On tap at Ambulance, earthen cellared fungi drapes toffee-spiced brown breaded molasses sweetness and distant fig-pecan-walnut scheme to its dewy wet wood bottom.
On tap at Growler & Gill, deviously offbeat hybridized one-off utilizes lightly brined squid-inked smoke peach adjunct to casually affect its doppelbock-like maple sugaring, brown ale-like chestnut/hazelnut snag and dark lagered fig-dried black malt dryness. Needs more pronounced squid-inked peach intensity.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘traditional easy drinking’ dark lager retains mild toffee sugaring for dewy fungi soiling and toasted grain crisping.
Stylishly washed-out canned version of weary dunkel. Dry sherry, sour chocolate and barren nuttiness flicker above toasted grain base.
On tap at Ambulance, hybridized black lager combines black-malted dark chocolate roast with dankly resinous hop char. Minor soy, cocoa and day-old coffee illusions drift off. Serve to schwarzbier fans.
Old fashioned dark lager parades dark-roast chocolate malts across black rye breading, mossy peat dewiness and dried fig swig, recalling English-styled ESB with its underlying earthen brown tea bittering. Tertiary toffee, pecan and burnt toast reminders waver.
Decisive medium-bodied dark lager brings sweet tobacco-roasted carafa malting to smoky Blackstrap molasses bittering, dry hop-charred singe and cocoa-dried coffee slumber. Cola, hazelnut and walnut illusions swim alongside rice-browned mocha-like splendor in the midst.
‘Luscious’ chocolate-roasted märzen lager aged over ‘gobs of cocoa nibs and vanilla beans’ imparts milk chocolate sweetness above Octoberfest-related dark roasted barley malting and leafy Noble hop astringency. Splendid dried cocoa finish may benefit from richer vanilla influence.
Sweet Czech dark lager brings caramel-burnt toffee, brown chocolate, molasses cake and creme brulee niceties to the front above light hop toasting. Honeyed pumpernickel breading and tobacco-leafed crisping sit way below mocha attributes.
Before America’s microbrew revolution swept the nation, this original Czech-based Budweiser product would rate higher. But competition’s thru the roof so its mild dark-roasted mocha malting and pleasant toasted hop bittering seem complacent by today’s standards. Dusty cocoa-powdered dark chocolate chalking, distant brown-sugared molasses sapping and slight chestnut-praline conflux pick up minor charcoal acridity for musty Old World moderation.