“Simpler version of golden coffee cream ale” finished with espresso-roasted blend of Sumatran, Columbian and Ethipian coffee beans picks up sharp cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom and mace spicing as well as brisk orange zest. Ancillary cappuccino, caramel latte and vanilla latte illusions abound. Carton’s Regular Coffee base – utilized previously for fabulous offshoots like Irish Coffee, Kaffee and Kuchen and Café Corretto – proves magnanimous again.
On tap at Beef Trust, Carton’s highly exulted Regular Coffee Imperial Cream Ale gets soaked on Irish wood and given a peppermint twist. Creamy milk-sugared coffee frontage picks up sweet vanilla-chocolate tones, wispy green creme de menthe freshener and distant cappuccino, caramel latte and espresso macchiato snips. A richly fulfilling dessert treat.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, dry fruit-pureed pale ale with sharp New England IPA-styled hop profile retains lightly creamed caramel malting. Lemony grapefruit bittering receives mild phenol astringency. In the recess, candied orange, pineapple and peach illusions reside.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, stellar pale lager retains crisply clean straw-grained minerality and musky floral-hopped lemon zesting above bready pilsner malting. Refreshingly easygoing light body is classic.
On tap at River Of Beer, fabulous milk-sugared coffee breakfast treat re-envisions celebrated Regular Coffee Cream Ale. Almond-pasted marzipan sweetens the load way more than unspecific cherry adjunct, delightfully embellishing German chocolate-caked cappuccino, caramel latte and vanilla latte illusions. Hard to distinguish from original, but truly a taste sensation for creamed coffee imbibers.
On tap at Ambulance, cold-brewed Ethiopian coffee integrated with citric lemondrop hops for mellow hybridized pale ale. But nutty java influence fades almost immediately, leaving reluctant lemon twist to carry the moderate-bodied load.
Valiant Valentine’s Day boxed chocolate alternative brings subtle rose petal sweetness to nitro-creamed chocolate malted richness. Syrupy eclair-like dark chocolate continuance picks up moderate nut-charred dark roast hop astringency to contrast fudged brownie, cocoa, molasses, espresso and black cherry snips below the surface.
On tap at Ambulance, soft-toned moderation utilizes Kolsch yeast to impart sweet ‘n sour citrus tartness. Tangy orange zest adjunct picks up dank hemp-oiled musk. Candied orange, tangerine and lemon illusions seep into crystal-pale malt base.