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GOOSE ISLAND BOURBON COUNTY STOUT – NORTHWOODS

On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, opulent bourbon-barreled Imperial Stout (13.2% ABV) utilizes syrupy blueberry juice and marzipan-like almond extract to concoct (nearly cloy) dark chocolate dessert treat. Super-sweet blueberry brandy, blueberry puree and blueberry amaretto illusions gain sugary rum-spiced cherry coughdrop stickiness for chocolate-fudged sweet-toothed liqueur.

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HIJINX BARREL AGED STEAL YOUR FACE STOUT (HEAVEN HILL BOURBON)

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.

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SIXPOINT BIG RASPY

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.