On tap at Taphouse 15, respected Imperial Stout gets silken brandy aging to coerce rich dark chocolate fudging and bittersweet Blackstrap molasses thickness. Sweet brandy influence receives delicate port, brandy and sherry licks as well as latent anise spicing. Mild wood-burnt tobacco chaw embitters cocoa-dried dark chocolate aspect. Luxurious brandied chocolate dessert.
Well-designed dry-hopped Imperial IPA with bold 9% ABV lets juicy floral-spiced tropical fruiting and wispy pine needling seep into crystalline spring water basin. Brisk fruit punch regales zesty lemon zing to candied grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango and peach tanginess, gaining dry lime whim at the fruitful finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, juicily tropical double-dry hopped IPA as expressive as its ancient moniker regales zesty citrus entry with floral-daubed piney flourishes contrasting honeyed groat sugaring. Tangy pineapple, grapefruit, peach, mango, tangerine and orange cluster consumes fulsome medium body.
Monstrous Imperial Stout rings out with thick bourbon chocolate syruping and whirring rum-sugared capaciousness. In the midst, anise-soaked mocha chewiness rampages campfire-smoked burnt wood tones and assertive hop char. Tertiary whiskey, port and brandy illusions settle alongside black cherry-pureed fig, date and raisin latency.
On tap at Taphouse 15, chewy maple syruping and toasted coconut adjunct sweeten fulsome dark-roast chocolate malting over moderate coffee-stained hop char of creamy cocoa-bound dessert elixir. Mild wood-burnt tobacco chaw bittering, dark cherry tartness and peanut-buttered jelly nuances latently seep into treacly cocoa-chocolate abundance.
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.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, expansive full-bodied dark ale smoothly combines dark chocolate expectancy with chili-spiced Sizchuan peppercorns to contrast sweet cinnamon-toasted hazelnut alacrity. Mild peppery heat recedes as hazelnut chocolate sugaring increases, venturing thru wispy bourbon vanilla, anisette and cocoa undertones along the way.
On tap at Plank Pizza, dryer-than-usual oatmeal stout drapes dark chocolate above mild charred hop bittering and rye molasses oats. Ancillary espresso, cocoa powder, Baker’s chocolate and ashen tobacco notions fortify mocha edge.
Curiously hybridized Mexican-styled stout lets milky-textured Black Forest cake fudging flirt with tangerine-peeled bruised cherry, raspberry puree and blueberry tartness above recessive cedar-burnt hop char, leaving its wispy pasilla mixe chili peppering in the lurch. Molasses-draped dark chocolate syrup drapes the dark fruited center as honeyed cocoa nibs adjunct fights for space.
A coffee shandy anyone? Tart lemon-candied pucker usurps polite light roast coffee influence for uniquely hybridized American IPA. At times like a ginger-herbed lemonade, this lightly soured sucker casually caresses its lemony center with mandarin orange and tangerine wisps. Probably should’a upped the coffee tones, but needless to say, this works fine.
Bright grapefruit tang leads the way for splendid tropical-fruited medium body, picking up sharp lemon souring and mild earthen pining to contrast underlying candy-spiced malt sugaring. Orange-peeled pineapple, mango, papaya and peach glaze its grapefruit-forward surface.
On tap at Taphouse 15, lightly spiced yellow grapefruit tang picks up sugary vanilla creaming and caramelized pale malting to contrast mild earthen wood tones (from Amarillo-Simcoe hop combo) for worthy moderate-to-medium-bodied New England-styled IPA.