mocha overtones sweetened by cherry-pureed rum, cognac, burgundy and sherry illusions. In the recess, toasted coconut and marshmallow undertones nip at tingly anise spicing. Highly recommended to cigar-toting bourbon stout aficionados.
Put through an espresso-loaded Randall filter system at Boston Beer Summit ’15, sweet bourbon-soaked espresso lilt picks up dark-roasted coffee bean resilience and delicate black chocolate cadence. Recessive black cherry, port and sherry tones fade beneath the persistent java scurry.