Decadent 2017 bottled version (13% ABV) relies on richly creamed chili-peppered coffee, cacao nibs and vanilla bean adjuncts to impressively heighten sweet caramel-sauced black chocolate syruping. Deep coffee roast gains molasses-sapped sugaring, mocha-bourbon mud caking, fudged brownie nuttiness and mild minty freshness while ever-present chili heat ignites its interior. The ultimate nightcap relaxer.
Sweet whiskey syruping coats brown chocolate malts and molasses-smoked bourbon continuance of rich oak-barreled full body. At the midst, black licorice sinew grabs hold alongside less influential hazelnut, vanilla bean, charred cedar and cola nut illusions. A veritable whiskeyed chocolate cake!
“Intense” 10% ABV full body directs dark-roast mocha malting at heavy black licorice uprising and musky hop char, smearing brown chocolate syrup on top.
On tap at Ambulance, richly creamed full body adapts Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal motif over dark-roast mocha malting and restive hop char. Black chocolate syruping thickens cacao nibs and vanilla bean adjuncts to withstand advertised blueberry barrage, raspberry rasp and strawberry serenade.
On tap at Taphouse 15, decadent stout “infused with orange zest, cacao nibs and vanilla beans” stays rich, creamy and exuberant. Dark chocolate syrup drapes candied cherry-bruised orange liqueur sweetness, bitter vanilla-beaned hop char and latent dry cocoa influence. Fantastic fudgy dessert fodder.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, impressive Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey bourbon barrels receives mildly syrupy vanilla-sweetened milk chocolate malting and hop-charred medium roast coffee restraint. Despite hefty 9.6% ABV, elegant bourbon chocolate warmth overrides any boozy astringency.
On tap at Growler & Gill, complex hybridized Abduction lets bittersweet coffee-roasted vanilla bean adjunct pick up gooey molasses-sugared black chocolate syruping. Fudged brownie, chocolate cake, burnt caramel, toffee, hazelnut and cola illusions increase steadfast mocha resilience.
Tempting bourbon-aged milk stout provides lactose-sugared green Peruvian coffee beaning to black-malted chocolate syruping and bittersweet nutty bottom. Mild cedar-like smokiness validates coffee-roasted chicory, vanilla and molasses sideswipes as well as insistent cola, walnut, hazelnut and coconut illusions.
On tap at Ambulance, suitable caramel-spiced brown chocolate sweetness validates easygoing, if stylishly underwhelming, breakfast-related Imperial Stout. Mild toffee, vanilla, butternut, maple molasses and cocoa illusions need deeper thrust.
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 Ambulance, busy full body soaks Madagascar vanilla beans, birch coffee and Vietnam cinnamon in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. Sticky oats-sugared maple molasses syruping and sweet brown chocolate-y cocoa malting increase cinnamon-spiced vanilla and coffee adjuncts, gaining mild burgundy, bruised cherry and black grape illusions over time. Bourbon influence fades at finish.
On tap at Ambulance, rich 3rd anniversary dessert sure-shot (at dangerously disguised 13% ABV) harmoniously drapes creamy caramel-sauced brown chocolate syruping upon oak-aged ancho chili-peppered espresso and vanilla bean adjuncts. Subsidiary Black Forest cake, fudged brownie, light-roast coffee, crème brulee, toasted coconut, maple molasses and glazed hazelnut illusions fortify trusty pepper-smoked mocha sweetness.