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.
On tap at Ambulance, opulent bourbon-barreled Imperial Stout gains luscious vanilla and coconut adjuncts as well as dainty cinnamon spicing to further sweeten brown chocolate sugaring. Mild coffee roast and latent cacao nibs influence lightly embitter back end of glorious bourbon-soaked mocha dessert treat.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, seamlessly “decadent” full body brings oak- staved bourbon vanilla spicing to sweet brown chocolate roast, picking up mild sea-salted chili pepper heat. Fudgy chocolate retention gains subtle chicory, cacao nibs and hazelnut illusions below the surface.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, mildly creamed chocolate mint expanse gains sweet peppermint frosting and whimsical cocoa powdering. Fudgy chocolate caking sidles Thin Mint finish of surprisingly decadent sweet-toothed dessert beer.
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.
Voluptuous “Tropical Stout” with cacao nibs and lactose aged in cedar-like cypress wood gains mild hop char to contrast fudgy chocolate caking in briskly clean water setting. Subtle black chocolate syruping drapes cocoa-dried espresso and French vanilla auxiliary beneath the surface of deviously delicious Anglo-American collaboration.
On tap at Ambulance, traipsing dark-roast coffee meanders thru Avery’s bourbon-barreled Mephistopheles Stout. Richly creamed dark chocolate fudging gains viscous anise influence to compete with spirited java influence and mellow bourbon vanilla warmth. Hazelnut coffee, espresso, cocoa nibs, molasses and toffee illusions thicken its decadent resolve.
On tap at Ambulance, “beefed up version” of Short Dark & Handsome Stout drapes rich molasses-sugared brown chocolate syrup atop cocoa-powdered coffee roast and bittersweet vanilla adjunct. Chocolate mousse, caffe macchiato, toasted coconut and dried cherry illusions enrich mocha oatmeal cookie finish.
On tap at Ambulance, freshly roasted Philippines coffee beaning amply highlights richly creamed full body. Fudgy black chocolate, gooey anise, dark cherry and vanilla undertones deepen java thrust.
On tap at Ambulance, mildly creamed chocolate-coffee confluence rides above bittersweet blueberry rasp and oats-sugared nuttiness. Wispy raspberry, strawberry and cherry notions recede way below dark-roasted mocha mass.
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.
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.