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OSKAR BLUES TENFIDY BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUT

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.

ALMANAC DYNAMO DONUT NOIR

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.

CENTRAL WATERS CASSIAN SUNSET STOUT AGED IN OAK BOURBON BARRELS

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.

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SCHLAFLY IMPERIAL STOUT AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS

Paramount Kentucky bourbon-barreled Imperial Stout (2014) loads dark cocoa sugaring and creamy black chocolate malting upon sharply embittered hop char. Oaken bourbon vanilla sweetness magnifies up-front mocha resonance and ascending coffee bean roast. After a few sips, chewy anise spicing deepens its forward thrust as dark-fruited raisin, fig, prune and black cherry illusions settle below alongside caramel-toasted molasses, hazelnut,  burnt marshmallow and creme de cocoa snips. Buttery smooth bourbon luster perfectly complements milky chocolate-cocoa affluence.

AVERY UNCLE JACOB’S STOUT AGED IN BOURBON

Seismically complex 2014 bourbon-barreled Imperial Stout burrows its luxuriously sweet bourbon resonance inside creamy brown and dark chocolate malts as well as chewy vanilla sugaring. Thick maple molasses sapping deepens the vanilla bourbon warmth, leaving light burgundy and sherry wining in its wake. Just as effectively, chocolate-caked creme brulee, fudge brownie, rum raisin, Kahlua coffee and coconut undertones whirl across the fertile surface. After a few sips, wispy black cherry, pecan and almond hints emerge. Illustrious Boulder elixir perfect for dessert or on its own.

SPEAKEASY SYNDICATE #2 VINTAGE ALE

On tap at Ambulance Brew House, vintage bourbon-barreled strong ale (circa 2014) combines brewers’ Scarface Imperial Stout with Old Godfather Barleywine and less dominant elixirs. Mild bourbon overlay secures bittersweet black chocolate territory. Ancillary vanilla, cocoa, molasses and cookie dough illusions sweeten the mocha-laden front end while its coffee-stained hop char deepens the bitter backdrop. Bruised black cherry, blackberry, blueberry and brambleberry fruiting finds tertiary space.