Chewy full-bodied dessert stout (with heady 12.5% ABV) knocks off banana split with confectionery Thai banana and roasted peanut adjuncts gathering below syrupy dark chocolate goo. Creamily mocha-topped, bourbon vanilla-centered digestif gathers sufficient blackberry brandy, burgundy, dried cherry, caramelized fig, prune and glazed hazelnut subsidies to enhance its bold warmth.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, approachably easygoing IPA lets Ekuanot hops add papaya-mango-pineapple zesting to Mimosa-soured lemony orange-juiced champagne sparkle. Lightly pined herbal residue, peachy tangerine whim and wispy spicing stay distant.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, juicier citrus zesting and much muskier pine-oiled earthen tones differentiate ‘North As Uptown’ from its tropically sourer ‘South’ version. Mildly bitter lemony grapefruit frontage gains delicate peach-mango tang, sour lemondrop daub and wispy herbal snip above dry pale malts.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, creamy crystal malt sugaring zaps zesty orange-peeled grapefruit, passionfruit, mango and peach tang in highly approachable manner.
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, creamy banana chocolate caking glazed by maple molasses syrup then moderately embittered by wood-burnt hop char. As subtle banana sweetness fades, dark chocolate malting gains ground coffee, espresso and cocoa tones as well as wispy dried fruiting.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, tartly citric double dry-hopped India Pale Ale tosses lime and orange zest at soapy lychee-perfumed melon rind pulping and dank piney hop oiling. Candied citrus tartness sustains above delicate pale malting.
On tap at Taphouse 15, lovely dark-roast coffee frontage gains bittersweet dark chocolate fudging and light black peppering in enjoyable semi-rich setting.
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 Taphouse 15, leathery dry bourbon influence gains bitter Blackstrap molasses edge for oncoming dark chocolate, black coffee and oaken vanilla perk as well as slowly seared wood-burnt hop char.
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.