On tap at Taphouse 15, softly creamed Ethiopian coffee remains gentle of the tongue as black chocolate bittering and roasted hazelnut sweetness surface. Chewy caramelized mocha richness receives latent vanilla sugaring. At the briskly clean finish, dark-roast coffee overtones gain slight anise spicing.
Sweet bourbon overtones glaze maple molasses-sapped brown chocolate spicing and caramelized dried fruiting. Gooey anise viscosity drapes bourbon vanilla midst plus red and black cherry illusions as well as raisin, prune and fig snips.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, highly complex Imperial Stout/ barleywine blend soaked with maple bourbon syrup then aged in brandied marsala wine barrels lets spiced wine licks receive dark cherry, plum and raisin subtleties as well as oaken vanilla tannins above its bittersweet chocolate malt base. Champagne-wined cuvee influence is minimal.
On tap at Plank Pizza, mighty maple bourbon syruping and fruitful Marsala wining sweeten above black coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla-beaned cocoa nibs richness as well as ancillary habanero-peppered cinnamon and almond adjuncts. Whimsical bruised cherry, burgundy, sherry and anise illusions fit tersely into the busy dessert-styled blend as well.
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.