“Colossal” 15.2% ABV bourbon-aged stout lets chewy dark-roast peanut buttering seep thru creamy bourbon vanilla sweetness and rich brown chocolate fudging. Luxurious black cherry-pureed prune, raisin and plum contingent deepen nutty mocha complexities. Rich peanut-candied chocolate caking thickens the bold dessert finish. Fantastic.
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.
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.