On tap at Ambulance, mild oak-charred Black Dirt Bourbon Whiskey aging softly soaks into dark-roast coffee and black chocolate resonance, leaving dry rye notions in the midst. Nut-seared mocha richness overrides rye whiskey tones by wide margin.
Dry medium-dark roast coffee bean entry gains dark chocolate complement, lingering above earthen hop-charred nuttiness with casual aplomb. Bittersweet coffee roast picks up mild cocoa-powdered vanilla spree, but its aggressive java foundation drops off by the thinnish finish.
Sweet oak-barreled bourbon subtlety integrates well with velvety Hawaiian coffee overtones (though phenolic carbonation lowers rich intensity). Underneath roasted coffee extravagance, oats-sugared chocolate fudging and distant creme-bruleed vanilla illusions contrast nearly coarse wood-burnt hop char.
Creamily rich English-styled oatmeal stout lets assertive milked coffee frontage gain dark cocoa pleasantry above maple molasses oats. Dark-roast coffee ground prominence subsides midway, leaving mellower java-related cappuccino, espresso and caramel latte tones to dovetail sedate hop-charred bittering.
On tap at Jealous Monk, firm medium-roast coffee bittering contrasts creamy chocolate-vanilla sweetness and cinnamon-spiced Irish coffee sugaring. Mild hop char soaks treacly Blackstrap molasses in the backdrop while tertiary blackberry, black cherry and black grape notions file thru slowly. Electrifying stuff!