On tap at Ramsey Tap room & Grill, sumptuously rich “cocktail inspired” Irish cream stout strictly for sweet-toothed chocolate lovers. Like an Irish Car Bomb (Guinness Stout, Jameson Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream), its lusciously creamed brown chocolate entry, vanilla bean insistence and brownie-fudged cookie dough sweetness gain ground coffee bittering to contrast all of the above plus Kahlua, toasted coconut and black cherry cameos.
On tap at Taphouse 15, remarkably complex sea-salted Mexican chocolate-loaded full body retains fudgy cocoa nibs stead as cinnamon, macadamia nut and brownie batter adjuncts bounce off vanilla bean creaminess. Caramelized peanut buttering, chocolate cake frosting, cookie dough chewiness and confectionery Reese’s Pieces candy sweetness amass bold sweet-toothed nightcap.
Distinct upfront coffee roast waft bitterer than milk-creamed java entry of soft-toned, eclair-headed, pale-toned cream stout. Smoked maple molasses glazes tertiary almond-praline-pecan conflux as finishing hop astringency contrasts mild vanilla froth.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, sweet vanilla creaming gains light lactose influence relegating coffee-beaned cocoa nibs adjuncts and grassy hop astringency. Delicate vanilla sugaring picks up latent caramelized butterscotch twist.
On tap at Ambulance, velvety maple-creamed Imperial Stout (brewed in collaboration with Maine-bound Bunker Brewing) retains brown-sugared maple molasses sweetness, sugary vanilla-laced chocolate caking and rich cookie dough malting above dark-roast hop char as bitter burnt wood singe and mild alcohol burn creep forward. Tertiary cola nut, toasted marshmallow, cappuccino and cocoa tones deepen decadent dessert beer.
On tap at Ambulance, dryer-than-sweet medium-full body shows off subtle complexities with fair accuracy. Casual chocolate vanilla-caked sweetness, mild molasses creaming and milk-sugared coffee tones anchored by dark-roast hop char. Desolate fig and raisin illusions enter the silken mix latently.
Delightful cream stout with Dark Street Roasting coffee and vanilla beans fortified by dark-roasted hop char. Sweet molasses-sapped milk chocolate center contrasts dried cocoa bittering just beneath hazelnut coffee continuance as moderate vanilla beaning thickens.
Solid medium-bodied stout offers black chocolate fudging, light-roast coffee richness, mild molasses sap and latent cola-walnut tones to toasted barley-flaked spine. Below the cocoa-dried dark chocolate surface, de-husked malts add dewy peat earthiness to neutralize mild tar-like bittering.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, ‘creamy egg nog’ stout discretely plies milk-sugared eggnog influence to vanilla-sweetened black chocolate malting, picking up lively cinnamon-cumin-curry spicing and distant cola nuttiness along the way. Well-done Christmastime dessert.
On tap at Cooper’s Seafood, wayward ‘chocolate strawberry cream stout’ defers black-malted dark chocolate stylization and wavering strawberry adjunct for unexpected wood-dried earthen dankness (and Band-Aid-like astringency) at the molasses-smoked mocha finish. Too much goin’ on for inconclusive dark ale.
On tap at Doherty’s, creamy hazelnut coffee richness picks up maple molasses-smoked curried cumin spicing, heavenly brown chocolate sedation and vanilla-sugared creme brulee sweetness. In the recess, cappuccino, burnt marshmallow, walnut and pecan illusions flutter.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, easygoing dessert treat knocks off sweet orange-peeled vanilla creamsicle while retaining dark-roasted chocolate and coffee affluence. Beneath mocha-daubed citric vanilla sugaring, mild flaked coconut toasting embraces fig-spiced black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry illusions.