On tap at Ambulance, veritable “granola-like” medium body features toasted coconut adjunct and mocha-spiced nuttiness above brown-sugared barley oats. Vanilla-sweetened cinnamon and cumin seasoning as well as latent almond-walnut-cola conflux tease dark-roast chocolate and coffee overtones as well as fading coconut sweetness and candied toffee reminder.
Adequate dry-bodied brown ale overwhelms fudged brownie sweetness with cocoa-powdered dark-roast coffee, Baker’s chocolate bittering and charcoal-stained wood char.
Bona fide sea-salted caramel nuttiness softly captivates as butterscotch-candied chestnut, praline and almond illusions sway below. Though body’s a bit frail, its sharp-spiced ‘salty and sweet ‘combo never falters.
First-rate brown ale regales dark-roast chocolate malting with capacious hazelnut-walnut tones and tucked-in black cherry snips, picking up tangy grapefruit-orange illusions at the nutty mocha finish.
Topnotch silver-canned brown ale (brewed by Pennsauken’s Double Nickel Brewing for Bolero Snort) brings lusty cherrywood-smoked milk chocolate creaminess to rich coffee-roasted maple syruping. Heavy caramel-burnt mocha influence picks up cedar-charred bacon, honey-glazed ham and beef jerky illusions above oily hop bittering. Addictive stout-like smoothie.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, updated 2016 version of Kane’s Drift Line crisply integrates peanut-shelled walnut sear with coffee-oiled black chocolate bittering. Ashen tobacco, chalky cocoa and musky Brazil nut undertones reinforce hop-charred mocha frontage.
On tap at Ambulance, autumnal chai tea-flavored brown ale picks up light ginger, chamomile and earthen peat illusions over subtle brown rice sweetness. Betters most black tea.
Despite disgustingly derisive shit-stained underwear label, affable English-styled brown ale retains delightful sugar-glazed roasted nuttiness, polite molasses oats sweetness and mildly creamed caramel-chocolate malting over light hop char. Subtle walnut, hazelnut and chestnut illusions recline.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, impressive bourbon-aged brown ale picks up rum-spiced sweetness over chewy caramel malting and fig-sugared dried fruiting. Syrupy brown-sugared Belgian yeast influence resonates alongside soothing bourbon vanilla exquisiteness.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, sinewy rum-spiced maple syruping drapes dried orange-cherry-apple fruiting, sugary toffee malting and crisp tobacco roast. One maple-glazed step beyond standard brown ale fare.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, engaging Belgian strong dark ale brings candi-sugared rum raisin sweetness and brown chocolate creaming to sharp hop spicing. Fruit-caked fig, cherry and pine nut illusions ride alongside bourbon-soaked purple grape, blackberry and peach tones underneath the surface. Brewery defunct: 2016.
On tap at Barcade – Jersey City, ‘luscious’ English-styled old ale allows port-soaked oak chips to subtly affect caramel-toasted chocolate malting (of original Old Brown Dog Ale) and vanilla-spiced marzipan piquancy above mild earthen hop resin. Rum-spiced pecan, chestnut and butternut illusions gain syrupy brown-sugared molasses sweetness as well as flickering fig-date passivity.