“Simpler version of golden coffee cream ale” finished with espresso-roasted blend of Sumatran, Columbian and Ethipian coffee beans picks up sharp cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom and mace spicing as well as brisk orange zest. Ancillary cappuccino, caramel latte, vanilla latte and maple-syruped French Toast illusions abound. Carton’s Regular Coffee base – utilized previously for fabulous offshoots like Irish Coffee, Kaffee and Kuchen and Café Corretto – proves magnanimous again.
On tap at Beef Trust, Carton’s highly exulted Regular Coffee Imperial Cream Ale gets soaked on Irish wood and given a peppermint twist. Creamy milk-sugared coffee frontage picks up sweet vanilla-chocolate tones, wispy green creme de menthe freshener and distant cappuccino, caramel latte and espresso macchiato snips. A richly fulfilling dessert treat.
On tap at River Of Beer, fabulous milk-sugared coffee breakfast treat re-envisions celebrated Regular Coffee Cream Ale. Almond-pasted marzipan sweetens the load way more than unspecific cherry adjunct, delightfully embellishing German chocolate-caked cappuccino, caramel latte and vanilla latte illusions. Hard to distinguish from original, but truly a taste sensation for creamed coffee imbibers.
On tap at Cloverleaf, curious coconut puree-fermented cream ale may be a bit unassuming, but not unpleasant. Though aged in lightly toasted coconut, its brisk carbolic thrust and lemony orange-pineapple zestiness nearly supersede the delicate vanilla-daubed flaked coconut sweetness.
On tap at Burger Loft, bold Imperial Cream Ale (collaboration with Florida’s Funky Buddha) sets forth with sugared guava adjunct gently teasing sedate vanilla-creamed crystal malts – re-creating Cuban guava pastry. Mild orange spicing plus tertiary lemon custard, nectarine, peach, pineapple and melon snips reinforce tropical feel.
On tap at 381 Main, soft-tongued cream ale collaboration with Asheville’s Burial lets aromatic ‘vanilla cake battering’ sweeten honeyed orange-tangerine tartness and dainty Scotch licks. Moderate salted miso influence contrasts mildly creamed vanilla stead.
On tap at Sogo Hibachi Grill, creamy milk-sugared coffee ground intensity gains subtle fennel, licorice and anise undertones as well as lightly embittered yellow grapefruit and lemon rind tartness. Tertiary cinnamon toast, anisette and chocolate biscotti illusions deepen sweet side of ”Golden Imperial Coffee Cream Ale” while acidic bitter coffee aftertaste lingers on.
On tap at Ambulance, brewers’ creamy milk-sugared Regular Coffee (an extremely popular and iconic Jersey-based cream ale) receives fried dough pastry treatment as vanilla-sweetened cinnamon spicing pervades light-roast coffee bittering. Subsidiary espresso, cappuccino, coconut milk, caramel latte and mochaccino hints favorably affect lusty cinnamon vanilla pancaking. Perfect dessert treat in lieu of a sugar-glazed doughnut.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, superbly constructed amber-coppered full body brings creamy milk-sugared coffee sweetness to amiable pale malt dryness. Lingered espresso roast nestles whipped-creamed cappuccino, caramel latte, hazelnut macchiato and vanilla latte richness. Teaming up with local Fairmount Coffee Roasters, Carton’s hybridized stout/ pale ale wins on all counts.