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VOODOO BIG BLACK VOODOO DADDY IMPERIAL STOUT

On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, rich, creamy, increasingly popular ‘black ale’ heightens chewy black chocolate syruping with light oak-staved bourbon sugaring to contrast mildly hop-charred dark cocoa, vanilla bean and espresso bittering. Dark-roasted mocha malting gains sinewy molasses sweetness and distant wood-burnt singe as wispy raisin, prune and date illusions flutter beneath. Despite hefty 12% ABV, velvety smooth ‘Big Black’ full body goes down easy.

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ALESMITH SPEEDWAY STOUT – MOKASIDA

On tap at Ambulance, decadent Ethiopian coffee bean roast tossed into expansive Speedway Stout recipe for another superior offshoot. Creamy black chocolate syruping drapes comfy coffee overtures and undecided blueberry adjunct (as well as imaginary sweet potato influence). Subtle chocolate mousse, espresso, cocoa, vanilla, black cherry and anise illusions round out fantastic java stout.

BROTHERTON BLUER THAN VELVET

On tap at Sogo, velvety rich limited edition Valentine’s Day twist on red velvet cake regales creamy black chocolate, dark cocoa and Madagascar vanilla bean scheme with understated blueberry tartness over Mosaic hop-charred bittering. High lactose concentration deepens caramel-burnt mocha penetration as spiced blueberry, black cherry, black grape and raspberry illusions flutter way below the surface.

WEYERBACHER 21

On tap at Sogo, bold bourbon barrel-aged 21st anniversary Imperial Stout (a.k.a. Barely Legal) plies cocoa-powdered cacao nibs adjunct to sweet chocolate-caked fudging, wily dark-roast coffee and Madagascar vanilla bean overtones for enticing 11.9% ABV digestif. Cedar-burnt bourbon molasses thickness covers massive chocolate layer caking. Tertiary coconut, cocoa powder and espresso snips add further richness.