On tap at Plank Pizza, peppery black coffee stead fortified by bittersweet dark chocolate tangent above mild hop char. Light cinnamon spicing sweetens the backend a tad.
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!
On tap at Ambulance, expressive Costa Rican coffee roast, setback dark chocolate malting and mild cocoa powdering ride atop sedate hop char in clean water setting. Milk-sugared coffee sweetness peaks, then fades, as dry espresso tones come forth for tidy contrast.
On tap at Growler & Gill, prominent Ethiopian coffee roast lingers seductively, gaining bittersweet dark chocolate creaming more so than advertised coconut/ cacao nibs scheme. Cold-brewed coffee midst gains mildly acidic lemon-twisted espresso milking ove
r reedy hops. Lush mocha finish relaxingly serenades onward.
On tap at Curley’s, lovely golden-hued mocha stout cushions fulsome Guatemalan coffee roast with flaked barley-oats and dark chocolate malting. Fertile creamed coffee decadence lingers way above astringent hop char. Golden delight.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, politely creamed Irish Coffee cocktail derivation relegates Irish whiskey-tinged toasted oak spirals and lactose demerara-sugared nutmeg spicing. Instead, durable coffee theme gains dark chocolate thrust as well as mild vanilla, cinnamon, molasses and black cherry illusions to offset snubbed whiskey tones. A fine brunch-styled winter warmer.