On tap at Doherty’s, “sublime” ginger-rooted moderation lets subtle ‘key lime, honeybush and lemon myrtle’ adjuncts enhance light clay-hopped grapefruit and orange peel bittering above soft honeyed wheat flake spine. Wispy ginger spicing gains zesty lemon spritz and glancing orange-candied tartness over time.
Bitchin’ botanical stout (with viscous yeast sinew) successfully unites sweet pecan roast and West African chocolate richness with wafting magnolia flower petals. Creamy brown chocolate continuance heightened by cacao nibs resilience, molasses-sapped bourbon sugaring and mild anise smear. Peat-y walnut, cola, hazelnut and hickory illusions regale pecan adjunct just beneath the mocha surface as dried-fruited black cherry, blackberry and blueberry seep into the mix. Ultimately smooth, easygoing and clean-watered despite heavy viscosity and full-bodied nature.