Creamily resilient English-style brown ale presents dark chocolatey Cubano espresso deliverance to lactic vanilla milking. A precise Cuban coffee knockoff, its pervasive lactose cacao nibs continuance soothes the soul as molasses-sapped burnt caramel and tertiary cola-pecan-hazelnut-walnut illusions add further luster to frothy espresso seduction.
On tap at Ambulance, boldly expressive espresso-roasted stout reaches nirvana as creamy brown chocolate sweetness and fudgy vanilla-beaned cocoa nibs penetrate deeply. Tucked away beneath brash coffee-sugared cocoa richness lies hazelnut-glazed chocolate caking, dried cherry tartness, caramelized whiskey nip and cayenne-peppered cumin wisp. Recommended.
On tap at Tapastre, sweet cinnamon-spiced pumpkin pie goodness rides above honeyed wheat malts. Beneath the surface, brown-sugared vanilla caking spiced up by nutmeg-clove seasoning as well as molasses-sapped gingerbread.
Exacting its expansive brown-sugared oatmeal raisin cookie promise, rich brown ale also regales cinnamon-toasted gingerbread, bourbon-licked vanilla bean and cookie dough subtleties as well as tertiary coffee cake, PB&J and molasses nuances. Mildly coarse hop roast underscores chewy chocolate-chipped oatmeal raisin cookie sweetness. Perfect afternoon snack.
Easygoing sweet stout blends Cuban espresso coffee with lactic milk sugaring to perfection. Espresso-bound café con leche theme fortified by creamy dark chocolate, crème brulee, cocoa brownie, macchiato, vanilla bean and fudged molasses illusions over lightly tarred hop char.
Superbly aggressive IPA-designed red ale brings sharp citric hop bitterness to charred pine resin and dried leaf foliage to contrast creamy caramel malting and dark-roast amber graining. Grapefruit-seeded orange rind bite gains floral aspect as well as juicy pineapple, mango, brown apple and pear undertones, adding density to its dry piney citrus finish.
On tap at Taphouse Grille, incisive medium-bodied pale ale offers sharp grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering and juicy pineapple-peach-mango tropicalia to black-peppered pine hop resin. In the recess, light floral tones lean to the sweet side to contrast distant gooseberry souring. Canned version of pleasant lo-alcohol pale ale brings lemony orange-pineapple-grapefruit-peach tang to resinous piney hop bittering, spicy pale malts and misty floral nuances.
Intensified dry-hopped IPA brings candied pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, clementine and navel orange sweetness as well as tangy peach tones to sugar-spiced pale malting. Moderate wood-stained pine resin and grassy hop astringency provide contrast.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘elegantly dry’ white oak-aged version of high profile IPA brings ‘sleek vanilla, coconut and dill pickling’ to spruce-sugared tropical fruiting. Light tannic oak leathering soaks into floral-daubed grapefruit, orange, mango and peach tang while mild plasticine waxing snags the back end.
On tap at Growler & Gill, viable Citra-hopped moderation spreads dank oily-hopped pine resin across advertised ‘tangerine, lime and berries’ as well as mild floral-daubed guava, mango, peach, passionfruit and nectarine tang. Brisk citric-hopped brightness glistens above doughy French bread bottom.
On tap at Cooper’s Seafood, smoothly watered nitro version of world-class English-style brown ale hits the tongue like a fudged brownie, gaining gentle vanilla creaming over light hop toasting. Original version’s stove-burnt coffee tones fade below mellowing nutty brown chocolate finish.