“Hauntingly good” oak-aged stout with abounding complexities. Aggressive bourbon sweetness gains immediate brown-sugared molasses sapping and caramelized chocolate-coffee conflux contrasted by sedate wood-seared hop char. Below the bustling mocha-bourbon mudcake surface, dried-fruited date, fig and plum illusions as well as distant hazelnut-coconut snips hide out. A decadent first-class slow sipper.
On tap at Ambulance, subtle dry bourbon aging creeps into light-roast coffee bean thicket. Serene bourbon coffee continuance enjoined by milk chocolate sweetness, mild espresso trinket and slight vanilla wisp. Benaeth, brown-sugared oats sweeten against ashen hop char.
Ubiquitously decadent barrel-aged version of renowned Imperial Stout allows sweet bourbon intensity to pleasantly bumrush its creamy caramel-burnt milk chocolate fudging and candied cocoa nibs thrust. Enriching the chewy mocha bourbon warmth with bittersweet oaken vanilla beaning stimulates the marvelous complexities. Whiskeyed rum cake sweetness enhances the syrupy brown chocolate-y molasses malting, contrasting the moderate wood-seared hop char. Tertiary black cherry puree, toasted coconut, dark fruitcake, almond toffee and fig illusions deepen this mighty aphrodisiac.
Naturally occurring wild yeast fermentation adds vinous lactic sourness to dry bourbon-aged coffee and chocolate roast. Cherry-soured green grape esters and curdled soy milking nearly override any initial mocha aspect.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, sweet bourbon elegance drapes dark chocolate permanence as well as rich vanilla creaminess and pureed dark cherry tartness to contrast light hop char and minor alcohol burn of valiant nightcap.
On tap at Plank Pizza, mighty 2018 bourbon-aged dark ale (9.5% ABV) regales vanilla-beaned cocoa nibs entry with brown chocolate sweetness. Oaken bourbon tones seep into ancillary coconut, marshmallow, caramel latte and pecan illusions. Perfect nightcap.
On tap at Ambulance, warm bourbon licks seep into treacly dark chocolate syruping and sweetly soured cherry tartness. Frequent cherry cordial reminders embellished by raspy raspberry illusions as well as tertiary vanilla, coconut, cola and sugarplum subsidies.
“Luxuriously silky” bourbon stout allows intense bourbon vanilla entry to pick up complementary brown chocolate-spiced caramel, molasses, coffee and cocoa tones. In the midst, gooey anise sinew coats the tongue while latent charred wood bittering contrasts vanilla-creamed mocha decadence and sweet bourbon sedation of lusty 10.8% ABV full body.
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.
Just better-than-average bourbon barreled stout lets arid carbolic spritz downsize medium-roast Haitian coffee overtones, chintzy bourbon sweetness and evaporative milk chocolate creaming. Light oaken char embitters the backend while mild molasses sweetness affects tertiary blackberry and black cherry nuances and distant cola nuttiness.