On tap at Taphouse 15, enticingly gunked-up sour ale retains vibrant cherry-berry pureed smoothie creaming. Rampaging sweet ‘n sour hard-candied cherry intensity pleasantly outdoes tangy blackberry, rummy coconut and tart rhubarb illusions. Better than cherry rhubarb pie.
On tap at Ambulance, fudgy dark chocolate syruping graces creamily lactic dry-age malted milk stout. Milk-sugared coffee, vanilla, cocoa and molasses tones increase sweet chocolate serenade against modest nut-charred hop bittering.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, zesty grapefruit-splashed orange peel tang gains sweet lemon custard tartness and mild grassy hop astringency while creamy crystal malting enriches its follow-thru. Splendid medium-bodied New England-like India Pale Ale.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, tart blueberry essence underlined by sea-salted lemon lime souring for hybridized gose. Puckered cranberry and green apple sourness plus vinous green grape esters deplete blueberry goodness a tad.
Luxuriously complex full-bodied stout aged in bourbon drapes muscavado-sugared molasses sap and fudgy black chocolate syruping on spicy dried fruiting to contrast tarry dark-roast hop char. Oaken bourbon vanilla midst gains burgundy, port and whiskey boozing. Mild black coffee, chocolate mousse, dark cherry and marshmallow illusions surface at rich bourbon-doused mudcake finish of 12% ABV dessert treat.
On tap at Plank Pizza, “authoritative,” well-balanced, medium-bodied, yellow-hazed IPA retains sharp tropical fruited tang and evergreen-fresh pine needling. Floral-bound pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, mango and lemon barrage given estery alcohol whir at the finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, tart coriander-salted “olive and strawberry” combo evaporates beneath lactobacillus-cultured yeast souring. Leathery green grape musk and orange rot dryness heightened by wheat-strawed barnyard acridity.
On tap at Ambulance, sharp sour-candied sucker contrasts lemony grapefruit rind bittering against soft-toned tropical fruiting. Balmy mango, pineapple, passionfruit, mandarin orange and tangerine tartness recedes below yellow grapefruit continuance. Wafting cologne perfuming and gentle herbal recess nip at puckered citrus souring.